Diane Severin Nguyen
b. 1990, Carson, CA Lives and works in New York, NY

2019        MFA, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
2013        BA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2023        Diane Severin Nguyen, La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

       Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (forthcoming)

2022        IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

        Diane Severin Nguyen, Huis Marseille Museum of Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands

        IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
2021        IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS, SculptureCenter, New York, NY
      Between Two Solitudes, Stereo, Warsaw, Poland
2020        Tyrant Star, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2019        Reoccurring Afterlife, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
        Dead Slow, Julien Monnerie & Diane Severin Nguyen, curated by Shivers Only, Exo Exo, Paris, France

Minor twin worlds, Brandon Ndife & Diane Severin Nguyen, Bureau, New York, NY
      Flesh Before Body, Bad Reputation, Los Angeles, CA

2023 Trance, Tallinn Photomonth, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tallinn, Estonia

Artist Film Series: Diane Severin Nguyen (Screening), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

MOMENTUM 12: Together as to gather, Galleri F 15, Moss, Norway

40th EVA International, Limerick city, Ireland

   IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS (Screening), Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

Human Is, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

2022        Fanatic Heart, Parasite, Hong Kong

       Love’s Work, Galerie Molitor, Berlin, Germany

       Live Without Dead Time, Ghost 2565 Triennial, Bangkok, Thailand

       IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS (screening), 60th New York Film Festival, New York

       Is it morning for you yet?, The 58th Carnegie International, curated by Sohrab Mohebbi, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sweet Days of Discipline, Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles

Transactions with Eternity, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
Into the Unknown: Moving Images from the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, SALT BEYOĞLU, SALT GALATA, Istanbul, Turkey

One hundred eighty-six billion steps to the sun, C L E A R I N G, New York, NY

IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS (screening), ArPa São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Work and Leisure, curated by Liv Cuniberti and Jeppe Ugelvig, Sala Impasti, Milan, Italy

Fata Morgana, curated by Béatrice Gross, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS (screening), Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

A Glimpse of the Setting Remains, curated by Giovanna Manzotti, Clima, Milan, Italy

2021        Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York, NY

Metabolic Rift, Berlin Atonal, Berlin, Germany

So Many Stars, STARS, Los Angeles, CA

Bodies of Water: 13th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

2020        Made in L.A. 2020: a version, Hammer Museum, The Huntington, Los Angeles, CA

Materia Medica, curated by Kelly Akashi, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, CA

Until tomorrow: Ten Years of Bureau, Bureau, New York, NY

Tyrant Star (screening), Yebisu Festival, Tokyo, Japan

Tyrant Star (screening), IFFR Rotterdam, Netherlands

2019        Focus Group, Von Ammon Co., Washington, D.C.

A story forms, Bel Ami, Los Angeles, CA

Tyrant Star (screening), 57th New York Film Festival, New York, NY

A Fickle Aggregate, Chen’s World, Brooklyn, NY


2023        Zhang Zhihui, ‘Exhibition Review: Critics Pick, Diane Severin Nguyen Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum,' Artforum China, August

   Rosa Boshier González, ‘Pop Politics: Diane Severin Nguyen’s IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS,’ Burnaway, February

   Margaret Kross, ‘The 58th Carnegie International Is an Assemblage of Revolutionary Strategies,’ Frieze, January

2022        Do Tuong Linh, ‘TOP TEN’, Artforum, December

   Brittanie Shey, ‘Diane Severin Nguyen finds beauty in K-pop, TikTok, and the immigrant experience,’ Chron, October

       Aily Nash, 'IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS: A Conversation,' Non-Fiction #4 Peculiar Forms, June

Jennifer Smart, ‘Alien She: A Review of Diane Severin Nguyen at the Renaissance Society,’ Newcity Art, June

Emily Chun, ‘Diane Severin Nguyen’s If Revolution is a Sickness,’ ArtAsiaPacific, January

Domenick Ammirati, ‘Under the Skin of Newness,’ Artforum, January

Benjamin Hirte, ‘Which Revolution?’, Spike Art Magazine, Issue 60, January

2021        Hiji Nam, 'Revolution, Restaged and Translated: Diane Severin Nguyen,' Art in America, December

Travis Diehl,'Diane Severin Nguyen’s Millennial Revolution,' Frieze, December

Taylor Dafoe, 'With Homemade Napalm and K-pop Anthems, Photographer-Filmmaker Diane Severin Nguyen Is Forging a New Genre of Image,' Artnet News, December

Dawn Chan, ‘What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now: Diane Severin Nguyen,’ The New York Times, November

Rachel Remick, 'Diane Severin Nguyen: If Revolution Is a Sickness,' The Brooklyn Rail, November

Peter Brock, ‘Diane Severin Nguyen’s IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS,’ Art-agenda, October

Kristen Tauer, 'Artist Diane Severin Nguyen Found Inspiration in K-pop and Poland,' WWD, October

Lloyd Wise, ‘Portfolio: Diane Severin Nguyen,’ Artforum, October, p. 150-155

Alec Recinos, 'The Presence of the Perfect Image: Diane Severin Nguyen Interview,' BOMB Magazine, February

2020        Amanda Waltz, 'Carnegie Museum of Art highlights local and emerging artists with latest offerings' , Pittsburgh City Paper, November

Made in L.A. 2020: a version, Exhibition Catalog, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Ophelia Lai, ‘Features: Diane Severin Nguyen,’ ArtAsiaPacific, 120, Sep/Oct, p. 60 – 61

Franklin Melendez, ‘Diane Severin Nguyen,’ Kaleidoscope, Issue 36/SS20

Image contribution, Spike Art Magazine, #64, Summer

Adriana Balsamo & Hilary Moss, ‘Savor a Week Full of History and Hope,’ The New York Times, June

Sohrab Mohebbi, 'Diane Severin Nguyen,' OSMOS, Issue 20, p. 1 – 7

2019        Dean Kissick, 'Diane Severin Nguyen's Images Aren't What They Seem,' Cultured Magazine, 30 Under 35, November

Ela Bittencourt, ‘Familiar Yet Strange: Shorts From This Year’s Projection Showcase at the NY Film Fest,’ Hyperallergic, October

Lucas Blalock, ‘Animal, Vegetable, Material,’ Objektiv, Issue 19, June

Todd von Ammon, ‘Diane Severin Nguyen,’ CURA, Issue 31

Kyle Thomas Hinton, ‘To Dirty Them Immaculately...,’ X-TRA, March


2023        Not in this life, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX


2023        John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Fine Arts


Whitney Museum of American Art

Carnegie Museum of Art

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

MIT List Visual Arts Center

Museum of Modern Art Warsaw

Kadist Foundation

Nguyen Art Foundation

Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

The Escalette Collection of Art, Chapman University

FRAC Alsace

Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles