Donna Ong – S.E.A. Focus

Donna Ong

Singapore / FOST Gallery

Donna Ong (b. 1978, Singapore) is an installation artist best known for her evocative and thought-provoking environments and assemblages made from furniture, found objects, antique prints and original artwork. Her on-going research into the tropical forest seeks to reveal the various lenses through which we build our understanding and opinion of the forest – how that affects the way we think and deal with it, including the decisions we make about it ecologically, politically, socially and economically


The award-winning artist has exhibited at the inaugural Singapore Biennale (2007), Jakarta Biennale (2009), Kwandu Biennale (2008), 2 Moscow Biennale (2007), Moscow Biennale of Young Art (2014), Thailand Biennale (2018) and the Children’s Biennale at the National Gallery Singapore (2019). She exhibited major new work My forest is not your garden (2016-2018), in collaboration with Singaporebased artist Robert Zhao Renhui for the 9 Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Brisbane, Australia.