Dinh Q. Lê’s interwoven photo-montages serve as metaphors for a “hybridized identity,” mixing Eastern and Western cultures while embodying the complex legacies of the Vietnam War.

Dinh Q. Lê

Dinh Q. Lê weaves together images of personal history with appropriated Hollywood film stills and iconic American imagery that embody the complex histories and mythologies of the Vietnam War. Known primarily for intricate, large-scale photographic collages that use traditional Vietnamese grass-weaving techniques, Lê has recently extended his practice into the temporal realm of video installation and animation. The Farmers and The Helicopters (2006), an installation comprised of a three-channel video and a helicopter hand-built from scrap parts, is currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art. Lê is represented by P.P.O.W. and Elizabeth Leach Gallery, and has exhibited at MoMA P.S.1, ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, and the 2nd Singapore Biennial.

Born 1968 in Ha-Tien, Vietnam.
Lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.