Lavender Chang

b. 1983, Taiwan
Lives and works in Singapore

Lavender Chang’s focus lies in conceptual photography. Her artwork is a reflection of the sensitivity towards the subtle nuances surrounding her, and she hopes to focus on these experiences, to create a canvas allowing further contemplation and letting the passage of time to leave behind traces of her mortality.

Chang’s works have been exhibited at the International Orange Photo Festival, China in 2010, the Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards in 2011, Singapore Art Museum, and Sundaram Tagore Gallery New York in 2014. In 2016, she had her solo exhibition in Society Generale at Alliance Française de Singapour, exhibited at Mizuma Gallery and The Singapore Art Show. In 2017, she had exhibitions at The Arts House and ADM Gallery in Singapore and Gajah Gallery in Yogyakarta. In 2019, at Objectifs-Center for Photography and Film and the 10th-anniversary exhibition of ION Arts’ Young Talent Programme, YTP REUNITE during Singapore Art Week. And a solo exhibition commissioned by Alliance Française de Singapour for its 70th anniversary.

In 2011, she was the recipient of the Gold award at The Crowbar Awards, Singapore, and was the winner of the Noise Singapore Prize. Chang was one of the winners of the 2012/2013 Affordable Art Fair’s Young Talent Programme. In 2013, she held her winner’s solo show in ION Art Gallery, Singapore. In 2015, she won the 6th France+ Singapore Photographic Art Awards. In 2016, her collaboration with &Larry won the President Design Award’s Design of the year. In 2018, her cinematography work for John Clang’s debut feature film, Their Remaining Journey, premiered at the 2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam and garnered a nomination for the festival’s Bright Future Award. It is also the opening film for the National Gallery Singapore’s Painting with Light: Festival of International Films on Art. In 2020, A Love Unknown is selected by the International Film Festival Rotterdam for its Bright Future Main Programme and Asian premiere at the 12th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, on Singular Screens by Singapore International Festival of Arts, curated by Asian Film Archive in 2021.

Biography information from the artist’s website, April 2022

Country: Taiwan