BUI CONG KHANH
b. 1972, Danang, Vietnam. Lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Bui Cong Khanh’s work explores historical and contemporary issues in Vietnam. As one of the first local artist to gain international recognition during the 1990s, Khanh embraces painting and sculpture to express his fascination with the complex history of Vietnam. More recently, his works, such as the blue and white porcelain vases and the portrait of himself and Buddha, are reflective of the dichotomy of his fast changing nation. Deeply philosophical and reactive to the world around him, Khanh is one of Vietnam’s most intriguing young artists.
Biography

Born in 1972, Danang, Vietnam. Lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

EDUCATION

BFA, Oil Painting Department, University of Fine Arts, Ho Chi Minh City

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010
JUICE, Java Café in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
SAFE, L’USINE, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
LIFE IS CONSUMPTION, SAN ART, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2005
Painting and installation THE SOUVENIR, Mai’s Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2004
Painting, Installation, and Performance I AND THE WHAT, Mai’s Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014           

THE ROVING EYE: contemporary Art from Southeast Asia, ARTER, Istanbul, Turkey
Sensorium 360°: contemporary Art and the Sensed World, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

 

2013          

Concept Context Contestation, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand

 

2013           

Art Basel 13, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2012
Four Rising Talents from South East Asia, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2011
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
“The Past Moved” Asia-Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize, Singapore Art Museum,

Singapore

2010
Making History, Esplanade, Singapore

2009
The Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)-Queensland’s Art Gallery, QLD, Australia
INTERSECTION Vietnam : New Works from North & South, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore
INTERSECTION Vietnam : New Works from North & South, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
TIME LIGAMENTS contemporary Vietnamese artists,10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Who do you think we are…?, Bui Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam                                                        

2007
Future” at SanArt Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Young Artists Exhibition at Hanoi Fine Arts University, Vietnam

2006
Exhibition and Performance at Java Café, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2005
International Performance Art Festival Asiatopia 2005, Bangkok, Thailand
The Man Makes Rain, Video art at House World CulturBerlin, Germany
Taiwan International Performance Art Festival (Reaching Outlying-2005TIPALive.)
Young Artists Exhibition at Saigon South Arts Center, Vietnam

2004
Sea Arts Festival, Busan Biennale, Korea
International Art Performance in Kwang-Ju, Biennale, Korea
International Art Performance Congress, Welcome Gold, Seoul, Korea
NIPAF Asian Performance Art Series, Japan
Young View Competition, Centre Culturel Francais de Hanoi, 2nd Prize

2003
Performance, Blue Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Installation and Performance at Binh Quoi village, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hoi An artist Club Exhibition, The Color, Vietnam
Participated in Arts Exhibition: Seoul-Asia Art Now, Seoul, South Korea

2002
Installation, Performance and Arts Exhibition: Hoi An’s People, La Gai Arts Space, Vietnam
Participated in “Windows to Asia arts network” (ANA) Vietnam Workshop
International Performance Art Festival ASIATOPIA 2002, Bangkok, Thailand
International workshop: MELTING POT, Toulouse, France
Vietnam Multifaceted, Toulouse, France
Tiedeux du Sud, Impressions Gallery, Paris, France

2000
painting and performance with Korean artists, Arts Exhibition for World Peace, GANA gallery Seoul, South Korea

1999
Group Exhibition by young artists at Blue Gallery, Da Nang City, Vietnam

1998
Group Exhibition by Young Artists, Viet Nam Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

1997
Installation Arts Exhibition Who Am I? with French and Vietnamese students

1996
Annual Exhibitions of the Young Club, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

AWARDS

2011
An artwork titled “The Past Moved” has been selected among the 15 finalists at the Asia-Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011 competition and is currently being exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum.

2005
Winner of Fullbright Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA

2004
Young View Competition, Centre Culturel Francais de Hanoi, 2nd Prize

RESIDENCIES

2010
Visual Art Residence 2010 at Chateau de la Roche Jacquelin (Maine-et-Loire), France