Interview of Binh Danh on SPARK, KQED click here
2004 MFA in Studio Art, Stanford University, CA
2002 BFA in Photography, minor in Asian American Studies San Jose State University, CA
Yosemite, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Viet Nam, Nebraska, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
The Grass over Graves, Stanier Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
In the Eclipse of Angkor, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Collecting Memories, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Ancestral Alters, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
Life, Times, and Matter of the Swamp, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
Art on Market Street posters: Leaves of San Francisco, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
In the Eclipse of Angkor, Jordan Schnitzer Museum at University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
In the Eclipse of Angkor, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
In the Eclipse of Angkor: Tuol Sleng, Choeung EK, and Khmer Temples, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
In the Eclipse of Angkor, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
Binh Danh: New Work, University of Oregon, Jordan Schnitzer Museum, Eugene, OR
Life, Times, and Matter of the Swamp, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Life, Times, and Matter of the Swamp, Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
The Botany of Transformation, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Jungle of memories, Chico State University, University Art Gallery, Chico, CA
One Week’s Dead, Light work, Syracuse, NY
The Botany of Tuol Sleng, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Ancestral Altars, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Room for contemplation, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Human / nature, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Immortality: The Remnants of the Vietnam and American War, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery,
Porter College, University of California Santa Cruz, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
18th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Ideas in Things, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
The Future is Now: Asian America on its own term, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Verdant, Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, MA
What's Next: Selections from George Eastman House, George Eastman House, International Museum of
Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
World Documents, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
ReTrace, Cesar Chavez Art Gallery, San Francisco State University, CA
Systems of Collecting, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Science of Sight, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits From Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol, Orange County Museum of Art, CA
Push/Process, CoExist Arts, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Edges of Light, Art Benicia, Benicia, CA
Personal Identities / Contemporary Portraits, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, CA
Art / Not Art, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
Exposed: Today’s Photography/Yesterday’s Technology, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
The Future Lasts Forever, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Everything Illuminated Arts, San Arts, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Pictures/Words, Nelson Gallery, Lexington, VA
Agent Orange: Landscape, Body, Image, California Museum of Photography, University of California
LandMark, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Post Memory: Makeshift Memorials in Contemporary Art, Elizabeth Foundation Gallery,New York, NY
One Way Or Another: Asian Art Now, Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI
Picturing Eden, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
Shifted Focus: 10th Anniversary APAture Retrospective Exhibition, Kearny Street Workshop,
San Francisco, CA
Life as a way of war, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA
A New Cosmopolitanism, California State University, Fullerton, CA
Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Landscape & Memory II, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Witness to War: Revisiting Vietnam in Contemporary Art, International Center for the Arts at
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Endless War: Made in the USA, San Francisco State University Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, San Francisco, CA
One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Asia Society Museum, New York, NY [Traveling
exhibition. Other venues include: Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Berkeley Art
Museum, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA]
Director’s Choice, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Picturing Eden, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
The Missing Peace: The Dalai Lama Portrait Project, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University
of California, Los Angeles, CA; Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL; Rubin Museum
of Art, NY
Peripheral Vision, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Image as Object, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, Porter College, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
The Genius of the Place – Land and Identity in Contemporary Art, Art Museum of Western Virginia,
Another Asia – Fotomanifestatie Noorderlicht, Noorderlicht Fotogalerie, Groningen, Netherlands
Visual Politics – The Art of Engagement, The Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington, DC
Director’s Choice: Contemporary Art with Objects from Asia, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Stages of Memory: The War in Vietnam, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College,
Persistent Vestiges: Drawing from the American-Vietnam War, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Picturing Eden, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
In/Sight; A Celebration of Photography and Poetry, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Cream, Arts Benicia Center Gallery, Benicia, CA
MFA Exhibition, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford, CA What’s going on? California
and the Vietnam Era, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA State of the Nation, Intersection
of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Collapsing Histories Project, Daigo Fukuryu Maru Exhibition Hall and Gallery ef, Tokyo, Japan
Collapsing Histories Project, Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art, Santa Cruz, CA
Re-mix 2004, SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
California Masters, Works/San Jose, San Jose. CA
Art as artifacts, Martin Luther King Library, San Jose, CA
Closing the Distance, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
Perspective x 3: Visions of Vietnam: Chuong, Danh, & Narasimhan, Chinese Culture Center,
San Francisco, CA
Global Elegies: Art & Ofrendas for the Dead, Oakland Museum of CA, Oakland, CA
The Cameraless Image, Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Agitate, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Orange Alert, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford, CA
Hybrid, SF State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Blaustein, Jonathan. The San Francisco Fall Season: Binh Danh and Ai Weiwei at Haines Gallery,
APhotoEditor, November 15, 2012.
Whiting, Sam. Binh Danh’s Yosemite Daguerreotypes, San Francisco Chronicle, September 24, 2012.
Dessanay, Marghertia. Yosemite by Binh Danh, Frame Web, September 22, 2012.
McCauley, Adam. Vietnam War Images, Photosynthesized, The New York Times, May 30, 2012.
Kennedy, Sharon. At Length: Artist Binh Danh, ArtLand, Spring 2012.
Pin, Pete. Legacy in Leaves: The Vietnam War Remembered, Time, April 30, 2012.
Meltzer, Steve. Artist Binh Danh Prints Arresting Photos of Vietnam on Delicate Leaves,
Imaging Resource, April 3, 2012.
McQuaid, Cate. At Mass Art, opening eyes to potential of living spaces, The Boston Globe, Feb 19, 2012, N5.
Feeney, Mark. A world of variation, engagement, The Boston Globe, Nov 29, 2011.
Zhang, Michael. Photographer Makes ‘Chlorophyll Prints’ Using Leaves and Sunlight, PetaPixel,
August 30, 2011.
Weintraub, Max. Mirrors with Memories: The Photographs of Binh Danh, Art 21 blog, Dec 7, 2010.
Pritikin, Renny. Collecting Memories, Art Practical, August 2010.
Modenessi, Jennifer. Danh has different take on war in ‘Memories’, The Oakland Tribune, Sept 17, 2010.
Baker, Kenneth. Danh, Spence shows at Mills College Art Museum, San Francisco Chronicle,
September 9, 2010.
Cappon-Javey, Maureen. ‘Exposed’ Artist Profile: Binh Danh, Talking Art: Art and Conversation at the
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and Beyond, July 20, 2010.
N.C. Museum of Art Presents Rockwell, Four Other Exhibitions in 2010, Raleigh Downtowner,
December 30, 2009.
Nilsen, Richard. Live-leaf photos imprint horror of Khmer killings, The Arizona Republic, June 12, 2009.
Keefer, Bob. Images make faces of war victims grow in mind's eye, The Register-Guard, June 4, 2009.
Vanesian, Kathleen. ‘Binh Danh: In the Eclipse of Angkor’ at Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix New Times,
June 2, 2009.
Barlow, Tani and Brian Hammer. War Capital Trauma, Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique,
Duke University Press, vol 16, num 1, spring 2008.
Bing, Alison. Binh Danh at Haines Gallery, Artweek, March 2009.
Schultz, Robert. Faces Fleshed in Green, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Winter 2009.
Baker, Kenneth. Artists confront horrors of the past – and of an unknowable future, San Francisco
Chronicle, January 17, 2009.
Guth, Laura A. Binh Danh: One Week’s Dead, Contact Sheet, Light Work, Numbered 143, Fall 2007.
Morse, Marcia. ‘Reconstructing Memories’ at the UH Art Gallery, ARTweek, March 2007, Volume 38,
Wong, Martin. Sweet Leaf, Giant Robot Magazine, Issue 46, March 2007.
Beil, Kim. ‘California Biennial’ at OCMA, ARTweek, February 2007.
Carvalho, Marie. Mind and Memory, The Honolulu Advertiser, Nov 12, 2006, p. D5.
Sun Prints, National Geographic Magazine, November 2006, Vol. 210, No. 5.
Some startling images of the Golden State, Orange County Register, Oct 8, 2006, p.6.
Knight, Christopher. The faces of this place, The Los Angeles Times, Oct 7, 2006, p. E1.
Douglas, Theo. Let’s Talk about Us, OC Weekly, October 6, 2006.
Martini, Tiffany. Binh Danh, Alarm Magazine, Issue 24, October, 2006.
Muchnic, Suzanne. The Faces of this Place: 2006 California Biennial, Los Angeles Times, October 7, 2006.
Martini, Tiffany. Binh Danh: Turning Over a New Leaf, San Francisco Examiner, September 30, 2006.
The Listings: Vietnam One Week’s Dead, The New York Times, September 15, 2006.
Baker, Kenneth. Binh Danh’s ‘Altars’ at Haines, San Francisco Chronicle, September 16, 2006.
Kunitz, Daniel. Defying The Definitive, The New York Sun, September 14, 2006.
Smith, Roberta. A Mélange of Asian Roots and Shifting Identities, The New York Times, September 8, 2006.
Goldstein, Melissa. Seven Things to Know Right Now, 7x7 Magazine, September 2006.
Chun, Kimberly and Johnny Ray Huston. Fall Favorites, San Francisco Bay Guardian, August 30 -
September 5, 2006.
Baker, Kenneth. Fall Arts Preview, San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2006.
Larson, Kay. Art; Such a Casual Man, but So Many Auras, The New York Times, June 11, 2006.
Nataraj, Nirmala. Disrupted at Intersection for the Arts: War and the Persistence of Memory, SF Station,
May 1, 2006.
The Influence of memory, KQED’s Spark, May 2006.
Persistent Vestige (catalog), Drawing Center, edit Catherine de Zegher, 2006.
Klochko, Deborah. Picturing Eden (catalog), Steidl Publishers, p.88 – 91.
Cotter, Holland. The art of reflecting on war, International Herald Tribune, Dec 13, 2005, p. 26.
Cotter, Holland. Two Sides’ Viewpoints on the War in Vietnam, The New York Times, December 9th, 2005.
Camhi, Leslie. After the Fall: Only with time do we grasp the fuller significance of traumatic events,
The Village Voice, December 9, 2005.
Anchell, Steve. State of the Arts, Inked, August 2005, p. 46.
Cornell, Daniell. Museum Collection, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Spring/Summer 2005, p. 13.
Bergeson, Laine. The Chlorophyll Photos of Binh Danh, Utne, Jan-Feb 2005, Num. 27. p.71.
Lidgus, Sarah. Binh Danh, ART PAPERS, March/April 2005.
Spalding, David. Revolutionary Message, Evolutionary Medium, Rapportage, Fall 2004 ,Vol. 5, p. 26.
Schafer, John C. Graphics Portfolio, Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 2004, Vol. 43 Num 4, p. 597.
Alim, Fahizah. A state at war, Sacramento Bee, September 4, 2004.
Baker, Kenneth. City Focus: San Francisco, ARTnews, September 2004, p. 96.
Human / Nature, Asian Art News, Volume 14, Number 5, September/October, 2004, p.24.
Baker, Kenneth. San Francisco Chronicle, September 18, 2004, p. E10.
Helfand, Glen. Diamonds and rust: fall art preview, SF Bay Guardian, August 25, 2004, p. 54.
What’s Going On: California and the Vietnam Era, Marcia A. Eymann and Charles Wollenberg, eds,
University of California Press: Berkeley, p.186.
Vance, Kelly. Vietnam, at Ground Level, East Bay Express, August 25, 2004.
Wasserman, Abby. Binh Danh: First Person, The Museum of California, Summer 2004 Vol. 28 Num. 3, p.18.
Hirsch, Robert. Exploring Color Photography, McGraw-Hill edition 4. p.13.
Photosynthesis, HYPHEN, Summer 2004, Issue 4, p.25-27.
Grant, Michael S. Arts Ahead, Metro, April 7 – 14 Vol 20 Num. 7, p. 58.
Bing, Alison. KQED’s Pacific Time: Faces of the Khmer Rouge’s victims, January 7, 2004.
Hope, Terry. Extreme Photography, RotoVision, SA 2004, P. 50.
Santiago, Chiori. Elegies, The Museum of California, Fall 2003 Vol. 27 Num. 4, p.16.
Hendricks, Tyche. Dia de Los Muertos, San Francisco Chronicle, October 31, 2003, p. A21.
Spalding, David. Dancing as Fast as They Can, Artweek, September 2003, p. 11.
Douglass, Kim. Chlorophyll Art Highlights Interconnectedness of the Natural World, Optics & Photonics
News, Sept. 2003, Vol. 14 No. 9, p. 11.
Armitage, Diane. The Cameraless Image, The Magazine, July 2003, p. 57.
Levine, Kitzel. NPR: Binh Danh's Chlorophyll Art, NPR Morning Edition, June 12, 2003
Baker, Kenneth. Artists leave the camera out of the picture, San Francisco Chronicle, June 7, 2003, p. D10.
Kim, Stefanie. Searching for Vietnam: Photographer Binh Danh, Communic Asian, Winter 2003. p.15.
Aarons, Dararail. Artist talks to classes about craft, Daily Nebraska, Jan 29, 2003, p.5.
RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS
Copenhaver Scholar-in-Residence, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA.
Traveling Grant to attend AAC Conference in Chicago, Alliance of Artist Communities
Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Art on Market 2009/2010 Kiosk Poster Series, San Francisco Arts Commission, CA
Investing in Artist Grants, Center for Cultural Innovation, CA
Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence, Spring Semester 2009, Hollins University, VA
The John and Barbara Glynn Family Visiting Professor, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Hurst Artist in Residence, Webster State University, Ogden, UT
Critic and Artist Residency Series, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Fellowship, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Visions from the New California Award, Alliance of Artists Communities, Providence, RI
Artist-in-Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
The GOLD award, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Artist Fellowship, Arts Council Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA
Residency at the Cite Internationale Des Arts in Paris, Paris, France
Artist Project Award, The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
Cantor Center for Visual Arts Fellowship, Stanford, CA
Artist Diversity Residency Program, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Lillie Webster Squires Memorial Fellowship, Stanford, CA
Individual Grant, Belle Foundation, San Jose, CA
2012 Assistant Professor of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, AZ
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Memorial Art Gallery, The University of Rochester, NY
Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Mount Holyoke Museum of Art, South Hadley, MA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
University Art Museum at Fort Collins University, CO
University of California, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
University of California, Irvine, Special Collections & Archives, Southeast Asia Library, Irvine, CA
University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT