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Andrea chung

Andrea Chung (1978), is an American artist born in Newark, NJ and currently works in San Diego, CA. Her work focuses primarily on island nations in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean sea; specifically on how outsiders perceive a fantastic reality in spaces deemed as “paradise”. In conjunction, she explores relationships between these cultures, migration, and labor - all within the context of colonial and postcolonial regimes. Her projects bring in conscientious elements of her own labor and incorporate materials significant to the cultures she studies. This can be seen in works such as, “Bato Disik”, displayed in 2013 at the Helmuth Projects, where the medium of sugar represents the legacy of sugar plantations and colonial regime.


Talk by artist andrea chung university of delaware september 16 2014


Chung was born to parents of Jamaican/Chinese and Trinidadian descent. She was raised in Houston, TX. Chung received her BFA in Illustration from the Parsons School of Design in New York and her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 2008. After her graduation from MICA, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Mauritius where she created the performance work Securicorp, a response to the problem of street harassment. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2008 and was the 2012 resident at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2014 Winter Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
  • 2013 Bain de Mer, Helmulth Projects, San Diego, CA
  • 2013 Corporeal Contours: Firelei Baez and Andrea Chung, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 2013 Shifting Paths: Tom Block and Andrea Chung, CCBC, Dundalk, MD
  • 2008 Arlington Art Center Fall Solo Exhibitions, Arlington, VA
  • Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC
  • 2014 New Media, Trinidad + Tobago 2014 Film Festival, Alice Yard, University of the West Indies, Medulla Gallery, Trinidad
  • References

    Andrea Chung Wikipedia