Yeo Chee Kiong
Johor, Malaysia , 1970
Yeo Chee Kiong (b.1970) is an award-winning professional sculptor known for his uniquely playful and unexpected juxtapositions. An alumnus of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the Glasgow School of Art, U.K., Chee Kiong has garnered critical attention for his practice – winning awards such as First Prize, LTA DTL Art Competition 2012, Expo Station, the regional Grand Prize for Asia-Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize (2008), the National Art Council’s Young Artist Award 2006 and the Grand Prize of the 2nd CDL Singapore Sculpture Award in 2005. In 2010, his work, ‘The Wind & Wings’ has been awarded the Legacy Sculpture for Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Game (Youth Olympic Village). Chee Kiong also holds several appointments as a committee member of Public Art Appraisal Committee (National Heritage Board)(2010-2013), current member of Curriculum Development Advisory Committee of NAFA (Fine Art Department)(2011-2014), Advisor, Norwegian Collaborative Organisation for Contemporary Art Abroad, London (since 2011), Panel member of Young Artist Award Specialist Panel for Visual Art, National Arts Council (2012, 2013) and previously as the President of the Sculpture Society (2005-2009).
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A Secret Garden
Installation , Site specific , 2013