Andrea Chung explores themes of labor and materials and their relationships with post-colonial countries. Chung is interested in the imbued histories that materials carry and how they also carry with them the stories of human transmission and the long lasting effects of colonialism on tropical ‘post-colonial’ societies such as the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. She received a BFA at Parsons School of Design and a MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Chung has participated in several residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Headlands, Vermont Studio Center, Kohler Arts and Industry and the Joan Mitchell Center.
Chung was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, an Art Matters Grant and the Joan Mitchell Award. Her work has been published in ARC, Small Axe, Harvard’s Transitions and Representations and the Huffington Post.
Andrea Chung has exhibited nationally and internationally in institutions such as Syracuse University, McColl Center for Visual Arts, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Arthouse, Medulla Gallery in Trinidad, apexart, Deutsche Bank, Royal West of England Academy, Punkt Ø F 15 in Norway and the 2017 Jamaican Biennial.
Chung’s first solo museum show, You broke the in ocean in half just to be here… debuted at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in May 2017 and will travel to the Manetti Shrem Museum in 2018.
Chung’s work was most recently featured at the Chinese American Museum and the California African American Museum as part of the 2017 Pacific Standard Time and in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for Prospect 4: New Orleans The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker.
Andrea Chung lives and works in San Diego, CA.