Việt Lê is an artist, writer, and curator. Lê is an Associate Professor in Visual Studies at California College of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include Sonic Spiritualities (Vargas Museum, Manila 2020), lovebang! (Kellogg University Art Gallery, LA '16), vestige (H Gallery Bangkok '15), tan nÁRT cõi lòng | heARTbreak! (Nhà Sàn Collective Hà Nội ‘15). Lê has presented his work at The Banff Centre, DoBaeBacSa Gallery, Seoul; UCLA Hammer Museum; 1a Space, Hong Kong; Bangkok Art & Cultural Center (BACC), Civitella Ranieri; Shanghai Biennale, Dartmouth College, Rio Gay Film Festival, among other venues. White Gaze is an art book (poetry, images, performance) in collaboration with Michelle Dizon and Faith Wilding (Sming Sming Books & Objects | Candor Arts). Lê co-curated humor us (with Leta Ming and Yong Soon Min; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, LA, CA, 2008), transPOP: Korea Việt Nam Remix (with Yong Soon Min; Seoul, Sài Gòn, Irvine, San Francisco, 2008-09), the 2012 Taipei Kuandu Biennale and Love in the Time of War (UC Santa Barbara and SF Camerawork). He coorganized the 2015 Artistic Interventions conference (Ph.D. workshops and symposium) in Hong Kong.
Lê has co-edited special issues of Asian American Literary Review ([Re]Collecting Vietnam, 2015), BOL Journal (Việt Nam and Us, 2008) and Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service Learning, and Community Literacy (Syracuse University Press, 2008). He has also co-edited with Professor Lan Duong a special issue of Visual Anthropology (Routledge, winter 2018. He is a reviews co-editor (with Prof. Laura Kina) of Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (Brill). He was a nominated finalist for the 2009 Sovereign Art Foundation Art Prize (Hong Kong). He received the inaugural Prudential Eye Prize for Best Writing on Asian Contemporary Art (2015). Lê received his M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine, where he has also taught Studio Art and Visual Culture courses. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He is a board member of the Queer Culture Center and on the editorial board of the Journal of Vietnamese Studies (JVS). vietle.net