Truong Cong Tung
(Trương Công Tùng)
Truong Cong Tung (b.1986, Vietnam) often draws from spiritual cultures and oral histories to examine the material intersection of humans and nature. Cong Tung specialised in lacquer painting at the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University, graduating in 2010. Since then, he has expanded his practice to incorporate mediums such as video and installation, and continues to approach painting as an experimental form. Originating from the highlands of Dak Lak in the Central Highlands, Cong Tung spent his early life in rural surroundings before moving to Ho Chi Minh City for university; much of his work addresses Vietnam’s rapid urban development and concurrent social and political changes. Cong Tung has exhibited widely in Ho Chi Minh City at Galerie Quynh in 2018, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in 2017 and San Art in 2014 and 2011, as well as in Europe and Asia. In 2012, he co-founded artist-curator collective Art Labor, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.