Lananh Lê is an artist and writer, based in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. After having graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity in 2015, Lananh has been working on the intersection between arts and activism with Jeff Chang, Roberta Uno and other artists from ArtChangeUS and Ford Foundation's Future Aesthetics. Currently, Lananh is working on multiple projects in writing, visual art and film, revolving around the themes of Viêtnamese (femme)ininity, oral history, intergenerational trauma, and survival tools in modernity. For Lananh, artmaking is a psychological healing tool and her own meditative process, highly linked to ancestral worship and the search for spiritual order in a world full of chaos.
Love in the time of war (installation): http://www.loveinthetimeofwar.com/
Institute for Diversity in the Arts (organization): https://diversityarts.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/ida_annual_report_2014-2015.pdf