Y. David Chung
Core Faculty, Nam Center for Korean Studies
Faculty Fellow, 2009-10
Y. David Chung is a visual artist and filmmaker. His work has been shown throughout the country in exhibitions at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Asia Society, the Walker Arts Center, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Project Rowhouses, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Gwangju Bienniale, the Tretyakov Gallery of Art (Moscow),the William's College Museum of Art and a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Chung's work is currently on view at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History's Korea Gallery.
Chung is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Washington Mayor's Art Award, the Lila Wallace Readers's Digest Fund-Artist at Giverny Fellowship, the Artslink Collaborative Projects Fellowship (Kazakhstan) and the Rosebud Best of Show Film and video Award (with Matt Dibble). David Chung has been commissioned to design and install permanent artwork for the Rosslyn Metro Station, VA and the New York City Public Art Program.
David Chung was born in Bonn, Germany. He attended the University of Virginia, the Corcoran College of Art and Design (BFA) and George Mason University (MFA). Chung has been Artist-in-Residence at Duke University, William's College, Wellesley College, the University of California Berkeley and the Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in Auckland, New Zealand.
In 2007, "Koryo Saram", co-directed by David Chung and Matt Dibble won the Best Documentary Award from the National Film Board of Canada at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. The Executive Producer was Meredith Jung-En Woo.
Professor Chung was a Michigan Faculty Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities in 2009-10.
In 2013, David Chung was the Kim Koo Visiting Professor in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.