Trong Gia Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His wide array of works examines structures of power in their myriad forms. Regularly employing humor while at other times engaging sober reflection, Nguyen’s work elevates the condition of doubt as it reveals and disrupts the undercarriage of our most trusted spaces –domestic, cultural, political, and economical. He has exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions including: Anthology for Beginners (Solo), La Patinoire Royale / Galerie Valerie Bach (Brussels, Belgium, 2021); My Myopia (Solo), Cornell Fine Arts Museum (Florida, USA, 2018); California Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art (California, USA, 2018); The Foliage, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017); The Others, Piazzale Valdo Fusi (Torino, Italy, 2015); Eye on the Storm, Housatonic Museum of Art (Connecticut, USA, 2013); Satellites in the Night, Freies Museum, (Berlin, Germany, 2010), The Sixth Borough (New Yor, USA, 2010); Sequences, (Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008); and Performa 05, Artists Space (New York, USA, 2005).
Trong has received grants and residencies from the Museum of Arts & Design (NY), Artist in Residence in the Everglades (FL), Gate 27 (Istanbul, Turkey), LegalArt Miami (FL), LMCC (NY), FabLab (CA), Harvestworks Digital Media Center (NY), Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY), Puffin Foundation (NJ), among others.
As a curator, Trong has organized over 25 exhibitions. From 2005-07 he founded and directed New General Catalog, a gallery in Brooklyn, NY that was devoted to showing experimental work by emerging and underserved artists.
He has served on the advisory boards of organizations that include Fashion in Film Festival, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and Florence Artist in Residence (FAiR). Trong has also guest-lectured and serve on discussion panels at Art Stage Singapore, CUE Foundation (New York, USA), School of Visual Arts (New York, USA), Columbia University (New York, USA), Catalyst Foundation (Washington, DC, USA), Reykjavik Art Academy (Iceland), Riga Center for Contemporary Art (Latvia), Goethe Institut (Hanoi, Vietnam), and many others.