Le Quang Dinh, an American artist of Vietnamese origin, has received an award from the Prince Claus Fund for his contributions to contemporary arts.

The Dutch Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City presented the award to the artist at a ceremony held in the city on August 8.

Born in 1968, Dinh has pursued contemporary arts since he was young and won fame for his combination of modern graphics and traditional Vietnamese techniques. Many of his works were showcased at famous museums around the world.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dinh said he hoped that this award would contribute to promoting cultural and art exchanges between Vietnam and the world and that international friends, especially the Dutch people, would gain a deeper insight into Vietnam’s contemporary arts.

The Prince Claus Fund, launched in 1997 and based in Amsterdam, aims to expand insights into cultures to promote interaction between culture and development.

The fund has so far presented more than 150 awards, each worth 25,000 EUR, to artists worldwide./.