Dinh Q. Le

Dinh Q. Le

Dinh Q. Lê (born 1968; Vietnamese name: Lê Quang Đỉnh) is a Vietnamese American fine arts photographer, best known for his woven-photographs. Dinh Q. Lê was born in 1968 in Hà Tiên, a Vietnamese town near the Cambodia border. The Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia took place in 1978, when Lê was ten, his family emigrated to Los Angeles thereafter. After Lê received BFA degree in photography from University of California, Santa Barbara, inspired and taught by his aunt during childhood, he started his first photo-weavings using a traditional technique. He continued this skillful presentation while earning his MFA degree from The School of Visual Arts in New York. His artwork includes installation, video, sculpture, and urban intervention. Dinh Q. Lê spends time in both Vietnam and Los Angeles producing his work.

Projects
Dinh Q. Le - WTC in Four Moments

WTC in Four Moments

WTC in Four Moments, 2014
4 channel video with sound
6 min

WTC in Four Moments captures the instant during the traumatic moments surrounding the fall of the World Trade Center, when 2606 persons perished and those who are and are profiled as Muslim around the world found themselves further on the dividing end as stamped and racialized as the enemy other of the “global war on terror.”

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Dinh Q. Le - Vietnam War Poster

Vietnam War Poster

Vietnam War Poster, 1989
Installation of six digital prints
Dimensions variable
 
Created during his time at the University of California at Santa Barbara, this series of posters were printed and flyered around the campus when Dinh Q. Lê was a student. Through these posters artist brings forth the narratives of the Vietnam War on both sides of the divide to further humanize the other while also underlining the atrocities, manipulation, and lingering effects of the war.

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