• Khairullah Rahim, Bird Feeder, 2020, mixed media assemblage on wooden panel, panel size: 46 x 30.5 cm, including assemblage: 60 x 50 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Regular Intruder, 2020, Khairullah Rahim, Bird Feeder, 2020, mixed media assemblage on wooden panel, panel size: 46 x 30.5 cm, including assemblage: 104 x 49 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Secret Admirer, 2020, mixed media assemblage on wooden panel, panel size: 46 x 30.5 cm, including assemblage: 72 x 43 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Student Councillor, 2020, mixed media assemblage on wooden panel, panel size: 46 x 30.5 cm, including assemblage: 100 x 52 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Career Woman, 2020, mixed media assemblage on wooden panel, panel size: 46 x 30.5 cm, including assemblage: 77 x 57 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Silly Gatekeeper, 2020, mixed media assemblage on wooden panel, panel size: 46 x 30.5 cm, including assemblage: 85 x 61 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Intimate Apparitions, 2019, mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Singapore Biennale 2019 commission.
  • Khairullah Rahim, Best Supporting Actor, 2018, nylon tope, fabric dye, towel rack, stainless steel laundry and coat hook, bidet hose, epoxy putty and resin, drain hose, stainless steel chain, mop and broom head, detergent bottle, pvc drain cover, scrub, acrylic, screw, 115 x 65 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Still Here, Khairullah Rahim, 'Still Here,' 2018, Manila rope, nylon rope, stainless steel chain, paddle grip, cable tie, screw, gravel, driftwood, fishing lure, air brake coil fitting
  • Installation view of The Incredible Frolic
  • Installation view of The Incredible Frolic
  • Khairullah Rahim, Birds of a Feather Flock in Loops, 2018, manila rope, nylon rope, driftwood, urinal railing, stainless steel chain, concrete fragments, screw, 90 x 260 cm
  • The Still Praying Mantis, 2017, cotton rope, coat hook, masonry fragments, reflective road signs, stainless steel chain, pvc hose, cable tie, metal pipe, sauna towel, festive balls, 90 x 60 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, The Poisonous Snake, 2017, cotton rope, festive ball, gravel, coat hook, pebbles, stainless steel loop, boat anchor hook, epoxy resin, dimensions variable
  • The Opportunist, 2017, manila rope, nylon rope, masonry fragments, screw, stainless steel chain, industrial tape, hose and nozzle, pool drain cover, cricket, ball, coat hook, cable tie, air brake coil fitting, 88 x 71 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Oh Boy, 2018, manila rope, nylon rope, stainless steel chain, screw, foam bobbers, fishing lure, coat hook, 57 x 48 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Goodnight, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 180 x 150 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, This Pink, So Warm and Coy, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 27 x 41 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, This Yellow, So Warm and Mellow, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 27 x 41 cm
  • Ghosts, 2017, towel and hook rack, dimensions variable
  • The Incredible Frolic (detail), 2018, found objects, mixed media dimensions variable, set of 8 sculptures
  • The Incredible Frolic (detail), 2018, found objects, mixed media dimensions variable, set of 8 sculptures
  • The Incredible Frolic (detail), 2018, found objects, mixed media dimensions variable, set of 8 sculptures
  • The Incredible Frolic (detail), 2018, found objects, mixed media dimensions variable, set of 8 sculptures
  • The Incredible Frolic (detail), 2018, found objects, mixed media dimensions variable, set of 8 sculptures
  • The Incredible Frolic (detail), 2018, found objects, mixed media dimensions variable, set of 8 sculptures
  • The Incredible Frolic (detail), 2018, found objects, mixed media dimensions variable, set of 8 sculptures
  • 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, Rosy Cheeks, 2017, manila rope, nylon rope, concrete fragments, cricket ball, screw, stainless steel chain, industrial tape, twine, 75 x 50 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Sincere Feelings III, 2016, PVC, cricket bat, cotton towel, assorted ropes, bead, screw, 80 x 45 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Smitten, 2016, Assorted ropes, towel, thread, cotton wool, cricket ball, approx. 60 x 30 x 8 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Wet Hearts, 2016, acrylic on canvas, fluorescent light, 170 x 180 cm
  • Khairullah Rahim, Doggy Paddle, 2015, acrylic on canvas, top: 127 x 300 cm, bottom: dimensions variable
  • Khairullah Rahim, Sunday, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 180 cm

Khairullah Rahim

Khairullah Rahim (b. 1987, Singapore) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from LASALLE College of the Arts, in partnership with Goldsmiths, College of London in 2013. He is a multimedia artist working across painting, assemblage, video and photography. His practice is concerned with the stories and experiences of marginalised communities whose identities do not subscribe within societal normativity. Incorporating everyday and found objects from spaces in which these specific communities inhabit, his works allude to the veiled and lived experiences of his varied subjects.

Khairullah’s works have been showcased in numerous exhibitions abroad, such as in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey and USA. In 2019, he participated in the Singapore Biennale: Every Step in the Right Direction. Khairullah was the winner of the 2017 IMPART Awards for Visual Art, one of the biggest art awards in Singapore, and in 2018 was commissioned to make site-specific works for Facebook’s APAC Headquarters Office, under their AIR Programme. Artist-in-residencies include Salzburger Kunstverein, KulturKontakt, Salzburg, Austria (2018); Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Hubei, China (2018); Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan (2017); and YOUKOBO Art Residency Programme, Tokyo, Japan (2013). His works are collected by the Singapore Art Museum and SUNPRIDE Foundation.