Dinh Q. Lê was born in Ha-Tien, Vietnam. He received his BA in Art studio at UC Santa Barbara and his MFA in Photography and Related Media at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 1993, Lê returned to Vietnam and in 1996 Le settled down in Ho Chi Minh City.
Lê’s work has been exhibited worldwide. His recent solo exhibitions include, A Tapestry of Memories: The Art of Dinh Q. Le at the Bellevue Art Museum, Washington State; Destination for the New Millennium, The Art of Dinh Q. Le, at the Asia Society, New York. He currently has an exhibition, Project 93: Dinh Q. Le, at MoMA, New York.
He was also included in the 55th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 2009 City Visions Festival, Mechelen, Belgium; 2008 Singapore Biennale; Thermocline of Art exhibition at ZKM in Germany; the 5th Asia Pacific Triennial at Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane Australia; The Gwangju Biennial 2006, Korea; Infinite Painting, Villa Manin, Italy; Only Skin Deep at the International Center for Photography, New York; Delays and Revolutions, Venice Biennale 2003.
His work is in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Portland Art Museum; The Bronx Museum, New York; The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art; Singapore Art Museum; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.
Besides being an artist, Lê also co-founded Vietnam Art Foundation-VNFA based in Los Angeles, an organization that supports Vietnamese artists and promotes artistic exchange between cultural workers from Vietnam and around the world. Through VNFA, Lê and three other artists co-founded San Art, a not for profit gallery in Ho Chi Minh City. He is currently on the Arts Network Asia Peer Panel and Asia Society Global Council.