Artist Danh Vo discusses his SLG solo exhibition untitled and his wider practice with writer and performance theorist Joshua Chambers-Letson.
Danh Vo 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 in 2018 alone at the Guggenheim, New York; Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK), Copenhagen, Denmark; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; CAPC-Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France. He previously exhibited at Palacio de Cristal, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, 2015; Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico, 2014; Musée d’art modern de la Ville de Paris, France, 2013; The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2012; and Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2009. In 2015, he won the Arken Art Prize, and in 2013 the Hugo Boss Prize from the Guggenheim Foundation. He represented Denmark at the 2015 Venice Biennale.