Born in Saigon, 1968, Vietnam. Lives and works in New York since 1975

2000 Master of Fine Arts - Hunter College Graduate Program, New York
1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts - The Cooper Union, School of Art, New York
1986 International Baccalaureate U. N. International School, New York


New Dawn Fades - Court Tree Collective, Brooklyn, NY

Place of Origin, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, California, 2008.

Doing Lines: Paul de Guzman and Christian Nguyen, curated by Trong Nguyen, NGC224, New York, 2005

Novus Ordo Seclorum, solo exhibition curated by Sebastien Agneesens, Diesel Denim Gallery, New York, 2003

Alteration & Habitation, Two-person show with Carole Loeffler, Curated by Anne Ellegood and Rachel Gugelberger, in conjunction with the 2003 CAA Conference

Cuchifritos, New York, 2003


Picturing Space - The Art and Design Gallery, Fashion Institute of Technology. Curated by Anne Finkelstein.

Thisness and Whatness - Felician University. Curated by Scott Reeds.

New York is Now - Platforms Project, Athens, Greece. Curated by Jake Cartwright.


Antonietta Grassi, Christian Nguyen, Ann Walsh - Kenise Barnes Fine Arts, NY.

Drawn to Beauty, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, New York
SMALL SCULPTURE (by big people), Big and Small Gallery, New York
ELEMENTS: Art & Architecture, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, New Jersey

ThereNotThere - Number35 Gallery, New York
ROY B GIV - Waterhouse + Dodd, New York

Satellites, Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany
Irrelevent, Local Emerging Asian Artists Who Don't Make Work About
Being Asian, Arario Gallery, New York
Room without a View, curated by Trong Gia Nguyen, The Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany

Everything Is Not Lost, curated by Kim Nguyen, Belkin Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
In Response: Summer Projects, curated by Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York

Out of Sight, Slate Gallery, curated by Gillian Wilson, Brooklyn, New York
We've Landed… , Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, California
Wood, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Surrealism, curated by Branko Franceschi, director, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia

Empire's Feast, New York/Vancouver Video Exchange, curated by Jenny Ham, PH Gallery, New York
Eleven Nguyens and the 30 Year Loss, curated by Trong Nguyen, PH Gallery, New York
That Which is Built, Isidro Blasco, Christian Nguyen, Renee Lotenero. Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, curated by Alyson Baker, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
AmBush, curated by Trong Nguyen, Van Brunt Gallery, New York
Drawings, Plane Space, New York
Freehand, Marvelli Lab, Curated by Rachel Gugelberger, Brooklyn, New York
Video X – 10 years of video with Momenta Art, Momenta Art, curated by Michael Waugh and Eric Heist, Brooklyn, NY

Fresh Meat, Center for Experimental and Perceptual Art, curated by Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock, Buffalo, New York

Micro Views, Municipal Arts Society, curated by Moukhtar Kocache, Erin Donelly, Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock & Christopher K. Ho, New York
Dining Haul: Unpacked No.4 – Food Inspired, Food Used and Food Digested Art, curated by Alisoun Meehan, Meatmarket District, New York
Superlounge, The 7th exhibit of the emerging curators Series, curated by Mari Spirito and Andrea Salerno, GaleGates, Brooklyn, New York

Something/Nothing – Passport to the State of Fluxus, curated by Luiza Interlenghi, Art in General, New York
Third Annual 12 to 12 Film and Video Marathon, Art in General, New York

Havana Biennale, Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos, video program curated by Art in General, Havana, Cuba
I Love NY, The Point Gallery, curated by Stephan Ducret and Sebastien Agneessens, New York
Foreign Bodies, curated by Paul Ha, White Columns, New York
LMCC Open Studios, World Views Studio Residency, New York
MFA Graduate Exhibition, Time Square Gallery, New York

The Space Program, Maria Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, 2004-2005, New York
World-Views Studio Residency, 2000, sponsored by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
World Trade Center, New York

Emerging Artist Fellowship Grant, 2004, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2004, New York
The Puffin Foundation Ltd., 2004, Teaneck, New Jersey
Ethel Cram Memorial Prize for Excellence, 1991, The Cooper Union, New York
The Cooper Union Scholarship Award, 1986, The Cooper Union, New York
The International Baccalaureate, 1986, The UN International School, New York

Christian Nguyen at Patricia Sweetow, DeWitt Cheng,, March 30, 2008
Everything is Not Lost, Vietnam 30 Years, April 24, 2008
Studio Visit with Christian Nguyen, Anuradha San Pablo,, July 25, 2008
Remastered, curated by Sebastien Agneesens, published by Die Gestalten Verlag, Germany, 2005
Artworld Digest, Interview with David Cohen,, April 1, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle, by Kenneth Baker, art critic, July 16, 2005
Site Matters: The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's World Trade Center Artist Residency (1997-2001),
published by LMCC, 2004
Dateline Brooklyn by Stephen Maine, Artnet, February 12, 2004.
CEPA's 'Fresh Meat' is a savory exhibit by Richard Huntington, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, January 2, 2004
Innovators Burst on Stage, One (Ka-pow) at a Time by Holland Cotter, The New York Times, November 10, 2000