Artist Talk: Tiffany Chung

Tiffany Chung

Portrait of the artist, Courtesy of the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York

Asia Society Texas Center welcomes artist Tiffany Chung to discuss her work as it relates to the current exhibition New Cartographies. Chung's use of cartographic techniques in her works engages with questions related to geopolitical, international conflicts, and disasters, and their impacts on affected populations.

The exhibition runs through March 17, 2019, and is open Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Related Links

Asian Cultural Council: The Art and Impact of Tiffany Chung: Mapping Forced Migration
Asian Art Archive in America: Presentation by Tiffany Chung
Bloomberg Video: The Socially Conscious Cartography of Tiffany Chung
Louisiana Channel Video: Tiffany Chung Interview: Maps of Memory
Tyler Rollins Fine Art: Tiffany Chung

About the Artist

Tiffany Chung (b. 1969, Da Nang, Vietnam; lives and works in Houston) is noted for her cartographic drawings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and theater performances that examine conflict, migration, displacement, urban progress, and transformation in relation to history and cultural memory. Chung’s work studies the geographical shifts in countries that were traumatized by war, human destruction, or natural disaster. Based on meticulous ethnographic research and archival documents, her work excavates layers of history, re-writes chronicles of places, and creates interventions into the spatial narratives produced through statecraft.

Chung’s works have been featured in exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and in the 2015 Venice Biennale, in the exhibition All the World’s Futures in the Arsenale, with an installation of 40 map-based drawings relating to the ongoing crisis in Syria.

This exhibition is organized by Asia Society Texas Center

Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Wells Fargo; the China Series is presented by East West Bank; the Japan Series is presented by Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). Major support comes from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Nancy C. Allen, Leslie and Brad Bucher, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., The Franci Neely Foundation, Olive Jenney, Nanako and Dale Tingleaf, and Ann Wales. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas Center.

Special exhibition support provided by Leslie and Brad Bucher.

Presenting Sponsor

Wells Fargo

China Series Presenting Sponsor

East West Bank

Japan Series Presenting Sponsor

Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Program Sponsors


Additional Support

The Southmore Logo

Event Details

Sat 12 Jan 2019
2 - 3:30 p.m.

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77004


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Free for Members, $8 Nonmembers. Gallery admission included in this fee.
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