Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International


Trương Công Tùng

Trương Công Tùng (b. 1986, Đắk Lắk province; lives in Ho Chi Minh City) grew up in Đắk Lắk province among various ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands, Vietnam. He graduated from Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University in 2010, majoring in lacquer painting. With research interests in science, cosmology, philosophy, and the environment, he works with a range of media, including video, installation, painting, and found objects, which reflect personal contemplations on the cultural and geopolitical shifts of modernization, as embodied in the morphing ecology, belief, or mythology of a land. He is also a member of Art Labor (founded in 2012), a collective working between visual art and social/life sciences to produce alternative nonformal knowledge via artistic and cultural activities in various public contexts and locales. Tùng has exhibited extensively in Vietnam and abroad both as a solo artist and as part of Art Labor Collective. Recent exhibitions include The Sap Still Runs, Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City; Bangkok Biennale; Between Fragmentation and Wholeness, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City; A Beast, a God, and a Line, Para Site, Hong Kong, and Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Dhaka Art Summit; 57th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Cosmopolis: Collective Intelligence, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Para Site, Hong Kong, and Kadist, San Francisco; Across the Forest, an installation for Project Skylines with Flying People 3 at Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi; Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future, Taipei Biennial; and Ghosts – Spies – Grandmothers, SeMA Biennale MediaCity, Seoul.

a gallery with objects in it
Trương Công Tùng, the state of absence – voices from outside, 2020–ongoing, gourds, water, soil, seeds, machinery, time, and temperature…, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist