A list of the artist's fears, ranging from physiological angst, to interpersonal and social anxieties, animal phobias, environmental worries, and political concerns, written in pencil on scratch paper during a research trip to the Huntington Library in San Marino, California in Summer 2018.
Patty Chang (b. 1972, San Leandro, CA) is an artist working in performance, video, writing, and installation. Chang received her BA from the University of California, San Diego, in 1994. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Museum, New York; BAK, Basis voor actuele Kunst, Utrecht, the Netherlands; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Fri Art Centre d’Art de Freibourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, England; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the M Museum, Hong Kong; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. She is the recipient of a 2003 award from the Rockefeller Foundation, a 2012 Creative Capital award, a 2008 finalist for the Hugo Boss Prize. She has been a Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin (2008) and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow (2014). Her exhibition “Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake 2009-2017” will travel to the ICA, Los Angeles in 2019.