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Warren Khong
Bio + CV

Warren Khong situates his practice in the investigation of materiality in art to push the possibilities of representation in painting and drawing, as well as their reception.  His primary research explores concepts of painting and its relation to surface and materiality – from selected metal surfaces to light, colour and reflection, he also explores spaces and site specificity as well as the intangible or immaterial, proposing for material as Idea. This interest in engaging in the intangibility of materials in art-making, as a way of challenging the ontological status of art and art objects allows for Khong to continue questioning notions of painting in art making.

 

Khong graduated with a Master of Arts, Fine Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K., in partnership with LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. He has had seven solo exhibitions to date: (Tu)gether (In collaboration with Fiona Koh), Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Singapore, 2023, Sleeping Sun, S.Y.P Art Space, Tokyo, 2018, Light-Space (In collaboration with Urich Lau), Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore, 2016, Whitewash, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, 2016, Same Same But Different, Reading Room, Singapore, 2013, A Collection of Shapes in Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Black and White, Marcuard Asia, Singapore, 2011 and Warren Khong: A Solo Exhibition, Hôtel Salomon De Rothschild, Paris, 2011. Many of his works have been featured as whisky and rum labels including La Maison Du Whisky’s Artist #1 range and Velier’s Warren Khong range. He is also a draughtsman in the Sol Lewitt foundation and worked on both Sol LeWitt wall drawings at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. His works are in various private collections.

EDUCATION

2014 - 2015

MA in Fine Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K, in partnership with LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

(Tu)gether (In collaboration with Fiona Koh), Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Singapore

2018

2016

Sleeping Sun, S.Y.P Art Space, Tokyo

Light-Space (In collaboration with Urich Lau), Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore

Whitewash, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2013

2011

Same Same But Different, Reading Room, Singapore

Warren Khong: A Solo Exhibition, Hôtel Salomon De Rothschild, Paris

A Collection of Shapes in Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Black and White (I still don’t remember the name of the girl I saw that day), Marcuard Asia, Singapore

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

2021

2020

2019

√2 (SQUARE ROOT OF 2), Hatch Art Project, Singapore

Monochrome Blitzkrieg Part II, Studio Janka Szabad, Singapore

Monochrome Blitzkrieg, Studio Janka Szabad, Singapore

Half Past Four, Art Wood Space, Singapore

Polyphony: Southeast Asia, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China

Reformations, Art, Design and Media (ADM) Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2018

2017

Alma Matter, Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore

In Praise of Shadows, Art, Design and Media (ADM) Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Supernatural, Gajah Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2016

Turn Loose The Mermaids, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore

GELB, Zwischenzeitraum, Luzern, Switzerland

2015

Celebrating NAFA’s Fine Art Legacy, Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Dear Painter, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore

Half Past, Art Wood Space, Singapore

Drawing as Draft, Dialogic, Singapore

I Wasn’t Everything, Galleries 1 and 2, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Vernacula_, Galleries 1 and 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

2014

idreamofmona, Praxis Space, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

A Dozen and then Some, Eminent Plaza, Singapore

Tropical Lab 8: Port of Call, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2013

Urban Sensations, Goodman Art Centre, Singapore

Kampong Goodman, Goodman Art Centre, Singapore

2011

2009

2006

2005

Coincidence – A two man show with Max Balatbat, Renaissance Art Gallery, Manila

Necessary Extravagance: The Elephant in the Room, Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Bottoms Up, Instinc Gallery, Singapore

Not a Black Tie Affair, Front Room Gallery, Singapore

Project L403, Unit L403, Telok Kurau Studios, Singapore

COLLECTIONS

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

La Maison du Whisky, Paris, France

Velier, Genova, Italy

Orchard Gateway, Singapore

Various private collections

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