Tiffany Chung


Tiffany Chung (b. 1969, Vietnam) received an MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2000, and received her BFA from California State University, Long Beach, in 1998. She is a co-founder of San Art, an independent, artist-initiated, non-profit gallery space and reading room in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She was awarded the Sharjah Biennal Artist Prize in 2013. Tiffany Chung’s work examines conflict, migration, urban progress, and transformation in relation to history and cultural memory as she explores the geographical shifts in countries that have been traumatized by war, human destruction, or natural disaster. Chung’s studies of the growth, decline, or disappearance of towns and cities focus on issues of urban development, environmental catastrophe, and humanitarian crisis. Chung’s drawings involve a complex layering of topographies from different historical periods, reflecting the impossibility of accurately creating cartographic representations. Transgressing space and time, these works unveil the connection between imperialist ideologies and visions of modernity.