Hương Ngô is an interdisciplinary artist born in Hong Kong, grew up as a refugee in the American South, and currently based in Chicago where she is an assistant professor in Contemporary Practices at SAIC. Beginning her studies in the sciences, she received her BFA (Summa cum laude) at UNC-CH (James M. Johnson Scholar, 2001) and continued as a Trustees Scholar in Art & Technology Studies at SAIC (MFA, 2004). The archive turn in her practice solidified while a studio fellow at the Whitney ISP in 2012. She was awarded the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant in Vietnam (2016) to realize a project, begun at the Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer in France, that examines the colonial history of surveillance in Vietnam vis-à-vis the activities of female resistance organizers and liaisons. Her work, described as “deftly and defiantly decolonial” and “what intersectional feminist art looks like” has exhibited at the MoMA, NY; MCA Chicago; the New Museum, NY; and the Renaissance Society, Chicago amongst many other institutions and museums. She was recently awarded the 3Arts Chicago Next Level Award (2020) and has been included in the Prague Biennial: A Second Site (2005) and Prospect.5 Triennial: Yesterday we said tomorrow in New Orleans (2021).