Dinh Q. Lê was born in Hà Tiên in then South Vietnam in 1968. In the late 1970s, his family escaped by boat before eventually settling in the US where he completed his education. He is the co-founder of Sàn Art in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he has been based for the past decade. In 2010 he was awarded the Prince Claus Award for his outstanding contribution to cultural exchange. Lê’s work has been included in many international group shows including Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany (2012), the 2nd Singapore Biennale (2008), the Gwangju Biennial (2006) and the Venice Biennale (2003). He was the first Vietnamese artist to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010). A major survey exhibition, Dinh Q. Lê: Memory for Tomorrow, was presented at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo in 2015.
The Colony is part of The Artangel Collection. Since its initial presentation in 2016, the work has been shown a number of times including at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham in 2016, Void, Derry in 2016 and Shetland Arts in 2018
Dinh Q. Lê’s The Colony is included in "Yours is the vision and yours is the eternal connection between things" at Quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac in Paris, France.
The exhibition brings together works by 26 artists from 18 countries to question how our relationships to photographic and filmed images shape and obscure our perception of the self, landscapes and territories. Also on display is Lê’s photography installation Crossing the Farther Shore. Other artists featured include Dayanita Singh, Rosângela Rennó, and Samuel Fosso.
10:30 – 19:00
Tuesday – Sunday
Further information on visiting is available via the Quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac website.