Visiting Artist’s Talk – Soojin Chang

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk, we welcome Soojin Chang.

Soojin Chang (b. 1991, unceded territory of the Ramaytush Ohlone) is a Korean non-binary performance artist, filmmaker, ritual practitioner, and researcher who lives in Glasgow and works internationally. Using their body as technology to transmute in/visibility, Chang’s practice reflects on contemporary ethics, colonial inheritance, and trans-species reliances. They use phenomenology and animism as methods to experience matrixial glitches in thinghood/subjectivity, art/life, and the afterlife. 

Recent work includes: JADE BABY BAMBOO SPINE at the Bluecoat, Liverpool (2022); Sacrifice to the Seaworm at Leeds Art Gallery (2022); BXBY at Jerwood Space and University of Leeds’ Project Space for the Jerwood/FVU Awards (2022); Dog Eggs at Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju (2022); Heavenly Shower of Banknotes at the ICA (London) for FUTURERITUAL (2022); A heifer would be needed for the sacrifice at Tramway for Take Me Somewhere (2021); Death Ritual at Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh (2019); and Hair Eggs at MoMA PS1 (2018).

Soojin Chang’s Jerwood/FVU Awards (2022) — BXBY — will be showcased at the University of Leeds’ Project Space from 18 November to 4 December. Find out about the exhibition.

About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 2–4pm during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us. Book your place via Eventbrite.

For more information about the Visiting Artists Talks series, please email Cesar Cornejo.

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Soojin Chang (in collaboration with Jade O'Belle, Kasimyn, and Georgie Rei-n Lo), JADE BABY BAMBOO SPINE, 2022. Commissioned by Bluecoat Liverpool. Image courtesy of the artist.