Trong Gia Nguyen

Works * CV * PDF portfolio

Born 1971 in Saigon, Vietnam. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

MFA in Painting. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

BFA in Painting and Drawing, Minor in Art History. University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Selected solo and collaborative exhibitions
Neo-Theo, Galerie ZK, Berlin, Germany
Signature Series. 7.9cm, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston

Food for Thought. Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Most Dangerous Show on Earth. Fruit & Flower Deli, New York, NY

Ready Set Sail! Superbien, Berlin, Germany
All You Need Is Love. Articule, Montreal, Canada
Art Hijack Inauguration. Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY

Stolnar Stundir. Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY
All You Need Is Love. NGC 224 and Paloma, Brooklyn, NY
Humanitarians Not Heroes (Five-Alive). Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY

L'Agent des trois. Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL

The Art Collection of Rick Haatj. The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY
Humanitarians Not Heroes: shäp. Lab Gallery, New York, NY
Fading Photograph. La Lunchonette, New York, NY

Sighing Reveille. USF Teaching Gallery, Tampa, Florida

Selected group exhibitions
A Strange Attraction to the Beautiful and Dreadful, curated by Maureen Sullivan, Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY

murmur, curated by Eliza Tan, Waterside Project Space, London, England
The Sixth Borough, curated by No Longer Empty, Governors Island, NY
Open Kitchen, Da Gallery, New York, NY
Satellites in the Night, Freies Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Knock Knock, curated by Elana Rubinfeld and Sarah Murkett, Fred Torres Collaborations, New York, NY
Volta NY, Special project, New York, NY

Being Between, Dvorak Contemporary, Prague, Czech Republic
Power to the Brand, Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska
Dis/Believer, curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman. Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Vietnam Mon Amour. MC2 Gallery, Milan, Italy
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess. Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York, NY
PTA Bake Sale and Spaghetti Dinner, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
Broken Tales, curated by Rainer Ganahl, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, China
EXHIBITION, 211 Elizabeth, curated by Nathalie Angles, New York, NY
Responding to Cuba, Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
Volta NY. New York, NY
Paper Exhibition, curated by Raimundas Malasauskas. Artists Space, New York, NY

Once Upon a Time. ISE Foundation, New York, NY
Open House New York. New York, NY
Sequences Real Time Festival. Dwarf Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
I'll Be Your Mirror... Heist Gallery, New York, NY
From Brooklyn with Love. Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY
Skipping the Page. Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

The Dotted Line. Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Greatest. Bleu Acier, Tampa, FL
Show Your ID. HQ, Brooklyn, NY
Secret Clubhouse. Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
In Pursuit. ISE Foundation, New York, NY
From Our Living Room to Yours. Goff + Rosenthal, Berlin, Germany

Sequences: Real Time Festival. Safn Foundation, Reykjavik, Iceland
9th Havana Biennial. Fortress of the Three Kings, Havana, Cuba

Eleven Nguyens and the Thirty Year Loss, PH Gallery, New York, NY
Frisbee Fair. Cavalier Hotel, Miami, FL
Performa 05: The Performance Biennial. Artists Space, New York, NY
Float. Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Art L.A. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
Waterways, as part of the 2005 Istanbul Biennial. Istanbul, Turkey
Waterways. Venice, Italy
US/UK. Three Colts Gallery, London, England
Style Sessions. MILK Gallery, New York, NY

The Holiday Shopping Show III. Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
Night of a Thousand Drawings. Artist Space, New York, NY
NOW: Contemporary Asian American Artists. Empire State Ballroom, New York, NY
Bush-Whack! George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
The Peekskill Project. Peekskill, NY
Doing Business: Dysfunctional Corporate Culture, Curated by Barry Rosenberg.University of Connecticut Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs and Stamford, CT

Objects for Joseph Cornell. ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, New York
The Holiday Shopping Show II. Wallspace Gallery, New York, New York
The Affordable Art Fair. Mai's Gallery, New York, New York
AIM 23: Artists in the Marketplace. Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York.
150 Artists Make 150 Shirts. Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York, New York
The Diabolical and Dubya Says on
100 $mack$ Covivant Gallery, Tampa, Florida
Iron On! Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Brewster Project: New York Stories. Brewster, New York.

7x7. Deland Museum of Art, Deland, Florida

Three Deep. Centre Gallery, Tampa, Florida

Curatorial activities
Room without a View. Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany
Eye on the Prize. ArtSlant Booth, Fountain NY Art Fair, New York, NY

Never Late than Better. EFA Project Space, New York, NY
The Future of Panel Discussions / The Glorified Docent. EFA Project Space, New York, NY

The Guy Debord Show. New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY
Hungarian Flag Football. Hungarian Cultural Center and DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
By Invitation Only. Kinz, Tillou, and Feigen Gallery, New York, NY
Hostcreatures: Nicole Schuck and Anne Katrin Stork. New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY
Darri Lorenzen: Round Here. New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY

Jason Irwin: An Observing List of "Not-Found" Objects. New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY
Seasons in the Sun: Fall with Jim Holyoak. New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY
Seasons in the Sun: Summer with Fred Thomas and Soma Wingelaar. New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY
The Thief, the Cook, His Wife, Her Lover, and Their Dinner Guests. New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY

Doing Lines: Paul de Guzman and Christian Nguyen. New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY
The One. Artists included Deborah Aschheim, Elena Bajo, David Bowie, Elin Hansdottir, Marla Hlady, Emily Jacir, Katerina Seda, and others.New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY
Devil's Devil's Nite! Lab Gallery, New York, NY
Eleven Nguyens and the Thirty Year Loss. PH Gallery, New York, NY

amBush! Artists included Melanie Baker, Critical Art Ensemble, R. Crumb, David Humphrey, Jon Kessler, Dj Spooky That Subliminal Kid,and others.Van Brunt Gallery, New York, NY
GenArt: Ignite. Puck Building, New York, NY
EA50: HEREArt's 8th Annual Artist Raffle Installation. HEREArt, New York, NY
From New York with Love. Artists included Katy Grannan, Terence Koh, Ryan McGinley, Praxis, and others. Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL
Nails Nails Nails. Broadway Spa, New York, NY

Miraculous: Contemporary Exvotos Paintings. chezTGN, Brooklyn, NY
Free Association: 1: Arnis Balcus. chezTGN, Brooklyn, NY
Take Out. Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY

Who? Me? Role Play in Self-Portrait Photography. Artists included: Dieter Appelt, Claude Cahun, Countess de Castiglione, Tseng Kwong Chi, Renee Cox, Joan Fontcuberta, Anthony Goicolea, Nikki Lee, Ari Marcopoulos, Mariko Mori, Yasumasa Morimura, Luigi Ontani, Orlan, Adrian Piper, Man Ray, Tomoko Sawada, Cindy Sherman, Iké Udé, Ben Vautier, and others. Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY

The Devil Made Me Do It. Inaugural exhibition at Covivant Gallery, Tampa, Florida

1998 art in the service of politics, POLITICS IN THE SERVICE OF ART. Gallery at 145, St. Petersburg, Florida

"Art for Art's Sake,"
Laster, Paul, "Photo Gallery: Art That Makes You Laugh," Flavorpill, April 2

Cotter, Holland, "Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess," New York Times, October 23
Avery, Dan, "Get Smart," New York Post, March 5
Gritz, Anna, "Paper Exhibition," Frieze, February 13

Meis, Morgan, "Classified Report from 'The Secret Club House,'" Believer Magazine, November/December
Beck, Ernest ,"Treasure Troves," Worth Magazine, April/May
Snofried, "Fruit and Flower Deli," BLEND Magazine, March
Lewis, Jacquelyn, "Relaxing at PooL, Bustling at Bridge,", March 28

Wolff, Rachel, "Art Collective Makes Shakespeare More Like the Bachelor," New York Magazine Online, December 13
Psyllos, Steven, "Creative Collectives," Trace Magazine, September
Redfern, Christine, "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," Montreal Mirror, August 16-22
Debatty, Régine, "From Our Living Room to Yours," We Make Money Not Art, March 5
Ackermann, Timothy, "Rebellion in the Living Room," Artnet, March 7

Shapiro, Daria Brit, "Trong Nguyen's Signature," New York Arts Magazine, May/June
Johnson, Ken, "Humanitarians Not Heroes," New York Times, January 27
Mannerheim, Jenny, "Humanitarians Not Heroes," Nuke Magazine: Mission Issue, December/January
Mackin, Carrie, "Bottle Talk," New York Arts Magazine, March/April

"Sonic Godiva Music Fest," Daily News, November 20
Asteak, Quinn, "Booty Call," Paper Magazine. November
Murkett, Sarah, "Eleven Nguyens and the Thirty Year Loss," New York Arts Magazine, September/October
"Float," Time Out New York, August 25-31
Johnson, Ken, "Eleven Nguyens and the Thirty Year Loss," New York Times, July 8

Levin, Gail, "Drawing Conclusions," Gallery HD
Krudy, Catherine, "Theatrical Openings," New York Arts Magazine. December
Hrbacek, Mary, "Art Hijack," M: The New York Art World Magazine. December

Genocchio, Benjamin, "Biting the Hand That Feeds Them," The New York Times. December 7
Rosenberg, Karen. "Market Share," Village Voice, August 27-September 2
Laster, Paul. "AIM 23," FlavorPill, July 15-21

Streitfeld, L.P. "The Brewster Project Wires the Zeitgeist," The Advocate and Greenwich Time. July 21
bkyn, version 2 online visual arts journal, edited by Paul Laster
Nii, Yuko. "The Scene - Williamsburg," New York Arts Magazine. March.

Tan, Shannon. "...Possessions on Web," Northwest Arkansas News. September 16
Baumgartel, Tilman. "The Sell-Out Artists," Eyestorm online journal. April 30
Doonan, Simon. "Try Purging the Boom Years and Start the New Age Clean," The New York Observer. March 26
Mirapaul, Matthew. "The New Canvas," The New York Times. February 5

Harvestworks New Media Artist Residency (New York, NY)

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency (New York, NY)

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Artist Grant (New York, NY)
Puffin Foundation Artist Grant (New York, NY)

Change Inc. Artist Grant (New York, NY)

Bronx Museum Artists in the Marketplace Award (Bronx, NY)

Lieberman, Neysa, Dis/Believer. Exhibition catalogue. Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Nguyen, Trong, Notes from the Invisible Box of Valerie Osser
Parker, Graham, Skipping the Page. Exhibition catalogue

Goldberg, RoseLee, Performa

Levin, Gail, Drawing Conclusions, Gallery HD

AIM 23: Artists in the Marketplace. Exhibition catalogue
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York