• Khairullah Rahim, Rosy Cheeks, 2017, manila rope, nylon rope, concrete fragments, cricket ball, screw, stainless steel chain, industrial tape, twine, 75 x 50 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Sheepish Smile, 2017, manila rope, nylon rope, concrete fragments, screw, stainless steel chain, industrial tape, hose and nozzle, PVC pool drain cover, 66 x 68 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, In Slow Motion, 2017, manila rope, hose and nozzle, concrete fragments, stainless steel chain, industrial tape, pull buoy, screws, 110 x 75 cm

Khairullah Rahim

Khairullah Rahim (b. 1987, Singapore) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore, in partnership with Goldsmiths, College of London in 2013.

Though formally trained in the field of painting, Rahim creates sculptures and installations. His works are motivated by engaging and sometimes challenging stories of the marginalisation of minorities and are often contextual analogies for human societies. Both factual events and personal experiences are fundamental in his works as he mixes fact and fiction to create a discourse.

Rahim’s works have been showcased in numerous exhibitions and art fairs abroad, such as in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey and USA. In 2013, he was invited to extend his research and practice at an artist-in-residence programme organized by YOUKOBO Art Residency Programme, Japan, and INSTINC Gallery, Singapore. Rahim is the winner of the 2017 IMPART Awards, Singapore and has upcoming residencies at the Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan and Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, China.