Visual arts / October 2018 (Issue 41: Writing Singapore)

Ghost Opera

by Alvin Ong

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ImageAlvin Ong (b. 1988) synthesises histories, mythologies and folk-forms into surreal improvisations and non-linear narratives. A graduate from the Ruskin School of Art (University of Oxford) and the Royal College of Art, he is the 2018 recipient of the Chadwell Award. At the age of 16, he became the youngest winner of the UOB Painting of the Year Award in 2005. He has since exhibited at 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). (Photo credit: Genevieve Chua)
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