Hương Ngô is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator.
She was born in Hong Kong and is currently based in Chicago. 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 U.S. Scholar Grant to continue a project (begun at the Archives nationales d’outre-mer in France as a BAU Institute/Camargo Foundation resident) 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 multi-disciplinary practice often incorporates performance, sound, and sculpture and questions the fixed nature of identity by placing institutionalized constructions of difference in contrast with collective memory and personal histories. She has presented her work at the MCA Chicago, PS1 MoMA, the New Museum, The Kitchen, the Queens Museum, the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Prague, and most recently with a solo exhibition at DePaul Art Museum. She has been supported by grants from SAIC, Rhizome, DCASE, and has been in residence through the Chicago Artists Coalition (BOLT), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and LATITUDE Chicago. She has been selected as an upcoming 2018 Camargo Foundation Core Resident.