Khairullah Rahim

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Khairullah Rahim is a Singapore-based artist working across mixed-media installation, object-making, painting, photography and moving image. He is a graduate of Rutgers University (USA) with an MFA in Visual Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2023; and received a BA in Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) in 2013, where he currently teaches as an adjunct lecturer. His explorations delve into complex strategies of resourcefulness for everyday survival, through various means of collaboration and critical thinking. Recurring points of departure in his work premise around themes of queerness, desire, resistance, aspiration, labour and ethics of disclosure.

Khairullah’s works have been showcased in solo and group presentations at venues including the Barbican Centre (London), Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (New York), Tai Kwun (Hong Kong), Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (Bangkok) and National Gallery Singapore amongst others. He has participated in artist residency programs, namely with Salzburger Kunstverein (Austria), Hubei Institute of Fine Arts (China), Taipei Artist Village (Taiwan) and YOUKOBO Art Residency Programme (Japan), Facebook (Singapore). In 2019, his work was included in the 6th edition of Singapore Biennale. Khairullah was the winner of the 2017 IMPART Awards for Visual Artist category. His works are in the collection of Singapore Art Museum and SUNPRIDE Foundation. 

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