Kim Nguyen

United States

Kim Nguyen is a writer and curator based in San Francisco where she is curator at the CCA Wattis Institute. Recent exhibitions include Maia Cruz Palileo: Long Kwento, Jeffrey Gibson: Nothing is Eternal, Cinthia Marcelle: A morta, Akosua Adoma Owusu: Welcome to the Jungle, and Abbas Akhavan: cast for a folly. Nguyen led the Wattis’ sixth research season dedicated to the work of renowned filmmaker, writer, and scholar Trinh T. Minh-ha. She is a recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Emerging Curators in Contemporary Canadian Art and the Joan Lowndes Award from the Canada Council for the Arts for excellence in critical and curatorial writing. She is a member of the arts research collective Asian Brain Trust, and in 2021 she co-founded offshoot, an arts space for transnational activist conversations. She is completing her first collection of writings—a series of texts on alienation, art, and the long goodbye.