Tiffany Chung (Ho Chi Minh City)

Remapping History: The Unwanted Population

In her compelling lecture performance Chung revisited history and confronted current conflicts “through issues of migration, displacement, spatial and socio-political transformations – and the slippages between past colonial rhetoric with the present moment’s neo-liberal reforms in the traumatized continents of Asia, Africa as well as the Middle East.” The riveting accompanied imagery incorporated many intersections of Chung’s artistic practice and academic discourse, which is “situated between aesthetics and archives, poetry and statistics, lived experiences and top-down policies, national narratives and micro histories, political imagination and participation.”

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Tiffany Chung’s FIELD MEETING participation is supported by Tyler Rollins Fine Art.

Tiffany Chung, Remapping History:The Unwanted Population, 2017. Performance lecture documentation FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Project, November 15th at SVA Theatre.


Tiffany Chung (Vietnam/USA) is internationally noted for her exquisite cartographic drawings and installations that examine conflict, migration, displacement, urban progress and transformation in relation to history and cultural memory. Conducting intensive studies on the impacts of geographical shifts and imposed political borders on different groups of human populations, Chung’s work excavates layers of history, re-writes chronicles of places, and creates interventions into the spatial and political narratives produced through statecraft. Selected museum exhibitions and biennials include: Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter, MoMA, New York, USA; IMPERMANENCIA Mutable Art in a Materialist Society, XIII Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador; 10th Taipei Biennial, Taiwan; Still (The) Barbarians, EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial; Illumination, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Sonsbeek, Museum Arnhem, Netherlands; All The World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy

Tiffany Chung, finding one’s shadow in ruins and rubble, 2014, 31 hand crafted mahogany boxes, found photographs printed on plexiglass, LED lights, electrical wire, dimensions of boxes range from 7 x 7 x 3 ½ to 16 x 7 x 3 ½ in. (18 x 18 x 9 to 41 x 18 x 9 cm), approximate width: 13 ft. (4 m), edition of 3 + 1 AP