Huong Ngo

Member Since January 1, 1996

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.