Chih-Chung Chang
藝術家: 張致中

Born in 1986 in Kaohsiung, Chang Chih-Chung received an MFA degree in National Taiwan Normal University and is currently based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Chang’s art focuses on painting, writing, digital video and installation, outdoor and site-specific arts…etc., in which he interweaves elements of fact and fiction, symbol and metaphor, through alternating his roles as a recorder, interpreter, and narrator, thus managing to convey a reflection of the allegorical motifs of reality beneath the current face of human civilization. The topic of migration and journey reverberate through his artistic trajectory and life experiences, and his early works put emphasis on the human aspects of our civilization as gatherers. He recently started to trace back, investigate and reconstruct his personal memories, folklore study and regional history under the topics of ocean, ship and harbor, in order to approach the interrelationship between humanity, civilization, and nature.

Chang won Kaohsiung Award and was selected for the National Art Award. His artworks are in the collections of KMFA, Kaohsiung, NTMFA, Taichung and Art Bank, and have participated in exhibitions all across Taiwan, as well as in China, Singapore, Austria, South Korea, Nepal, and Poland. He’s participated in artist-in-residence programs in Taiwan, South Korea, and Nepal. In 2017, he was selected to join “The Arctic Circle”, an international interdisciplinary expedition program in Svalbard, Norway and is invited as independent scholar to “ICHSEA (International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia)” in Jeonju, South Korea in 2019.

He was also the co-founder of Waley Art, an Alternative Space in Taipei West District, and participates in relevant artistic education programs associated with community involvement and the repurposing of unused space.

張致中,1986年生於高雄,國立台灣師範大學美術碩士,現創作與生活於台灣高雄。

創作形式圍繞平面繪畫、文字創作、數位影音與空間裝置等,在記錄、轉譯與描述的角色轉換間、藉由真偽交錯與象徵隱喻等元素,道出呼應當下人類文明樣貌的寓言故事或現實母題。

創作軸線與生命都呼應著遷徙與旅程,早期作品著重於採集文明社會底下的眾生相,近期則試圖透過海洋、船舶、港埠等命題、進行個人記憶、風土踏查與區域歷史的爬梳與重構,探討人-文明-自然相互關係的想像。

作品曾獲得「高雄獎」首獎、「全國美術展」、並獲高美館、國美館、藝術銀行典藏,於台灣各地、中國、新加坡、奧地利、韓國、尼泊爾、波蘭皆有展演;曾於台灣、韓國、尼泊爾駐村,並獲得文化部、國藝會與台北市文化局補助,並於2017年參與於挪威史瓦巴之國際跨領域考察計畫「北極圈計畫」並以獨立學者身份受邀至2019年韓國全州「ICHSEA(東亞科學史國際研討會)」。

曾為臺北西區替代空間「水谷藝術」之共同創辦人,參與相關社區介入與空間活化等藝術推廣教育計畫,亦創作並出版繪本。