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Tiffany Chung

Updated: Mar 1, 2019

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Tiffany Chung Artistic Cartography

Tiffany Chung (born 1969) is a Vietnamese American multimedia artist based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Tiffany Chung’s work examines conflict, migration, urban progress and transformation in relation to history and cultural memory.

Her practice 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 has been cited as “one of Vietnam’s most respected and internationally active contemporary artists”, having represented Vietnam at the 2015 Venice Biennale with an installation of 40 drawings depicting maps in relation to the Syrian crisis.

Her interests are derived from notions of imposed political borders and their sociological and psychological impacts on the marginalized, pinning a certain artistic commitment to the comparative study of forced migration.

Chung is best known for her embroidered canvas maps, cartographic drawings, videos, performance work, and installations.

She is also the co-founder of Sàn-Art, an artist-run, independent non-profit gallery in Ho Chi Minh City.

Her work appears so delicate to the eye and visually pleasing the depth of her message is strengthened as you realize with each line and knot of what her work reflects and the implications.


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