Chang Chao-Tang
張照堂

Chang Chao-Tang (b.1943), currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. One of the most celebrated and pioneering Taiwanese artists, Chang ventured into experimental photography and broke onto the cultural scene when he was still a university student in the early 1960s. Chang was arguably the first among his generation to break from the mainstream propaganda, journalistic, and salon photography, inventing his signature modernist style that would permeate through his photography, film, and installation work.

His recent exhibitions include the Taipei Biennial (Taipei Fine Arts Museum,2012), Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s–1980s (Queens Museum of Art, New York, 1999), Great Crescent: Art and Agitation in the 1960s—Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan (Para Site, Hong Kong, 2013, Mori Art Museum, 2015, MUAC, 2016). The Taipei Fine Arts Museum also organized his career retrospective in 2013. He is the recipient of the National Award for Arts in 1999 and the National Cultural Award in 2011.

張照堂 (Chang Chao-Tang),1943年生於臺灣,為知名攝影藝術先驅。1960年代初期即開始嘗試實驗影像創作,其作品在主題表現形式與內容上,皆從彼時主流的媒體宣傳、新聞及沙⻯攝影框架中跳脫出來,發展出具有標誌性的現代風格。

1980年,他以《古厝》與《⺩船祭典》兩部紀錄片,分別獲得⾦馬獎最佳攝影與⾦鐘獎最佳攝影與剪接獎。1999年獲頒國家⽂藝獎,亦為2011年⾏政院⽂化獎得主。近年參與的國內外重要展覽包括:台北雙年展 (臺北市立美術館, 臺灣, 2012)、《Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s–1980s》(紐約皇后美術館, 美國, 1999)、「⼤新月:六十年代的藝術與激盪 ─ 日本、南韓、台灣」(⾹港、東京、墨⻄哥市, 2013-2016) 及 FINI 攝影節個展 (墨⻄哥, 2016)。臺北市⽴美術館亦於2013年為其舉辦完整回顧展 ─「歲月/照堂:1959-2013影像展」,展出作品包括攝影作品、紀錄片、電視影⽚、裝置作品等。