Tiffany Chung (b. 1969) was born in Danang and currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BFA in Photography in 1988 and an MFA in Studio Art in 2000. Her works have been part of influential exhibitions and have been shown in institutions worldwide, including the most recent Disrupted Choreographies exhibition at the Musée d’Art Contemporain Nîmes and My Voice Would Reach You at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. In 2013, she was invited to participate in the Sharjah Biennale, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, chief curator at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo.
Chung’s practice blurs the boundaries between anthropology, sociology and art. Her work is also reminiscent to that of an archaeologist, an aspect which is particularly evident in her work, an archaeology project for future remembrance shown at Galerie Quynh. Chung’s work is deeply rooted in the research and study of urban progress and transformation in relation to history and cultural memories; it carefully examines the shifts in the geographical landscape of places and their growth and decline due to
conflict, migration, deindustrialisation, natural disaster, extreme climate impact and human destruction. Chung explores what she calls the ‘psychogeographies’ of a place in order to reflect the multi-layered relationship between site, map and memory.