Patty Chang

Visual Arts, 2012

Patty Chang has performed at PS122 and Exit Art and created performance videos including In Love and Untitled (Eels) with grants from the Franklin Furnace Fund, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and Smack Mellon Residency. Her work expanded from performance to include documenting performances and the language of documentary after receiving a Media Arts Fellowship supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and a museum commission for the 40-minute video installation Shangri-La in 2005. With the Lambent Fellowship, Chang was able to work on Gate Remains Partially Repaired about her father’s relationship to China, which led to a collaboration with David Kelley on the work Flotsam Jetsam. In 2008, she worked on The Product Love with a Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship in the Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin. In 2010, Chang traveled through the deserts of Xinjiang to work on Minor, which sparked her interest in The Wandering Lake project. Chang received a BFA from the University of California, San Diego.

Awards and Accomplishments


Chang is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts


Chang has residency at Headlands Center for the Arts