Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) NL
Born in 1977, Busan, South Korea
Lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin

Since the late 1990s, Korean-Dutch artist Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide ) has created a rich body of work that traverses an array of formats and mediums, including film, text, immersive film- and sound installations, performances, and painting. Chang combines spiritual evocations, historical research and the unraveling of colonial narratives creating works that act as historical repair, healing and belonging. Chang questions Eurocentric systems of categorization, racialization and its penetration in all levels of life and contemporary Western society. Her work can be seen as poetic and intimate gestures that centralise a meta-cosmic and inclusive approach to modernity, transforming the meaning of value and time, transcending the biographical and personal.


Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) is currently a fellow of the Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme (2022-2023). Recent or forthcoming solo exhibitions at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2022-2023); Centraal Museum, Utrecht (2023); Rozenstraat | a rose is a rose is a rose, Amsterdam (2023); ARGOS, Brussels, (2021); CASCO | Hartwig Art Foundation, Utrecht (2021). Two-person exhibition with Youngjoon Kwak at ARKO, Seoul (2022). She has participated in the following biennials: Busan Biennale, Busan (2022), 11th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (2020); Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka (2020), Contour Biennale 9, Mechelen (2019); 6th Kuandu Biennale, Taipei (2018); Sharjah Biennial 13, Beirut (2017); the 1st Asia Biennial/the 5th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou (2016); The School of Kyiv: Leipzig Class. Seminar: Politics of Form, Part of the Kyiv Biennial (2015); the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014). Her works has been part of numerous group exhibitions amongst others at Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Spielart, Munich; MHKA, Antwerp; Mu.ZEE, Oostend; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven;; KIOSK, Gent; 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


Her work is a.o. part of the following collections: Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Centraal Museum Utrecht; De Domijnen, Sittard; De Vleeshal/M HKA, Middelburg and Antwerp; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Mu.ZEE, Oostend