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In Progress: Patricia Nguyen

About the Artist

Patricia Nguyen is an artist, educator, and scholar born and raised in Chicago. She earned her PhD in performance studies at Northwestern University. Her research and performance work is deeply shaped by critical refugee studies, transnational feminist studies, and black studies to investigate histories of violence, forced migration, inherited trauma, torture, and nation-building in the United States and Vietnam. She has published work in Women Studies Quarterly, Women & Performance, the Asian American Policy Review published by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and The Methuen Drama Anthology of Modern Asian Plays. Nguyen has performed at the Nhà Sàn Collective, Mission Cultural Center, Jane Addams Hull House, Links Hall, Prague Quadrennial, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She is also the cofounder and executive director of Axis Lab, a community-centered art, food, and design studio based in Chicago that focuses on inclusive and equitable development for the Southeast Asian community. Currently, she is a visiting assistant professor of Asian American Studies at Northwestern University.