Simon Chang was born in Taipei, Taiwan, 1978.
Simon has been living and working as a documentary photographer in Europe since
2003, mainly focusing on stories about people whose voices were rarely heard, the
communities being ignored by the mainstream society, and the mental-health issues
in the post-conflict regions, etc. Shortly after graduating from the department of
communication arts of Catholic Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Simon moved to
Prague, Czech Republic and got accepted to the Master’s program in photography at
Prague Film and Television Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU) in 2004. He is
currently based in Ljubljana since 2010.
Simon is the winner of multiple Slovenia Press Photo Awards in the best story
category (people/sport) in 2011, 2012 and 2015, and he was also awarded the
Kaoshuing Awards and the Golden Tripod Awards, two of the most prestigious
awards of contemporary art and book publication in Taiwan in 2011 and 2018. His
works have been exhibited in museums and galleries both in Europe and Asia,
including the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid (Spain), the National Centre for
Contemporary Arts in Moscow (Russia), National Culture Centre, Cankarjev dom in
Ljubljana (Slovenia), Balassi Institute - Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (Germany), Trieste
Contemporanea (Italy), Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Taiwan), National Art Museum in
Beijing (China), etc.
Fish Harbor in Cheng-Gong Township, Taitung City, Taiwan , 2017
A Basswood Shiitake farm, Dong-Yan Mountain, Nan-Tou County, Taiwan , 2017
Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse 11, Akre, Kurdistan region, Iraq, 2019
Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse 42, Erbil, Kurdistan region, Iraq , 2019
Kaka (Brother) - psychiatric hospitals in Kurdistan, Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse 33, 2018
Kaka (Brother) - psychiatric hospital in Kurdistan, Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse 32, 2018
Kaka (Brother) - psychiatric hospitals in Kurdistan, Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse 34, 2018
Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse 38, Akre, Kurdistan, Iraq, 2019
Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse 36, Akre, Kurdistan region, Iraq , 2019
Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse 40, Erbil, Kurdistan region, Iraq, 2019
Pop-up exhibition of workshop by Simon Chang22 Sep - 6 Oct 2022Barbara Gamberger, Žan Gašperič, Dejan Kos, Olga Lipič, Drago Metljak, Urška Praper, Saša Ribič, Anja Smaka, Snježana Barišić, Aleš Klabus. The exhibition is a product of a workshop »Between skin...
Simon ChangPast Events of the Future / Street gallery Tam-Tam 12 - 25 Jan 2021Feather-light press of the shutter, an extraordinary instant before my eyes is captured with a snap of my fingers. Within that one-thousandth of a second, Earth leaves behind the image...
Simon ChangShepherds and the Slaughterhouse 15 Oct 2020 - 10 Jan 2021Kurdistan was, in the past years, often the center of photojournalistic reporting. An autonomous region spanning across the north of Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran, it was subjected to violence from Islamic radical groups (most recently) since 2014. But where many photographers turned their lens towards the conflict itself, Simon Chang seemed to be more interested in the less obvious wounds of the nation, ones concealed even inside it.
SIMON CHANG / WORKSHOP #2 / SECRETS BETWEEN SKIN AND SHIRT5. NOVEMBER 2021 - THE END OF FEBRUARY 2022 October 11, 2021After a successfuly completed workshop led by Simon Chang in our gallery in Autumn 2020, we are continuing our cooperation with Simon and we are...
Artist Talk / Simon Chang & Andraž RožmanNovember 24, 2020After a successful virtual talk, as part of the accompanying program to the exhibition Shepherds and Slaughterhouse, that Simon Chang, author of the current exhibition...
Artist Talk / Simon Chang & Jože SuhadolnikOctober 26, 2020The first of the accompanying events to the exhibition Shepherds and Slaughterhouse will be a conversation between two photographers, Simon Chang, the author of the...
SIMON CHANG / WORKSHOP #1 / PERSONAL SPACE16 OCTOBER - 27 NOVEMBER 2020 October 16, 2020About the workshop Photography workshop, is the accompanying programme to Simon’s exhibition,【Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse】at Galerija Fotografija in October and November, 2020. The workshop is...