Dinh Q.  Lê

Dinh Q. Lê

~ Vietnam

Dinh Q. Lê is a visual artist. Born in Ha-Tien, Vietnam, he grew up during the American War and moved to the US aged 10 to escape the Khmer Rouge. He studied fine arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1984-89), and completed his MFA in Photography and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (1990-92). Lê’s artistic practice explores contradictory realities. His works include the Persistence of Memory series (2000-01) and the videos The Farmers and the Helicopters (2006) and South China Sea Pishkun (2009). His work was selected for dOCUMENTA 13 (Kassel, 2012); Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (Japan, 2009); Re- Imagining Asia (House of World Culture, Berlin, 2008); Gwangju Biennale (Korea, 2006); Singapore Biennale (2006); Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer (Venice Biennale, 2003). He has received several awards and grants, including the Prince Claus Award in 2010. Dinh Q. Lê is the co-founder of the Vietnam Foundation for the Arts in Los Angeles and Sàn Art, the first independent not-for-profit art space in Ho Chi Minh City.