Chien-Wei Chang


Flowing from both my desire for originality and cultural background, I create work that combine western silversmithing techniques with eastern forms of daily utensils used in ancient society.
I am fascinated with the concept of the ladle, which contains a substance and carries it traveling from space to space.
Years ago I made the crucial decision in my life to leave my country and start a new life in this foreign city. Despite the big impact of the differences in terms of culture, politics, geography, etc., learning how to abandon the old knowledge about this world and refill the new understanding inside me has already become daily ritual.

Education
2002-2004 City & Guilds in Silversmithing Large work, London
Metropolitan University
2000-2002 MA Degree in Silversmithing & Jewellery Allied Crafts,
London Guildhall University
1990-1994 BA Degree in German Language & Literature, Soochow
University, Taipei, Taiwan

Solo Exhibition
2006 "Chien-Wei Chang" Creative 8, Clerkenwell Green Association,

Selected exhibitions
2008 Collect. Victoria & Albert Museum London. Represented by Contemporary Applied Arts.
2007 21st Century Showcase, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
2007 Origin 2007, Somerset House
Goldsmiths’ 2007, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
In the Window, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
Rising Stars, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
Urban Field, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
Silver Art, Montan Gallery, Copenhagen
Collect at V&A, London
2006 Christmas Showcase at V&A, Crafts council Gallery Shop, London
Everyday, Flow Gallery, London
Take Me Home, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Origin Somerset House, London
2005 A spoonful surprise, Studio Fusion Gallery, OXO Tower Wharf, London
Dazzle National Theatre, London
Frosted, Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London
One-Year-On with Crafts Council at New Designers London

Public Collection
2006  Norway National Museum Decorative Arts

Award
2005 Creative 8, Clerkenwell Green Association
2004 British Jewellers’ Association Merit Award

Press
2007 Wallpaper Magazine
2006 Icon Magazine
Crafts Magazine, Origin
Vogue Magazine (Taiwan) Artist interview
Crafts Magazine, Solo show review
Independent Magazine Top 50 Dinning Ware.
Telegraph Magazine

Exhibitions

Archive

2008

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