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The Visiting Artists Program resource guides contain upcoming speakers' biographies, articles, video and audio content, related publications in the Flaxman Library, and additional online resources. These guides may be used in the classroom in preparation for the event, research, or post-lecture discussion.

Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Tuesday, November 7, 6:00–7:30 p.m. CT
The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall, 111 S. Michigan Ave.

This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation services.

Join us for a lecture by Tuan Andrew Nguyen followed by an audience Q&A.  

The Gene Siskel Film Center will host a screening of Nguyen’s films on November 1. Visit their website for details. 


Photographic portrait of Tuan Andrew NguyenTuan Andrew Nguyen’s work explores the power of storytelling through video and sculpture. His projects are based on extensive research and community engagement, tapping into inherited histories and counter-memory. Nguyen extracts and reworks dominant, oftentimes colonial histories and supernaturalisms into imaginative vignettes. Fact and fiction are interwoven in poetic narratives that span time and place. Nguyen is a founding member of The Propeller Group, an entity that positions itself between a fake advertising company and an art collective. Accolades for the group include the main prize at the 2015 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and a Creative Capital Award.

The New Museum presented Nguyen’s first major solo museum exhibition in the United States in June 2023. The artist is the subject of two recent solo exhibitions in Europe at the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow and Marabouparken konsthall in Stockholm. Nguyen’s work has been included in major international festivals, biennials, and exhibitions including, in the past year, the 12th Berlin Biennale, Germany; Manifesta 14, Prishtina, Kosovo; Aichi Triennale, Japan; and Dakar Biennale, Senegal. His work is included in the permanent collections of institutions including Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In May 2023, Nguyen was announced the winner of the eighth Joan Miró Prize, which this year is being awarded by the Fundació Joan Miró with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Portrait credit: Tuan Andrew Nguyen. Photo: Quinn Ryan Mattingly

Artist Website

Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s website

Gallery Representation

James Cohan Gallery


Making Art Out of Bombshells and Memories in Vietnam*
Frank Rose | New York Times | June 16, 2023
*This is a library resource that requires ARTIC login

Rebuilding Vietnam’s Traumatic Histories with Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn
Jesper Strömbäck Eklund | ArtReview | April 3, 2023

Unburied Sounds: A Conversation with Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Ben Tran | Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network | August 24, 2022

Slender Threads: Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s The Specter of Ancestors Becoming
Nancy Dantas | MoMA | August 10, 2022

At the Edge Of: Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Rahel Aima | Mousse Magazine | October 13, 2020

Tuan Andrew Nguyen: The Limits of Narrative
Vivian Chui | Ocula Magazine | April 17, 2020



The Propeller Group
Formed in 2006, The Propeller Group is a Ho Chi Minh City- and Los Angeles-based collective composed of artists Phunam, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen, who collaborate on large-scale projects in new media, from videos to web-based applications, taking a special interest in mass communication.

Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Radiant Remembrance at the New Museum
Radiant Remembrance (June 29 – September 17, 2023) is Nguyen’s first solo museum exhibition in the U.S., showcasing a new film and two recent video projects alongside works from the artist’s broader practice. 

Visiting Artists Program Lecture Recordings from the Archive
SAIC Visiting Artists Program video and audio lecture recordings (1977–present.) Available with SAIC login credentials.

SAIC Digital Collections: Visiting Artists Program
SAIC Visiting Artists Program publicity archive and audio recordings (197798).