Le Thiet Cuong

Work of art Biography



1962:           Born in Hanoi, Vietnam.

1964-73:     Evacuated to Binh Da village to escape the American bombing of Hanoi.

1973-80:     Secondary school education in Hanoi.

1980-84:     Army service, cartographer and farmhand during rice harvests.

1985-90:     Attended the Vietnam State Film College in Hanoi. Studied set design for two years and

                     animation in  his final three years.

1988:           Married fellow animation student, Pham Tu Uyen.

1990:           Began study of Tay Tang Buddhism and produced a series of paintings influenced by its






1991:          “The Pastoral” first solo exhibition, Center for exhibition and artistic exchange,  Hanoi, 


1995:          “The Quiet Path” , Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong and Singapore.

1997:          “The Changing Eye” , Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong and Singapore.

1998:          “ Vietnam Today “,Gallery Andy Jilien, Zurich, Switzerland.

1999:          “Point of View” , Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong and Singapore.

2000:          “The Way Beyond Landscape”, Ancient Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

                     “ Beyond our Vision”, Gallery 55, Bangkok, Thailand.

2002:          “The way to one”, Gallery 55 Bangkok, Thailand.

2003:          Unspoken Dialogue , Plum Blossom Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2004:          Zoom Vietnam” , Gajah Gallery, Singapore.

                     “Inspiration from Basho’s Poem”, Singhendo  Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

                     Meeting Myself” Gallery 55 Bangkok, Thailand.




1996:          “Vietnam – Contemporary Art”, SI centrum, Stuttgart, Germany.

                     “ Independent “ , Nam Son Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam.

1997:          “ A Glimpse of Hanoi “ Duc Minh Art Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

                      “Vietnamese Fine Arts after open door”, Meridian International Center,Washington DC USA.

                      “Views of Contemporary Art” , Novotel Gallery, Vientiane, Laos.

                          “From the Red River to Mekong, the New Trend in Vietnam”,  Center Wallonie – Bruxelles, 

                      Paris, France.

1998:          “A Winding River, the Journey of Contemporary Art in Vietnam”, Meridian International

                     Center, Washington D.C,USA.

                      “L’ anima Soffocata” , Bassano del Grappa, Italy.

                      “Three Contemporary Vietnamese Artists” ,  Cork Street Gallery, London, England.

                         “Arts Plastiques et Visuals de 1925 à nos jours” , Espace Méridien, Bruxelles, Belgium.

2001:          “Where the River Meet”, Vietnam Cultural Festival, Luxembourg and continued in Uvercite

                     Libre de Bruxells, Brussells, Belgium.  

2004:          “Facing” Thang Long Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam.

2006:          “II Drago e la Farfalla Vittoriano, Rome, Italy.

2011:          Portrait “ Two men Show at Apricot Gallery, London, UK




                     Singapore National Museum

                           Deutsche Bank AG, Hanoi, Vietnam

                              ABN/Amro Bank, Singapore.