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Alvin Ong

MA work


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Painting, 2018

  • Alvin Ong synthesizes mythologies, histories and the anecdotal into non-linear narratives and surreal improvisations. He has since exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum (2007, 2012, 2013), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (2007), Asian Civilizations Museum (2010), Peranakan Museum (2015), Northampton Contemporary (2017) and National Portrait Gallery (2018).
  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Ruskin School of Art, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2018; All you can see, Rizzuto Gallery, Palermo, Italy, 2018; Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London, 2018; HIX Award, Coutts Mayfair, London, 2018; Bilateral Bonds, Taksu Gallery, Singapore, 2017; WIP Show, RCA, London, 2017; And then..., NN Contemporary, Nottingham, 2017; We will meet, Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore, 2016;, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, 2016; Passages, United Overseas Bank Art Gallery, Singapore, 2015; Great Peranakans, Peranakan Museum, Singapore, 2015; Altering Alvar Aalto, Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore, 2010
  • Awards

  • Chadwell Award Shortlist, 2018; Griffin Art Prize Longlist, 2017; Hix Art Award Finalist, 2017; Red Mansion Art Prize Shortlist, 2016; United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year Award, 2005
  • Publications

  • Who are you my country (Cover artwork), ed. Kwek, Jesudason & Prasad, Landmark Books, 2018; Oxford Poetry, Winter 2016/17, XVI.III.; "Walking the pilgrim's way", Sophie Jordan, Cherwell, 30 January, 2017