Viet Le

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Viet Le is an artist, creative writer, and independent curator. His research interests center on visual studies, ethnography, queer theory and Asian/ Asian American studies. Le received his BFA in Fine Art from CSU Fullerton and his MFA in Studio Art from UC Irvine, where he also taught. He is currently working on his dissertation on trauma, contemporary art, memory, AIDS and representation in Southeast Asia and its diasporas. He has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, William Joiner Center, Banff Centre, Fine Arts Work Center, and PEN Center USA. Recent curatorial endeavors include "humor us" (; "Charlie Don't Surf!"; and the internationally traveling exhibit "transPOP: Korea Viet Nam Remix." Professor Viet Nguyen and Professor David Román are his committee co-chairs.


  • BFA CSU - Fullerton , 08/1999
  • M.F.A. UC - Irvine , 06/2001



  • Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 South Vermont Avenue
  • Kaprielian Hall 462
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-2534