Chi Nguyen is a community organizer, digital strategist, and an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She uses durational performance, textile, and writing to reflect on contemporary issues dealing with feminism, reproductive justice, LGBTQ issues, globalization, and the search for one’s identity. Her view on these subjects is greatly influenced by her childhood in Vietnam and subsequent move to the United States. In exploring the nuances of these topics, she attempts to find her self and a space where she belongs.

Her work has been featured on the Washington Post, Salon, Ms. Magazine, Huffington Post, BusinessWeek, Vice, New York Times, Bustle, among others.

She is currently a Fellow at the Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute with the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. 

Education & Residencies

Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute Fellow
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

Make Room Residency
Barton Booth on Governors Island, New York 

Poco a Poco Residency
Oaxaca, Mexico 

2013 - 2014
The Textile Arts Center Brooklyn, New York 

BA cum laude, Visual Arts and Political Science Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Baccalaureate

L' Istituto Lorenzo del Medici
Florence, Italy 


Interdisciplinary performance directed by Theresa Elwell as part of the Make Room Residency
Nolan Park on Governors Island, NY

Backstage: Studies of Solitude
Group show curated by Sophia Ma with sales going to the New York Asian Women’s Center
Rockwall Studios, Ridgewood, Queens

I hope to find you at the end of this, Second Iteration
Solo performance
October 10 from 2PM – 8PM
Presented by Theater Lab, New York, NY

AIR 5 Show
Group show as part of the culmination of the Textile Arts Center residency
November 6 – 13
Showroom Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY

Of Ties
Dance performance with Jonathan Gonzalez as part of a group show
November 13
Make the Road, Brooklyn, NY

I hope to find you at the end of this, First Iteration
October 10 from 5PM – 12:15PM
Presented by Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY