• Alvin Ong, Supper Club, 2018, oil on canvas, 165 x 240 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Eating Air, 2018, oil on canvas, 175 x 285 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Mountain Cat Kings, 2018, oil on canvas, 165 x 178 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Smoke Out, 2018, oil on canvas, 175 x 155 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Pinch Pool, 2018, oil on canvas, 150 x 120 cm
  • Installation view of Organs of the State #1 & Organs of the State #2
  • Alvin Ong, Pilgrim Progression, 2017, oil on canvas, 89 x 77 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Bangsawan Nights #1, 2017, oil on canvas, 89 x 77 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Bangsawan Nights #2, 2017, oil on canvas, 91 x 77 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Bangsawan Nights #3, 2017, oil on canvas, 89 x 77 cm

Alvin Ong

Alvin Ong (b. 1988, Singapore) synthesizes histories, mythologies and folk-forms into surreal improvisations and non-linear narratives. He completed a BFA at the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford in 2016, and an MA at Royal College of Art in 2018 supported by the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. At the age of 16, he became the youngest winner of the UOB Painting of the Year Award, Singapore (2005). He was awarded a residency in 2017 with the Royal Drawing School, as well as the 2018 Chadwell Award. His works have been exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum (2007, 2012, 2013), Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore (2010), Peranakan Museum, Singapore (2015), Northampton Contemporary, UK (2017) and National Portrait Gallery, UK (2018). He currently lives and works in Singapore and London.