Nov 29th 2017

Huong Ngo (Hương Ngô, Ngô Ngọc Hương, 吳玉香) is an artist born in Hong Kong and is currently based in the US. Her research-based practice critically engages discourses of collectivity, diasporic identities, and language, using a conceptual, interdisciplinary, and often collaborative approach. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BFA, Fine Arts), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, Art & Technology), and was a studio fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program. She was recently awarded the Fulbright US Scholar Grant to realize a project (begun at the Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer in France and recently exhibited at DePaul Art Museum) 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.

She has been supported by Nhà Sàn Collective, Sàn Art, the New Museum, the Queens Museum, PS1 MoMA, The Kitchen, MCA Chicago, National Gallery in Prague, Madison MoCA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SOMA Mexico, Para Site HK, VISUAL Carlow, and will be included in Being: New Photography 2018 at the MoMA. She has been awarded the Rhizome Commission, DCASE Individual Artist Program Grant, the Chicago Artists Coalition BOLT residency, and will serve as a FIELD/WORK artist mentor for the 2017-18 season and a Camargo Foundation Core Fellow for the Spring of 2018. She has taught at SAIC, the MoMA, Pratt Institute, and Parsons The New School for Design. She volunteers as an educator at the South-East Asia Center, which supports an inter-generational population of uptown Chicago’s immigrants and refugees.

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