Dinh Cong Dat was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1966 and graduated from The Hanoi Fine Art University in 1994 with a B.A. in sculpture.
Dat has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions including at the Fielding Lecht Gallery in Austin, Texas, the Bankside Gallery in London, the Biennale in Liverpool City and the Iskandar Gallery in Paris, France.
His first exhibition features tiny little insects and animals such as spiders, ants, frogs. He was an astute observer of the world around him, and his art responded directly to the simple things that he sees in his daily life. He appreciated everything for its own beauty and dynamic, even in its smallest form. He was the first and the only one that worked on animal sculptures in Vietnam.
With Dat, art does not have to be serious, or create greatness, or move mountains, it is just about exploring and bringing the beauty of very small and ordinary things to life and elevate them with his own artistic interpretation.
His works have been shown in sculptural exhibitions at the Vietnam Fine Art Museum in Hanoi and the Ho Chi Minh City Museum. He has participated in workshops and residencies in England and New York. His works were featured in May, 2009 at a solo exhibition at the Tokyo American Club. Dat is also retained by Hermes to design and create their store front displays in Vietnam. He has also designed stages and scene production for well known TV shows in Vietnam. Dat often depicts animals, insects or human forms in his works. His works can be found in private collections in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.