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 at the inaugural Singapore Biennale (2007), Jakarta Biennale (2009), Kwandu Biennale (2008), 2nd Moscow Biennale (2007), and the Moscow Biennale of Young Art (2014)
Her installations have appeared in 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 (UK). In 2009, she received the Singapore National Arts Council 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 Goldsmith’s College (UK) 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. She recently completed a Masters degree in Fine Art at Lasalle College (Singapore) where she graduated at the top of her cohort.
She has participated in several prestigious art residencies such as Arts Initiative Tokyo (Japan), Koganecho Bazaar (Yokohama, Japan), Singapore Tyler Print Institute (Singapore), Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany) and Krinzinger Projekte (Vienna, Austria). She will be presenting a major new work My forest is not your garden (2016-2018), in collaboration with Singapore-based artist Robert Zhao Renhui for the upcoming 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (Australia).
Ong lives and works in Singapore.
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