Danh Vo

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Emerging from personal relationships and fortuitous encounters, Vo’s projects take their final form as objects and images that have accrued shifting layers of meaning in the world...

Danh Vo was born in Vietnam and currently lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City. Emerging from personal relationships and fortuitous encounters, Vo’s projects take their final form as objects and images that have accrued shifting layers of meaning in the world, whether through their former ownership, their proximity to specific events, or their currency as universal icons. 

Vo’s works have been exhibited worldwide at institutions including the South London Gallery, UK (2019); the Guggenheim, New York; Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK), Copenhagen, Denmark; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; CAPC-Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France (all in 2018). He previously exhibited at Aspen Art Museum (2016);  the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2015); Palacio de Cristal, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2015); Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico (2014);  The Kitchen, New York, USA (2014); Musée d’art modern de la Ville de Paris, France (2013); the Villa Medici, Rome, Italy (2013); The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA, (2012); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2012); the Kunsthalle . Fredericianum, Kassel, Germany (2011); Artist Space, New York, USA (2010); and Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2009) 

In 2015 Vo won the Arken Art Prize, the Hugo Boss Prize from the Guggenheim Foundation in 2013, and the BlauOrange Prize, Berlin, Germany in 2007. He represented Denmark at the 2015 Venice Biennale. and was included in the 2019 and 2013 Venice Biennales, the Berlin Biennale in 2014 and 2010, the Singapore Biennale in 2011, and the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea in 2010.

Emerging from personal relationships and fortuitous encounters, Vo’s projects take their final form as objects and images that have accrued shifting layers of meaning in the world...

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