A VILLAGE BEFORE US features a remarkable group of artists currently working in Chicago, including Le Hien Minh, Do Trong Quy, Maya Nguyen, Ngô Hứa Minh Trí (ft. Daniel Legut), Nguyễn Trần Đoan Trang, Đỗ Minh Giang (Jent), Vo Thuy-Tien (in collaboration with Claire Lobenfeld, Zheng Yezhou, Jung Soo Kim, Tzuen/Theo Wu) as well as art historians Justin Quang Nguyên Phan and Nora Annesley Taylor.

A VILLAGE BEFORE US also includes Working Title, an art historian-led initiative from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.