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Dinh Y Nhi was born in Hanoi in 1967 and graduated from the Hanoi University of Fine Arts in 1989. She paints multi-layered oil on canvas works that are rich in texture. As with many contemporary thinkers, Dinh Y Nhi rejects the notion of collective memory and its links to a past. Instead, her artistic practice has evolved from questioning the position of women in her Vietnamese society, and by withholding any solace, her imagery distils any stereotyped considerations of her gender. Totally unapologetic about any perceived notions about Vietnamese women, her use of raw colour, manipulation of depth, and the fusion of simplified forms make her works distinguished by a balance of incisive draftsmanship and painterly modeling. She has exhibited extensively internationally, including in Japan (1995, 1996), USA (1995, 1997, 2002, 2008), Netherlands (1997, 1999, France (1997, 1998), Switzerland (1997), Italy (1998), Korea (1998), Germany (1999), Philippines (1999), Thailand (2001), Canada (2002), China (2005), and India (2006). Her paintings are in the museum collections of the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and the Singapore Art Museum.