Candy Chang

Through the activation of public spaces around the world, Taiwanese-American artist Candy Chang provokes playful and profound visions for how we can connect, reflect, and cultivate the health of our communities. Her participatory public art project Before I Die has been created in over 2,000 cities and over 70 countries, including Iraq, China, Haiti, Kazakhstan, and South Africa. She is interested in the relationship between public space and mental health, the dynamics between individual liberty and social cohesion, and a city that exposes and fosters the complexity of the human psyche. She received a Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia University, as well as a BS in Architecture and a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Michigan. She lives in New Orleans.

Last updated: Aug 17, 2016