b. 1988, Singapore

Alvin Ong Biography

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.

Exhibition view: Alvin Ong, Binge Watch, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore (14 January–9 February 2022). Courtesy Yavuz Gallery. 

Alvin Ong Featured Artworks

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Mood: Nov by Alvin Ong contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Alvin Ong Mood: Nov, 2021 Tumeric, coffee, chilli and ink on paper
35 x 27 cm
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Waiting by Alvin Ong contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Alvin Ong Waiting, 2021 Oil on canvas
26 x 20 cm
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Sync by Alvin Ong contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Alvin Ong Sync, 2021 Oil on canvas
26 x 20 cm
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Echo by Alvin Ong contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Alvin Ong Echo, 2021 Oil on canvas
26 x 20 cm
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Earworm by Alvin Ong contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Alvin Ong Earworm, 2021 Oil on canvas
26 x 20 cm
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Monument by Alvin Ong contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Alvin Ong Monument, 2021 Tumeric, coffee, chilli and ink on paper
77 x 70 cm
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Midnight diner by Alvin Ong contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Alvin Ong Midnight diner, 2021 Tumeric, coffee, chilli and ink on paper
67 x 79 cm
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Sound and vision by Alvin Ong contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Alvin Ong Sound and vision, 2021 Oil on canvas
77 x 62 cm
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Alvin Ong Current & Recent Exhibitions

Alvin Ong Represented By

Yavuz Gallery contemporary art gallery in Singapore Yavuz Gallery Singapore, Sydney

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