Donna Ong
Singapore , 1978
BIO
Donna Ong is an installation artist from Singapore, best known for her evocative and thought-provoking environments made from furniture, found objects and original artwork. She has exhibited her work locally and internationally in shows such as the Jakarta Biennale (2009), Kwandu Biennale (2008), 2nd Moscow Biennale (2007) and the inaugural Singapore Biennale (2007). Her installations have appeared in prestigious museums and institutions worldwide, such as the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Hara Museum (Japan) and the Djanogly Art Gallery in Nottingham University (England). Commercially, she has shown her work with a variety of well-known galleries and art fairs such as Eslite Gallery (Taiwan), Osage Gallery (Hong Kong), Primo Marella Gallery (Milan), the Hong Kong Art Fair and Art Stage (Singapore). Her artwork is also placed in several important collections such as the Deutsche Bank Collection and Tiroche DeLeon Art Collection. Recent projects include an exhibition jointly organised by The Royal Academy (UK) and the Institute of Contemporary Art (Singapore), as well as a solo show at Primae Noctis Gallery (Lugano, Switzerland). In 2009, Donna was recognised for her artistic achievements by the Singapore Government with the receipt of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award. In the same year, she also won the People’s Choice award for the President’s Young Talent Competition. While pursuing her Bachelor’s degrees in Fine Art and Architecture at Goldsmiths College (London) and University College London (UCL) respectively, she was conferred several awards and prizes such as UCL’s Singapore Undergraduate Scholarship, the Shell-NAC Undergraduate Scholarship and the Architectural Theory Prize. Recently, she also completed a Masters degree in Fine Art at Lasalle College (Singapore) where she graduated at the top of her cohort. Donna has participated in several prestigious art residencies such as Arts Initiative Tokyo (Japan), Koganecho Bazaar (Yokohama, Japan), Singapore Tyler Print Institute (Singapore) and most recently, at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany). Her work is represented by Primo Marella Gallery (Milan, Italy) and Gallerie Krinzinger (Vienna, Austria).
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And We Were Like Those Who Dreamed
Installation , Variable , 2013
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And We Were Like Those Who Dreamed (detail 2)
Installation , Variable , 2013
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And We Were Like Those Who Dreamed (detail 3)
Installation , Variable , 2013
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And We Were Like Those Who Dreamed (detail)
Installation , Variable , 2013
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The Meeting
Five screen projection, table, photographs and lamps , 12 x 10 x 2.5m , 2009
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The Meeting (detail 2)
Five screen projection, table, photographs and lamps , 12 x 10 x 2.5m , 2009
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The Meeting (detail 3)
Five screen projection, table, photographs and lamps , 12 x 10 x 2.5m , 2009
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The Meeting (detail)
Five screen projection, table, photographs and lamps , 12 x 10 x 2.5m , 2009