Hương Ngô is an artist born in Hong Kong, based in Chicago, and often working between France and Vietnam.
Her research-based practice connects personal and political histories using a conceptual, interdisciplinary, and often collaborative approach. Having grown up as a refugee in the American South, Ngô interrogates the ways in which power is bound up with language and identity and creates work that reframes the hybrid, the imperfect, and the non-fluent as sites of survival and knowledge.
BFA, 2001, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; MFA, 2004, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. Exhibitions: Museum of Modern Art, New York. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; The Kitchen, New York. Performances: New Museum, New York; Queens Museum, New York; Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York. Bibliography: Artforum; New York Times; Chicago Tribune; Wall Street Journal; New City. Collections: DePaul Art Museum; Smith College Museum of Art, MCA Chicago Rare Book Collection. Awards: Fulbright US Scholar Grant, Camargo Core Fellowship, DCASE Individual Artist Program, Rhizome Commission.