Trương Công Tùng
b. 1986, Ho Chi Minh City
Born in Dak Lak, Central Highlands, in a farmer family residing among various ethnic minority groups, Trương Công Tùng later moved to Saigon in his early 20s. Công Tùng witnessed the country’s rapid changes in economics, politics, society and environment in both rural and urban areas during its modernisation process that pivots on morphing the nature as per human’s desire and demand. Thus his artistic practice is a way to seek for explications of the absurdity when human reason and act towards their surrounding nature, in his contextual grounds and also through his browse in virtual worlds of old scientific, cosmological, philosophical books and Internet.
Công Tùng’s bodies of works are often multilayered and consist of material manipulations by nature and human. They appear as coherent narratives, yet tacitly perplexing with manoeuvred images, information, fiction and facts. Trương Công Tùng’s works have been exhibited at Para Site (Hong Kong), Dhaka Art Summit (Bangladesh), Taipei Biennale 2016 and SeMa 2014.