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 examines negotiations of difference, 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, and VISUAL Carlow, among others. 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.

Upcoming and Recent (please see NEWS for a comprehensive list of upcoming events or sign up for email updates below):


Camargo Core Program (Cassis, FR). (forthcoming)

ASPECT / RATIO (Chicago, IL). (forthcoming) *solo exhibition

4TH Ward Project Space (Chicago, IL). (forthcoming) *solo exhibition

What We Make. Ross Art Museum (Delaware, OH). In collaboration with Or Zubalsky. Curated by Erin Fletcher and Dr. Ashley Biser. (forthcoming)

SPACES (Cleveland, OH). SWAP residency and collaborative exhibition with Hồng-Ân Trương. (forthcoming) *solo exhibition


New Women. Anastasia Tinari Projects (Chicago, IL). (forthcoming) *performance

And the state of emergency is also always a state of emergence. Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago, IL). (forthcoming) *solo exhibition

You Open Your Mouth Half Way. The Ski Club (Milwaukee, WI). Curated by Mark Klassen. *solo exhibition

White Light / Black Noise. The Franklin (Chicago, IL). Curated by Edra Soto. *solo exhibition

Ragdale Artist Residency. Ragdale Foundation (Lake View, IL).

In Search of Miss Ruthless. Para Site (Hong Kong, SAR). Curated by Hera Chan and David Bourgonjon.

To Name It Is To See It. DePaul Art Museum (Chicago, IL). Curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm with essay by Faye Gleisser. *solo exhibition

ALL RISE. MCA Chicago (Chicago, IL) and UNC-CH (Chapel Hill, NC). In collaboration with Hồng-Ân Trương and Black Lunch Table. *performance

Otherwise you don't see me. SOHO20 Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). In collaboration with Hồng-Ân Trương.

DCASE Individual Artist Program Grant. Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (Chicago, IL).


Stormy Petrel / Guairdeall. VISUAL Carlow (Carlow, IR). Invited Artist with Orla Ryan, Alanna O'Kelly, & Bryan Hand.

Speaking in the Dark. Nhà Sàn Collective (Hanoi, VN). Two-person exhibition with Hồng-Ân Trương. *solo exhibition

Preview 6: We've Met Before. Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago, IL). Curated by Faye Gleisser.

BOLT Artist Residency. Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago, IL).

The Making of a Fugitive. MCA Chicago (Chicago, IL). Curated by Faye Gleisser.

Hidden Assembly. Newspace Center for Photography (Portland, OR). In collaboration with Hồng-Ân Trương. Curated by Yaelle Amir.

Hidden Assembly. SPACES (Cleveland, OH). Curated by Yaelle Amir. In collaboration with Hồng-Ân Trương. Curated by Yaelle Amir.

Public Collections:

To Name It Is To See It. DePaul Art Museum (Chicago, IL).

ESCAPE. MCA Chicago Rare Book Collection (Chicago, IL).

Unofficial Annotations (as part of Asia Art Archives . MoMA Library (New York, NY).

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