Pulling Together Artist: Tiffany Chung

"It's my first time touring the National Mall and seeing all the monuments that I have only seen in photographs. It gives me that sense of humility. But at the same time, a lot of things going through my mind was what's missing here? Were the monuments built at someone's expense? I thought a lot about the labor that went into it. I thought a lot about the bodies of people that went into it, and I wonder if those were mentioned anywhere."

Tiffany Chung is globally noted for her cartographic drawings and embroideries, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and videos that examine conflict, geopolitical partitioning, spatial transformation, environmental crisis, and forced migration in relation to history and cultural memory. Most recently in 2019, she presented a solo exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.) and has been featured at museums and biennials worldwide including the 56th Venice Biennale (Italy), MoMA (NY), British Museum (UK), Nobel Peace Center (Norway), Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (Germany), among many others. Chung is a Mellon Arts & Practitioner Fellow at RMIT, Yale University. She was a finalist for the Vera List Center Prize and named Jane Lombard Fellow for Art & Social Justice and was the recipient of Asia Society Asian Arts Game Changer Award. Chung is based primarily in the United States and Vietnam.

Follow Tiffany Chung on Instagram @tiffanydchung and learn more about her work.

Tiffany Chung is one of six artists selected to bring the Pulling Together exhibition to life on the National Mall in the Fall of 2023. Monument Lab has been invited by the the Trust for the National Mall to curate Pulling Together, the pilot exhibition of the Beyond Granite initiative on the National Mall in the Fall of 2023.

  • Tiffany Chung (Photo by Melissa Phillip for the Houston Chronicle, 2019)
  • Tiffany Chung is speaking with Pulling Together assistant project managers, Adele Yiseol Kenworthy and Tina Villadolid, at the National Mall during a site visit (Photo by AJ Mitchell, 2022)