Tiffany Chung

the unwanted population

September 7, 2017 — October 21, 2017


ICMPD, IOM Missing Migrants Project, Frontex, Reuters, NYT: migration routes through Africa to Europe, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on drafting film

36 ¼ x 51 ½ in. (92 x 131 cm)

reconstructing an exodus history: boat trajectories in Asia, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on drafting film

36 ¼ x 47 in. (92 x 119 cm)

remapping the Vietnam Exodus: refugee numbers and camp locations in Asia, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on drafting film

43 ¼ x 36 ¼ in. (110 x 92 cm)

Europol, UK Parliament: tracking migrant smuggling routes to and within the EU, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on vellum and paper

30 ¼ x 39 ¼ in. (77 x 100 cm)

NYT, UNHCR, IOM Missing Migrants Project: numbers of arrivals in Europe, dead and missing in the Mediterranean, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on vellum and paper

28 ¼ x 36 in. (72 x 91.6 cm)

reconstructing an exodus history: flight routes from camps and of ODP cases, 2017

embroidery on fabric

55 x 137 ¾ in. (140 x 350 cm)

IDMC: numbers of worldwide conflict and disaster IDPs by end of 2016, 2017

embroidery on fabric

55 x 137 ¾ in. (140 x 350 cm)

UNHCR, AFP: numbers and locations of Syrian refugees worldwide, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on vellum and paper

20 x 22 in. (51 x 56 cm)

NYT: incidents of lives lost at sea and entries from the tracking of dead & missing by IOM Missing Migrants Project, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on vellum and paper

20 x 22 in. (51 x 56 cm)

Global Coalition – mapping a conflict without border: areas of influence in Syria and Iraq, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on vellum and paper

20 x 22 in. (51 x 56 cm)

HIU, UNHCR, UN OCHA, UNRWA, USG, Government of Turkey: numbers and locations of Syrian refugees and IDPs in the region, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on vellum and paper

20 x 22 in. (51 x 56 cm)

NYT: National Route 1, Diffa – fleeing Boko Haram and a road to nowhere, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on vellum and paper

15 x 19 ¾ in. (38 x 50 cm)

IOM Missing Migrants Project, EUROSTAT, FRONTEX, RAUL Analytics, ECHO: SAR zones, rescue operations by date, numbers of dead and missing in the Mediterranean, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on vellum and paper

15 x 19 ¾ in. (38 x 50 cm)

water dreamscape – the gangster named Jacky, the sleepers, and the exodus, 2017

7 watercolors on paper 32 ¾ x 45 in. (83 x 114 cm) / each painting

* All watercolors are the result of the Vietnam Exodus History Learning Project, carried out in collaboration with Ho Hung, Huynh Bao, Le Nam Dy, Nguyen Hoang Long, Dang Quang Tien, Pham Ai, and Vo Chau Hoang Vy.

water dreamscape – the exodus, the camps and the half-lived lives, 2017

15 watercolors on paper, found footage, AP & UNHCR archival films, monitors

13 ¾ x 21 ¾ in. (35 x 55 cm) / 14 watercolors, 23 ¾ x 45 in. (60 x 114 cm) / one watercolor, video durations variable

Al-Shami, Leila & Yassin-Kassab, Robin: Burning Country – Syrians in Revolution and War, 2017

acrylic, ink and oil on vellum & paper

20 pieces; dimensions variable

Installation view of "the unwanted population" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 7 - October 21, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "the unwanted population" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 7 - October 21, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "the unwanted population" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 7 - October 21, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "the unwanted population" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 7 - October 21, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "the unwanted population" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 7 - October 21, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "the unwanted population" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 7 - October 21, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "the unwanted population" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 7 - October 21, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "the unwanted population" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 7 - October 21, 2017

 

 

Installation view of "the unwanted population" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, September 7 - October 21, 2017

 

 

Works

INSTALLATION VIEWS

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Tyler Rollins Fine Art is pleased to present the unwanted population (Sept. 7 – Oct. 21, 2017), a solo exhibition of new works by Tiffany Chung featuring recent developments in three of her ongoing projects: The Vietnam Exodus Project, which investigates the post-1975 mass exodus of refugees from Vietnam, of which she herself was a part; The Syria Project, which tracks the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria; and The Global Refugee Migration Project, which surveys the current internal displacement and mass movement of peoples around the world. Shown together for the first time, these projects comprise a comparative study of forced migration. Based in Vietnam and the USA, Chung is internationally known for her cartographic drawings and installations that examine conflict, migration, displacement, and urban transformation in relation to history and cultural memory. The richly detailed surfaces of her cartographic works, with jewel-like tones rendered in ink, acrylic, and oil on translucent vellum, belie their somber thematic content. Utilizing intensive studies of the impacts of geographical shifts and imposed political borders on different groups of human populations, her work excavates layers of history, re-writes chronicles of places, and creates interventions into the spatial and political narratives produced through statecraft.

Chung’s Syria Project was introduced in All the World’s Futures, the main exhibition of the 2015 Venice Biennale, with an installation of 40 map-based drawings charting the country’s ever expanding cycles of violence and refugee displacement. With the new works from the series included in the unwanted population, she continues to trace the effects of the colonial partitioning of the Middle East; to map areas of conflict and sites of refugee camps; and to track statistical data relating to deaths, refugees, and internally displaced persons. Confronting the current worldwide refugee crises, works from The Global Refugee Migration Project reflect on the increasing levels of human displacement due to conflict and disaster, following migration routes through Africa to Europe while accounting for the number of arrivals as well as the dead and missing. Parallel to these two projects, recent works from Chung’s ongoing Vietnam Exodus Project analyze the Vietnamese refugees’ migration trajectories and experiences, addressing asylum policies that emerged and were imposed on them. Featured in the exhibition are cartographic works drawn on paper and drafting film, or embroidered on canvas, shown alongside a multimedia wall installation that incorporates text panels, videos, and works on paper. The installation includes a series of watercolors from Chung’s Vietnam Exodus History Learning Project, in which a group of younger Saigon-based artists made works based on her own digital photocollages as well as archival photographs she selected.*

One of today’s most internationally active contemporary artists, Chung has participated in over 100 exhibitions and biennials on five continents, including: Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter, Museum of Modern Art, 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; Our Land/Alien Territory, Manege Museum & Exhibition Center, Moscow, Russia; My Voice Would Reach You, Rice University & Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; Residual: Disrupted Choreographies, Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France; Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates; California Pacific Triennial, Newport Beach, USA; 7th Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Australia; and Six Lines of Flight, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA.

*All watercolors are the result of the Vietnam Exodus History Learning Project, carried out in collaboration with Hồ Hưng,  Huỳnh Bảo, Lê Nam Đy, Nguyễn Hoàng Long, Đặng Quang Tiến, Phạm Ái, Võ Châu Hoàng Vy.

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

Art Asia Pacific, Unwanted Population

November, 2017


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The New York Times, What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

September, 2017


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Artnet News, Here Are 51 New York Gallery Shows That You Need to (Somehow) See This September

September, 2017


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GENERAL PRESS

Asia Center, Excavating and Remapping Erased Histories: an artistic practice on protesting against historical amnesia

May, 2017


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Prze Krój

February, 2017


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Art Asia Pacific, Almanac 2017

February, 2017


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Happening, Tiffany Chung: Mapping crisis through memory

October, 2016


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Art Asia Pacific, Tiffany Chung: To Be Remembered

September, 2016


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Aesthetica, Land, Sea and Air, The New Art Gallery Walsall

August, 2016


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Citylab, The Architecture of Displacement

May, 2016


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The Museum of Modern Art

May, 2016


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The European Business Review, Tiffany Chung

April, 2016


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M+ Press Release

March, 2016


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Asia Society, The Unwanted Population

October, 2015


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Artforum, Biennale on the Brink

September, 2015


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Gallery & Studio

2015


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Asian Art News, Tiffany Chung at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

July, 2015


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Hyperallergic, 2015 Venice Biennale

June, 2015


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Artnet News, David Ebony’s Top 10

May, 2015


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Art Radar, Vietnam’s Tiffany Chung explores the effects of disasters in New York exhibition

May, 2015


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Venice Biennale Catalogue

May, 2015


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Asian Art News, A Vision Through Conflicts

May, 2015


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Artsy, 5 Names You’ll Know after the Venice Biennale

May, 2015


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Observer, Tiffany Chung

April, 2015


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Art Asia Pacific, The Galapagos Project

2014


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Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes

2014


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Troubling Borders, Tiffany Chung

2014


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Bird, Tiffany Chung

2014


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Museum Arnhem, Threads Exhibition Catalogue

June, 2014


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Museum Arnhem, Threads Exhibition Announcement

March, 2014


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Dia Critics, Tiffany Chung’s “Fantasy Futurism”

February, 2014


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Made in Asia

January, 2014


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The New York Times, Abstract Maps That Read Between the Lines

December, 2013


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Artforum, 2013 California-Pacific Triennial

December, 2013


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Water Urbanisms East

2013


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Sharjah Biennial 11

2013


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California-Pacific Triennial, Tiffany Chung

2013


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Los Angeles Times, California Pacific Triennial

July, 2013


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Gulf News, Winners of Sharjah Biennial 11 Announced

March, 2013


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Los Angeles Times, Orange County museum names 32 triennial artists

January, 2013


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Visual.ly, The Maps are Art

January, 2013


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The Kansas City Star, Maps From Around the World Inspire Works in Kemper Museum’s Exhibition

October, 2012


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The Wall Street Journal, Cities on the Edge

October, 2012


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Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art

September, 2012


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Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Many Returns

2012


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Surface Asia

May, 2011


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Frieze, Singapore Biennial 2011

April, 2011


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Bangkok Post, Lion City gets lion’s share of art

April, 2011


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The Jakarta Post, For you Singapura!

March, 2011


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The New York Times, Definitions of Home at the Singapore Biennale

March, 2011


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Art Agenda, 2011 Singapore Biennale

March, 2011


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Contemporary Visual Art + Culture Broadsheet

March, 2011


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The Straits Times, Water World

March, 2011


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Singapore Biennale 2011: Open House

March, 2011


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City Arts, Tiffany Chung

November, 2010


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Asia Art Archive, Tiffany Chung

November, 2010


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2009 Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale

August, 2009


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Whitewall, Tyler Rollins

March, 2009


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Gotham, Tiffany Chung

January, 2009


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Artinfo, New York Gallery Shows

December, 2008


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Art Daily, Transpop: Korea Vietnam Remix at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

November, 2008


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Transpop: Korean Vietnam Remix

2008


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Art in Asia, Trans POP: Korea Vietnam Remix

March, 2008


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The Korea Herald, Mix It Up With Vietnamese and Korean Art

January, 2008


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The Korea Times, Koreans, and Vietnamese Share History and Art

December, 2007


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Arcus Project

2006


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The 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale

2005


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