Donna Ong (b.1978, Singapore)

Donna Ong is an installation artist, best known for her ambitious narrative environments made from furniture, found objects and original artwork.  Her works have been exhibited both locally and internationally in shows such as the 2nd Moscow Biennale and the inaugural Singapore Biennale 2007.  Since her graduation from Goldsmiths College, London and University College with a degree in Fine Art as well as in Architecture, she has received much positive critical review for her installations.  Her first solo show titled “Palace of Dreams” was held at The Arts House, formerly known as the Old Parliament.  She has won several awards and prizes, including the Singapore Undergraduate Scholarship from UCL, the Shell-NAC scholarship from the Singapore Arts Council and Shell and the Sefton Open Competition in Two-Dimensional Art (2004), UK.  Her recent activities include an exhibition in Beijing for the Singapore Season in China, a residency by Arts Initiative Tokyo with an accompanying exhibition at Scai x Scai gallery, Tokyo, and was recently chosen as one of the artists in the Venice Architectural Exhibition (2008) under the Singapore Pavilion.  In 2009, she was recognised for her artistic achievements and received the Young Artist Award from the Singapore government and that same year, was awarded the People’s Choice award for the President’s Young Talent Exhibition and Competition.

Ong, Donna b.1978

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