Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi (born in Reutlingen, Germany) lives and works in Chicago, USA. She studied History of Art and Latin Philology at Goethe University and Fine Arts at Städelschule in Frankfurt a. M. with Prof. Simon Starling and Prof. Peter Fischli. Presently she is a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation and an MFA candidate (2019) in the FVNMA department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work operates in the space between film, video, sound, performance and interdisciplinary research. In collaboration with Gabriela Barreto Lemos (quantum physicist) and Francie Missbach (psychologist), she also co-founded the Intercluster for Critical Intimacy (ICI), a collective aspiring to interconnect art, science, and societal transformation through interdisciplinary interventions within concrete contexts.
“I wonder: if I peer at the darkness with a magnifying glass, will I see more than darkness? The glass doesn’t expose the darkness, it only reveals more of it. And if I look at light with a magnifying glass, with a shock I will only see more light. I saw but am as blind as before because I saw an incomprehensible triangle. Unless I too transform myself into the triangle that will recognize in the incomprehensible triangle my own source and repetition.”