About
Sara Se-Jin Chang (Sara van der Heide), 1977 is born in Busan, South Korea and currently lives and works in Amsterdam and Brussels. She studied at the postgraduate program De Ateliers, Amsterdam (1999-2001), was an artist in residence at ISCP, New York (2007); at WIELS, Brussels (2016).


Sara Se-Jin Chang (Sara van der Heide) looks critically at Western time, linearity, rational thinking and continuing imperialism. Deploying a metaphorical language she brings together the hand-made and the personal gesture in a disenchanted world, and works to propose a more inclusive modernity. Her drawing series, films, installations, the German Library Pyongyang project and the Mother Mountain Institute are spaces for imagination, belonging, the female voice and cyclical time.


Exhibitions/Performance/Screenings: She has amongst others participated in various exhibitions and performed at the following venues: at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam; the 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, 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, Cologn; De Vleeshal, Middelburg; 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam; Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Kunstverein Amsterdam; Espai d'art Contemporani de Castelló, Spain; WIELS, Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art, Sevila