Dinh Q. Le opens first solo exhibition in the Netherlands

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Dinh Q. Le will hold a solo exhibition at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands from December 16 to March 18, 2011.

The show represents the latest triumph for the Vietnamese American artist, who now splits his time between Los Angeles and Ho Chi Minh City.

The exhibition, entitled Scars & Other Remnants, will include a variety of his works including a 3D animation of helicopters crashing into the East Sea during America's panicked retreat from Saigon; two photo weavings and his Damaged Genes installation.

According to Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Dinh Q. Le, 42, moved to the United States when he was 10 years old. Le holds an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY).

He is the co-founder of two transformative institutions that are opening up possibilities for Vietnamese artists: The Vietnam Foundation for the Arts, and San Art, the first independent not-for-profit art space in HCMC.

Last July, Le held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York where his work became part of a permanent collection.

The Prince Claus Award honors Le for his strong creative work exploring different constructions of reality, and for providing inspiration and practical opportunities for young artists.

This year, Le becomes one of ten laureates of the 2010 Prince Claus Awards.

Each of the laureates will be presented with €25,000 at ceremonies in their respective countries by Dutch Ambassadors. Le's award ceremony is expected to take place some time next year.

Since 1997 more than 150 Prince Claus Awards have been granted to artists, intellectuals and cultural organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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