Dinh Q. Lê

Vietnamese/American (1968)

About the artist:

Dinh Q. Lê was born in 1968 in Hà Tiên, Vietnam. His family left war-torn Vietnam in 1978 and settled in southern California. Lê grew up in Los Angeles, studied Fine Arts at UC Santa Barbara and holds an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 1996, he moved from New York to Ho Chi Minh City where he now resides, and where in 2007 he co-founded Sàn Art, an artist-run exhibition space and reading room that promotes young Vietnamese artists. His installation, The Farmers and the Helicopters (2006) was the subject of a solo exhibition in 2011 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Lê’s work was included in the 2013 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany. Dinh Q. Lê was named the 2011 Prince Claus Fund Visual Art Laureate. Vietnamese American artist Dinh Q. Lê is known for his work in photography, video, and installation. He often splices, interweaves, and distorts photographs to explore his own relationship to Vietnam’s complicated cultural and political history. Lê’s family left Vietnam when he was 10; he has returned and now lives in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).

Dinh Q. Lê

Vietnamese/American (1968)

(10 works)

About the artist:

Dinh Q. Lê was born in 1968 in Hà Tiên, Vietnam. His family left war-torn Vietnam in 1978 and settled in southern California. Lê grew up in Los Angeles, studied Fine Arts at UC Santa Barbara and holds an MFA in Photography

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