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


1998 MFA in Painting. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
1995 BFA in Painting and Drawing, Minor in Art History. University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

S E L E C T E D ...S O L O / C O L L A B O R A T I V E
... E X H I B I T I O N S

2012 Cracked Haus, QF Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Video Works
, CoWorker Projects,
New York, NY
2011 Domestic God____, Coleman Burke Gallery, New York, NY
Objects of Your Affection
, Lords Hotel,
Miami Beach, FL
2010 Neo-Theo, Galerie ZK, Berlin, Germany
Signature Series
, 7.9cm, Stanley Picker Gallery,
Kingston-on-Thames, England
2009 Food for Thought. Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2008 The Most Dangerous Show on Earth. Fruit & Flower Deli, New York, NY
2007 Ready Set Sail! Superbien, Berlin, Germany
All You Need Is Love. Articule, Montreal, Canada
Art Hijack Inauguration. Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY
2006 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
2005 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

1998 Sighing Reveille. USF Teaching Gallery, Tampa, Florida

S E L E C T E D ...G R O U P ... E X H I B I T I O N S

2012 Art Stays, Asia Pavilion, Gallery Tenzor, Ptuj, Slovenia
George Hearts Maria
, Helium Cownboy, Hamburg, Germany
2011 This House Is Blessed, Fountainhead, Miami, FL
Telefone Sem Fio
, EFA Project Space, New York, NY
A Strange Attraction to the Beautiful and Dreadful
, Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY
VIenna Fair, Waterside Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Hong Kong Art Fair, Galerie Quynh, Hong Kong
2010 Pulse Miami, Charlie James Gallery, Miami, FL
, curated by Eliza Tan, Waterside Project Space, London, England
Random Thoughts
, Williamsburg Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
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, New York, NY
2009 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, 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
2008 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
2007 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
2006 Sequences: Real Time Festival. Safn Foundation, Reykjavik, Iceland
9th Havana Biennial. Fortress of the Three Kings, Havana, Cuba
2005 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
Venice, Italy
. Three Colts Gallery, London, England
Style Sessions. MILK Gallery, New York, NY
2004 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
2003 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
2002 The Brewster Project: New York Stories. Brewster, New York.
1998 7 x7. Deland Museum of Art, Deland, Florida
1997 Three Deep. Centre Gallery, Tampa, Florida

C U R A T O R I A L ...A C T I V I T I E S

2012 Lightness, Being. Gallery Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2011 ROY G BIV. Waterhouse + Dodd, New York, NY
2010 Room without a View. Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany
Eye on the Prize. ArtSlant Booth, Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY
2009 Never Late than Better. EFA Project Space, New York, NY
The Future of Panel Discussions / The Glorified Docent. EFA Project Space, New York, NY
2007 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
2006 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
2005 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
2004 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
2003 Miraculous: Contemporary Exvotos Paintings. chezTGN, Brooklyn, NY
Free Association: 1: Arnis Balcus. chezTGN, Brooklyn, NY
Take Out. Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
2002 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
2000 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


2012 Arroyo, Eddie, "A Conversation with Trong Gia Nguyen,", February 13
Martin, Eliza, "Staff Picks:Keith Haring's Journals, 'Library'," The Paris Review, January 13
2011 Austin, Tom, "10 Years of Drawing Inspiration from the Everglades," Miami Herald, December 18
Chizuko, Felecia Carlisle,"Holy Smokes," Artslant, December 26

Zimmer, Lori, “The Artist Upstairs," PMC Magazine, Fashion Issue
Raillis, Nicole,"Classic Book Chapters Written on Grains of Rice," Flavorwire, November 10
May, Mel, "New Art," Lost at E Minor, November 10
Nathan, Emily, "A Fair(l)y Darker Tale," ArtSlant, January 30
2010 Laster, Paul, “Photo Gallery: Art That Makes You Laugh,” Flavorpill, April 2
Art for Art's Sake,’”, December 5
Hegert, Natalie,"In Another World," Artslant, June 21
Tschida, Anne, Florida Art Shines and Shimmers in the Sixth Borough," Knight Arts, June 22
Allen, Emma, "Dynamic Art Fills Vacancies on Governors Island,", June 7
2009 Grosz, David, “The Paper Exhibition,” Modern Painters, May
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
2008 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
2007 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
2006 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
2005 "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
2004 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
2003 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
2002 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.
2001 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

A W A R D S / R E S I D E N C I E S

2012 Artist in Residence in the Everglades (Everglades, FL)
Artist in Residence, Museum of Arts & Design (New York, NY)
2011 LegalArt (Miami, FL)
2007 Harvestworks New Media Artist Residency (New York, NY)
2006 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency (New York, NY)
2005 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Artist Grant (New York, NY)
Puffin Foundation Artist Grant (New York, NY)
2004 Change Inc. Artist Grant (New York, NY) 
1998 Bronx Museum Artists in the Marketplace Award (Bronx, NY)


2009 Lieberman, Neysa, Dis/Believer. Exhibition catalogue. Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2008 Parker, Graham, Skipping the Page. Exhibition catalogue
2007 Goldberg, RoseLee, Performa
2004 Levin, Gail, Drawing Conclusions, Gallery HD
2003 AIM 23: Artists in the Marketplace. Exhibition catalogue
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York