Tiffany Chung’s work examines conflict, migration, urban progress and transformation in relation to history and cultural memory. It explores the geographical shifts in countries that were traumatized by war, human destruction or natural disaster. Whether Chung’s studies of the growth, decline or disappearance of towns and cities focus on urban development, environmental catastrophe or humanitarian crisis, her ethnographic research and interviews often play into her re-narrations of historical sites.
Chung’s map drawings layer different periods in history of devastated topographies, reflecting the impossibility of accurately creating cartographic representations of most places. Transgressing space and time, these works unveil the connection between imperialist ideology and vision of modernity. Her maps interweave historical and geologic events, spatial and sociopolitical changes with future predictions, revealing cartography as a discipline that draws on the realms of perception and fantasy as much as geography. Often incorporating international treaties with local histories, Chung’s work remaps memories that were denied in official records. Her mixed-media installations excavate layers of history, re-write chronicles of places, and create interventions into the spatial narratives produced through statecraft.
2019 Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue, Smithsonian American Art Museum
2018 Tiffany Chung – Thu Thiem: an archaeological project for future remembrance, Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
2017 the unwanted population, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
2016 between the blank spaces of Hitachi Factories I read poetry interwoven with tales of the barbarians, famines and war sacrifices, Kenpoku Art 2016, Hitachi City Museum, Ibaraki, Japan.
the unwanted population – Hong Kong chapter, part 1: flotsam and jetsam, Art Basel, Hong Kong
2015 All the World’s Futures, Venice Biennale, Italy
2014 Disrupted Choreographies. Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nimes, France
Threads. Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, the Netherlands
My Voice Would Reach You. Rice University & Museum of Fine Arts Houston, USA
Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB. Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Santa Barbara, USA
Fifty Years of Distinguished Alumni, AD&A Museum UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
2013 California Pacific Triennial. Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, USA
Sharjah Biennial 11. Sharjah, The United Arab Emirates
Welcome to the Jungle: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia from the collections of Singapore Art Museum & Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan
Gentle Matter. Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore
2012 Asia Pacific Triennial 7. Brisbane, Australia
Six Lines of Flight. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
The Map as Art. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Facing West / Looking East. Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, USA
Kuandu Biennale. Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
PANORAMA. Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Encounter: Royal Academy in Asia. Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore
Art Stays, 10th Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptuj, Slovenija
There Can Be No Better World. Museum of Contemporary Art & Design at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, Manila, Philippines
Vente D’Oriente. mc2gallery, Milan, Italy
…Let Beauty Be!. Fondazion 107 Centre for Art, Turin, Italy
2011 Open House – Singapore Biennale 2011. Singapore
Roving Eye. Sorlandets Kunstmuseum. Norway
Cross-Scape: Asean-Korea Contemporary Media Art. Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul; Jeonbuk
Museum of Art, Jeonju; GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan, South Korea.
The 2nd Chongquing Youth Art Biennale. Chongquing Art Museum/Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts, Chongquing, China
Off-Nibroll :: Tiffany Chung, multi-media dance/theater projects funded by Japan Foundation & Saison Foundation. LeThanh Theater, HCMC, Vietnam and Morishita Studio, Tokyo, Japan.
Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival. Indigenous Film Archive, Kathmandu, Nepal
Lifescapes: South East Asian Film Festival. Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2010 ATOPIA: Art and the City in the 21st Century. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain
The River Project. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
Ascending Dragon. Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA
2009 So Close Yet So Far Away—2009 Incheon International Women Artists’ Biennale. Incheon, Korea
A Starting Point: Intrude 366—Dynamics of change and growth. Zendai MoMA, Shanghai, China
Vietnam Mon Amour. mc2gallery, Milan, Italy
Time Ligaments. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Cartographical Lure. Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008 transPOP: Korea Vietnam Remix, traveling exhibition. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
San Francisco and UC Irvine University Art Gallery, Irvine, U.S.A
Strategies from Within. KE Center for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China
transPOP Vietnam: Korea Vietnam Remix. Galerie Quynh, HCMC, Vietnam
2007 transPOP: Korea Vietnam Remix. Arko Museum, Seoul, Korea
Confectionaries/Conurbations, two-person exhibition. 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Happy Hours. Hatch Art/ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
2006 Facts and Figures. ArtWalkAmsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Open Studio. Arcus Project, Ibaraki, Japan
Labor Exchange: How Much For A Buck? Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA
Parallel Realities FT3. Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Blackburn, England
2005 The 3rd Fukuoka Triennale 2005. Fukuoka, Japan
2004 Identities Versus Globalization, traveling exhibition. Chiang Mai Art Museum, Chiang Mai;
National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand; Dahlem Museum, Berlin, Germany
2001 Shooting NoWhere. The Hatch Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
New Comers. LA Artcore, Los Angeles, USA
2000 Beast Wars. Ridley Tree Center, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, SB, USA
1997 Insight 97, CSULB Art Museum, Long Beach, USA
1996 Insight 96, CSULB Art Museum, Long Beach, USA
2019 Homeless Souls, group show, Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Humlebaek, Denmakr
2018 Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea.
New Cartographies, Asia Society Texas, TX, USA.
Dismantling the Scaffold, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, China.
Nothing Stable Under Heaven, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA.
A Painting for the Emperor, Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, Switzerland.
This Land Is Whose Land?, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID, USA.
Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Two Houses: Politics and Histories in the Contemporary Art Collections of John Chia and Yeap Lam Yang,
LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore.
Crossing Boundaries: Art/Maps, Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston MA.
2017 Performing the Border, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, Austria.
A Collective Present, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong, China.
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
Detours, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway.
2016 Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2014 Research Residency Fellowship, CCA Centre for Contemporary Art, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2013 Sharjah Biennial Prize for exceptional contribution, Sharjah, UAE
Artist in Residence, dB Dance Box, Kobe, Japan
2011 Residence Research Fellowship, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan
Grant for film production at IAV, Agency of Cultural Affairs, Japan
Grant for collaboration with off-Nibroll, Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange, Japan
Grant for collaboration with off-Nibroll, Saison Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Art Matters Grant, New York, USA
Residence Research Fellowship, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan
2007 Travel Grant, Arts Network Asia, Singapore
Artist in residence, transPOP: Korea Vietnam Remix project, Ssamzie Space & Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea
2006 Artist in residence, Arcus Project, Ibaraki, Japan
2005 Artist in residence, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
ARC Grant, Durfee Foundation, USA
2000 Arts Bridge Scholarship. UCSB, USA
1999 Art Studio Departmental Award. UCSB, USA
Arts Bridge Scholarship. UCSB, USA
1998 Graduate Opportunity Fellowship. UCSB, USA
Interdisciplinary Humanities Fellowship. UCSB, USA
1997 People’s Choice Award in Printmaking, CSULB, USA
2018 Spring Workshop, Central, Dismantling the Scaffold
2018 Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID, USA, This Land Is Whose Land?
2017 Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, Tiffany Chung: the unwanted population
2015 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, All the World’s Futures
2015 finding one’s shadow in ruins and rubble, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York
2014 another day another world. mc2gallery, Milan, Italy
Tiffany Chung. Lieu-Commun Espace d’Art Contemporain, Toulouse, France
2013 an archaeology project for future remembrance. Galerie Quynh – Downtown, HCMC, Vietnam
the Galápagos project: on the brink of our master plans. Galerie Quynh – Main Gallery, HCMC, Vietnam
Memories Constructed/Reconstructed. Site-specific installation at former Futaba Elementary
School, organized by Dance Box, Kobe, Japan
2012 TOMORROW ISN’T HERE. Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, USA
2011 Fukagawa Shokudo (Fukagawa Dining Room), opening performance by Off-Nibroll. Fukagawa Tokyo Modan Kan, Tokyo, Japan
2010 scratching the walls of memory. Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, USA
2009 Finding Galápagos: fish, pigs, youngsters, old folks, men, women and the Black Canals (not in any particular order). Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin, Germany
2008 Play. Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, USA
wonderland. Galerie Quynh, HCMC, Viet Nam
Enokiberry tree in wonderland, episode 3: another day another world, public project. Intrude Art&Life 366, Zendai MoMA, Shanghai, China
Enokiberry tree in wonderland, performance. Ke Center for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China
LamTruong TODAY, performance. Galerie Quynh, HCMC, Viet Nam
2006 Beyond Soft Air and Cotton Candy. LMan Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2005 Famous for 15” at the Sugarless Factory. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Kids’ Corner, public project. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Soft Air and Cotton Candy, theater performance. The 3rd Fukuoka Triennale & Asian Art Festival, Fukuoka, Japan
2003 Momentum. Mai’s Gallery, HoChiMinh City, Viet Nam
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Herbert F. Johnson Art Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
The Ford Foundation, New York, NY, USA.
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, USA.
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, USA.
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
M+, Hong Kong.
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.
Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark.
AK Wien Kultur, Vienna, Austria.
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.