Ting-Tong Chang

Ting-Tong Chang

*1982 Taiwan
Lives and works in London, UK

Ting-Tong, Chang, born 1982, won his MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London. His artistic practice covers both street art and elements of traditional painting and sculpture. Most interested in urban space and exploration of potential dialogue between institution and individuals. Originally from Taiwan, lives and works in London, he organized numerous artistic interventions and events in the streets of the cities. His installations marked with brevity and absurd objects getting to the core of contemporary problems: globalization stimulated by the developments in technology, blurred boundaries between nations, or the omniscient fear of terrorism that we have already got accustomed to. Freely and with a wicked dose a black humour, he toys with such concepts as death, war, or mass destruction, which have become ingrained in today’s world. Ting-Tong has exhibited and received a number of awards internationally, including London, Berlin, Warsaw, Miami, Hong Kong, Beijing and Taipei.


Series

  • 2012. Moss machine
  • 2012. All Tomorrow´s Parties
  • 2011. Bananas
  • 2011. Day dreamers
  • 2011. Free gange
  • 2011. Landmine
  • 2011. She is a rainbow
  • 2010. Old faithful
  • 2010. Underground tunnel
  • 2010. She comes in colours everywhere
  • 2010. Art strike
  • 2010. Wrong move
  • 2009. Firealarm
  • 2009. What is Democracy?
  • 2009. Factory
  • 2008. Mary X´Mas
  • 2008. Beyong the Wall
  • 2007. Electricity Box
  • 2007. Campaign Flags


Education

  • 2011. MFA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2005. BA in advertising, National ChenChi University, Taipei


Awards

  • 2011. Open Call 2011: Surface gallery, first prize, Nottingham, UK/Jury: Dr Andrew
  • 2011. Pepper, Dr Angela Bartram and Silke Pillinger
  • 2011. Salon Art Prize: Matt Roberts Arts Project Space, final shortlist, London, UK/
  • 2011. Jury: Patricia Bickers, Pippa Hale and Robert Leckie
  • 2011. Art Takes Miami: final shortlist, Miami, USA
  • 2011. Subversive Image Competition: first prize, The London School of Liberal Arts, UK


Solo show

  • 2012. Bananas - a Story-Telling of Crisis: Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK
  • 2011. Bbrother, Big Other and the Big Society - graffiti the lord taught us: Rat’s Cave gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2009. Factory - an Abandon Show in an Abandon Factory: Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2006. Cave - in: SAM gallery, Taipei, Taiwan


Group Shows

  • 2012. III Moscow Biennial (juried exhibition): Moscow, Russia/curator: Elena Selina, Kathrin Becker
  • 2012. Our Demonstration: the Guardian’s Gallery in King’s Place, London, UK
  • 2011. Stockholm Syndrome’/ ‘The Cargo Cult: Sassoon Gallery, London, UK
  • 2011. Plug in X Add on: Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition: The Rag Factory, London, UK
  • 2011. Open Call 2011(juried exhibition): Surface gallery, Nottingham, UK
  • 2011. Salon Art Prize (juried exhibition): Matt Roberts Arts Project Space, London, UK
  • 2011. North Street Show (selected through open call): the Lyric Center for the Arts First Stage Gallery, Virginia, MN, USA
  • 2011. The Other Art Fair (juried exhibition): Barge House, London, UK
  • 2011. Get Up Show (selected through open call): Getupgallery, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • 2010. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: TAMTAM8, Berlin, Germany/ Curator: Ming-Guing, Tsai
  • 2010. Forum Biennial: Taipei Contemporary Art Center TCAC, Taipei, Taiwan/ Curator: Manray Hsu
  • 2010. GetItLouder: Sanlitun SOHO, Beijing, China/ Curator: Ou Ning, with Participating artist: Ai Wei Wei
  • 2010. Taiwan Biennial: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan/Curator: Shi-Shu, Ping, with participating artist/filmmaker: Ming-Liang TSAI
  • 2010. The Devolution of Everyday Life, Vulpes Vulpes gallery, London, UK
  • 2010. Group Show: the Tavalin Kreisman Studio @ CCD 300, Beijing, China
  • 2009. Yes Taiwan-Yong Emerging Stars, AKI Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009. Alternative Risk Transfer:The Rag Factory gallery, London, UK
  • 2008. Taipei Biennial: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan/Curator: Vasif Kortun and Manray Hsu
  • 2007. A Runaway Zero-Taiwan Emerging Artists: CANS gallery, Shanghai, China/ curator: Yaji Huang
  • 2007. CO6 Taiwan Avant-Garde Documenta: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan / Curator: Lin Ping and Andreas Walther


Festivals

  • 2012. Extra Special People Programme, Eastside Project, Birmingham, UK
  • 2012. Malta Festival, Galerie Raczej, Poznan, Poland
  • 2012. Car Art Festival (selected through open call), id11, Delft, the Netherlands
  • 2011. Chinese Arts and Design Festival: Great Western Studio, London, UK
  • 2011. European Performance Art Festival (juried festival), Centre of Contemporary Arts, Warsaw, Poland/Jury: Fabio Cavalucci, Grzegorz Borkowski, Waldemar Tatarczuk
  • 2011. Performance Platform, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland/curator: Waldemar Tatarczuk


Residency

  • 2012. Chinese Arts Centre (selected through open call), Manchester, UK I-Park Residency Program (selected through open call), Connecticut, USA Galerie Raczej, Poznan, Poland