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  1. Deborah Ong is a Singaporean artist who was lucky to have an artist for a neighbour when she was young. A graduate from Central Saint Martins, she has exhibited her works in both the UK and Singapore, and is active as a local performance artist and art educator. She was selected for the Clyde and Co. Award in 2014 and awarded the Young Artist Award by the National Museum of Singapore in 2012. She is a founding member of The Artists Company who are a group of artists who re-imagines what a company made up of artists can be. She has contributed to shows at Flaneur Gallery, the Substation, ION Art Gallery, Your Mother Gallery, Stamford Arts Centre, Chen Wen Hsi’s ‘Homecoming’, as well as an outdoor performance at Dhoby Ghaut Green. In her practice, Deborah has been working in the mediums of chinese ink, darkroom photography and performance sculpture. She is fascinated by the language of nature and natural phenomena and use this to inspire her work.


    'Best of Show (Open Category)', Noise Singapore Festival 2016

    Clyde & Co Art Award, London, 2014

    Young Artist Award, National Museum of Singapore, 2012


    'Moving Arcade’, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 3 Aug 2019

    ‘WUWEI Performance Series 4”, 51 Waterloo Street, 19 Jul 2019

    ‘HOMECOMING: Chen Wen Hsi’, 5 Kingsmead Road , 11 Apr 2019

    ‘Backstage’, Stamford Arts Centre, 10 Mar 2019

    ‘Got Your Name Or Not?’, Your Mother Gallery, ​1-26 May 2018

    ‘Vincent Van Gogh’, Performer, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay, ​24th April 2018

    'S.A.L.T', Singapore Art Local Technology, Your Mother Gallery, 24th March - 1st April 2018

    'The City Ramble', Singapore Design Week, Funan Showsuite, 10-11 March 2018

    'Waning, Waxing', ION Art Gallery, 5-14 January 2018

    'Survey: Space, Sharing, Haunting' by Post-museum, The Substation, 6-14 Sept 2016 

    Noise Singapore Festival, Capitol Piazza, 13 - 31 Aug 2016

    1 x 1 m space, Flaneur Gallery, 15 Jan - 21 Feb 2016

    Elbow Room, National Institute of Education Singapore (Art Gallery), 14 - 25 Jan 2016

    Performance Night @ Anglo Chinese Junior College, 24th April 2015

    So Beautiful, National Institute of Education Singapore (Art Gallery), 16 - 28 Jan 2015

    Noise Singapore 2014 Festival Exhibition,  ION Orchard, Singapore, 27 Aug – 14 Sep 2014

    Clyde & Co Art Award, London, Aug 2014-2015 

    Central Saint Martins Degree Show, London, May 22-27, 2014

    An Aesthetic project, HOUSE Gallery, London, 31 May-15 June 2013

    Tomb Raiders, The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London, 14-29 May, 2013

    “Metaphysical Objectivity in Comparison to Realism”, Lloyd Gill Gallery, UK, 15 April- 10th May 2013

    ‘Cubittsville’, Byam Shaw Building, London, May 4-10, 2012

    ‘The Singapore Youth Award Exhibition’ ,The National Art Gallery, Singapore, 23 July- 22 August, 2009

    ‘The Anonymous Hug Wall’, Nanyang Junior College, Singapore, 2009


    AVENIR Magazine, Issue 3, "The Future Greats", London, 2014