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Lai Thi Dieu Ha

PROJECT:  June 07 @ 7pm Gallery

PANEL: Intimacies: Self-Sacrifice and Preservation June 08 @ 2-4pm Society for the Arts

photo credit courtesy of the artist and Trịnh Quỳnh Trâm | talk.onevietnam.org/nudity and more performance art in vietnam

Lai Thi Dieu Ha (Vietnam) was born in Hanoi in 1976. She graduated from the Hanoi University of Fine Arts in 2005 and became known among art circles for her provocative performances at the Nha San Duc experimental art space. She is interested in exploring taboos in Vietnamese society revolving around sex and sexuality. Her art is unique, obsessive and multi-faceted. At first she specialized in performance art: performing the inner self, the urgency of finding self’s origin and everything clashed into. She usually used her body for experiment and practice. Currently she ceaselessly learns and researches to look deeper down inside, to go even more extreme. She uses herself as a test about whether to give or not to give solutions or answers for an artwork. She is be open and gives the audience the right to question or answer. They will look at her artworks, see her inside as an intermediary or an excuse to speak for them.

Causing confusion is her way to implicitly send a message to everyone.