Ly Hoàng Ly (b. 1975 Hanoi, Vietnam) is a visual artist, poet, and editor based in Ho Chi Minh City. She graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts in 1999. She received a Fulbright Scholarship and pursued her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), majoring in Sculpture in 2013. Ly Hoàng Ly practices in a multidisciplinary manner, spanning poetry, painting, video, performance art, installation, and public art. Her art raises questions about the human conditions such as issues of migration and fluctuations of identities. In addition to being one of the pioneering women of performance art in Vietnam, Ly Hoàng Ly is also an acclaimed poet, having received several national awards for her work.
Ly exhibits extensively in and outside of Vietnam. Some notable shows include “Bruised: Art Action and Ecology”, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (2019) ; “Bodies Surveyed, Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City (2018) ; a solo exhibition at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City (2017) ; “Blood, Sweat and Tears”, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2017) ; “Zonas Grises – Grey Zones”, Museo de Antioquia, Colombia, (2016-2017) ; and “Open”, Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam (2016).