Soojin Chang (California, 1991)

is an interdisciplinary artist based in Glasgow.  Her works are in the media of video, sound, installation, and performance. They exist in visual worlds that occupy a mythical sense of time, driven by examinations of personal and national trauma, and a desire to rediscover lost space.

Her practice is led by an inquiry into political and individual trauma, particularly the way these are internalised and inherited in the bodily schema. Her performance and video works are driven by examinations of agency and fertility of both humans and nonhumans, and deconstruct systems of oppression and power to open rethinking of ecological destruction. She uses appropriation as a form of challenging authorship and renegotiating representations, survival mechanisms, and immigration patterns of colonised culture and diasporas.

Education

University of California, Berkeley – English and Film Studies 2013

The Glasgow School of Art – Master of Fine Art, Candidate 2020

Residencies

Sa Sa Art Projects, Pisaot Artist-in-Residence – Phnom Penh, Cambodia July 2019

Lukkeskåra/Rådlausjuvet Residency – Klungtveit, Norway,  April 2015, July 2016, August 2017

Waaw Residency – Saint-Louis, Senegal, December 2016

The Linda Mary Montano Art/Life Residency – Kingston, New York, December 2015


Exhibitions

Al-ḥarb al-ʼahliyyah as-sūriyyah – Screening at Tse Tse Fly Middle East, Yinka Shonibare’s Studio, London, March 24, 2019.

State of Possession – Performance at ICA, London, March 21, 2019.

State of Possession – Performance at BUZZCUT Double Thrills at CCA, Glasgow, March 20, 2019.

THORNS – Screening at Grace Exhibition Space, New York, February 20, 2019.  

THORNS - Video screening in Women in and Film, Ace Hotel, November 14, 2018

Homeland – Sound and Movement Performance in Secret Project Robot at MoMA PS1, April 15, 2018.

THORNS – Video screening in Stigma Unbound 3: Transgression + Consent, Brooklyn, March 29, 2018.

Minke’s Rune – Video and Sound Installation in ANGST at La Capela, Paris, March 8, 2018

XXIII Olympic Winter Games – Vocals in the U.S. Broadcast of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, January 2018.

Love, Lust, and Interpretations – Reading at KGB, New York, December 12. 2017.

Three Heads and Nine Tails – Solo Performance at Edge Zones for Miami Art Week, December 9, 2017.

HERVISIONS LONDON – Video Exhibition at Second Home, London, November 24 & 25, 2017.

Spittle of the Moon – Group Sound Performance at MoMA PS1, November 18, 2017.

Time Study #1 & 2 – Solo and Group Sound Performance at Online Performance Art Festival 5, August 10, 2017.

Dissolving Eye and Mouth – Solo Sound Performance at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn, May 24, 2017.

Semelparous Nights – Solo Sound Performance and Video Screening at The Anarchist Arts Festival at Judson Church, New York City, May 12, 2017.

Denial of Ears – Sound Duet Performance at TREVORSHAUS, Brooklyn, March 11, 2017.

Moist Robot – Sound Duet Performance at E32NT Warehouse, London, November 25, 2016.

Moist Robot – Sound and Dance Group Performance at The Gateway, Brooklyn, November 10, 2016. 

Moist Robot – Group Sound Performance at Meltasia Music Festival, September 4, 2016.

Home – Solo Performance / Video Exhibition at The Linda Montano Art/Life Institute, Kingston NY, December 20, 2017.

Psychic TV, Haribo, Shilpa Ray, Wetware – Concert Video Screening at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, October 3, 2015.

Cure the Night – Group Video Exhibition at Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, June 15, 2015.

Noonday Demon – Video Screening at FILMIDEO 10th Annual Film Festival, New Jersey, April 18, 2015.


Press

Jones, Heather. "The Renegade: Soojin Chang at L/R Residency." Contemporary Art Stavanger. Web. April 2015. 

McDermott, Emily. "Exclusive Video Premiere: 'Burning Bride," Shilpa Ray." Interview Magazine. Web. November 2015.

Sproul, Hillary. "Iceland with filmmaker Soojin Chang." The Wild Magazine. Web. December 2014.