Axis Lab

Patricia is co-founder and executive director of Axis Lab, a community-centered arts, food, and design studio based in Argyle, the historic Southeast Asian corridor of Chicago, Illinois.

Memory vs. Memory : 
Ly Hoang Ly + Patricia Nguyen

A lifetime durational performance collaboration between Patricia Nguyen and Ly Hoang Ly shaped by seemingly divergent histories of communist revolution and U.S. imperial war in Vietnam. memory vs. memory delves into the materiality of memory and embodied gestures of freedom and surveillance through performance installations and interactive workshops to offer possibilities for new worlds to emerge.

PRISM - lAn[g] kInh lAn[g] trU - 

An ongoing investigation and collaborative project between Patricia Nguyen, Ly Hoang Ly, and John Lee that investigates postwar neoliberal development and cultural memory in Vietnam through explorations in sound, architecture, and performance.

96 Acres 

96 Acres Project is a series of community-engaged, site-responsive art projects that address the impact of the Cook County Jail on Chicago’s West Side. Patricia is a steering committee member and guest artist educator for 96 Acres.