BÙI Công Khánh

Born in 1972 in Da Nang, a coastal city dominated by American Gls during the Vietnam War and growing up in Hoi An, a nearby historic trading port that was a bustling immigrant town for Chinese and Japanese merchants since the 18th Century, Bui Cong Khanh is an artist deeply fascinated with social assumptions of culture heritage. As one of the first local artists to gain an international reputation in the 1990s, with his performances questioning restrictions of installation, video and drawing with successeful showcase across the South East Asian region and beyond.
 
Bui’s art often reflects the complex interwoven history of Vietnam, examining its resilient, yet destructive dance between colonial occupation, political independence and economic progress.