Berlin / Vitamin Creative Space
Danh Vo’s (b. 1975, Vietnam) practice, exists at the intersection of autobiography and collective history, exploring the signification found within archival traces as well as the malleable nature of personal identity. With references to migration and integration, Vo’s largely conceptual body of work destabilizes the embedded structures of legitimacy within citizenship and identification.
Vo has engaged numerous collaborators to co-create the works with him, from his father, friends, lover and professor, through to gallery technicians and a group of local children visiting his Berlin farm. He has also incorporated works by other artists and designers into his own work which thereby becomes an expanding and diversifying series of experiments, questioning what happens if he brings one set of elements together, then another, and another. This expansive project continues Vo’s internationally-acclaimed conceptual practice, in which he weaves together archival fragments and personal references, often evoking experiences of migration and integration. Through research, acquisition and replication, Vo convenes in his work a cast of individuals personally implicated in historical events that intersect with his own biography.
Danh Vo is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and the Städelschule, Frankfurt. He is the recipient of many prizes and awards including the Hugo Boss Prize in 2012, and his works can be found in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Kunstmuseum Basel, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others.
Danh will be presenting his works at Vitamin Creative Space.