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York Chang


York ChangArtist’s Statement

I am an interdisciplinary artist who works in a research-intensive manner on a project to project basis. I conceive of the exhibition construct as a literary device, in which every aspect of the exhibition experience is an opportunity for re-imagining history. I often use forensic and archival information systems as supports for poetic gestures in order to interrogate the blurred line between fiction and reality in the contemporary world. I seek to highlight the multiple paradoxes which exist at a time in which information and data is more accessible than ever, but knowledge is elusive. I consider the socially-constructed nature of history to be both problematic but also contingent and therefore empowering. In the seams of these constructed histories, I look for small stealthy moves which can leverage new meaning into our collective cultural narrative.

Website: yorkchang.com

Biography

Select Solo Exhibitions from 2010-2014

2013
Antagonistics , Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA
The Winners,
Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Second Life,
18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
All Dogma Has Its Day,
PØST, Los Angeles, CA

Select Group Exhibitions from 2010-2014

2014
Material Object , Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles

2013
Syrop & Chang, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA (in conjunction with the Orange County Museum of Art Pacific Triennial)

2011
Suelto –
Galleria La Central,Bogotá, Colombia
The Workers,
MASSMoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts

Select Fellowships and Awards

2011
18th Street Art Center Artist Fellowship, Grantee

2009
Creative Capital Foundation, New Genre Artist Grant, Finalist

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2001
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Arts, 1996
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

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