Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) NL

Born in 1977, Busan, South Korea

Lives and works in Amsterdam and Brussels


Sara Sejin Chang’s (Sara van der Heide’s) drawings, installations, performances, films and interventions examine patriarchal and western imperialist ideas about linearity, gender, nation states, materiality, spirituality and world-making.


Chang negotiates biased views of histories and societies by offering an ongoing series of propositions to reimagine and re-appropriate methods, historical and political events and sites. She often presents these works as poetic and intimate gestures that centralise a meta-cosmic and inclusive approach to modernity. In many of her works, Chang draws from her historiography and reflects paradoxically on these artistic processes and interventions as acts of historical repair, healing and belonging.


Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) is a former resident of De Ateliers, Amsterdam (1999-2001), and has been an artist in residence at ISCP, New York (2007) and at WIELS, Brussels (2016). Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) has recently shown work at: 11th  Berlin Biennale, Berlin; Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh; Mu.ZEE, Oostend; Contour Biennale 9, Mechelen, Belgium; 6th Kuandu Biennale, Taipei; Argos, Brussels; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Sharjah Biennial 13, Beirut; the 1st Asia Biennial/the 5th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou; The School of Kyiv: Leipzig Class. Seminar: Politics of Form, Part of the Kyiv Biennial; the 19th Biennale of Sydney; the 11th Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Incheon; KIOSK, Gent; M HKA, Antwerp; If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, various locations; De Pont, Tilburg; Fondazione Giuliani, Rome; De Appel, Amsterdam; Marres, Maastricht; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Temporary Gallery, Cologne; De Vleeshal, Middelburg; 44th and 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam; Espai d’art Contemporani de Castelló, Spain; CAAC, Seville