Danh Võ

Germany, Stechlin

Danh Võ was born in Bà Rịa, Vietnam, in 1975, and is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (2002), and the Städelschule, Frankfurt (2005). Võ’s projects emerge via objects and images that have accrued meaning in the world, whether through their former ownership, their proximity to specific events, or their currency as universal icons. His work becomes an expanding and diversifying series of experiments, questioning what happens if he brings one set of elements together, then another, and another. This approach is driven by a profound desire to sift through the layers that inform our present. The Võ family escaped Vietnam to Denmark in 1979, and the artist’s work embodies the shifting and precarious nature of contemporary life.