Portrait of Maya Nguyen with a bright green monochromatic background.

Maya Nguyen

Maya Nguyen is a Vietnamese-Russian interdisciplinary artist with a focus on critical sound performance and diasporic making. She gathers speech fragments, urban recordings, body movements, migratory routes, sounds imitating nature sounds, and videos of daily encounters into performance lectures, sound installations, movement works, and videos. Her works expose power relations inherent in human interaction and the environments that facilitate these interactions, focusing on the domestic sphere, colonial histories, migratory routes, and the relating between the human and the natural world.

She holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from University of Chicago and an M.F.A in Sound from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown with Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (Hanoi), Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlin), UCLA New Wight Gallery (Los Angeles), Manzi Art Space (Hanoi), World Forum For Acoustic Ecology 2023 (Florida), Internationales Digitalkunst Festival 2022 (Stuttgart), Terrain Biennial 2021(Chicago), Watershed Art & Ecology (Chicago), Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Colorado), and elsewhere.

New Media Gallery 2024-25