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2016.01.06 Wed - 2016.02.28 Sun
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“My Forest Has No Name” by Donna ONG at FOST Gallery, 16 January – 28 February 2016
[Press Release]

FOST Gallery is proud to showcase My Forest Has No Name by Donna ONG.

“My Forest Has No Name” explores humankind’s fascination with the tropical forest through time, and how our perception of it is shaped through verbal and pictorial descriptions. The exhibition traces our portrayal of the forest from colonial times into the present day through a series of artworks that merge antique prints, ready-mades, text with original artwork. In doing so, the exhibition hopes to reveal the various lenses through which we build our understanding and opinion of the forest and how that affects the way we think and deal with it.


Donna ONG My Forest Has No Name (#21) 2015 Color photograph on acrylic (diaset print) H59.4 x W105.6 cm


Part of this includes the decisions we make about it ecologically, politically, socially and economically.

Exhibition essay by Tony Godfrey.

About the Artist

Donna ONG (b. 1978, Singapore) is an installation artist from Singapore, best known for her evocative and thought-provoking environments made from furniture, found objects and original artwork. She has exhibited her work locally and internationally in shows such as the Jakarta Biennale (2009), Kwandu Biennale (2008), the inaugural Singapore Biennale (2007) and the Moscow Biennale of Young Art (2014). Her installations have appeared in prestigious museums and institutions worldwide, such as the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Hara Museum (Japan) and the Djanogly Art Gallery in Nottingham University (UK). In 2009, Donna was recognized for her artistic achievements by the Singapore Government with the receipt of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award. In the same year, she also won the People’s Choice award for the President’s Young Talent Competition.

About Gillman  Barracks

Gillman Barracks is a new contemporary art destination in Singapore. Nestled amid lush greenery, this former colonial barracks is now home to local and international art galleries, dining, and creative businesses, as well as the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) that opened in late 2013. The CCA enhances the region’s contemporary art landscape through its international artist residency, research and exhibition programmes.