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LE MINH, Isabelle

PORTRAIT_LEMINHBorn in Schötmar (FRG) in 1965.

Lives and works in France.

Isabelle Le Minh grew up in France, but spent a large part of her childhood in Germany. After engineering studies, she settled in Berlin in May 1989 to work as a patent engineer, while also undertaking a photographic study about the ruins of the GDR. She finally left behind her career to attend the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles in 1993. After graduating, she chose sensitive subjects for her photographic essays (a rubbish dump, an abattoir). The digital revolution and the vagaries of life led her to then drift away from photography to reflect upon the image in a broader way and to extend her area of creation to contemporary art. She now conceives resolutely conceptual works, which take all manner of forms (installations, photos, videos, books). The recipient of many awards and grants, Le Minh is also an archivist specialised in art, a photography teacher and exhibition curator. She is represented by the Christophe Gaillard gallery in Paris.

Isabelle Le Minh presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2012: Reality killed the cat at the Grande Halle.

Portrait by Erwan Thomazo Le Minh – Isabelle Le Minh.