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Donna Ong
(Singapore - Germany)

1978, Singapore
Lives and works in Berlin and Singapore

The Forest Speaks Back, 2014 Installation Courtesy of the artist


  • 2012 Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
  • 2003 Goldsmiths College, University of London, London
  • 1999 Bartlett School, University College London, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2014 Donna Ong, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  • 2013 And We Were Like Those Who Dreamed, Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano
  • 2004 Palace of Dreams, Arts House at the Old Parliament, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 Suspended Histories, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam
  • 2012 Home Again: 10 Artists Who Have Experienced, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
  • 2012 The Collectors Show: Chimera, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2009 Fluid Zones, Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta
  • 2007 Footnotes on Geopolitics, Market and Amnesia, 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Selected Scholarships and Awards

  • 2009 Young Artist Award, National Arts Council, Singapore
  • 2009 People’s Choice Award, President’s Young Talents, Singapore Art Museum and Credit Suisse, Singapore

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.