The Sound Department Colloquium Series is a series of presentations by the department's visiting artists and scholars, faculty, graduate students and invited guests. The presentation on April 7 will feature current Sound Department MFA students Maya Nguyen and Friedrich Andreoni.
Maya Nguyen (b. 1996) is a Vietnamese-Russian artist who works with sound, image, and the body, in natural and constructed environments. At the core of her work is the belief that by pushing our embodied senses to the edge we can, once again, become sensitive to the power dynamics that structure our environments. She is the assistant poetry editor of Asymptote Journal, holds a BA in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago, and is an MFA candidate in Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Friedrich Andreoni is an Italian-German artist born on the verge of the last century. He grew up between the Middle East and Europe. Andreoni works across multiple media, operating independently around the world. His focus on sculpture and the intersection of sound and space or gesture, originates from his background as a musician and his father's involvement in construction sites, which brought Friedrich into contact with the world of infrastructure design. Andreoni graduated from Weißensee Academy of Arts Berlin with a Diploma in Sculpture and is continuing his studies in the MFA Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for which he has been awarded a fellowship from the DAAD and The German Academic Scholarship Foundation. He currently lives and works between Chicago, USA and Berlin, Germany.