Singapore Biennale 2016
Time: 27 Oct 2016 – 26 Feb 2017
Venue: Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road
Artist Bui Cong Khanh has been shortlisted to participate in the 5th Singapore Biennale – one of
Asia’s most exciting contemporary visual art exhibitions – which will take place in October this year.
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has announced the names of a further 12 artists who are participating in the Singapore Biennale 2016 (SB2016), including Vietnamese artist Bui Cong Khanh and other 11 artists based in or from Singapore, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Titled “An Atlas of Mirrors”, this edition will draw on diverse artistic viewpoints that trace the migratory and intertwining relationships within the region, and reflect on shared histories and current realities with East and South Asia.
On the whole, there will be more than 50 artists that will be presented at SB2016, 10 of whom have already been announced in January 2016, including Vietnamese artist Nguyen Phuong Linh.
About artist Bui Cong Khanh:
Born in 1972, Bui Cong Khanh is an artist deeply fascinated with social assumptions of cultural heritage. As one of the first Vietnamese artists that gained an international reputation in the 1990s with his performances questioning restrictions of individual expression in Communist Vietnam, Bui Cong Khanh’s multifarious practice has since embraced painting, sculpture, installation, video and drawing, significantly exhibited across the Southeast Asian region and beyond.
Bui Cong Khanh is a poetically provocative artist, whose art continues to grow with depth afforded by historical research, a marriage of the plastic arts with conceptual method not taught within the educational system of Vietnam.
His recent projects include: ‘Dislocate’ (solo), San Art and The Factory, Ho Chi Minh City, 2016; ‘Fortress Temple’ (solo), 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, 2015; ‘The Roving Eye: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia’, Arter, Istanbul, 2014; ‘Concept, Context, Contestation: Art and the Collective in Southeast Asia’, BACC, Bangkok (touring), 2013-2015; 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2009. He currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An, Vietnam.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit the organizer’s website.