April 02, 2009 06:30 PM
Dinh Q. Lê was born in Ha-Tien, Vietnam in 1968. He received his BA in studio art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1989 and his MFA in photography and related media at The School of Visual Arts in New York in 1992. In 1993 Lê returned to Vietnam for the first time, and in 1996 he decided to settle in Ho Chi Minh City. Lê's work has been exhibited worldwide in such solo and group exhibitions and biennials as the 2008 Singapore Biennale and The Gwangju Biennial 2006, Korea. Lê is the cofounder of the Vietnam Art Foundation (VNFA), a Los Angeles–based organization that supports Vietnamese artists and promotes artistic exchange between cultural workers from Vietnam and around the world. With funding from VNFA, Lê and three other artists cofounded San Art, the first not-for-profit gallery in Ho Chi Minh City. He is currently a member of the peer committee for Art Network Asia and a member of the Asia Society's international council. Sarah Suzuki, Assistant Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art, moderates a discussion.
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