Ms. Candy Chang is an artist who is passionate about public spaces and personal well-being, and is most well known for her I Wish This Was and Before I Diecommunity projects. By combining public art with activism and introspection, she has been recognized for her provocative projects to improve our communities and ourselves. She is a TED Senior Fellow, a Tulane Urban Innovation Fellow, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and was named a “Live Your Best Life” Local Hero by Oprah Magazine. Her work has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Southbank Centre. She has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and the European Capital of Culture, and she has created public art commissions for civic institutions, international airports, and creative organizations. She speaks internationally and has been featured on NBC, CNN, and NPR. Her parents immigrated from Taiwan to the United States and she was born in Pittsburgh. After years in New York City and Helsinki, she now lives in and is in love with New Orleans. She is currently working on projects about sanctuaries, deep time, and pilgrimages.