A Danish citizen who was born in Vietnam in 1975, Vo is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Städelschule in Frankfurt. He has received the Hugo Boss Prize international art award and has presented solo shows worldwide. Recent examples include La Bourse de Commerce, Paris (2023); Secession, Vienna (2021); National Gallery of Osaka, Japan (2020); South London Gallery, London (2019); M+, Hong Kong (2018); CAPC, Bordeaux (2018); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2018); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2015-16); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2015) and Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2014). In 2015 he represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale.
Our collaboration with renowned artist Danh Vo began in 2018 for his retrospective Take My Breath Away, the most comprehensive overview of his artistic practice on display at Denmark’s National Gallery (SMK).
In 2019, the path to the unveiling of Sisu begins with Danh Vo’s curiosity about how textiles shape the experience of furniture. This led the artist to an admiration of Nanna Ditzel’s iconic design Hallingdal and the desire to explore her celebrated body of work.