Heman Chong
Singaporean, born 1977
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Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Mekong New Mythologies Exhibition,
Hong Kong Arts Centre
2016
FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY,
Swiss Institute
2015
Time of Others,
Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

Artist, curator, and writer Heman Chong is focused on the future and what we imagine it to be. He describes his work as “conceptually charged investigations into how individuals and communities imagine the future,” which take shape as “objects, images, installations, situations and texts.” For Chong, conceptualism is an approach to art-making through which he aims to shift perception and encourage insight into where we are now, and where we, and generations before us, think we will be. In his ongoing “Stacks” series, for example, he creates visually compelling sculptural assemblages by stacking water glasses on top of carefully chosen piles of books—ranging from science fiction to art to astrophysics—which together suggest various visions of present and future societies.