Trong Nguyen became known for being one of the contestants of Bravo's reality TV series Work of Art:The Next Great Artist. Though he was eliminated in the second episode of the show, he has a lot more to offer. This artist and curator has had numerous solo shows, and in 2009 displayed his work at Galerie Quynh in Vietnam. He has also done group exhibitions, such as Satellites at the Freies Museum in Berlin, Sequences in Iceland, and Performa in New York. He has since continued to work on a "metaphysical GPS" application for the iPhone, in addition to writing a “lost chapter” to The Da Vinci Code. He also keeps busy with his artist-as-company project, Humanitarians Not Heroes.