Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Hồng-Ân Trương

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: Durham, NC
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Visual artist Hồng-Ân Trương uses photography, video, and sound to explore immigrant, refugee, and decolonial narratives and subjectivities.

Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions at the International Center for Photography, the Nasher Museum of Art, The Kitchen, Nhà Sàn (Hà Nội), the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Rubber Factory, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the MCA Chicago, among many others. Her collaborative work with Hương Ngô was exhibited in “Being: New Photography” at MoMA in 2018.

She was a 2019-2020 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in fine art and the Capp St. artist in residence at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in 2020.

Trương is currently working on a long-term project, “We Are Beside Ourselves,” which reframes the Third World Liberation movement in relationship to the construction of Asian Americans as a political identity. The project makes connections between moments not typically narrated together in order to reflect on our current political climate and racial tensions.



Hồng-Ân Trương worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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