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.