Ly Hoàng Ly

Ly Hoàng Ly

Born 1975 Hanoi, Vietnam
Lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ly Hoàng Ly is a multi-disciplinary artist working across poetry, painting, video, performance and installation. She studied painting in Vietnam, later earning an MFA in sculpture through the Arts Institute of Chicago. She also works as an editor of a youth magazine. Ly’s installations often incorporate a level of performance or activation, and her work makes bodily references to women’s experiences of maternity and menstruation, as well as highlighting human emotions and our relationship to place and nature. An ongoing project since 2011 addresses the subject of immigration, drawing on her own experience as a young mother when she lived in Chicago and on Vietnam’s history of passage and dislocation. Recurring motifs of boats, houses and water allow her to express these ideas around home and movement, the fragility of memory, and the importance of community and human connection.

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