Collector of Western and Asian art and key broker of ties between the two artistic communities
Earlier this year art collector and investor Richard Chang was named president of the board of Performa, the New York-based performance art organisation – which holds its fourth biennial this November and brings together a cohort of South African artists including Zanele Muholi, William Kentridge and Kemang Wa Lehulere. Word is the next biennial will be looking out towards Asia. Chang, who splits his time between Beijing and New York, is the founder of Domus Collection, Beijing, a trustee of London’s Royal Academy and vice chair for Tate’s International Council, as well as a member of its Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee. In March Chang joined artist Bosco Sodi at the Casa Wabi Foundation, Mexico, to launch a new Alvaro Siza-designed Clay Pavilion, which houses an education centre. He’s also a board director for eco-conscious Japanese artist Mariko Mori’s nonprofit FAOU Foundation, currently helping her to realise her third site-specific installation on the continent of Africa.