Stamps Professor David Chung presented a lecture at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago on October 17th 2018. His illustrated talk traced his career as a visual artist and filmmaker. He discussed projects about Korean diasporic populations in the United States and the former Soviet Union as well as a work in progress about North Korean refugees living in Seoul.
Born in Bonn, Germany, and educated in the United States, David Chung is an acclaimed visual artist and filmmaker known for his large-scale drawings, prints, video installations and films. His work focuses on how identities are shaped in immigrant communities and the challenges of refugees as they integrate into new homelands. Chung’s work has been exhibited at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Asia Society, the Walker Arts Center, Project Rowhouses, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Gwangju Biennale in Korea, the Tretyakov Gallery of Art in Moscow, the Williams College Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution and a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Chung has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the National Board Film Board of Canada’s Award for Best Documentary Film.