Chang-Ching Su

b. Taipei, Taiwan


I believe that our experiences are based on overlooked dynamics. Almost all our contemporary life now is rooted in politics, which is why I often ponder the mechanisms behind power relations, whether with the authorities or in everyday life. However, the invisible hand of power is only protruded when conflicts arise. Therefore, my key approach is to create contradictions and capture them in my images.

Stressful and dark realities of politics may be beyond the reach of average citizens. However, despite the shortcomings of the system, I believe harsh criticism and cynicism to be ineffective in addressing such failings. I hope that the humorous touch with paradoxical playfulness in my works not only bring attention to political issues, but moreover, relieve some of the frustrations felt towards the system’s failings.


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Education

2021- School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Fine Art

2014-2019 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Political Theory Division

National Taiwan University


Awards & Grants

2022 CPS Live Residency, Chicago, IL

2022 Neiman Scholarship, Chicago, IL

2022 Johnson Scholarship, Chicago, IL

2021 Government scholarship for studying abroad, Ministry of Education, Taiwan 

2016 National Taiwan University Movie Award, Taipei ,Taiwan


Group Exhibition

2022 “Expanded View”, Roman University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

2022 “Navigating Loops”, 111cm gallery, Suwon, South Korea

2020 “page en scène”, Garden City Bookstore, Taipei City

2019 Photo Go Unit, Tainan International Foto Festival, Tainan City

2019 2019 Wonder Foto Day, G Gallery, Taipei City

2018 Emerging Artist, Taipei Art Photo Show, Taipei City

2018 Young Photo Art, Kaohsiung PhotoFestival, Kaohsiung City


Curatorial Projects

2021 “Re-Public”, Assistant Curator, MRT Public Art in Taiwan 

2021 Off Work, Curation for John Chiang, Taipei, Taiwan

2021 South Sour Water Performance and Visual Art Festival, Co-curation for Waley Art

2020 Fashengguanxi, Curator, Waley Art

2019 How to Build Republic?, Co-organization for Suwon International Photo Festival


Research Project

2022 Apr Lecturer & Visiting Artist, Twist Workshop, Chicago

2019 Jul-Present Photography columnist, Thatalright Art Space

2019 Jul-2020 Jul Researcher, Slash Generation, VT Artsalon

2018 Mar-Apr Workshop member, Informal Master’s Program, VT Artsalon


Bibliography

2021 SAIC Photo Department Catalog 2021-22School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2021 The Political Theater, Artist Book, Self-Published, Taiwan

2021 “Crypto Art: Cat, Blockchain and net.art”, Advanced Digital Art Research Project

2020 Allergy, Artist Book, Self-Published, Taiwan

2020 “e-Estonia X-Road System Overview”, Taiwan eID Advocacy Group

2016 “Taipei Sound Memory”, Locus Publishing

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