Andrea Chung in the Bay Area Reporter 5.15.19

Whose paradise?
by Sura Wood
Tuesday May 14, 2019

The legacy of European colonialism, its damage to indigenous populations in the Caribbean, and its lingering wounds and influence inform "Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox," a new exhibition with an intriguingly original premise. Now at the Museum of the African Diaspora, it features the work of 10 contemporary artists connected or native to the region, hailing from the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. To varying degrees and in ... (read more)

Andrea Chung on KWMR Radio 5.14.19

Caribbean America to Slave Trade
by R. Gallyot
KWMR
Please click here to head interview. (read more)

Andrea Chung in group show at Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco 5.8.19

Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox

 
May 8 - August 11, 2019
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission St (at 3rd), San Francisco, CA 94105
Ground floor of the St. Regis
Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox is an exhibition that looks at the legacy of European colonialism in the Caribbean through the work of 10 contemporary artists. Whether connected to the Caribbean by birth or focused on the region by choice, the exhibiting artists use their work ... (read more)

Andrea Chung on panel in San Diego 4.3.19

California Lawyers for the Arts is proud to present our first annual San Diego based symposium in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson School of Law's Public Interest Law Foundation:

This inaugural event will examine the intersection of art praxis and legal issues with a focus on the border region. We invite artists, lawyers, scholars, and students to explore, complicate, and expand our understandings of how art and law intermingle in form, ownership, exhibition and dissemination, as well as the public's relationship to art and art ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in group show at Joan Mitchell Foundation 4.3.19

Joan Mitchell, Faded Air II, 1985. Oil on canvas, 102 x 102 in. (259.08 x 259.08 cm). Private collection, © Estate of Joan Mitchell.
 
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
Over the last 25 years, the Joan Mitchell Foundation has awarded grants to more than 1,000 artists, totaling over $15 million in direct, unrestricted funding. Hundreds more artists have been supported through $8 million in grants given to arts organizations nationwide, as well as through the Foundation’s education programming, free online resources, and ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in group show at The Historical Museum in the University of Oslo 2.27.19

Still picture from the film Paradise Omeros, by Isaac Julien.

The Sea is History

The Sea is History features work by contemporary artists who address issues of migration and displacement from both a historical and contemporary perspective.

Time and place: Mar. 7, 2019 - Aug. 18, 2019, The Historical Museum

The stories and histories extend over a timeframe that begins with the African slave trade and continues until today. The exhibition title is inspired by the seminal poem by the St. Lucian Nobel-laureate poet ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in group show at Haverford College 1.25.19

Your Special Island
February 7 - March 8
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7th, 5-8 pm
VCAM Create Space 006
Haverford College (read more)

Andrea Chung in group show at Handwerker Gallery in Ithaca College 1.25.19

Process
January 30 - March 3

Handwerker Gallery
Ithaca College (read more)

Andrea Chung in MCASD’s Sessions in Contemporary Art 10.9.18

Sessions in Contemporary Art: Postcolonial Legacies
Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 - 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
MCASD’s Sessions in Contemporary Art series is back! This season, each of the three sessions will introduce you to important ideas in contemporary art and engaging conversation with artists featured in the exhibition Being Here with You/Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana.
At the October 9 Sessions in Contemporary Art: Postcolonial Legacies, Curator Jill Dawsey will speak with artists Carlos Castro Arias, ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in group show at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego 9.20.18

BEING HERE WITH YOU/ ESTANDO AQUÍ CONTIGO: 42 ARTISTS FROM SAN DIEGO AND TIJUANA
 
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018-Sunday, Feb 03, 2019 at MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building
Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo brings together work by 42 artists and collectives living and working in the San Diego and Tijuana region. Presenting both early career and established artists, Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo highlights distinctive practices shaping conversations and communities in our binational region and beyond.
Being Here with You/ Estando ... (read more)

Andrea Chung interview in British Council 8.15.18

Americas IN Britain–NHS 70th Anniversary
By Dr. Marsha Pearce, Education & Curator, University of West Indies
15 August 2018 - 10:12
#UpsideDownHistory Part Two: National Health Service
INSTAGRAM RESIDENCY WINNER MARSHA PEARCE BLOGS ABOUT CURATING THE SECOND SERIES OF IMAGES FOR THE BRITISH COUNCIL “AMERICAS IN BRITAIN” ART PROJECT
With my use of work by Jamaican poet Louise Bennett-Coverley – specifically her poem “Colonisation in Reverse” – as a curatorial framework for the 2018 Americas IN Britain Caribbean Edition project, I could not help ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in solo exhibition at Hawthorn Contemporary in Wisconsin 8.9.18

Andrea Chung
September 14 - November 18, 2018
Hawthorn Contemporary, 706 5th St Milwaukee, WI 53204
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 ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Davis Enterprise 6.19.18

Manetti Shrem Museum’s summer season features Susan Swartz and Andrea Chung
By Special to The Enterprise

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis, launches its summer season on Saturday, June 30.
“Breaking Away: 2006-2018,” Susan Swartz’s museum debut on the West Coast, features new work straight from the artist’s studio. “You broke the ocean in half to be here,” San Diego artist Andrea Chung’s first traveling museum exhibition, highlights her inventive use of collage, ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in solo exhibition at Manetti Shrem Museum of art at UC Davis 6.15.18

Manetti Shrem Museum’s Summer Season Features Northern California Debut of Artists Susan Swartz and Andrea Chung Exhibitions on View June 30 Through Sept. 2
The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis, launches its summer season on Saturday, June 30, with two exhibitions highlighting the university’s distinctive legacy of nurturing and exhibiting innovative contemporary art.
Breaking Away: 2006-2018, Susan Swartz’s museum debut on the West Coast, features new work straight from the artist’... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Yolo Magazine 6.14.18

Features
Yolo Magazine: Manetti Shrem …
By Tanya Perez

After opening its doors in November of 2016, the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art has staked its claim to representing the fine arts at UC Davis. The museum is named for its founding donors, Jan Shrem, founder of Clos Pegase winery in the Napa Valley, and his wife, arts patron Maria Manetti Shrem, who made the gallery possible with a $10 million gift to the university in 2011.
For decades, artists have come to UCD because ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Nashville Public Radio 6.12.18

Nashville’s Newest Public Art Speaks To Institutional Racism’s Effects On Health
Nashville's newest display of public art could easily be overlooked: an antique crib and highchair, littered with baby bottles. It's in the lobby of the Lentz Public Health Center, and the artwork speaks to the ways racism has harmed public health.
The baby bottles are molded from salt, sugar and lard, representing the abundance of fast food and lack of grocery stores in poor neighborhoods. The crib and highchair draw attention ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Hyperallergic 6.8.18

Four Artists on How Motherhood Impacted Their Lives and Careers

A KCET documentary looks at artists who have made motherhood a part of their careers, even as they have navigated the difficulties of the art world.
Monica Uszerowicz
Artist and Mother, a new hour-long documentary episode in KCET’s Emmy Award-winning Artbound series and a co-production of Sylvia Frances Films, offers a brief, dense glimpse into the lives of artists who are also mothers. It’s tempting to wedge “happen to be” into that ... (read more)

Andrea Chung public installation at Lentz Public Health Center in Nashville 6.1.18

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, 2018
Mixed media, site-specific installation; variable dimensions
June 1 - September 1, 2018
Andrea Chung addresses the disproportionately high rates of Black maternal and infant mortality in the United States through her project, Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Black women die from pregnancy-related causes at three to four times the rate of White mothers, and Black infants die at more than twice the rate of White infants. Studies link these disparities to systemic inequality—including differential access to healthy food, clean ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Culture Type 5.18.18

In a New Documentary, 4 Los Angeles Area Artists Explore the Creative and Practical Implications of Motherhood
by Victoria L. Valentine
DOES MOTHERHOOD ALTER an artist’s practice or change her work and approach to creativity? It’s a question rarely discussed publicly that a new documentary takes on and addresses directly.
“You have very significant successful artists and critics who are on record saying they personally feel that if you are an artist and a mother, you are either a bad artist or ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in New Art Examiner 5.5.18

Women in Art Today
Introduction:
Everyday Resistance in the Art Space
by Jeffreen M. Hayes
Art is one of the few spaces where the silenced, the invisible and the othered can turn their experiences into radical acts that challenge projected racial, sexual and gendered stereotypes. Contemporary art for women, femme-identified people and women artists of color is a powerful mode of resistance in our current socio-political times.
While some are currently looking to these artists for their responses, their work, for the most part, ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in McColl Center for Art’s Studio Party 4.26.18

You’re invited to Studio Party—McColl Center’s annual fundraiser and artist-focused evening that pairs renowned alumni artists-in-residence, both national and local, with Charlotte’s most passionate arts and culture supporters.
DINNER RESERVATIONS + AFTER PARTY TICKETS available now: http://mccollcenter.org/studioparty
ARTISTS: Shaun Cassidy, Andrea Chung, Carlos Estévez, Dustin Farnsworth, Maja Godlewska, Marek Ranis, Hongsock Lee, Anne Lemanski, Rashaad Newsome, and Fahamu Pecou
All proceeds from Studio Party benefit McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s unparalleled and transformative residency experience for ... (read more)

Andrea Chung on KCET Artbound 3.28.18

Artist and Mother

Season 9, Episode 7

This episode profiles four California artists who make motherhood a part of their art: Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Andrea Chung, Rebecca Campbell and Tanya Aguiñiga. There's a persisting assumption in contemporary art circles that you can't be a good artist and good mother both. But these artists are working to shatter this cliché, juggling demands of career and family and finding inspiring ways to explore the maternal in their art.

Airdates

Tuesday Apr 17 9:00 ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in conversation with Theaster Gates and Mike Cloud at BING Art Books in Chicago 3.23.18

Black Artists Retreat
Reflections on Convening

BING Art Books
307 E. Garfield Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60623

April 7, 6-9pm

Black Artist Retreat: Reflections on Conveying is a collection of interviews and short essays that reflect on the creation of platforms in the absence of one. Theaster Gates details the early beginnings of the Black Artists Retreat and why after five years it's time to reflect.

In celebration of Gates's new book, there will be a reception at BING Art Books Gates will be in ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Art Auction 3.2.18

Prepare your paddles! The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s highly anticipated biennial Art Auction returns this spring with live and silent auctions of approximately 100 works. Bid on painting, sculpture, and works on paper by early career and internationally recognized artists including John Baldessari, Liza Lou, Wangechi Mutu, and Ed Ruscha. All works are carefully considered by MCASD’s Director and Curators, and are available at various starting price points.
6:30 PM > SILENT AUCTION OPEN
The Silent Auction will be ... (read more)

Group exhibition curated by Andrea Chung at San Diego City College 2.16.18

Art Exhibit & Reception: By(e) Default
By(e) Default is an exhibition curated by artist Andrea Chung.
Through the works of five contemporary artists and three poets, this exhibit challenges racial codings and engages in both the revision and celebration of Black History.
Featuring:
Elizabeth Axtman
Suzanne Broughel
Cortney Charleston
Lissa Corona
JC Lenochan
Jason Patterson
Claudia Rankine
Nicole Sealey
Exhibition dates: February 5 - 28, 2018
Artists Panel prior to reception: 12:45 - 2:00 pm in G102.
Moderator Denise Rogers, ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in San Diego CityBeat 2.14.18

The Year in Art: 2017
From Andrea Chung to Chicano Park, here are some of the year’s best artistic statements

by Seth Combs
If there was one word that best encapsulated the year in art, it would be “group.” Individualism isn’t something that is exclusive to the San Diego scene, but it has remained a staple of the arts community for a variety of reasons that are too long to list here. Whether it was the result of the political climate or ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in group exhibition at Harris Art Gallery in University of La Verne 2.14.18

Biomythography: Reflexive Remix

Curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley
February 13 - April 26, 2018
Artist Panel | Tuesday, February 27 from 4:30- 5:30 PM
Opening Reception | Tuesday, February 27 from 6-8 PM 
Artists: Andrea Chung, Vanessa German, Todd Gray, Tarrah Krajnak, and Sunè Woods

University of La Verne, Harris Art Gallery
1950 Third St.
La Verne, CA 91750
Reflexive ReŸmix
verb
re·flex·ive re·mix
rəˈfleksiv/ rēˈmiks/
1. Taking parts from different sources and mixes them aiming ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in public group exhibition in Nashville 2.14.18

Temporary Public Art Exhibition
Metro Arts is excited to announce Nicole J. Caruth as the curator for our inaugural temporary public art exhibition. Nicole J. Caruth is an art writer and curator with abiding interests in public engagement and community wellness. This is evidenced by her portfolio of projects addressing food justice, education, housing security, and other issues that touch on the necessities of life. Recently, her research has focused on neighborliness, exploring how artists can influence people to act on behalf of each ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in the Los Angeles Times 12.22.17

Pacific Standard Time turns to one overlooked group in Latin America: Asian immigrants
History makes a rich reference point for art that explores the melting pot of cultures, and Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions at three museums make that case in spades by focusing on unexpected cultural connections: Asians in the Caribbean and Latin America.
One exhibition, “Circles and Circuits,” comes in two parts that represent past and present. “History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora” is at the California African American ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in the New Orleans Times 11.29.17

Prospect.4 exhibitions are full of surprises -- like Easter eggs

By Pelican Bomb

Curator Dan Cameron conceived Prospect New Orleans, whose first iteration opened in November 2008, as an international contemporary art biennial in the tradition of Venice, Istanbul, and Sao Paulo. These famed mega exhibitions around the world draw art-world jetsetters and cultural tourists to their host cities every two years.
Art biennials find their roots in the grand expositions of 19th-century Europe, and to the average New Orleanian the concept might ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in CuratorLove 11.28.17

Sugar, Spice & Everything CAAM

Gotta love it when a museum gets it just right.
While exploring the countless exhibitions that make up the PST: LA/LA roster, the slogan "There will be art..."  has taken me to various spaces around the city of Angeles, but also as far as Palm Springs and San Diego. I've been on many wondrous art explorations thanks to PST: LA/LA,  some exhibitions are good, some are great, some are spectacular, some... not so much. I've seen an ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Hyperallergic 11.22.17

Pleasant Surprises in the Swamp at Prospect, the New Orleans Triennial

Newly restructured as a triennial, Prospect 4 opened in New Orleans last weekend; despite technical challenges and an overly broad theme, it yielded some satisfying moments.

Prospect New Orleans, the biennial founded in 2006 in response to Hurricane Katrina, opened this weekend in New Orleans as a newly minted Triennial. Massive in scale, the new schedule would presumably give the organization more time to organize, fundraise, and create a stronger exhibition. But some ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Locale Magazine 11.22.17

Andrea Chung’s Powerful Work is as Sweet as It Looks
Q: Your exhibit in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is titled “You broke the ocean in half to be here.” Where does that come from?
Andrea Chung: The title comes from a poem by Nayyirah Waheed. The rest of that line is ‘…only to make nothing that wants you.’ It’s the perfect theme for what my work is discussing. The largest part of the exhibition are two site-specific installations featuring ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Artnet 11.20.17

See Highlights From the Just-Opened Prospect 4 Triennial in New Orleans
The Trevor Schoonmaker-curated show includes works by Yoko Ono and Barkley L. Hendricks.
Curator Trevor Schoonmaker has given the title “The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp” to his edition of Prospect New Orleans, the just-opened fourth installment of an ambitious art fest that has evolved into a triennial affair. Prospect 4 is a more geographically focused event than the previous edition, the well-received, Franklin Sirmans-curated Prospect 3, “Notes for Now.” But it ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in solo exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego 8.20.17

Andrea Chung: You broke the ocean in half to be here

Friday, May 19, 2017-Sunday, Aug 20, 2017

at MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building

For her first solo museum exhibition, San Diego-based artist Andrea Chung presents a new immersive installation together with selected prints and collages that explore legacies of colonialism and migration. Chung’s research-based practice finds surprising intersections between materials, processes, and places, often examining the histories of the Caribbean island nations.
The artist’s new installation is composed of numerous cyanotype prints ... (read more)

Andrea Chung in Artfile Magazine 10.15.14

by AM DeBrincat
ANDREA CHUNG IS THE 2nd RUNNER UP FOR THE 2014 ARTFILE MAGAZINE EMERGING ARTIST GRANT. THIS SAN DIEGO-BASED ARTIST’S INTENSELY RESEARCHED AND ELEGANTLY EXECUTED WORK EXAMINES CULTURES CREATED UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL REGIMES AND ASKS VIEWERS TO EXAMINE THEIR OWN RELATIONSHIPS TO LABOR AND HISTORY.
DeBrincat: In 2013, you presented a large-scale installation entitled Bato Disik and a video projection entitled Bain de Mer at Helmuth Projects in San Diego, CA. Please tell us about the installation: ... (read more)