• Installation view of Alvin Ong, Long Distance. Photo by Harleigh English.
  • Installation view of Alvin Ong, Long Distance. Photo by Harleigh English.
  • Installation view of Alvin Ong, Long Distance. Photo by Harleigh English.
  • Installation view of Alvin Ong, Long Distance
  • Installation view of Alvin Ong, Long Distance. Photo by Harleigh English.
  • Installation view of Alvin Ong, Long Distance. Photo by Harleigh English.
  • Alvin Ong, Old Town, 2020, oil on canvas, 175 x 200 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Long Distance, 2020, oil on canvas, 175 x 150 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Mutual Comfort, 2020, oil on canvas, 165 x 240 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Rempah, 2020, oil on canvas, 175 x 145 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Quarantine, 2020, oil on canvas, 175 x 200 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Milk Lover, 2020, oil on canvas, 76 x 90 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Binge Watcher, 2020, oil on canvas, 76 x 90 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Gaze, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Swipe, 2020, oil on canvas, 23 x 18 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Hope and Pray, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Pina, 2019, oil on canvas, 175 x 150 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Playlist, 2019, oil on canvas, 175 x 285 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Road Trip, 2019, oil on canvas, 175 x 150 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Skype, 2019, oil on canvas, 200 x 175 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Self-control, 2019
, oil on canvas
, 140 x 100cm
  • Alvin Ong, Night Snack, 2019
, oil on canvas
, 76 x 61 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Feetball, 2019
, oil on canvas
, 76 x 61 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Antidote, 2019
, oil on canvas
, 175 x 155 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Uncut, 2019, oil on canvas, 175 x 150 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Big Eater, 2019, oil on canvas, 52 x 41 cm
  • Installation view of SUPPER CLUB
  • Installation view of SUPPER CLUB
  • Installation view of SUPPER CLUB
  • Installation view of SUPPER CLUB
  • Installation view of SUPPER CLUB
  • Alvin Ong, Supper Club, 2018, oil on canvas, 165 x 240 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Eating Air, 2018, oil on canvas, 175 x 285 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Mountain Cat Kings, 2018, oil on canvas, 165 x 178 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Smoke Out, 2018, oil on canvas, 175 x 155 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Pinch Pool, 2018, oil on canvas, 150 x 120 cm
  • Installation view of Organs of the State #1 & Organs of the State #2
  • Alvin Ong, Pilgrim Progression, 2017, oil on canvas, 89 x 77 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Bangsawan Nights #1, 2017, oil on canvas, 89 x 77 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Bangsawan Nights #2, 2017, oil on canvas, 91 x 77 cm
  • Alvin Ong, Bangsawan Nights #3, 2017, oil on canvas, 89 x 77 cm

Alvin Ong

Alvin Ong (b. 1988, Singapore) is a graduate of the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, UK (2016) and the Royal College of Art, London, UK (2018). His paintings playfully combine diverse visual vocabularies, culminating in surreal bodily configurations suspended between moments of pleasure and pain. At the age of 16, he became the youngest winner of the UOB Painting of the Year Award, Singapore (2005). He was awarded a residency in 2017 with the Royal Drawing School, as well as the 2018 Chadwell Award. His works have been exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum (2007, 2012, 2013), Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore (2010), Peranakan Museum, Singapore (2015), Northampton Contemporary, UK (2017), National Portrait Gallery, UK (2018), and Royal Academy of Arts, UK (2019). His works are collected by the ILHAM Gallery, Malaysia, the Ingram Collection, UK, and the Victoria & Albert Museum (Print Collection), London, UK.

He currently lives and works in Singapore and London.