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Hồng-An Trương uses photography, sound, video, and performance to examine histories of war and immigrant and refugee narratives through a decolonial framework. By interrogating archival materials, she examines the production of knowledge through structures of time and memory. Her interdisciplinary projects are premised on the concept that aesthetic battles are also political and ideological battles.

Her work has been shown at venues such as the International Center for Photography (NY), Art in General (NY), the Nasher Museum of Art (Durham, NC), The Kitchen (NY), Nhà Sàn (Hanoi), the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin, Ireland), Leslie Tonkonow Gallery (NY), the Rubber Factory (NY), the Phillips Collection (Washington D.C.) and the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MN). She was included in the New Orleans triennial Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp in 2017-2018. Her collaborative work with Hương Ngô was exhibited in Being: New Photography 2018 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, The New Yorker, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Hyperallergic, among others. She has been awarded an Art Matters Foundation Grant, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts emergency grant, and is a 2019-2020 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in Fine Art. She was the Capp Street Project Artist-in-Residence at the Wattis Institute at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2020.

She received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine and was a fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program. Hồng-Ân is based in Durham, North Carolina where she is an activist and a Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact: hongan.truong@gmail.com

Selected Press
Isabel Ling, "Commemorating the Life of Christina Yuna Lee," in Hyperallergic, May 30, 2022
Jillian Steinhauer, New York Times, April 6, 2022
Art Forum interview, 2018
Richard B. Woodward, Being: New Photography at the MoMA, Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2018
Being: New Photography at the MoMA, The New Yorker, March 2018
Holland Cotter, Common Spaces at The Kitchen, NY Times, June 5, 2014
Lauren DiGiulio, IDIOM Magazine, May 18, 2010
Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2010
Chen Tamir, Mining the Remnants, Artslant.com, Nov 15, 2009