Friday, March 4, 2011

aSaigon/CreativeMorning welcomes Dinh Q. Lê, 18 March, 2011, 8:30am

Dinh Q. Lê in collaboration with Tran Quoc Hai,
Le Van Danh, Phu-Nam Thuc Ha, and 

Tuan Andrew Nguyen. Still from The Farmers 
and The Helicopters. 2006. Three-channel video 
(color, sound), 15 min., and helicopter. 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 
Dinh Q. Lê was born in Ha-Tien, Vietnam in 1968. He received his BA in Art studio at UC Santa Barbara in 1989 and his MFA in Photography and Related Media at The School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1992. In 1993, Lê returned to Vietnam and settled in Ho Chi Minh City in 1996. - - -  Lê’ s work has been exhibited worldwide. Recent solo exhibitions include, 'A Tapestry of Memories': at the Bellevue Art Museum, Washington State; 'Destination for the New Millennium', at the Asia Society, New York and  'Project 93': Dinh Q. Lê at MoMA, New York City.

His has also been included in the 55th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 2009 - City Visions Festival, Mechelen, Belgium; 2009 - Cuvee Biennale, Linz, Austria; 2008 - The Singapore Biennale - Thermocline of Art exhibition at ZKM in Germany - The 5th Asia Pacific Triennial at Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane Australia - 'Universal Experience' at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; The Gwangju Biennial 2006, Korea - 'Persistent Vestiges': Drawings from the American-Vietnam War, The Drawing Center, New York - 'Infinite Painting', Villa Manin, Italy; 'Only Skin Deep' at the International Center for Photography, New York; Delays and Revolutions, Venice Biennale 2003.

His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Portland Art Museum; The Bronx Museum, New York; Singapore Art Museum; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum; The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. - - - Lê has also co-founded Vietnam Art Foundation-VNFA based in L.A., an organization that supports Vietnamese artists and promotes artistic exchange between cultural workers from Vietnam and the world. As an extension of VNFA, Lê and three other artists co-founded San Art, a non-profit gallery in Ho Chi Minh City. He is currently a board member of the Art Network Asia and Danish Embassy’s Cultural Development & Exchange Fund, and a member of the Asia Society’ s international council.

Sponsors include Malongo Coffee and The Tin Foil Grill. Location to be announced

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