Sherman Ong is a filmmaker, photographer and visual artist based in Singapore. His practice centres on the human condition and our relationship with others within the larger milieu.
Winner of the 2010 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Award, Sherman Ong has premiered work in art biennales, major film festivals and museums around the world including the Venice, Singapore and Jakarta Biennales, Mori Art Museum Tokyo, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Musee du Quai Branly Paris, Centre Pompidou Paris, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, VideoBrasil International Electronic Art Festival, Singapore Art Museum, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Queensland Art Gallery, South Australia Contemporary Art Centre and Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania.
Sherman Ong is a founding member of 13 Little Pictures, a film collective based in Singapore. He also serves on the committee of the Singapore International Photography Festival, as an educator at schools and universities, and was an Associate Artist of the Substation. In 2009, he was invited to participate in the Singapore Pavilion, Venice Biennale which garnered a Special Mention. More recently Ong was nominated for the APB-Singapore Art Museum Signature Art Prize for 2011. In September 2012, Ong collaborated on the Little Sun project headed by Olafur Eliasson which premiered at the Tate Modern London. Today, his works are in the collections of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Singapore Art Museum and the Seoul Art Centre Korea.