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Mike HJ Chang

Mike HJ Chang is a Singapore based artist, Taiwanese American in origin. He is an artist and educator of 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.

Autobiographical information always serves as the basis for narrative exploration in Chang’s work. Recent projects show 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. 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 in Singapore such as Gillman Barracks, Goodman Art Centre, Port Tumasik, Post-Museum, Sculpture Square, and galleries such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, The Substation, Chan Hampe Galleries, and Yeo Workshop since 2011. 

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Mike HJ Chang is a Singapore based artist, Taiwanese American in origin. He is an artist and educator of 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.

Autobiographical information always serves as the basis for narrative exploration in Chang’s work. Recent projects show 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. 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 in Singapore such as Gillman Barracks, Goodman Art Centre, Port Tumasik, Post-Museum, Sculpture Square, and galleries such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, The Substation, Chan Hampe Galleries, and Yeo Workshop since 2011. 

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