LY HOÀNG LY (birth name: Hoàng Ly)

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Born: 1975 at Hanoi, Vietnam

2011-2013: M.F.A in Studio (Sculpture and Interdisciplinary Studies), The School of The Art Institute, Chicago, USA.

2013-2014: Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection – SAIC

1993-1998: B.F.A Oil Painting, Fine Arts University of Hochiminh City

2000-2020: editor – The Youth Publishing House, Hochiminh City


Solo + collaborative exhibitions and performances


Dec 2018: Guerilla public sculpture “Hope – Memory Tree”. Tôn Đức Thắng Street, Hochiminh City, Vietnam

Aug 2017: The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, “0395A.ĐC – A Solo Exhibition by Ly Hoàng Ly”, HCMC, Vietnam

2014+2015+2016: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago + Links Hall, Chicago + Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago + Quadrenniel 2015, Prague + Defibrillator, Chicago: “Memory vs. Memory – Ly Hoàng Ly + Patricia Nguyễn”

2016: personal studio, HCMC + 2014: personal studio, Chicago: “Prvdens Vivo Prvdens Morior”

2016: Ton Duc Thang street, HCMC, Vietnam + 2015: Plum Village, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France: “Hugging trees – Hugging your loved-ones – Hugging yourself”

2015: Nha san Collective & public street, “Requesting words – Offering words”, Hanoi, Vietnam

2015: Manzi Art Space, “Prism – lăn[g] kính lăn[g] trụ”, Hanoi, Vietnam

2014:  Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, Hanoi, Vietnam + Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, SAIC + North Branch Projects, Chicago, USA: “Faithfully Flat – Phase 1”, collaborated with Fields Medal mathematician, Dr. Ngô Bảo Châu.

2013: Sullivan Gallery, SAIC, “0395A.ĐC”, Chicago, USA

2012: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, “Uprooting Nature”, Indiana, USA

2008: L’Espace, “Father and Daughter and Poetry”, Hanoi, Vietnam

2008: Hochiminh City Exhibition House, “Gabarge . Water . Cloud (The path of Childhood)”, HCMC, Vietnam

2008: Art Omi, “The beautiful life: “Born, Death, Rebirth, Death, Rebirth”, NY, USA

2005: Cave Gallery, “New York’s inside Rodney’s House”, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2005: Flux Factory, “Comb”, Queen, NY + Roger Smith Gallery, “Breads and nails”, NY

2003: Blue Space Gallery, “Pushing through borders” & “The suffering”, HCMC, Vietnam

1998: Idecaf,The dream”, HCMC, Vietnam


Selected Group Exhibitions


June 2021: JWD Art Space, “A Life Beyond Boundaries (The Geography of Belonging)”, Bangkok, Thailand

June 2020: MoT+++, La Astoria, “password 0~1”, Hochiminh City, Vietnam

Dec 2019: San Art, “Opaque Signs – Điềm Mờ”, Hochiminh City, Vietnam

Oct 2019: Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, “Vietnam Cutural Week”, Lisboa, Portugal

Sep 2019: Qi Dong Poetry Salon, Taiwan Literature Museum, “Poetic Leaf”, Taipei, Taiwan

Aug 2019:  Centro Cultural La Moneda, “A selection of THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART” (APT9), Santiago, Chile

April 2019: RMIT Gallery, “Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia”, Melbourne, Australia

Dec 2018: Sàn Art, “Bodies Survey[ed]”, HCMC, Vietnam


2016 – 2017: Museo de Antioquia, “Zonas Grises – Vùng Xám”, Colombia.

2016-2017: Casa Italia, “Viet Nam Eye”, Hà Nội, VN

2016: Vietnam Fine-Arts Museum, “Open Doors-Mở cửa”, Hà Nội, Vietnam

2015: Manzi Art Space, “PRISM – lăn[g] kính lăn[g] trụ”, Hà Nội, Vietnam

2015: Nhà Sàn Collective, “từ . tới | from . to”, Hà Nội

2012: School of The Art Institute of Chicago, “Ở – Recent Works by Artists From Vietnam Heritage”, USA

2012: Richard Gray Gallery, “People Vs. Space”, Chicago, USA.

2012: RIAP 2012: “Recontre International d’Art Performance de Quebec”, Canada

2009 – 2010: Ifa Gallery, “Connect: Art Scene Vietnam”, Berlin & Stuttgart, Germany

2009: Jockey Club Creative Art Center, Hong Kong

2007-2009: Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea + Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, USA + San Art, HCMC, Vietnam: “Transpop: Korea Vietnam Remix

2008: “Mekong Art and Culture Project”, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

2007: Mills College Art Museum, “Changing Identity”, USA

2007: Fine Art University + Viet Art Center, “National Young Art Festival”, Hanoi, VN

2007: Asian Pacific/American Institute of NYU, “Exquisite Crisis & Encounters”, NY, USA

2007: New Zero Art Space, “Asian Contemporary Art Exchange “, Yangon, Myanmar

2004: Dahlem Museum, Berlin, Germany + Chiang Mai Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand + National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand: “Identities Vs. Globalization”

2004: Queen Gallery, “Living Art – Regional Artists Respond To Hiv/Aids”, Bangkok


2000-2001-2002: NIPAF (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagano, Nagoya, Hongkong, Macau, New York).


Lectures & Seminars


Oct 2019: Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, Portugal . “0395A.ĐC and boat home boat”,

Aug 2019:  Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago, Chile . “Boat Home Boat – A Journey with Ly Hoàng Ly”

Nov 2018: QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia. “The APT9 Opening Weekend panel discussion on ‘Ideas Of Home’”.

Nov 2018: MPavillion, Melbourne, Australia, Co-hosted by Centre of Visual Art, VCA, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne and Design & Creative Practice ECP, RMIT University . “Creative Collaboration And Collectivity In The Asia Pacific Region” . Artist Talk.

Nov 2017: The Factory Contemporary Art Center, Hochiminh City, Vietnam . “Spirit Of Friendship

Aug 2017: The Factory Contemporary Art Center, Hochiminh City, Vietnam . “Public Art – From A to Z”

2014: N/A Art Space, Oakland, California, “My Gaze/// Yr Gaze * Chains Of Love / Ties That Blind”. Guest Lecturer

2014: California College Of The Arts, San Francisco . Guest Lecturer

2013: Columbia College, Chicago, USA . “Photo Trade Access”.  International Artist Lectures.

2013: La Rendija Sede 50.51, Merida, Mexico . “Vietnamese Performance Art”. Artist Talk.

2012: Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, USA . Vietnamese Performance Art

2012: Le Lieu, Quebec, Canada . Vietnamese Artists Talk.

2007: Saigon Open City . Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam . Artist Talk.

2005: New York University. New York, USA . Vietnamese Contemporary Art – Artist Presentation.

2003: Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University . Contemporary Art Panel Discussion . Speaker and Organizer.

2003: Humanities Festival, Chicago .  Vietnamese Contemporary Poetry .

2003: Cultural House . University Of Iowa, Usa . Fantasy And Reality . Panel Discussion.

2002: Nipaf Summer Seminar . Nagano, Japan

2000: Nipaf Summer Seminar . Nagano, Japan.


Residencies & Workshops

2008: One-Month Art Omi Residency Ghent, New York, USA . Funded By Ford Foundation.

2008: One-Month Yunan-Vietnam Female Artists Exchange Program Kunming, China . Organized by Liu Lifen and Tran Luong.

2007: One-Month Ssamzie Space Residency Seoul, Korea . Organized by Viet Le And Yoong Soon Min.

2005: Three-Month Artist-In-Residence At Cave Gallery Brooklyn, New York, USA . Funded By Ford Foundation . Curated by Rodney Dickson.

2005: Three-Week Workshop “Who We Are?” Phu My Hung Contemporary Art Center . HCMC, Vietnam . Curated by Sinh Ngoc Tran.

2003: Three-Month International Writing Program at University Of Iowa Invited And Funded By The US Of Department Of State.

2003: One-Month Mekong Project Workshop & Residencies. Bangkok, Chiangmai, Thailand Luangphrabang, Laos. Funded by Rockefeller Foundation Organized By Dance Theater Workshop (DTW), NY, USA

2003: Arts And Culture Development (ACD). British Council . Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

2002: One-Month Phu Quoc Workshop And Exhibition Phu Quoc Island . Funded By Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Association, Vietnam.

2002: Window To Asia Workshop And Exhibition Funded By Ana, Theater Works, Singapore And Vietnamese Fine Arts Association. Organized by Ong Keng Seng, Tran Luong, Tay Tong.

2001: One-Month Long Hai Workshop . Flow Long Hai Beach, Vietnam . Funded By Ford Foundation . Organized by Nga Huynh Thi Tran.

1997: Parcours . Six-Month Workshop And Exhibition . Hanoi Fine Arts University, Vietnam Funded By French Embassy & Alliance Francaise . Curated By Nguyen Cam




2013 . Claire Rosen and Samuel Edges Foundation Prize Award Candidate

2013 – 2014 . Internship at Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

2011 – 2014 . Fulbright scholarship and sponsorship for MFA study and Internship

2011 – 2013 . Dean Grant – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for MFA study

2012 . South East Asia Award by Institute of International Education, USA

2011 . SIGNATURE ART PRIZE 2011 . Nominated for art work “Cloud”2008 . Ford Foundation Funding for Art Omi Residency, Ghent, New York

2008: Ford Foundation Funding for Art Omi Residency, Ghent, New York.

2006 . Awarded the Vietnam Writers’ Association for “Lô Lô” – a book of personal poetry, but sent a letter of refusal

2005 . Biennale Internationale des Poetes en Val-de-Marne, France

2004 . Busan Biennale

2003 . Rockefeller Foundation & Dance Theater Workshop Funding for “Pushing through Borders” – co-curated with artist Anida Yoeu Ali.

2003 . 3-month International Writing Program – The University of Iowa, invited by US Department of State, USA

1999 . Poet of the Year – Mai Vàng (Yellow Apricot) Award – Acclaimed by Labors Newspaper, Vietnam

1997 . Top 10 Artworks – Ho Chi Minh Emerging Artists – Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Association, HCMC, Vietnam.

1996 . First Prize – New Pens Poetry Contest – Youth Newspaper, HCMC, Vietnam


In The Collection of:


Kamel Lazaar Foundation

Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art

Nguyen Art Foundation

M+ Museum

Museo de Antioquia



  • Họa sỹ Bùi Công Khánh giới thiệu về Ly Hoàng Ly vào năm 2007 cho poster Ngày thơ Việt nam tổ chức tại Văn Miếu Quốc Tưt Giám, Hà Nội



  • Trích đoạn Ly Hoàng Ly trả lời Nhà văn Trần Thị Trường năm 2007 cho poster Ngày Thơ Việt nam tại Văn Miếu Quốc Tử giám, Hà Nội