He Yunchang 何云昌

Chinese, b. 1967

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He Yunchang 何云昌

Chinese, b. 1967

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He Yunchang, sometimes known by the familiar nickname A Chang, is known best as a performance artist, but produces variations on his themes across multiple mediums. They are what he calls “different parts of one single entity, different forms of documentation and interpretation of the same act.” His past projects have included, in addition to performance, jewelry making, photography, painting, video, and sculpture. Most of his performances have in common daunting, exhausting, or futile premises, such as having one of his ribs surgically removed, attempting to cut a river into halves with a knife, wrestling 100 people in a row, or walking the perimeter of England with a rock to return it to its original place.

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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Biography

He Yunchang, sometimes known by the familiar nickname A Chang, is known best as a performance artist, but produces variations on his themes across multiple mediums. They are what he calls “different parts of one single entity, different forms of documentation and interpretation of the same act.” His past projects have included, in addition to performance, jewelry making, photography, painting, video, and sculpture. Most of his performances have in common daunting, exhausting, or futile premises, such as having one of his ribs surgically removed, attempting to cut a river into halves with a knife, wrestling 100 people in a row, or walking the perimeter of England with a rock to return it to its original place.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
LEAP
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more