Hương Ngô is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, born in Hong Kong and currently based in the US. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied Art & Technology, and recently a fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program. Her research-based process examines origins of ideologies and their manifestations in language, social relations, and material culture. She was recently awarded the prestigious Fulbright US Scholar Grant in Vietnam to continue a research-based project (begun at the National Archives of Overseas Territories in Aix-en-Provence, France) that explores the intersections of the feminist and anti-colonial movements in Vietnam and the surveillance of women's bodies in a neo-colonial era. She will exhibit this new work in solo shows at the DePaul Art Museum, The Franklin, and Chicago Artists Coalition in 2017.
She has presented her solo and collaborative work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, PS1 MoMA, the New Museum, Queens Museum, Tate Modern, the National Gallery in Prague through the 2005 International Prague Art Biennial, The Kitchen, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, EFA Project Space, Vox Populi, Momenta Art, 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, the Camargo Foundation, Oxbow, Millay Colony, Provisions Library, Sàn Art, and LATITUDE. 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.
Ngô is currently a BOLT resident through the Chicago Artist Coalition and recently exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in the exhibition The Making of a Fugitive (curated by Faye Gleisser), collaborative work with Hồng-Ân Trương at Newspace Center for Photography, Portland in the exhibit Hidden Assembly (curated by Yaelle Amir, recently at SPACES, Cleveland), through an exhibition at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow with Orla Ryan, Alanna O’Kelly, Brian Hand (Stormy Petrel/Guairdeall), and a group exhibition at the Chicago Artist Coalition for the BOLT residency.
Upcoming projects include All Rise (with Hồng-Ân Trương, Jina Valentine, and Heather Hart), to be presented at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and solo exhibitions at the DePaul Art Museum (curated by Julie Rodrigues-Widholm), The Franklin (curated by Edra Soto), and the Chicago Artist Coalition in 2017. Speaking engagements include an event at LATITUDE, date to be announced. She will begin teaching in the Northwestern University Art, Theory, and Practice program in the Spring of 2017 and in residence at the Ragdale Foundation in the Summer of 2017. She volunteers as an educator at the South-East Asia Center, which supports refugee and immigrant populations across generations in Uptown, Chicago.