Through the activation of public spaces around the world, artist Candy Chang creates work which examines the dynamics between society and the psyche, the threshold between isolation and community, and the role of rituals in an age of distraction. A leader in participatory public art, her work lies at the intersection of contemplative practice and the built environment.

Public Art

Candy Chang’s latest participatory public installation A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful collected over 55,000 anxieties and hopes from visitors at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York, NY throughout the course of 2018. Now, she and her collaborator James A. Reeves are working with psychologists, information designers, and researchers to examine the themes, what they say about us and our culture today, and strategies to weather the struggles of modern life. More here.


Candy Chang’s Before I Die installation is featured in the exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. From March 30, 2018 to January 21, 2019, visitors will be able to participate in the project in a gallery room which will feature Before I Die on all four walls. More info here.

March 30, 2018 - January 21, 2019
Upcoming Lectures
March 5, 2019
International Interior Design Association RISE Conference
Seattle, WA
April 12, 2019
Central Michigan University 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Symposium
Mount Pleasant, MI | more
April 16, 2019
TECH Conference
Jackson, MS
April 27, 2019
Rubin Museum of Art Panel Talk: The Powers of Hope and Anxiety
New York, NY | more
May 7, 2019
FPA Retreat
La Jolla, CA