Lê Hiền Minh
b. 1979, Vietnam
Lê Hiền 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. She is known to persistently employ a Vietnamese traditional handmade paper called Dó, with which she constructs large scale installations. In her work, Dó paper is visibly vulnerable to the effects of weathering and human treatment. Materiality, whether on the point of dematerialization or materialization, is central. It is a manifestation of an idea that all things are impermanent. Additionally, Lê Hiền Minh’s work also acts as a bridge between contemporary and traditional Vietnamese art and also between modern and historical Vietnamese culture. Her works have been exhibited in major museums and galleries in Vietnam as well as in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Finland and the USA since 2003.