Chang-Ching “Casper” Su

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Photography

Chang-Ching Su is a political research-based artist. He creates contradictions to draw out the overlooked power dynamics that underlie contemporary life and are rooted in politics. Born from the photographer’s contemplation and curiosity, he works with photography, moving image, languages and found objects. Su underlines the context and raises social, political, and individual questions in his research, manifesting them as time-based media in conceptually layered installations. Instead of harsh criticism and cynicism, Chang-Ching favors paradoxical playfulness with humor in his work to draw attention to the failings of the system while offering some relief for our frustrations. Su earned his BA in Political Science from National Taiwan University and is currently pursuing his MFA degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His academic background in political science informs his work and allows him to approach his art with a critical and analytical perspective. Through his art, Chang-Ching Su encourages viewers to question their surroundings and to think critically about the world around them.