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Profile: Dao Anh Khanh

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Dao Anh Khanh

Dao Anh Khanh is a surrealist painter and performance artist. He moves easily between painting canvasses featuring dripping watches reminiscent of Salvador Dali, and painting himself white and dancing for hours to his own highly individual style of improvised singing.

Before becoming a performance artist, Khanh spent 18 years in the police force - most of which he served in the cultural police, where his job was to monitor artists and enforce state guidelines.

In spite of his previous role, Khanh's art is now noted for pushing political and stylistic boundaries.



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