Born in Vietnam in 1975, Danh Vo was brought up in Denmark, and today lives and works in Mexico City. His work is based on the process of intense accumulation and meticulous collecting: he gathers photographs, souvenirs, fragments, objects and wide-ranging evidence of his personal life (his childhood in Vietnam and move to Denmark) which allow him to delve into universal questions about identity and the paradoxes of western society. He has exhibited all around the world, from Museo Jumex in Mexico City (2014) to the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2013), the Villa Medici in Rome (2013) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (2013).
Before “Slip of the tongue”, the 2015 exhibition at Punta della Dogana, which he curated, Danh Vo curated “Tell it to my heart: Collected by Julie Ault” at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basle (2013) and “Felix Gonzalez Torres” at Wiels, Brussels (2010). In 2015 he represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale.