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Danh Vo

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Saigon, Vietnam

Birth year

Lives in
Berlin, Germany

Works in
Berlin, Germany

Representing galleries

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016 Question the Wall Itself
Walker Art Center
Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2016 Ether
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Sep, 2016 No Participación
espacio trapézio
Sep, 2016 Solo Exhibition
White Cube Hong Kong

Danh Vo (b. 1975, Bà Ria, Vietnam, lives and works in Berlin) creates performance and installation works based on personal and cultural experiences and histories. When he was a child, Vo’s family fled Vietnam and settled in Denmark. His work draws on personal and historical arti­facts in a sublime creation of individual identity while instigating historical tensions through recontextualizations. He received the Hugo Boss Prize in 2012 and is represented by Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin.



Born in 1975, Saigon, Vietnam
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

Awards, grants & residencies

Prize-winner, Hugo Boss Prize, New York, USA.

Nominee, Nationalgalerie Prize for Young Art, Berlin, Germany.
Artist-in-residence, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France.

Prize-winner, BlauOrange Kunstpreis der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken, Berlin, Germany.

Solo exhibitions

Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.
Museion, Bolzano, Italy.

Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA ; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA.
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Danemark.
Damnatio Memoriae, CCS Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, U.S.A.
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria. Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

Ephemeroptera, in collaboration with Heinz-Peter Knes, MD72, Berlin, Germany.
JULY, IV, MDCCLXXVI, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany.
Gallery Zero, Milan, Italy. Foundation Morra Greco, in collaboration with Henrik Olesen, Naples, Italy.
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France.

Hip Hip Hurra, National Museum for Art, Copenhagen, Danemark.
Here lies one, whose name is writ in water, Gallery Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany.
Autoerotic Asphyxiation, Artist Space, New York, USA.
L’artist et le décorateur, Gallery Buchholz, Cologne, Germany.

Where the Lions Are, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
Les Fleurs d’Interieur, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France.
Boys seen through a shop window, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany.
Untitled, in collaboration with Jay Chung & Takeki Maeda, BaliceHertling, Paris, France.
Last fuck, Galleri Zero, Milano, Italy.

Package Tour, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The valley, project for frieze artmagazine in collaboration with Dominic Eichler.

Good Life, Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany.

Group exhibitions

MUDAM, Luxembourg.

Reactivation, 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennal, New Museum, New York, USA.
The New Public, Museion, Bolzano, Italy.

Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands, RaebervonStenglin, Zurich, Switzerland.
Camulodunum, Firstsite, Colchester, U.K.
You are not alone, Foundació Juan Miró, Barcelona, Spain; MARCO, Vigo, Spain.
6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.
10.000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, China.
To the Arts, citizens!, Serralves, Porto, Portugal.
More Carpets, Gallery Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany.
Strange Comfort, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel; Swiss Institute Rome, Rome.
Morality Act IV, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Morality - Act II: From Love to Legal, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands..
QuodlibetII, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany.
Bijoux de Famille, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France.
The Perpetual Dialogue, Andrea Rosen gallery, New York..
7 x 14 Silberkuppe, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany.
Sensation, Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany.

Busan biennale, Busan, South Korea.
Where the lions are, Para/site artspace, Hong Kong.
Yokohama Triennale 2008 - Time Crevasse, Central and Waterfront Sites in Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan. Manifesta 7, Comitato Manifesta 7, Bolzano, Italy.

Oh Girl, It’s a Boy!, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany.
The California Files: Re-Viewing Side Effects of Cultural Memory, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA.
Secret Flix, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt, Germany.
I Want to Believe, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland.
Design by Accident: Dover Publications, Inc., NY, 1968, Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany.

Crime and Punishment, Tallinna Kunstihoone / Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia.

Curated shows

Julie Ault Collection, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Wiels, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Mia Rosasco, J-E-T, Berlin, Germany.

My Blue Genes, in his parents’ apartment, Valby, Denmark.
Public collection (show/hide)
Tate Modern, London, UK.
MoMA, New York, USA.
MNAM/Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA.

Public collection

Tate Modern, London, UK.
MoMA, New York, USA.
MNAM/Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA.

Recent Exhibits

Danh Vo participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2016 Time of Others
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
May, 2016 TMR a|s HUB: Exquisite Corpse
The Mistake Room
Mar, 2016 Emotional Order
Phillips de Pury & Company
Jan, 2016 1497
Green Art Gallery
Jan, 2016 Carsten Höller SUPERFLEX Danh Vo: Recent Projects
Niels Borch Jensen Gallery
Jan, 2016 kurimanzutto travels to Jessica Silverman Gallery: from here to there
Jessica Silverman Gallery
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Walker Art Center Galerie Chantal Crousel
espacio trapézio White Cube Hong Kong
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art The Mistake Room
Phillips de Pury & Company Green Art Gallery
Niels Borch Jensen Gallery Jessica Silverman Gallery
White Cube, Mason's Yard Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
K21 Ständehaus Edouard Malingue Gallery
Museum Ludwig Köln Palais des Beaux-Arts - Paris
Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie Barbican Art Gallery
CCA Wattis Institute The Kitchen
MD 72 Matt's Gallery
Galerie Jérôme Poggi Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Nottingham Contemporary McCabe Fine Art
MIT List Visual Arts Center Faurschou Foundation (Beijing)
Palazzo Grassi Marian Goodman Gallery
Xavier Hufkens White Columns
Artists Space : Books & Talks Artists Space: Exhibitions
Sifang Art Museum Brussels Art Days
Xavier Hufkens - 107 rue St-Georges Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
Art Basel La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC Rockbund Art Museum
Irish Museum of Modern Art @ NCH Mudam Luxembourg
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum AKBANK SANAT
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Power Station of Art
Renaissance Society The Art Institute of Chicago
The Oriental Institute at University of Chicago Galería Nara Roesler
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie Neu (Mehringdamm)
LEO XU PROJECTS RaebervonStenglin
Fundació Joan Miró La Douane - Galerie Chantal Crousel
EFA Project Space Johann König
Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art Andrea Rosen Gallery
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art Kadist Art Foundation
castillo/corrales Jet
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