Collector of both Western and Asian art and a key broker of ties between the two artistic communities
Do all boards on important museums lead to Richard Chang? Maybe. In London this collector is a longtime trustee of the Royal Academy of Art, the vice-chair of the Tate International Council and a member of its Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee. In the US he is a trustee of MoMA PS1 and the chair of performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This year he adds another feather to his cap: president of Performa, the influential New York biennial dedicated to performance in contemporary art. Besides having a say in major institutions, he makes it a point to offer individual artists support through the Domus Collection, which he founded back in 2008. This year he has supported Tatsuo Miyajima’s solo show at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Mariko Mori’s eco-installation for the Rio Olympics, Ring: One with Nature, a luminous 6m-high ring at the peak of a waterfall.