Always exploring the expressive possibilities of photography, artist and photographer Lavender Chang will talk about her experiments with analogue techniques, as well as her use of digital photography for commissioned portraits of celebrities, including those of local actor and theatre director Ivan Heng and French designer Christian Louboutin. For Lavender, what may seem like different practices are but two sides of the same coin, unified by her belief in image-making and her interest in the intangible.
About the speaker
Lavender Chang focuses on conceptual photography. Her artworks are a reflection of sensitivity towards the subtle nuances surrounding her. She focuses on experiences that create canvases allowing further contemplation, letting the passage of time leave behind traces of her mortality.
A graduate of Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media, Chang’s works have been exhibited widely, in China, New York, Indonesia, and Singapore. Her work has won numerous awards, including a Gold at the Crowbar Awards (2011), organised by the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Singapore; the Noise Singapore Prize (2011); Singapore’s Affordable Art Fair Young Talent Programme (2012–13) – her winner’s solo show was at ION Art Gallery. In 2015, she won the 6th France+Singapore Photographic Art Award; and this year she was cinematographer for John Clang’s debut feature film, Their Remaining Journey (2018), which was in the running for the Bright Future Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and the jury prize at the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival.
Organised in conjunction with the exhibition