Alison Nguyen is a New York-based artist working in film, video, photography, and installation. She uses these forms to raise questions about the circulation of images and the cultural surrounding. Often integrating appropriated footage from mass media, Nguyen investigates systems of control found within the visual codes of this material.
She received her B.A from Brown University, Providence, RI. Nguyen’s work has been featured in exhibitions and screenings at Microscope Gallery, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Crossroads presented by SF MoMA/SF Cinemateque, Marfa Film Festival, San Diego Underground Film Festival, Traverse Vidéo, True/False Film Festival, Palace Film Festival, Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, Outpost Artists, Zumzeig Cine and Satellite Art Show, Miami. She has participated in group performances at The Whitney Museum of Art: Dreamlands Expanded, The Parrish Museum, and Mana Contemporary (in collaboration with Optipus).
Nguyen has received residencies from The Institute of Electronic Arts, Signal Culture, Vermont Studio Center, and Flux Factory. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from BRIC, NYSCA, and The New York Community Trust. In March 2018 she was a Visiting Artist at The University of Oklahoma where she exhibited a double-channel installation of her work 'Dessert-Disaster'.