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Sara Seijn Chang

Born in 1977, Busan, South Korea
Lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin

Since the late 1990s, Korean-Dutch artist Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide ) has cre­a­ted a rich body of work that tra­ver­ses an array of for­mats and medi­ums, inclu­ding film, text, immersi­ve film- and sound instal­la­ti­ons, per­for­man­ces, and pain­ting. Chang com­bi­nes spi­ri­tu­al evo­ca­ti­ons, his­to­ri­cal research and the unra­ve­ling of colo­ni­al nar­ra­ti­ves cre­a­ting works that act as his­to­ri­cal repair, hea­ling and belon­ging. Chang ques­ti­ons Eurocentric sys­tems of cate­go­ri­za­ti­on, raci­a­li­za­ti­on and its pene­tra­ti­on in all levels of life and con­tem­po­ra­ry Western soci­e­ty. Her work can be seen as poe­tic and inti­ma­te gestu­res that cen­tra­li­se a meta-cos­mic and inclu­si­ve appro­ach to moder­ni­ty, trans­for­ming the mea­ning of value and time.

Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) is a for­mer resi­dent of De Ateliers, Amsterdam (19992001), and has been an artist in resi­den­ce at ISCP, New York (2007) and at WIELS, Brussels (2016). Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) has recent­ly shown work at: 11th Berlin Biennale, Berlin; Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh; Mu.ZEE, Oostend; Contour Biennale 9, Mechelen, Belgium; 6th Kuandu Biennale, Taipei; Argos, Brussels; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Sharjah Biennial 13, Beirut; the 1st Asia Biennial/​the 5th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou; The School of Kyiv: Leipzig Class. Seminar: Politics of Form, Part of the Kyiv Biennial; the 19th Biennale of Sydney; the 11th Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Incheon; KIOSK, Gent; M HKA, Antwerp; If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, various loca­ti­ons; De Pont, Tilburg; Fondazione Giuliani, Rome; De Appel, Amsterdam; Marres, Maastricht; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Temporary Gallery, Cologne; De Vleeshal, Middelburg; 44th and 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam; Espai d’art Contemporani de Castelló, Spain; CAAC, Seville

Her work is a.o. part of the fol­lo­wing col­lec­ti­ons: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Centraal Museum Utrecht; De Domijnen, Sittard; De Vleeshal/​M HKA, Middelburg and Antwerp; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Mu.ZEE, Oostend