Dacchi Dang was born in 1966 in Saigon, Vietnam, and currently lives and works in Brisbane. His personal experience as a refugee generates difference in how he sees the multiple geographical and social landscapes of Australia and Vietnam. This provides new knowledge and understanding of the physical and cultural landscape of both countries. With this approach he creates or reinvents layered landscapes through his personal experiences and memories in order to focus his gaze and reflect on his ‘self’ in relation to the location of home.
Dang has a Graduate Certificate of Applied Science in Cultural Heritage Studies, University of Canberra (2003); an MA and BFA, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW (1996, 1991); and is currently a confirmed candidature of Doctor of Philosophy at the Queensland College of Arts, Griffith University.
Dang has exhibited his work since the early 1990s. Recent solo exhibitions include Liminal, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2007) and Gallery 4A, Sydney (2006); The Boat, Gallery 4A, Sydney (2001); and Phantasmagorie, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Melbourne (2001) and Horsham Regional Arts Gallery, Melbourne (2001). Recent group exhibitions include Hashi Hashi, The Galleria, Brisbane (2009); Planet Ueno, Taito Community Museum, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan (2008); Re-StArt, 733 Art Factory, Chengdu, China (2008); The Revenge of Genres: Contemporary Art from Australia, Cité International des Arts, Paris, France (2008) and Les Brasseurs, Liege, Belgium (2007); and News From Islands, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney (2007).