Maya Nguyen

Ice Blinks Eyes Bling



Maya Nguyen (b. 1996) is a Vietnamese-Russian interdisciplinary artist working at the boundaries of sound, image, and the body. Her work excavates the power relations inherent in human interaction and the environments that facilitate these interactions, such as the domestic sphere, the colonial subject, and border zones. At the core of her practice is the belief that by pushing our embodied senses to the edge we can, once again, become sensitive to the power dynamics that structure our environments.

She is the assistant poetry editor of Asymptote Journal, holds a BA in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago, and is an MFA candidate in Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been presented in a solo exhibition at SITE Sharp gallery, and group exhibitions and performances at Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (Hanoi, Vietnam), New Wight Gallery (Los Angeles, USA), Terrain Biennial (Chicago, USA), Gene Siskel Film Center, The University of Chicago, Indiana University, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Colorado, USA), and elsewhere.