TENG-YUAN CHANG

WHO
Teng-Yuan Chang

WHAT
Visual  artist

WHEN
2008  –  present

WHERE
Taipei , Taiwan

WHY
Through my paintings and animation installations from recent years, I raise questions about how humans will move into the next era. 

DESCRIBE YOUR PRACTICE IN THREE WORDS:
Keywords, Questions, Reflection

 

The Right Place of Performing Thigh Dance, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

The Right Place of Performing Thigh Dance, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

WHERE DO YOU GO OR WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GET STUCK ON A PROJECT? 
Wash dishes or have a hot bath. This process, in particular, can slow down the tempo of my thoughts, let me rethink and organize creative ideas.

 

Portable Wormhole, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

Portable Wormhole, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

NAME A BOOK YOU THINK EVERY CREATIVE SHOULD READ.
Various types of encyclopedias.

Trip of Wormhole, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

Trip of Wormhole, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

WHAT DESIGN TOOL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? 
As I’m passionate about experimenting with various techniques, there is no tool that is  necessary or unnecessary to use. Nevertheless, I always carry a notebook to record memories, sudden inspirations, or ideas.

We Slice in Name of iPad, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

We Slice in Name of iPad, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

WHAT PROJECT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
The work currently exhibited in the 2016 Taipei Biennale, Escape to earth: 100 ways of surviving on earth. I think this work completely shows my creative thought at this present stage.

Emigrant No.7, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

Emigrant No.7, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE CREATIVITY?
Cleverly expressing  thoughts on various topics through a unique vocabulary while continually exploring new possibilities.

Heimlech Method in the Water, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

Heimlech Method in the Water, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON CURRENTLY
I just finished a  group exhibition in London and in the Taipei Biennial. Now I’m preparing for an  upcoming solo exhibition to be held this  November in Taipei.

The God of Web, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

The God of Web, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

IF YOU COULD INVITE ANY CREATIVE OUT FOR COFFEE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
Michael Craig-Martin. From my perspective, his work is very accurate in the concept of presentation, wherefore I hope to have the opportunity to communicate with him, there will be sparks.

Endless Loop, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

Endless Loop, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE CITY THAT YOU LIVE IN?
Order. Such as the damp smell after the rain, the odor of the summer heat under the asphalt as well as  the scent mixed with the varieties of food. I’m really fond of all kinds of odors in Taipei, which fill me with inspiration and memories.

Sharing My Galaxy with You, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

Sharing My Galaxy with You, Image © Teng-Yuan Chang

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