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Lishan Chang

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
Taxidermy (roadkill raccoon), Mannequin / N40 º13.534’, W074º02.140’ (New Jersey)
Taxidermy (roadkill red tail eagle), Mannequin / N41 º11.735’, W079º27.256’ (Michigan)
Taxidermy (roadkill green head duck), Mannequin / N39 º53.773’, W083º43.407’ (Pennsylvania)
Taxidermy (roadkill turkey), Mannequin / N41 º58.556’, W083º40.684’ (Michigan)
Taxidermy (roadkill eagle), Mannequin / N41 º58.556’, W083º40.684’ (Pennsylvania)
Artist's Statement

I am currently executing a new project entitled "Accident Realm". The initial idea of the project is received from driving within the United States while I was performing my eight-years long project TRANSITION.

On the highway, there are many animals ran into the traffic lanes accidentally and tragically died under the wheels. Those road sections especially with no highway parapets obviously higher the risk of their death. Base on the fact of the artificial development overlapped the nature environment that caused the creatures suffer immediately a threat on living, I’d like to execute the Accident Realm project to discuss how the civilization progression and manpower involvement have endangered our world.


Born and raised in Taiwan, Lishan Chang moved to New York City in 1997. He has won Grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts 2008, the Freeman foundation 2008, the Council of Cultural Affairs in Taiwan 2007, as well as the Franconia Sculpture Park/Jerome Fellowship 2007. Chang has been an artist in residence at the Chashama, the Vermont Studio Center, the Workspace Program of LMCC in NYC, SUMU/Titanik in Finland, and The International Studio & Curatorial Program in NYC. His works have been shown at the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science in SD (2008), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan (2008), Socrates Sculpture Park in NY (2007), Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan (2007), Franconia Sculpture Park in MN (2007), Gallery Korea in NY (2007), the William Patterson University Gallery in NJ (2007), and the Queens Museum of Art in NY (2004).