Roski Talk: Patty Chang

DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, March 27, 6 pm

USC Roski Professor Patty Chang
DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
6:00pm | IFT
3001 South Flower Street at 30th Street, Los Angeles
Free, open to the public

Patty Chang talks about her practice starting from performance, moving through video, to expanded research projects such as the acclaimed exhibition now on view at the Queens Museum in New York titled Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake 2009-2017.

Patty Chang is an artist working in performance, video, writing, and installation. Her early performance work was influenced by 1960’s and 70’s performance work as well as identity politics of the 1980’s and 90’s. More recently, her work has been focused on site-specific, performative, narrative projects that deal with cultural imaginaries. Chang’s work has a capacity to explore complex subjects nearly simultaneously, as does life.

Born in 1972 in San Leandro, California, Chang received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego, in 1994. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Museum, New York; BAK, Basis voor actuele Kunst, Utrecht, the Netherlands; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Fri Art Centre d’Art de Freibourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, England; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the M+ Museum, Hong Kong; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Her work received a 2003 award from the Rockefeller Foundation and a 2012 Creative Capital award. In 2008, she was a finalist for the Hugo Boss Prize and a Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin. In 2014, Chang was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.