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Huong Ngo

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The Silent Period, 2013 Three-channel Sound Installation, Paper Contract 30' X 30'x 30' © Andrew Suggs, Vox Populi, PA.
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Acting the Word is Enacting the World, 2011-2013 Workshop, Exhibition, Performance That Also Included Installations, Videos, Screen-printed Posters, Recorded Sound Interviews, and a Zine. 30' X 30' X 30' © Etienne Frossard. Courtesy of Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY.
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The Future is Fantastic (If You Want It), 2012 Performance 40 Min © Phil Stearns
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Acting the Word is Enacting the World, 2011 Workshop, Exhibition, Performance That Also Included Installations, Videos, Screen-printed Posters, Recorded Sound Interviews, and a Zine. 100' X 100' X 100' © Huong Ngo
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Kissinger/Nixon, 2011 Performance 9:31 © Huong Ngo and Hong-An Truong
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And, And, And – Stammering: An Interview, 2010 Performance 30 Minutes
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Stratocumulus, 2008 Air, Mylar, Tyvek, Poly Sheeting, Fan, Solar Battery 8'x8'x4' © Huong Ngo
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Pop-Up Studio, 2006 Tyvek, Poly Sheeting, Velcro, Fan, Battery 8'x8'x8' © Huong Ngo
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Escape, 2005 Tyvek, Velcro, Air, Fan, Suitcases, Posters, Video Variable © Huong Ngo
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Through Land, Through Body, Through Speech Collaborative Process Culminating in an Eight-channel Sound Installation and Performance
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To Learn a Language, 2013 Performance With Cassette Tape Recorder 10 Minutes © Huong Ngo
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Hong Kong
Birth year
1979
Lives in
Brooklyn
Works in
Brooklyn
Schools
Whitney Independent Study Program, 2011
Columbia University, 2007
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tags
translation, performancespace, speech, social, Political, pedagogical, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, digital, exhibition/performance
Statement

Hương Ngô is an artist and educator, born in Hong Kong, of Vietnamese and Chinese origin, raised in North Carolina, and based in Paris and New York.

Ngô is a multi-disciplinary artist who interrogates collective notions of the future as a site of contention and possible social transformation. Often collaborative, her work has been supported by the New Museum, Rhizome, LMCC, The Kitchen, EFA Project Space, iLAND, CulturePush, Eyebeam, Tate Modern, Vox Populi, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Museum in Prague.

She is a part of the collective Fantastic Futures, is a recent Whitney Independent Study Program Fellow, earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a Trustees Scholar, and her BFA from the University of North Carolina with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction. She has taught at MoMA, Pratt Institute, and Parsons where she co-designed courses on Contemporary Utopias, The Social Book, and Radical Aesthetics.