Artist & Work
b. 1972, San Leandro
Patty Chang is a film director and performance artist whose work deals with gender, language and empathy. She often stages her own body in intensely difficult situations in her work, exploring the limits of our physical and psychological comfort zones. She has exhibited internationally in important institutions, including those in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hamburg and Stockholm. She was named the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow of Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin (2009), and is
recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2014).