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About Danh Vō

Danh Vō’s conceptual works explore themes of appropriation and fragmentation, incorporating his experience as a Vietnamese-born Danish citizen and consistently using his own life as material. In a commentary on the practice of changing and rearranging immigrants’ names on arrival in their new home countries, Võ married and divorced several people in rapid succession in order to add their surnames to his own. He titled the work Vo Rosasco Rasmussen (2002-) after two of his spouses. Vō’s We the People (2011) is a scrupulous replica of fragments of the Statue of Liberty for which the artist took pains to ensure the same copper hammering technique. The resulting hollow pieces were exhibited spread out on the floor of a gallery space, highlighting the unexpected fragility of the original statue, visible in the thinness of its material. Vō won the Hugo Boss Prize in 2012.

Vietnamese and Danish, b. 1975, Ba Ria, Vietnam, based in Berlin, Germany

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2015
Time of Others, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore
2015
Danh Vō: Ydob eht ni mraw si ti, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2015
Danish Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice
2015
Slip of the Tongue, Punta della Dogana, Venice
2014
Danh Vo: We The People, Public Art Fund

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Danh Vō: Ydob eht ni mraw si ti, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2015
Danish Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice
2014
Danh Vo: We The People, Public Art Fund

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Time of Others, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore
2015
'Desire of the Other', Annka Kultys Gallery, London
2015
Contrastes, Arsenal Montréal+Toronto, Montreal
2015
2015
Slip of the Tongue, Punta della Dogana, Venice
2013
THE GARDEN OF DIVERSION, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing
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