The heart of Sharjah Project 2050, 2012

Tiffany Chung
The heart of Sharjah Project 2050, 2012
Micropigment ink, gel ink and oil marker on vellum, paper
75 x 91.5 cm
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation


Tiffany Chung explores the recovery and growth of cities damaged by war or natural disaster, looking at both the physical site and the psychological realm of its inhabitants. Her recent theatre performances are darker in tone, reflecting human loneliness, struggle and endurance when society drastically transforms. Blurring the distinctions between art, anthropology and sociology, her current videos and large-scale installations create allegorical fantasies that examine the aftermath of colonisation and modernisation, and imagine our world at the end of the human race.

Chung has participated in exhibitions around the world, including the Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Australia (2012); Six Lines of Flight, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California (2012); Kuandu Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan (2012); Singapore Biennale (2011); Roving Eye, Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway (2011); Atopia: Art and City in the 21st Century, Centre de Cultura Conteporània de Barcelona, Spain (2010); Incheon International Women Artists’ Biennale, Korea (2009) and the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan (2005).

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11


Chung, Tiffany

Cartographic Project

Colourful lines and dots are then added, using ink and oil, which are coded as in a map’s legend to indicate important information that is hidden.