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Huong Ngo

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New Women, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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New Women, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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New Women, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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To Name It Is To See It, 2017 © Huong Ngo
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The Dream Machine, 2005 - present © Huong Ngo
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And, And, And – Stammering: An Interview, 2010 Performance 30 Minutes © Huong Ngo and Hong-An Truong
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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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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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The Future is Fantastic (If You Want It), 2012 Performance 40 Min
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The Silent Period, 2013 Three Channel Sound Installation, Paper Contract © Huong Ngo and Or Zubalsky
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Kissinger/Nixon, 2011 Performance 9:31 © Huong Ngo and Hong-An Truong
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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
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
Whitney Independent Study Program, 2011
Columbia University, 2007
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2004, MFA, Art & Technology
Tags
translation, performancespace, speech, social, Political, pedagogical, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, digital, exhibition/performance
Statement

Huong Ngo (Hương Ngô, Ngô Ngọc Hương, 吳玉香) 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 work questions the fixed nature of identity by placing institutionalized constructions of difference in contrast with collective memory and personal histories. Her multi-disciplinary practice often incorporates performance, sound, and sculpture.

She has recently presented her solo and collaborative work at VISUAL (Carlow, Ireland), Nhà San Collective (Hanoi, Vietnam), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, PS1 MoMA (Queens), the New Museum (New York City), Queens Museum, The Kitchen (New York City), Eyebeam Art & Technology Center (New York City), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), EFA Project Space (New York City), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Momenta Art (New York City), and SPACES Cleveland, amongst many other artist-run and non-profit spaces. She is the recipient of the 2011 Rhizome Commission (with Fantastic Futures), has been in residence through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,  SOMA Mexico, Oxbow, Millay Colony, Provisions Library, Sàn Art, LATITUDE, and the Chicago Artists Coalition. She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art, Pratt Institute, and Parsons the New School for Design. She organizes an artist lecture series in partnership with the Union of Vietnamese Youth in France.

Current and upcoming exhibitions include Miss Ruthless at Para Site (Hong Kong), and solo projects at The Franklin (curated by Edra Soto), The Ski Club (Milwaukee, WI), and the Chicago Artist Coalition in 2017. Speaking engagements include an event at LATITUDE, and programming for her exhibition at DePaul Art Museum. She is in residence at the Ragdale Foundation in the Summer of 2017 and Camargo Foundation in the Spring of 2018, and volunteers as an educator at the South-East Asia Center, which supports an inter-generational population of uptown Chicago's immigrants and refugees.