張致中

CHANG Chih-Chung

 Chang’s artworks deal with those rapid-changing environments like ship, island, water as well as port, and through textural and spatial processes of investigation, collection, interweave and reconstruction, in which he tries to unveil the universal experiences of the tension and grey area between human, civilization and nature constantly shaping each other.

His works are usually realized based on a core narrative text, and integrate with keen craftsmanship multiple forms and media including video, installation, photography, painting, documents as well as site-specific project and workshop, etc. Chang was the co-founder of alternative art space Waley Art located in western Taipei and, he is also an avid observer of the role of maritime culture in public education and knowledge systems in Taiwan.

Chang’s works have won first prize of the Kaohsiung Awards (2019), were selected in Taoyuan International Art Award (2021), Taipei Art Awards (2020) and nominated for Taishin Arts Award (2020), have been presented in the National Art Exhibition (2017), and are part of the collection in the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and Art Bank Taiwan. His works have been exhibited across Taiwan and international art scenes. The artist has participated in artist residency programs in Taiwan, Korea, Nepal, Norway and Finland, and took part in the post-earthquake reconstruction and art exchange program Solastalgia (2017) in Lalitpur, Nepal, and The Arctic Circle (2017) residency and expedition program in Svalbard, Norway. He participated in Mediations Biennale (2018) in Poznan, Poland, and was invited as independent scholar to present cross-disciplinarily at ICHSEA (2019) in Jeonju, Korea, as Taiwanese artist representative in PORT JOURNEYS (2019) annual meeting in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and as visiting artist to Rinehart School of Sculpture, MICA (2021) in Baltimore, MD, USA.