Minh Dung Vu

lives and works/studies in Leipzig

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Text from the exhibition Time on Flow

STRABAG Kunstforum is pleased to show the solo exhibition of Minh Dung Vu, the winner of a recognition prize of STRABAG Artaward International 2020.

In the second solo exhibition as part of the STRABAG Artaward International 2020, Leipzig-based artist Minh Dung Vu presents a selection of new works. The artist with Vietnamese roots creates his works with minimal interventions, the subtle, abstract compositions stood out among the works submitted for this year’s art prize.

Minh Dung Vu sews finely painted and specially dyed fabrics, such as silk, to the canvas, thus expanding the classic concept of painting. The fascination for various fabrics and textiles and their versatility are the starting point for his work. Depending on its thickness and structure, fabric behaves differently and can be stretched and processed in different ways. Vu combines colors and shapes with playful ease, yet precisely and harmoniously. Although the fabric is used one-dimensionally, light and shadow play a major role: depending on where the work is placed in the room, different light and shadow formations become visible due to the materiality, determined by the permeability and fragility of the fabric.

Vu experiments very unobtrusively with materiality, he combines materials and explores the limits of perception. In doing so, the past, tradition and memory are combined with new impressions of the present to create timeless works of art.



born in Vietnam
2013-14 Graphic Design, Vietnam University of Fine Art
2015-19 Painting / Graphic, University of Fine Art Essen (HBK Essen) with Prof. Nicola Stäglich
2018 Deutschlandstipendium für begabte Studierende
Essener Förderpreisträger
since 2019 Malerei / Grafik, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, class of Prof. Michael Riedel
2020 STRABAG Artaward International 2020 - Award of Recognition
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Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Werkschauhalle, Spinnerei Leipzig (G)
STRABAG Kunstforum, Vienna (S)
Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt on the Main (G)
STRABAG Artaward International 2020 Exhibition, STRABAG Kunstforum, Vienna (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Galerie damdam Koreanisches Kulturzentrum, Berlin (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Open studio ''Flow'' Kupferdreherst 163 (G)
Revier Kunst- der Kunstevent in Ruhrgebiet- Revierkunstpreis (G)
Essener Förderpreis  Ausstellung (G)
Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R) Innovative Kunstmesse, Essen (G)
Art of Nedschroef, Essen (G)
Clear prospect at Toscana Halle Berlin (G)


Selected Public Collections

  • STRABAG Kunstforum, Vienna




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