SOAS University of London

Centre of Korean Studies

Homelands of the Imaginary

David Chung

Date: 3 February 2017Time: 5:15 PM

Finishes: 3 February 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B102

Type of Event: Seminar


IMG - Photography

IMG - Defector


David Chung will present an illustrated lecture that traces his career as a visual artist and filmmaker. He will discuss projects about Korean diasporic populations in the United States and the former Soviet Union as well as a recent project about North Korean refugees living in Seoul.

Speaker Biography

David Chung is an acclaimed visual artist and filmmaker known for his films, multi -media installations, drawings, prints, and public artworks. David Chung has exhibited widely throughout the world including the Tretyakov Museum in Moscow, the Gwangju Biennale, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Chung’s recent film, Koryo Saram, received the Best Documentary Film Award from the National Film Board of Canada. He is a professor at the Penny Stamps School of Art and Design and Core Faculty with the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan. In 2013, David Chung was the Kim Koo Visiting Professor with the Korea Institute at Harvard University.

Organiser: Centre of Korean Studies

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