Dinh Q. Lê
28 x 19 inches
BIO: Dinh Q. Lê is a Vietnamese artist who divides his time between Los Angeles and Ho Chi Minh City. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and has extensively exhibited at galleries and museums all over the world including P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York, the Venice Biennale in Italy, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the International Center of Photography. His work is part of various collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Ford Foundation and the Norton Family Foundation. He is currently represented by P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York, Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR, and Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.
STATEMENT: As a Vietnamese living in a Western society, educated in Western institutions and surrounded by Western experiences, I am a product of both East and West. My work is about the effort to establish my identity in relationship to the culture I have entered. Through the work I explore the exchange and interweaving of cultures and identities from a bicultural perspective.