Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen was born and raised in Montreal (Canada), a French-Canadian of Vietnamese origin. She completed the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program (2010- 2011). She obtained her MFA and a post-graduate diploma in Critical Studies at the Malmö Art Academy in Malmö, Sweden (2003- 2005), and had previously completed her BFA degree with distinction at Concordia University in Montreal (1999-2003). Nguyen was awarded a number of distinguished grants including the Bric Media Fellowship from the BRIC Arts|Media|Bklyn (2011), travel grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (2010 & 2011) in addition to the prestigious Swedish Research and Development Fellowship in the Arts (2007) by the Royal College of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Amongst selected exhibitions, Nguyen’s work was shown at Gasworks (London, 2010); Pictura Gallery/Skånska Konstmuseum (Lund, 2009); Cranbrook Museum (Cranbrook, 2008); Rooseum Museum of Contemporary Art (Malmö, 2005); and the Living Art Museum (Reykjavik, 2004). She also participated in a number of sought-after residencies, such as the Banff Centre in Canada (2010 and forthcoming 2012), L’appartement 22 in Morocco (2010), USF Verftet in Norway (2009) amidst others.