Tiffany ChungUnited States
Grants Awarded2015 | Visual Arts | Hong Kong, Southeast Asia
to support research in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia on sites of former Vietnamese refugee camps for a new work that explores the experience of Vietnamese 'boat people'
This exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) by showcasing the contemporary art of the region and aims to be one of the largest Southeast Asian contemporary art exhibitions in history. The exhibition consists of 80 artworks by 86 artist groups from 10 ASEAN member countries and will be held simultaneously at 2 museums: National Art Center and Mori Art Museum. 19 ACC grantees are participating in this exhibition!
Tiffany Chung is an internationally-acclaimed contemporary artist whose work examines conflict, migration, urban development, and transformation in relation to history and cultural memory. Her practice, which utilizes extensive research and interviews, explores geographic shifts in countries that were traumatized by war, human destruction, or natural disaster. Tiffany is known for her installations and map-based drawings which layer different periods in the histories of devastated topographies, reflecting the impossibility of creating accurate cartographic representations of most places.
While on her ACC Fellowship in 2015, Tiffany journeyed to former Vietnamese refugee camps in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia to research the history of the mass exodus of refugees from Vietnam. Using her research, she developed “the unwanted population,” a project combining her ongoing studies tracking the current Syrian humanitarian crisis with her in-depth study of the Vietnam mass exodus.
Grantee: Tiffany Chung
Conceived as an exhibition and aimed at emulating the experience of a studio visit on a communal scale, FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects is once again meticulously curated to explore art as a journey of ideas through timely staging of extraordinary people, their creative process and research. Creating a performative and experimental realm, the program commissions over 25 of today’s outstanding creative personalities from Asia and beyond to embody their work through newly conceived performances, lecture-performances, and lively discussions in the presence of an exclusive audience of New York- & US-based curators, scholars, and museum directors.
Curated by ACAW Director Leeza Ahmady, with performances and lecture-performances by:
Nancy Adajania (Bombay), Meitha Al Mazrooei (Dubai), Marwa Arsanios (Beirut), Nadiah Bamadhaj (Jogjakarta), Laura Barlow (Doha), Hera Chan (Hong Kong & Montreal), Yin-Ju Chen (Taipei), Tiffany Chung (Ho Chi Minh City), Dai Guangyu (Beijing), Simon Fujiwara (Berlin), Joyce Ho (Taipei), Hu Weiyi (Shanghai), Taus Makhacheva (Makhachkala & Moscow), Kingsley Ng (Hong Kong), Suhanya Raffel (Hong Kong), Marat Raiymkulov (Bishkek), Yuliya Sorokina (Almaty), Abdullah M.I. Syed (Karachi & Sydney), Philip Tinari (Beijing), Hajra Waheed (Montreal), Adrian Wong (Hong Kong & Los Angeles), Brian Kuan Wood (New York), among others."
This exhibition is part of Asia Contemporary Art Week, October 5-26 in New York City.