About Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide)

 

Born in 1977, Busan, South Korea

Lives and works in Amsterdam and Brussels

 

Visual artist Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) was a former resident of De Ateliers, Amsterdam (1999-2001), and an artist in residence at ISCP, New York (2007); at WIELS, Brussels (2016).

 

Sara Sejin Chang’s (Sara van der Heide) drawings, installations, performances, films and interventions examine patriarchal and western imperialist ideas about linearity, gender, nation state, materiality, spirituality and world making.

 

Chang (Van der Heide) negotiates biased views on histories and societies by offering an ongoing series of propositions that reimagine and re-appropriate methods, historical and political happenings and sites. Often, presenting, these works as poetic and intimate gestures that centralize meta-cosmic and inclusive approach to modernity. In many of her works Chang (Van der Heide) draws from her historiography and reflects paradoxically on these artistic processes and interventions as acts of historical repair, healing and belonging.

 

Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) recent shows and performances took place at/include:

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, Sevilla