Bùi Công Khánh is an artist deeply fascinated with social assumptions of cultural heritage. As one of the first local artists to gain an international reputation in the 1990s, with his performances questioning restrictions of individual expression in Communist Vietnam, Bùi’s multifarious practice has since embraced painting, sculpture, installation, video and drawing. He is a poetically provocative artist, whose art continues to grow with depth afforded by historical research, a marriage of the plastic arts with conceptual methods not taught within the educational system of Vietnam.
He has had various solo exhibitions, such as ‘Porcelain Medals and Jackfruit Grenades – The American War in Vietnam examined through the art of Bui Cong Khanh’ at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong (2018) ; ‘Dislocate’, Sàn Art & The Factory Contemporary Art Centre, Ho Chi Minh City (2016), ‘Fortress Temple’, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong (2015) and ‘For Home and Country’, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore (2014). Notable group shows include: ‘Stealing Public Space’, The Substation, Singapore (2020) ; ‘Homo Faber: Craft in Contemporary Sculpture’, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju (2019) ; ‘Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors’, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2016) ; ‘Concept Context Contestation: Art and the Collective in Southeast Asia’, Jogjakarta, Indonesia (2016) ; and ‘Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia’, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena (2015) amongst others.