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Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.


Changing States of Memory: Dinh Q. Lê

December 3rd, 2010

Episode 89 of 192 episodes

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.