|張育嘉 CHANG YU CHIA
Born in 1983, Taipei, Taiwan.
Yu-Chia Chang was born in 1983, currently pursuing a PhD in Contemporary Visual Culture at Taiwan University of the Arts. The artist was supported by The Ministry of Culture of Taiwan twice with his residency program in CAI, Boston and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. He also attended artist-in-residency at STOCK 20, Taichung. Chang’s works have been awarded as Selected Work in the Young Artist Collection by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Art Bank Collection Program by Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, as well as Top Prizes of Next Art in Tainan and Newly Emerging Artists in Taiwan. Chang specializes in transforming all sorts of media into his own distinctive style and characteristics. The artist showcases his keen observation on people, events, and object of everyday life in the form of paintings and installations.
Yu-Chia Chang is also vocalist and guitarist in BIKE, serving as the main songwriter and lyricist of the band. The band launched its first album “Hey! Let me think about it!” in 2013 and was recommended by Spark Chen, the vocalist of GMA-nominated band Quarterback, as well as renowned Taiwanese music critic Yeves Tsai.
My artworks have always been starting from my personal style of art as well as switching between a variety of media in order to express all kinds of sentiments in life. I’d like to evoke people’s mutual memories and resonate with viewers though my art. My mechanical installations and statues derives from the earlier paintings. Afterwards, I experienced more with wood and silk. I Hope my art bring new energies and connections to both the viewers and the artist.
2019 Xingtian Temple Long-term Gifted Scholarship
2016 《You Have No Chance to Control Me1.2.3. 》 collected by Art Bank Collection Program, Ministry of Culture
2016 Anderson Ranch Arts Cneter, Denver,U.S.A
The Battle of Huwei, the public art setting of Tamsui Guanchao Square Taipei 2019
2015 currently teaching art teacher in Taichung II high school