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

Public Art

Candy Chang and James A. Reeves‘s new public installation Light the Barricades is now on view across Los Angeles. The series of interactive installations reimagines the wall as a site for contemplating our inner obstructions and is part of the exhibition WALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine by the Annenberg Space for Photography.

September 6 - December 29, 2019

Candy Chang’s work is featured in the New Orleans exhibition Art of the City: Postmodern to Post-Katrina, presented by The Helis Foundation. On view at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Seignouret-Brulatour Building, the exhibit celebrates the city’s cultural, historical, and social currents during a year-long celebration of New Orleans’s tricentennial.

April 6—October 6, 2019
Public Art

Candy Chang welcomes all in Jackson, Mississippi to share their reflections on what will become the first permanent Before I Die installation. In April 2019, she worked with the Greater Jackson Arts Council and Visit Jackson to create a Before I Die installation in the Arts Center of Mississippi. Former mayor Harvey Johnson, current mayor Chokwe Lumumba, and students of Obama Elementary School were among the first to share their reflections on the wall. Once the wall is filled, it will be sealed and become a permanent portrait of the community at this moment in time.

Public Art

Candy Chang’s participatory public installation Confessions will be part of the Wonderspaces show Elsewhere that opens October 12, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

June 2019

Candy Chang’s Before I Die installation is part of the exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Initially at the Smithsonian American Art Museum March 30, 2018—January 21, 2019, the exhibition traveled to the Cincinnati Art Museum April 26—September 2, 2019, and will now be at the Oakland Museum of California October 12, 2019—March 22, 2020.

March 30, 2018 - March 22, 2020
Upcoming Events
October 3, 2019
Talk at Psych Congress
San Diego, CA | more
October 5, 2019
Exhibit opening at Annenberg Space for Photography: WALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine
Los Angeles, CA | more
October 12, 2019
Exhibit opening at Oakland Museum of California: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Oakland, CA | more
October 12, 2019
Exhibit opening: Wonderspaces: Elsewhere
Scottsdale, AZ | more
October 21, 2019
Talk at Corenet Global Conference
La Jolla, CA | more