Patty Chang

Born: 1972

Hometown: San Leandro, CA

Lives and Works: Brooklyn, NY

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Education: BFA, University of California, San Diego, CA, 1994

Patty Chang Bio

About The Artist

Patty Chang is a performance and video artist known for probing taboos, stereotypes, and cultural myths. Her humorous and sometimes shocking work mocks exoticized and diminutive depictions of Asian women in Western popular culture. Chang frequently appears in her own work, investigating complex aspects of Asian identity by impersonating contortionists, sex workers, and legendary street fighter Bruce Lee.

Chang's notorious endurance performances tested the boundaries of social acceptability. Her unapologetically scatological performance Gong Lee with the Wind, exaggerated the storied connection between beans and flatulence the point of absurdity. The two-channel video In Love takes on the perennially taboo topic of incest. Chang appears to be sharing a passionate kiss with her parents; though, gradually it becomes apparent that they are eating an onion in reverse playback. Like photographers Sally Mann and Gillian Wearing, Chang complicates the lily-white sanctity of the parent-child relationship. Chang's work is shocking, but also contemplative. In the 40-minute video Shangri-La, she makes a pilgrimage to the rural Chinese village of Zhongdian, one of three towns that claim to be the "real" magical city from James Hilton's 1933 novel, Lost Horizon. Chang has had solo shows around the world, including the Museo National de Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Baltic Art Center is Visby, and the Jack Tilton Gallery in New York.

Patty Chang Gallery Art

Galleries

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
Arratia, Beer, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany


Patty Chang Permanent Collections

Select Permanent Collections

Asia Society, New York, NY
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
La Maison Rouge, Fondation de Galbert, Paris, France
Museo De Arte Contemporáneo De Castilla Y León (MUSAC), León, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York. NY
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Sammlung Julia Stoschek, Berlin, Germany
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

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