21 Aug Ly Hoàng Ly
b.1975, Ho Chi Minh city
Ly Hoàng Ly (born in Hanoi, now based in Ho Chi Minh City) is one of the most critically and internationally-acclaimed artists of her generation. Graduating from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts in 1998, she received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2011, earned her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2013 and spent a year interning at the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection (SAIC). Approaching art in a multidisciplinary manner, Ly’s practice raises questions about the general human condition; the critical state of society; the fluctuating nature of identity and history; and our shared issues of of division and union, adaptation and acceptance. Ly Hoàng Ly has exhibited widely in and outside of Vietnam: ‘Identities vs. Globalisation’ (National Gallery, Bangkok; Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Thailand; and Dahlem Museum, Berlin, Germany, 2004), ‘Transpop: Korea Vietnam Remix’ (Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea; Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, USA; and Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2007), ‘Connect: Art Scene Vietnam’ (ifa Gallery, Berlin & Stuttgart, Germany, 2009), ‘People vs. Space’ (Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA, 2012), ‘Faithfully Flat’ – in collaboration with Fields Medal winner Prof. Ngô Bảo Châu (Vietnam Institute for Advanced study in Mathematics, Hanoi, Vietnam; Joan Flasch Artist Books Collection, SAIC, Chicago; and North Branch Projects, Chicago, USA, 2014). In 2016, Ly Hoàng Ly participated in two of the most distinguished exhibitions of the year in Vietnam: ‘Open door – Art through the 30 years of Renovation (1986-2016)’ and ‘Vietnam Eye’ (Hanoi, Vietnam).