Born in Busan, South Korea; she lives and work in Brussels and Amsterdam.
Chang employs filmmaking, installation, drawing, performance, collaborations, and interventions to draw attention to the narratives that structure our thinking and order our institutions. Her work sets out to unmake and remake these narratives in order to expose underlying hierarchies of gender, race, and nationalism. Through this process, she challenges us to recognize the injurious effects that Western imperialist ideas of world-making have historically had on our interactions. Her work also highlights the continuing presence of such ideologies in our social, public, and civic lives, and asks us to consider what we, as a society, might lose by failing to recognize or challenge this situation.
Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) recent shows, projects and performances took place at/include: Cotton as Colton, Contour Biennale 9, Mechelen (2019); 6thKuandu Biennial, Taipei (2018); Sharjah Biennial 13, Beirut (2018); Dutch Cabinet,Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2012); Freedom of Movement, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2018-2019); the 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2014); Transform the local, poetry must be made by all,Mu.Zee, Oostende(2018).
Sara Sejin Chang’s work is in the following public collections: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; De Vleeshal/M HKA, Middleburg & Antwerp; Mu.ZEE Ostend, and the Walker Art Center, Mineappolis, USA.
Artist residencies include: De Ateliers, Amsterdam (1999-2001); ISCP, New York (2007); WIELS, Brussels (2016).
Brussels 2016, 2017, (detail)
Single-channel experimental film, colour, sound, 33’
Thanks to AFK, Mondriaan Fonds
Courtesy of the artist