CHANG, Ching-Wen


latest update:2022-12-08

Art critic, and curator. Chang is also a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics). She is an Associate Professor at Department of Arts and Design, National Tsing Hua University.

My researches center on two topics, one is the ‘Taiwaneseness’ in Taiwanese contemporary art. In particular, I am interested in the emerging of local theories, especially the relationship between art and society. Within this broad scheme, I have conducted researches on the meaning and practices of ‘Socially Engaged Art’ (2020), ‘Asian Biennale’ (2022), and ‘the Emerging of “Contemporary” Art’ (2022) in Taiwan. Another research topic is contemporary painting in Taiwan.

  • 2022

    Cosmos Comsol: Hsinhua PAN, Jui-Chung YAO & Chun-Hao CHEN, InART Space, Tainan, Taiwan

  • 2021

    Hello World: 2021 NTHU Arts Festival, Arts Center NTHU, Hsinchu, Taiwan

  • 2020

    Dialogue with Biogée: 2020 Taoyuan Fine Arts Exhibition Online, Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts, Taoyuan, Taiwan

  • 2016

    Visual Tense: Chi-Sui Wang Solo Exhibition, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  • 2015

    Idealized Fiction: Wu Tung-Lung Solo Exhibition, Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2015

    Future Flash Fiction, FreeS Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2014

    Art as Social Interaction─Hong Kong/Taiwan Exchange, Co-curator, Curator: Wu Mali, Hong Kong Baptist University & 1a Space, Hong Kong, China; The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  • 2013

    Rediscovering the Pure Sight: 25th Anniversary of CHIMEI Arts Award, with Lee Chu-Hsin, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2013-2014

    Schizophrenia Taiwan 2.0, with Li I-Wei, Pierre Bongiovanni, and Huang Chien-Hung, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; CYBERFEST, Saint Petersburg, Russia; transmediale, Berlin, Germany; Maison de Métallos, Paris, France; Ambika P3, London, UK; Instants Vidéo numériques et poétiques, Marseille, France; HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, Dresden, Germany

  • 2013

    Plan B, in ‘It Takes Four Sorts: A Cross-Strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project (2012)’, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Old Court Building, Macau, China; Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, China; He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

  • 2013

    Island of Ghost, sub-heading in ‘Asia Cruise’ (other sub-heading curators: Takahiro Kaneshima, Kim Sun-Hee, and Wang Xiao-Song), Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2013

    Review 90─Collection of Contemporary Paintings in Taiwan, Art 8, Hsinchu, Taiwan

  • 2012

    Xindian Boys, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2009

    Inside / Outside / Through: Jun T. LAI, Lanya, HUANG & Te-Yu WANG, GALLERY100, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2009

    Weak Painting, with Su Yu-An, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2008

    The Empire Strikes Back, with Wang Fu-Tung, and Hu Yung-Fen, InSian Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2006

    Four Treasures of ______, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2004

    *Depth of the Surface: Re-Searching the Space of Contemporary Painting, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2000

    Misssssss-Speed: Video Installation Art Exhibition, Co-curator, Curator: Lu Pei-Yi, Huashan Arts and Culture District, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2000

    Speechless: Hsin-Hong CHOU & Yu-Sheng CHEN, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei County, Taiwan

  • 2012

    Ph. D., Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan

  • 2002

    MA, Art History and Art Criticism, Tainan National College of the Arts, Taiwan

  • 1998

    BA, Chinese Literature Department, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

  • 2022-

    The 21th Taishin Arts Award Nominator, Taiwan

  • 2021-

    Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Design, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

  • 2021-2022

    President, AICA Taiwan, Taiwan

  • 2020-2022

    Collection Committee Member, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

  • 2019-2021

    Vice Director, Arts Center NTHU, Taiwan

  • 2014

    Collection Committee Member, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

  • 2014-2016

    Assistant Professor, Department of Arts and Design, National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan

  • 2013-2014

    Vice President, Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan (AVAT), Taiwan

  • 2010

    Senior Editor, Artist magazine, Taiwan

  • 2004-2010

    Chief Editor, Artist magazine, Taiwan

  • 2002-2004

    Executive Editor, Artist magazine, Taiwan

  • 2022

    ‘The Practice of “Asian Discourse” in Taiwan: The Strategy of Asian Biennale’, in Taiwan’s International Cultural Relations: Culture as A Method, ed. by Jerry C. Y. LIU & Chun-Ying WEI (Kaohsiung: Chuliu)

  • 2021

    Being, Transformation, Jun T. LAI, Taipei: Artist Publishing

  • 2020

    Glowing Reappearance: The Development of Fine Art in Postwar Hsinchu, with Hsu Woan-Je, Huang Yi-Hsiung, and Chang, Hsin-Chih, Hsinchu: Cultural Affairs Bureau, Hsinchu City

  • 2013

    2000s Taiwanese Painters, Taipei: Artist Publishing

  • 2010

    Tsong Pu: The World Comes from Being, Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum

  • 2009

    Weak Painting, ed. by Chang Ching-Wen and Su Yu-An, Taipei: Garden City

  • 2003


  • 2005

    Editor Award, 29th Golden Tripod Awards, Government Information Office, Executive Yuan, Taiwan

  • 1999

    ‘Unfolding the Body Memories: The Mechanical Life of the Works of Ruey-Shian HSU’, Merit Award, DEOA Art Criticism Award, Dimension Endowment of Art, Taiwan