Sherman Ong

Malaysian, b. 1971

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Sherman Ong

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Malaysian, b. 1971

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Photographer and filmmaker Sherman Ong explores the relationship between humans and their surroundings, and ideas of spatial memory. His series have documented the impact of natural phenomena within changing urban landscapes, and the human ability to adapt in these evolving environments. Ong’s images range in style, from kinetic, blurred snapshots depicting passersby riding motor bicycles, to still and psychologically charged compositions of human subjects in landscapes. His “Monsoon” series explores the collective psyche of the inhabitants of Hanoi, as well as how monsoons affect daily life in Southeast Asia.

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Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 1 more
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Bangkok Art Biennale, and 1 more
Biography

Photographer and filmmaker Sherman Ong explores the relationship between humans and their surroundings, and ideas of spatial memory. His series have documented the impact of natural phenomena within changing urban landscapes, and the human ability to adapt in these evolving environments. Ong’s images range in style, from kinetic, blurred snapshots depicting passersby riding motor bicycles, to still and psychologically charged compositions of human subjects in landscapes. His “Monsoon” series explores the collective psyche of the inhabitants of Hanoi, as well as how monsoons affect daily life in Southeast Asia.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Bangkok Art Biennale, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Sherman Ong
Monsoons and Spurious Landscapes Abound at Singapore’s Art Plural Gallery
Apr 24th, 2014
Monsoons and Spurious Landscapes Abound at Singapore’s Art Plural Gallery
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