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Dawn Ng Jeju Museum of Art

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With a background in studio art and journalism at Georgetown University and the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, Dawn Ng spent 10 years across Singapore, Paris and New York straddling art, design and advertising.To date, Dawn has worked across a breadth of mediums, motives and scale ranging from collage, photography and illustration; to light, space and ephemeral installations. In 2009, her voluminous installation I Fly like Paper, received much press across Channel News Asia and the Business Times, who coined Dawn the new tour de force of the local art scene. Following which, her solo, WALTER, garnered more media attention for its controversial guerrilla content and form, and was later acquired into the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum, and shown in France. A range of Dawn’s work has since been commissioned by private and public collectors, as well as local and foreign museums. In 2013, Dawn participated in the inaugural Art Basel Hong Kong with her solo, SIXTEEN, followed by A THING OF BEAUTY, which opened at the Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais in 2015. In 2016, Dawn was commissioned by the Fondation d’enterprise Hermes to inaugurate their Singapore flagship’s permanent gallery space with a solo installation, HOW TO DISAPPEAR INTO A RAINBOW.complete

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This work consists of handcrafted photographic and typography-based collages of home. This work is a tongue-in-cheek visual documentary of present day Singapore, over a 4 month period of photo-journalism and interviews with locals. By slicing huge panels of words through large scale photographs, these collages expose the cultural sentiments bubbling beneath one the worlds most highly casestudied cities, as it tells the ongoing story of a country in the making. The juxtaposition of image and text sets up a visual peek-a-boo, revealing hidden socio-commentaries on the tensions, idiosyncrasies, and hopes unique to Singapore. Dealing with everything from the poignant to irreverent, Everything You Ever Wanted Is Right Here is core to my obsession with the notion of home, identity and belonging, and my attempt to capture the everchanging form of the latter.

  • Dawn Ng, Dorothy, 2012
  • Archival Inkjet Print Collage, Set of 18 pieces, 54 x 71 cm each
  • Courtesy of Dawn Ng and Chan + Hori Contemporary.
  • The artwork is part of UOB Art Collection.