Heman Chong 張奕滿

Singaporean, born 1977

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Heman Chong 張奕滿

Singaporean, born 1977

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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.

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Rockbund Art Museum
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Group show at a major institution
The Jewish Museum
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Artforum, and 5 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Biography

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.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Rockbund Art Museum
group
Group show at a major institution
The Jewish Museum
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Articles Featuring Heman Chong 張奕滿
A Heady Mix of Big Ideas in “THEOREM” at Mana Contemporary
Jun 15th, 2015
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