Huong Ngô is a multidisciplinary artist whose work engages performance, time-based media, and sculpture to examine the relationships between language and the construction of power and difference. Ngô was born in Hong Kong and is currently based in the US. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied Art & Technology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her BFA in Studio Art, and recently a studio fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program. More info: www.huongngo.com
To Name it is to See it
While at Camargo, Ngô will further develop a project begun at the Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer and continued in Vietnam as a Fulbright US Scholar that traces the colonial history of surveillance in Vietnam and the anti-colonial strategies of resistance vis-à-vis the activities of female organizers and liaisons. The project fleshes out identity and visibility as territories that both colonizer and colonized manipulate to achieve personal agency or state sovereignty.