mike hj chang
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Mike HJ Chang is a Taiwanese American artist and educator in fine arts. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts, both in the USA. Chang currently resides and works in Singapore.
Autobiographical information always serves as the basis for narrative exploration in Chang’s work. Recent projects such as Arrival Reception, and Welcome Door Mat, shows the way he idiosyncratically combines architecture, furniture, and text to focus on the notion of transient identity in a space where the public and the private intersect, such as a place between his bedroom door. Collectively, though, his work examines the interplay and relationship between ‘The Clean’, which is a quiet, orderly state, and ‘The Generic’, which is an empty state that is devoid of ego and memory.
Over the years, Chang’s work has produced varying effects and receptions. While it has been received with humour, other times it is poignant, or even self-righteous in its own prerogative. His portfolio has gone on public display in prominent art spaces such as the Chan Hampe Galleries, Gillman Barracks, Goodman Art Centre, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, Port Tumasik, Post-Museum, Sculpture Square, The Substation, and Yeo Workshop in Singapore since 2011.