Trong Gia Nguyen is a conceptually-working, multi-disciplinary artist of American-Vietnamese origin. Born in 1971 in Vietnam, 1995, he immigrated to America and studied fine arts and art history at various universities in Florida. His work is known for his culture-critique  and the integration of political and economic aspects of his work. His works include installation, film, painting, sculpture, performances, and web-based promotions to iPhone applications (metaphysical GPS).

In addition to the MAD Open Studio Program, Trong has received awards and residencies from Artists-in-Residence in the Everglades, LegalArt Miami, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, LMCC Workspace, Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM, and Puffin Foundation, NY.

He currently lives and works in New York.




1998    Master of Fine Arts in Painting. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

1995    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Minor in Art History. University of Central Florida, Orlando



2015    Forthcoming: DONG, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2014    Forthcoming: Hotel Particulier, New York, NY

2013    Man Cave, Art Virus Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

2012    Cracked haus, QF Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Trong Nguyen: Videos, CoWorker Projects, New York, NY

2011    Domestic God____, Coleman Burke Gallery, New York, NY

Objects of Your Affection, LegalArt at Lords South Beach, Miami Beach, FL

2010    Neo-Theo, Galerie ZK, Berlin, Germany

Signature Series. 7.9cm, 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 Greenhouse for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

All You Need Is Love. Articule, Montreal, Canada

Art Hijack Inauguration. Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY

2006    All You Need Is Love. Paloma/New General Catalog, 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. Art L.A., Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA

2004    The Art Collection of Rick Haatj. The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY

Humanitarians Not Heroes: shäp. The Lab Gallery, New York, NY

2003    Fading Photograph. La Lunchonette, New York, NY

1998    Sighing Reveille. USF Teaching Gallery, Tampa, FL



2014    Onward and Upward, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Flight, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami, FL

Public Private, Spring Break, New York, NY

2013    The Written Word, John A. Day Gallery, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

#PseudoReal, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY

Sharper Image II, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, Provincetown, MA

Sharper Image, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York, NY

Eyes on the Storm, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT; Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Meyers, FL

The Book Lovers, EFA Project Space, New York, NY

The book lovers, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

2012    Leisure Work, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

George Hearts Maria, Helium Cowboy, Hamburg, Germany

Art Stays, Asia Pavilion, Gallery Tenzor, Ptuj, Slovenia

Wherewithall, QF Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2011    This House Is Blessed, Fountainhead, Miami, FL

Telefone Sem Fio: Word-Things of Augusto de Campos Revisited, EFA Project Space, New York, NY

A Strange Attraction to the Beautiful and Dreadful. Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY

ViennaFair, Waterside Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

Hong Kong Art Fair, Galerie Quynh

2010    Pulse Miami. Charlie James Gallery, Miami, FL

Murmur. Waterside Project Space, London, England

The Sixth Borough. curated by Manon Slome/Julian Navarro, ,Governors Island, New York

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore. Fred Torres Collaborations,
New York, NY
Satellites in the Night. Freies Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Power to the Brand, curated by Bosko Boskovic, Museum of Contemporary Art of Republic Srpska, Banja Luka, Republic Srpska

Volta NY. New York, NY

2009    Being Between, Dvorak Contemporary, Prague, Czech Republic

Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess. Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York, NY

Vietnam mon amour. MC2 Gallery, Milan, Italy

Dis/Believer. Columbia College, Chicago, IL

PTA Bake Sale and Spaghetti Dinner, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

Broken Tales, curated by Rainer Ganahl, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, China

No Title, EXHIBITION 211, curated by Nathalie Angles, New York, NY

Responding to Cuba, Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJVolta NY. New York, NY

Paper Exhibition, curated by Raimundas Malasauskas. Artists Space, New York, NY

2008   Once Upon a Time, curated by Chen Tamir and Jean Barberis. ISE Foundation, New York

NY openhouse NewYork, curated by Chen Tamir.  Brooklyn Bridge, 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, curated by Graham Parker. Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2007   In Pursuit: Art on Dating. Curated by Emma Brasó. ISE Foundation, New York, NY

CONFLUX Festival, New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY

The Dotted Line. Curated by Colby Chamberlain. Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Show Your I.D. HQ, Brooklyn, NY

DUMBO Arts Festival. Curated by Aniko Erdosi. Hungarian Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY

Secret Clubhouse. Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

From Our Living Room to Yours. Curated by Daria Brit-Shapiro, Goff + Rosenthal Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2006   Sequences Real Time Festival. Safn Foundation, Reykjavik, Iceland

9th Havana Biennial. Fortress of the Three Kings, Havana, Cuba

Detained. Asian American Arts Center, New York, NY

2005   Performa 05: The Performance Biennial. Artists Space, New York, NY

           Frisbee Fair. Miami, FL

Float. Curated by Sara Resiman. Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

US/UK.  Three Colts Gallery, London, England

Waterways, collateral project for the 2005 Istanbul Biennial. Curated by Renee Vara. Istanbul, Turkey

Style Sessions, curated by William Quigley.  MILK Gallery, New York, NY

2004    The Holiday Shopping Show  III. Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY

Night of a Thousand Drawings. Artists Space, New York, NY

NOW: Contemporary Asian American Artists. Curated by Katherine Chan for the Asian Americans for Equality 30th Anniversary Gala. Empire State Ballroom Grand Hyatt, New    York, NY

Bush-Whack! George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

The Peekskill Project. Curated by Alison Levy. Peekskill, NY

Doing Business: Dysfunctional Corporate Culture. Curated by Barry Rosenberg. University of Connecticut Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs/Stamford, CT

2003    Objects for Joseph Cornell. ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY

 The Holiday Shopping Show II. Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY

The Affordable Art Fair. Mai’s Gallery, New York, NY

AIM 23: Artists in the Marketplace. Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

150 Artists Make 150 Shirts, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

100 $mack$ Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL

Iron On! Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002   The Brewster Project: New York Stories, curated by Paul Laster. Brewster, NY

2001   Ebay Inventory Project on DriveDrive.Com.

1998   7 x7. Deland Museum of Art, Deland, FL

1997   Three Deep. Centre Gallery, Tampa, FL



2012    Forthcoming: Artist in Residence in the Everglades, Everglades National Park, FL

Museum of Arts and Design Artist residency,  New York, NY

2011    LegalArt Residency, Miami, FL

2007    Harvestworks Digital 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

2003    Bronx Museum Artists in the Marketplace Fellowship, Bronx, NY