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YEO CHEE KIONG

(b. 1970 Singapore.)

Yeo Chee Kiong is a contemporary sculptor and installation artist who is fascinated with the language and spatial relationship between object, space and authorship. His work destabilises the familiar notions of spatial proportions and perspectives, whilst examining the human conditions in the construction of an extended surreal world.

As an alumnus of the Glasgow School of Art (UK) and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore), his list of conferred awards and commendations include the NAFA Distinguished Alumni Medal for his outstanding achievement in Singapore art scene (2016), SG50 Commemorative Public Sculpture Competition, National Museum of Singapore (2015), JTC Green Core Public Sculpture Open Call (2014), the LTA Downtown Line Art Competition, Expo Station (2012), Legacy Sculpture for Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Village Sculpture Competition, Grand prize for the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize (2008), NAC Young Artist Award (2006), 14th Asian Artists Award, VSC Fellowships (2006 - 2007), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts 68th Founder’s Day Commendation Award (2006) and Grand prize for the 2nd CDL Singapore Sculpture Award (2005). Yeo was also short-listed as one of the 25 outstanding finalists amongst a total of 574 international entries whilst participating in the International Competition for Young Sculptors in Milan, Italy in 2006.

He has presented a number of solo exhibitions at Juming Art Museum, Taipei (2017), Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries, NAFA, Singapore (2016), Cite International Des Arts, Paris (2013), Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, Singapore (2011), Esplanade-Concourse, Singapore (2009), National Museum of Singapore (2007), Esplanade - Jendela Gallery, Singapore (2007), Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Centre (2006) and The Substation, Singapore (2001).

Yeo’s work has also been part of a number of internationally recognised group exhibitions, biennales and symposiums including "Sculpture Survey 2018", 35th Annual Exhibition, Gomboc Gallery, Perth, 14th Qita Asian Sculpture Exhibition, Fumio Asakura Sculpture Museum, Japan (2018), Keelung Harbour Biennale, Taiwan (2018), Venice Biennale, Italy (2017), 3rd FORMOSA Sculpture Biennial, Taiwan (2017), Suide International Stone Sculpture Symposium, China (2017), Art in The Forest, Hanoi, Vietnam (2017), Asia Sculpture Exchange Exhibition, Japan(2016), Sculpture @ Silk Road,Dun Huang, China (2016), Taiwan International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition, Taipei (2015), Zhuo Zheng Ya Ji, Suzhou, China (2015), the 25th and 26th UBE Biennale, UBE City, Japan (2013/2015), Art Amoy Art Fair, Xiamen, China (2015), the 3rd China Sculpture Almanac Exhibition, Beijing, China (2013), ‘Sculpture by the Sea’, Aarhus/Sydney (2013/2007), Sculpture Inside, Arhus (2013), Singapore Contemporary Art Exhibition, Suzhou, China (2013), ‘Don’t Sit On Me’, Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre, Melaka, Malaysia (2012), Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium (2012), ‘Sound of Peace - ROC Centennial Peace Day’, Jinmen (2011), Nanjing Biennale, Jiangsu, China (2010), East Asia Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea (2010), International Urban Sculpture Symposium, Urumqi, China (2009), Busan Biennale, Korea (2008), International Sculpture Symposium for Chinese Sculptors, City of Assen, Holland (2008), Taiwan International Wood Sculpture Symposium, Taiwan (2008), ‘Premio Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro’, Milan, Italy (2006), ‘From There to Here’, Kyoto, Japan (2005), Singapore Culture Society Art Exhibition, Sri Lanka (2001), and the 27th International Snow Sculpture Symposium, Quebec (1998).

He was the recipient of the Dr. Mary Doughty Smith Scholarship at Glasgow School of Art and John Kinross Scholarship at Royal Scottish Academy.

In the course of his career, Yeo has held several appointments including Acting President of the Sculpture Society (Singapore) (2014), Chairman of Telok Kurau Studios Management Committee (2014 - 2016), Advisor, Norwegian Collaborative Organisation for Contemporary Art Abroad, London (2011 - 2015), Committee Member of Public Art Appraisal Committee, National Heritage Board, (2010 - 2013); Member of Curriculum Development Advisory Committee of NAFA, Fine Art Department (2011 - 2014)(2018-2020), Panel Member of Young Artist Award’s Specialist Panel for Visual Art, National Arts Council (2012, 2013, 2016), Panel Member of Cultural Medallion Specialist Panel for Visual Art, National Arts Council (2018). President of the Sculpture Society (Singapore) (2005 - 2009, 2015 - 2019).

Since Jan 1994: Part-time Lecturer, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. 2016 - 2019: Part-time Lecturer, LaSalle College of Arts, Singapore. 2017 - 2020: Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture Department, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan.

YEO CHEE KIONG
2021Bubblelloon - Solo exhibition, The Columns Gallery, Singapore
S.E.A. Focus 2021 - Solo exhibition, The Columns Gallery, Singapore
Art Jakarta VR, Art Jakarta solo exhibition, The Columns Gallery, Seoul/Singapore
2020Street of Hope, Civic District, National Arts Council,
Singapore Sculpture Walk, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Singapore
Artist Talk: Oblique Book Launch, NAFA, Singapore
Artist Talk: Sculpture Walk @ SCCC, Singapore
Artist Talk: Public Art and Immersive Media: The Convergence of Past and Present
AR.T Trail. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Singapore
Radio Interview: 城巿琪遇记, FM 95
2019Migration - In search of re-habitat and material memory”, Taitung Art Museum
Urban Bonsai Body, Sculpture Department of National Taiwan University of Arts
Sculpture. Play. Ground. National. Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei
SSS Annual Show 2019, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Seoul Art Expo 2019, Coex, Seoul, Korea
NTUAA Sculpture Annual Exhibition, Sculpture Department of National Taiwan University of Arts
Our Art, Art Auction for Charity, Our Museum, National University of Taiwan
Sculpture Walk, One year public sculpture display project, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Representation of Asian Sculpture Vol.2 - Taiwan, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts
Between Representation and Abstraction - The Aesthetic Front of Taiwan Sculpture, Hsinchu 241 Art Gallery
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Exhibition of Juming Museum Collection, Juming Museum
Blue Carbon, Wood Sculpture Symposium, organised by Sculpture Society (Singapore)
Curatorial Project: In corporeal, Rodin Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
Artist Talk: Stone Sculpture, CAFA, Beijing, China
Workshop: NTUA Clay Sculpting Project, National Taiwan University of Arts
2018President, Sculpture Society (Singapore)
Motionless Boundary, Vision of Stillness, Art from Japan, Singapore and Taiwan, Da Xin Art Museum
9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, National Taiwan University of Arts
14th Qita Asian Sculpture Exhibition, Fumio Asakura Sculpture Museum, Japan
2018 Keelung Harbour Biennale - Ask The Way, Keelung Cultural Centre, Taiwan
SSS Annual Show, Visual Art Centre, Singapore
Motionless Boundary, Element Art Space, Gillman Barrack, Singapore
Sculpture Survey 2018, 35th Annual Exhibition, Gomboc Gallery, Perth
State of Emergency, DLR Gallery, Singapore
You, Other; I, Another, The Private Museum, Singapore
NTUA Sculpture Festival, Sculpture Department of National Taiwan University Of Arts
Of Human Heritage, An India Singapore Exchange of Sculptural Art, Art Spice Gallery
Artist Talk: 另一類的流浪方式, 華梵大学, Taiwan
2017President, Sculpture Society (Singapore)
MSpace, 3rd FORMOSA Sculpture Biennial 2017, The Pier 2 Art Centre, Kaohsiung
Arts in your Neighbourhood: Larger than Life, organized by National Arts Council
8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, National Taiwan University of Art
A Banquet, Expo Station, Downtown Line 3 Opening Ceremony, LTA
Suide International Sculpture Symposium, Suide, China
Art In The Forest, Flamingo Dai Lai Resort, Hanoi, Vietnam
International Sculpture Group- Tokyo & Seoul 2017, Seiho Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
The Perspective of Epitome - 2017 3rd Taiwan International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition, Bo-Ai Gallery
A Beauty Centre @ Juming Museum' Taiwan, 9th Solo exhibition
Sculpture at NAFA, Lim Hak Tai Gallery, NAFA
Personal Structures, parallel event of Venice Biennale 2017, Palazzo Morra
Sight, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Dhoby Ghaut Green, organized by Sculpture Society (Singapore)
Insight, International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition, Visual Arts Centre
Art Stage 2017, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Art Asia X Gallery
Singapore Contemporary 2017, Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Artist talk 01: Mimicry: Art Unmasked - Juming Art Forum
Artist Talk 02: A Beauty Centre by Yeo Chee Kiong, National Taiwan University of Art
Artist Talk 03: Post-Museum Artist Talk Series: Yeo Chee Kiong, Independent Archive
2016President, Sculpture Society (Singapore)
Chairman, Telok Kurau Studios, Singapore
A Beauty Centre, 8th Solo exhibition, Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
3rd SSS Wood Sculpture Symposium - Second Nature II, Singapore Sculpture Society, Fort Canning Park
Art Stage 2016, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Singapore Contemporary, Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Asia Sculpture Exchange Exhibition 2016, Gallery Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan
Sculpture @ Silk Road, Tun Huang International Conventional Center Square
A Home For The Arts, The Substation, Singapore
Oakwood Studio Sculpture Project
NAFA Distinguished Alumni Medal, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Artist talk 01: A Beauty Forum, moderated by Michelle Ho
Artist Talk 02: A Beauty Centre by Yeo Chee Kiong, presented at Baby Tropical Lab
2015President, Sculpture Society (Singapore)
Chairman, Telok Kurau Studios, Singapore
In The Eye of Red Dot, Winner, SG50 Commemorative Public Sculpture Competition 2015
SG50 Commemorative Public Sculpture, National Museum of Singapore
Singapore Eye, Contemporary Singapore Art, Art Science Museum
These Sacred Things, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade, Singapore
Singapore & Taiwan Sculpture Show, Art Museum of School of Fine Art, Soochow University
2015 Art Amoy Art Fair, Xiamen International Cenventional Hall, Xiamen, China
A Secluded Scent, Telok Kurau Studios 17th Annual Exhibition, TKS Gallery
Magnifying Miniature, 2015 Taiwan International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition, Tswei-xi Gallery
The 26th UBE Biennale 2015, ‘Small Model Show’, UBE City, Japan
Seminar: Zhuo Zheng Ya Ji, co-presented by China Sculpture Institution, Sculpture Association of Taiwan,
Sculpture Society (Singapore), Suzhou City Sculpture Society, Sculpture Department of Academy, Arts &
Design of Tsinghua University and Soochow University
Artist Talk 01: Xian Wai Zhi Xian/ The Vision Out of Image, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Artist Talk 02: Sculpture Seminar, Chung-Shan Symposium Hall, Sculpture Association of Taiwan
Artist Talk 03: Prudential Malaysian Eye Artist Forum 2015
2014Stand-in-President, Sculpture Society (Singapore)
30 Life stories - Remembering Parks, Singaplural 2014, Wooden Sculpture
A Day Without A Tree, site-specific installation at ‘Unearthed’, Singapore Art Museum
Another Way To Perceive The Rain Of Forest, Stone Sculpture, Singapore
Impression of Singapore, Opera Gallery, ION Plaza, Singapore
A Retrospective Journey 1994 - 2014, Opera Gallery, Singapore
Singapore-Taiwan Shoebox Sculpture Show, Galeri Utama, Fort Canning Park
16th Telok Kurau Studios Annual Show, TKS Gallery, Singapore
2013Panel member, 2013 Young Artist Award Specialist Panel for Visual Art
Vice-Chairman, Telok Kurau Studios management Committee, Singapore
Invited Judge, 17th Yulong International Wood Sculpture Competition, Taipei, Taiwan
2nd SSS Wood Sculpture Symposium, Sculpture Pavillion, Fort Canning Park
The 25th UBE Biennale 2013, UBE City, Japan
One Cubic Singapore, site-specific sculptural installation, Lian He ZaoBao 90th Anniversaries 2013
Made in Singapore - Three Quarters of A Century, Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts
15th Telok Kurau Studios Annual Art Exhibition, TKS Gallery, Singapore
Flying Language, 3rd China Sculpture Almanac Exhibition, National Centre for The Performing Arts
Sculpture by The Sea, Aarhus, Denmark
Sculpture Inside, Helnan Marselis Hotel, Aarhus, Denmark
The Realm in the Mirror, the Vision out of Image, Singapore Contemporary Art Exhibition,
Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China
A Beauty, 7th Solo Show, Cite International Des Arts, Paris, France
Artist-in-Residency, Cite International Des Arts, Paris, France
2012Panel member, 2012 Young Artist Award Specialist Panel for Visual Art FY2012
Vice-Chairman, Telok Kurau Studios management Committee, Singapore
Invited Judge, 16th Yulong International Wood Sculpture Competition, Taipei, Taiwan
Invited Judge, 'Lin Li He Zhuo She' Art Programme, Channel 8, Media Corp.
Awakened Sleeper, Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium 2012
Retro Revival, Singapore Art Show 2012, Ion Art Gallery, Federation of Art Societies (Singapore)
Construct Elements 2.0, 8th Ngee Ann 3D Art Exhibition 2012, Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall, Singapore
Artist In Residence, Episode 01, Okto Channel, Singapore
Charity 2012, Art and Design Against Cancer, Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore
Don’t Sit On Me, curated by Cheo Chai Hiang, Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre (NUS)
A Banquet, First Prize (Expo Station), Down Town Line Art Competition 2012
2011Invited Judge, 15th Yulong International Wood Sculpture Competition, Taiwan
Visiting Artist, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
Black Banquet, 6th Solo Show, Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
Sound of Peace - ROC Centennial Peace Day’, General Hu Lian Memorial Museum, Jinmen, Taiwan
Official opening by Taiwan President Ma Yin Jiu
Small Sculpture, Sculpture Square, Singapore
Artist Talk: Before & After A Day Without A Tree, Nanyang Academy of Fine Art
2010Rainbow Asia - Pearl of the World Art, East Asia Art Exhibition, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center
Publication: Rainbow Asia, published by Seoul Art Center
AND_Writter, Nanjing Biennale 2010, Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, China
The Wind & Wings, Legacy Sculpture for Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Village
Publication: Legacy Sculpture for Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Village
Art In The City - Take A Moment, The Fullerton Heritage Precinct, Singapore
2009Endless Night, 5th solo show, site-specific sculptural installation project, Esplanade
A Casual Meeting, Harmonious Development, International Urban sculpture Symposium 2009, China
Publication: Collection of works from Urumqi International City Sculpture Creation Camp
The Wind, Her Rain, and A Cloud meets A Tree in the Monsoon Season, public sculpture, City Square Mall
Modern Hermit, Telok Kurau Studios Group Show 2009
Publication: Modern Hermit, published by Telok Kurau Studios Management Committee
Publication: Arts-in-Residence Taipei, published by Taipei Artist Village
Publication: The 4th CDL Sculpture Award Exhibition, published by City Development Limited
2008Grand Prize, APB Foundation Signature Art Prize
Publication: Signature Art Prize 2008, Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation
Show: APB Signature Art Prize Finalist Show, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Talk: A Day Without A Tree, Venue: 8Q, Singapore Art Museum
Avant Garden, Busan Biennale 2008, APEC Naru Park, Busan, Korea
Publication: Avant Garden, Busan Sculpture Project, Busan Biennale 2008
Warriors, International Sculpture Symposium for Chinese Sculptors 2008, Holland
Mioli Landscape, 2008 Taiwan International Wood Sculpture Symposium
Fifth Group: New Taiwan Immigrants AIR Program, Taipei Artist Village
One Cubic Taiwan in Taipei, Barry Gallery, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan
One Cubic Taiwan In Nantou, Warehouse No.31, Chung Shing New Village
Artist talk: Between Question & Answer, National Taiwan University of Arts
Artist talk: The Versatility of Contemporary Sculpture, The Sculpture Association of Taiwan
Mountains as non-mountains, Telok Kurau Studios, Singapore
Nanyang - 70 Years After, NAFA Gallery, Singapore
Off The Pedestal, Sculpture Society (Singapore), Jendela Gallery, Esplanade
Publication: Humanity/Chee-Kiong Yeo, IW Magazine No.63 (Taiwan), September 2008
Publication: Clock Work, editor: Iola Lenzi, published by The Esplanade Co Ltd
Publication: Art Asia Pacific Almanac 2008, Volume 3
International Development Grant, National Arts Council
Statue of St. Magdalene of Canossa, Singapore
2007President, Sculpture Society (Singapore)
Part-time Lecturer, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
Adjunct Lecturer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
Adjunct Lecturer, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
Organizer, In Phases, SSS, Fort Canning Park, Singapore Art Show
Organizer, 1st Singapore International Woodcarving Symposium
Organizer, Dusk Till Dawn, Fort Canning Centre
A Day Without A Tree, 4th Solo show, National Museum of Singapore
Publication: http://www.cheekiongyeo.com/book/adwat/adwat.html
The House, 3rd solo show, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade, Singapore
Publication: Objects & Immateriality, Contemporary Sculpture by Yeo Chee Kiong
Sculpture by The Sea, Bondi, Sydney, Australia
International Touring Grant (Visual Art), National Arts Council, Singapore
2006President, Sculpture Society (Singapore)
Part-time Lecturer, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
Adjunct Lecturer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
Co-Curator, Sculpture Society (Singapore) Exhibition 2006, Jendela Gallery
Co-Curator, Milestone Project, Raffles House, Fort Canning Park
STORM BLACK & NIGHT DARK, 2nd Solo Show, Red Mill Gallery
Young Artist Award 2006, National Art Council, Singapore
Winner, 14th Asian Artists Award, VSC Fellowships 2006 - 2007
68th Founder's Day Commendation Award, Nanyang Academy of Fine Art
International Touring Grant (Visual Art), National Arts Council, Singapore
SSS Show 2006, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade
Milestone Project 2006, Fort Canning Park, Raffles House
Milestone Project 2006, Central Library, Singapore
Publication: Sculpture Society (Singapore) Exhibition 2006
2005President of Sculpture Society (Singapore)
Part-time Lecturer, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
Adjunct Lecturer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
Grand Prize, 2nd CDL Singapore Sculpture Award 2005, City Development Limited
Arena of Encounter, "Featured artist of the month", Sculpture Society (Singapore), December Issue
The Identification of Overlapping, Issue 03
From There To Here, Sowaka Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Peranakan II - The Humble Form, NAFA Gallery 1 & 2, Singapore
Get Intimate with Art, Sculpture Square, Singapore
2004Commendation Award, MFA Programme, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
RSA Student Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland
Hiscox MFA Show, TRAMWAY, Glasgow, Scotland
Portobello Film Festival, The Bowieart Night, The Westbourne Studios, London
2003Dr. Mary Doughty Smith Scholarship, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
(Outstanding achievement in the first year of MFA Programme)
John Kinross Scholarship, Royal Scottish Academy, Scotland
Art Bursary (Overseas Studies), National Arts Council, Singapore
Interim Show, Mackintosh Building, Glasgow, Scotland
2002Art Bursary (Overseas Studies), National Arts Council
Nokia Singapore Art 2001, Singapore Art Museum
Round Show, Fund-raising for Singapore Sculpture Society, Sculpture Square
Lieutenant Adnan, bronze portrait bust, NHB, WWII Interpretative Centre
2001Singapore Culture Society Art Exhibition, Garadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sculpture by Yeo Chee Kiong, 1st Solo Show, The Substation, Singapore
The Guardian, bronze sculpture, GUARDS, Dipper Camp, Sembawang, Singapore
2000NAFA Artists & Designers Show 2000, NAFA Art Gallery
Kacang Puteh -Art Exhibition of Small Works, Telok Kurau Studios Gallery
NPD 2000- Carnival @ The Bay, Marina Bay, Singapore
1999Millennium Gold Celebrity Showcase, HK Convention & Exhibition Centre
Nokia Singapore Art 1999, Singapore Art Museum
Art Scape - Staff Art Exhibition, NAFA Art Gallery, Singapore
199827th International Snow Sculpture Symposium, Quebec, Canada
Exposition - Sculpture Internationales, Quebec, Canada
President Charity Exhibition, Tourism Court, Singapore
1997Singapore Art 97, Suntec City, Singapore
1996Siesta in Bali by Liu Kang, Gold Relief, Risis Pte Ltd, Singapore
The Frog-Man Statue, Singapore Navel Diving Unit
1995IMM Singapore Art 1995, IMM Building, Singapore
1993First Prize(Sculpture), 56th NAFA Open House Exhibition Commendation Award
93 x 33 = 53, NAFA Fine Art Diploma Graduation Show, Riverwalk Gallery
Sony Art of Singapore, Shaw Centre,
St Monfort Statue, St Monfort Secondary School, Singapore
1992First Prize (Sculpture), 55th NAFA Open House Exhibition Commendation Award
On the Path..., NAFA Gallery, Singapore
1991The Growth, NAFA Gallery, Singapore
Sculpture in Singapore, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
1990Commendation Award, Australian Art Award 1990 for Young Artists