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Adam Chang

b. 1960

Adam Chang (Hong Jun Zhang) (b. 1960), in a Sydney based portrait painter. Born in Shanghai, Chang began showing in major exhibitions in China in the early 1980s and held his first solo show in 1985. From 1989 to 1993 he studied at the Fine Arts Academy, Shanghai University; he was awarded the Shanghai Art Critics Prize in 1992. Since Chang migrated to Australia in 1997 he has been an Archibald Prize finalist six times, with portraits of Gene, Brian and Emile Sherman, Simeon Kronenberg and John Coetzee. His portrait of Coetzee won the People’s Choice award in 2011. He has twice been a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. His solo exhibition Mao, Terracotta Army & Myself was held at the Chinalink Gallery in 2011.

Updated 2018