Honey Honey Honey or The Fragments of Trust

Ly Hoang Ly

Ly Hoang Ly (b. 1975, Vietnam) is one of the most critically and internationally acclaimed artists of her generation. Graduating from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts in 1998, she received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2011, earned her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2013 and spent a year interning at the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. Approaching art in a multidisciplinary manner, Ly’s practice raises questions about the general human condition; the critical state of society; the fluctuating nature of identity and history; and our shared issues of division and union, adaptation and acceptance. 

Ly Hoang Ly’s notable solo and group exhibitions include poems of the sky, San Art, HCMC, Vietnam, 2023; The dreamer: heterotopia, tabula rasa, noble silence, Manzi Art Space, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2022; A Life Beyond Boundaries (The Geography of Belonging), JWD Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand, 2021; password 0~1, MoT+++, HCMC, Vietnam, 2020; Opaque Signs, San Art, HCMC, Vietnam, 2019-2020; Contemporary Art Exhibition. Asia, Australia and the Pacific: Selection of the Queensland Asia Pacific Triennial Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago, Chile, 2019; Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2019; the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia, 2018-2019; Bodies Survey(ed), San Art, HCMC, Vietnam, 2018; A solo exhibition by Ly Hoang Ly, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, HCMC, Vietnam, 2017; Zonas Grises, Museo de Antioquia, Antioquia, Colombia, 2016-2017; AIA Vietnam Eye, Casa Italia, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2016-2017; Be Open” – 30 years of fine art after “Doi Moi” (1986-2016), Hanoi, Vietnam, 2016; Prvdens Vivo Prvdens Morior at her personal studios in HCMC, Vietnam, 2016 and Chicago, USA, 2014; from . to ., Nha San Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2015; and PRISM – lăn[g] kính lăn[g] trụ, Manzi Art Space, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2015.