CHANG En-Tzu (b. 1983~)
Born in Kaohsiung, awarded the 25th Kaohsiung Award in 2008, CHANG graduated with master’s degree from Department of Fine Arts at National Kaohsiung Normal University in 2009.
CHANG was an artist in-residence at Watermill Village in Long Island, New York in 2009. Awarded the Special Jury Prize for the open call for Louis Vuitton’s cultural space in Taipei in 2010. Invited by Mori Art Museum in Japan to participate in the 10th anniversary exhibition in 2013, CHANG is the only Taiwan artist invited to take part in the exhibition. In 2015, she was invited as resident artist at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
Through her artworks, CHANG En-Tzu points out the various hopes and support of women towards life and living, often narrating the pain, desire and uneasiness in real life through fairy tales and repeated stitching with needle and thread, overturning the general definition of fairy tales. As an upcoming artist with great potentials, CHANG uses the thread and floss in her works to represent the unspoken thoughts, leaving behind all that is suppressed and forgotten in the process of life.
“All the fragments of awareness hidden, dismembered, fractured and carved out in our experiences of growing up may well have been the incessant revolution in breaking free from stereotype. Along the way, we collect treasures once lost and strength yet to be tapped into. The indestructible vitality preserved in its entirety is precisely the source of happiness and strength,” says CHANG En-Tzu.