Alvin Ong (b. 1988, Singapore) is a graduate of the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, UK (2016) and the Royal College of Art, London, UK (2018). His paintings playfully combine diverse visual vocabularies, culminating in surreal bodily configurations suspended between moments of pleasure and pain. At the age of 16, he became the youngest winner of the UOB Painting of the Year Award, Singapore (2005). He was awarded a residency in 2017 with the Royal Drawing School, as well as the 2018 Chadwell Award. His works have been exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum (2007, 2012, 2013), Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore (2010), Peranakan Museum, Singapore (2015), Northampton Contemporary, UK (2017), National Portrait Gallery, UK (2018), and Royal Academy of Arts, UK (2019). His works are collected by the ILHAM Gallery, Malaysia, the Ingram Collection, UK, and the Victoria & Albert Museum (Print Collection), London, UK. He currently lives and works in Singapore and London.
Showing at Yavuz Gallery in Sydney, Alvin Ong's interlinking bodies are visceral depictions of intimacy.
Taipei Connections seeks to build a bridge between galleries and collectors separated by COVID-19.
S.E.A. Focus, the new boutique art fair by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery (24–27 January 2019), will take centre stage during Singapore Art Week (19–27 January 2019). With plenty of exhibitions happening throughout the city, this list offers a selection of shows to see.