Quang Lâm

b.1968, HCMC

Quang Lâm left Vietnam in 1975 and spent most his youth and career in France. He finished his Master degree in Computer Sciences at Pierre et Marie-Curie (Paris, France) in 1991 and MultiMedia degree at Supérieur des Arts (Paris, France) in 2000. Having worked in both Vietnam and France, his other hats include being the multimedia director in various digital agencies. For him, photography is a flexible medium, that utilizes mechanical, chemical and electronic mechanisms, which allow a better understanding, visually and conceptually, of the complexity of our time. His works focus on the documentation of contemporary life in South-East Asia and broader Asia, using photography as a medium to describe reality and its influence on our psyche. In 2006, he exhibited his first solo show Asia Interferences at Hanoi Studio Gallery, Vietnam and started ‘NetvideoLab’ project, supported by Art Network Asia from Singapore. In 2012, he co-founded XEM collective, a publication of experimental visual art. Together with XEM collective, since 2013, he has realized many exhibitions, presented at The Factory (Vietnam), Wedeman Gallery Newton (USA) and San Art (Vietnam). Towards the development of a contemporary photography community in HCMC, Quang Lam founded Inlen Photo Gallery in 2016 to support young photographers, displaying their works and publishing photo books. He is now a freelance photographer, collaborating with local publications such as Elle Magazine, the Guide, Tuoi Tre Chu Nhat, Barcode, Heritage Fashion, Robb Report amongst others.