Le Hien Minh

b. 1979, Hanoi, Vietnam
Lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Le Hien Minh is known to employ a traditional Vietnamese handmade paper called Dó, with which she constructs large-scale installations. For two decades, she has continuously invented new ways to employ this traditional material within a contemporary context, acting as the catalysts for cultural sustainability. Le Hien Minh belongs to a critical generation that ushered in new directions of media, genre, and conceptual thinking in Vietnamese art. Aware that Vietnam’s speed of social and economic progress has been of great impact on its war-torn psychological and social landscape, she interrogates issues of society and culture including topics related to politics, religion, and history.

Le Hien Minh studied traditional lacquer at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Art and acquired a degree in Fine Art from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, USA. Her works have been exhibited in major museums and galleries in Vietnam as well as in South Korea, Taiwan, Finland, Germany, and the USA since 2003. She had also lectured at multiple public institutions, including the San Jose Museum of Art and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. Her book “Còn Lại | Rời Rạc” was acquired by the Joan Flasch Artist’s Book collection which is one of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s special collections and Asian Art Archive’s organization.

Biography information from www.lehienminh.com, September 2022

Country: Vietnam