Truong Cong Tung

Born in Dak Lak, Central Highlands, in 1986 in a farmer family residing among various ethnic minority groups, Truong Cong Tung later moved to Saigon in his early 20s. Cong Tung 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. Cong Tung’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. Truong Cong Tung’s works have been exhibited at Para Site (Hong Kong), Dhaka Art Summit (Bangladesh), Taipei Biennale 2016 and SeMa 2014.