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). She has been a (guest-) teacher at various art schools (a.o. De Ateliers, and the Rietveld Academie).


Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) her work consists of political and poetic interventions, drawing series, performances and films through which she proposes a more inclusive modernity. In her practice, which at one moment enfolds it self as an imaginary transformation of geography; or presents itself as a collective visualization and at another moment appears as a series of 558 drawings --over the course of a reign-, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) reflects upon art-history and historical political certainties. Through her light and colour studies she proposes an enlarged spectrum of seeing and knowing, while precisely pointing out the grey zones, showing the limitations of our logical ordering and emphasis on the material. Time, language and light and colour coincide and are often used as both the subject and material. Her work calls for a meditative state of mind where divisions imposed upon us by history – between distinct domains of culture, between cultures, between various –isms in art – are made to collapse.


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; 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