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Huong Ngo

Visual Arts
Interdisciplinary Artist

Huong Ngo is an interdisciplinary artist whose conceptual practice translates invisible histories into material form. Having grown up as a Vietnamese refugee in the American South, Huong creates work that reframes the hybrid, the imperfect, and the non-fluent as sites of survival and knowledge. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was a studio fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2016, she was awarded the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant for a project that examines the colonial history of surveillance in Vietnam and the anti-colonial strategies of resistance vis-à-vis the activities of female organizers and liaisons.  
 
Her work, which has been described as "deftly and defiantly decolonial" by New City and "what intersectional feminist art looks like" by the Chicago Tribune, has been exhibited locally at the DePaul Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, as well as the Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, The Kitchen, and Queens Museum in New York City, Para Site in Hong Kong, and Nhà Sàn Collective in Hanoi, among others. Her work has been supported by the Camargo Foundation, Chicago Artists Coalition’s BOLT Residency, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and Rhizome. She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute, and is currently Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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