Heman Chong

1977 born in Muar, Malaysia 
Lives and works in Singapore & Berlin, Germany



Master of Art in Communication Art and Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK 


Diploma in Visual Communication, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore


Grant for residency at K¨¹nstlerhaus Bethanien, The National Arts Council, Singapore
International Relations Grant, The National Arts Council, Singapore

Bourse d¡¯ Aide ¨¤ la R¨¦alisation, D¨¦partement des Affaires Culturelles de la Mairie de Paris, France

Project Grant, The National Arts Council, Singapore
Bursary for Postgraduate Studies, The National Arts Council, Singapore
Travel Grant, The National Arts Council, Singapore

Project Grant, Lee Foundation, Singapore

Solo Exhibitions

¡°The Silver Sessions¡±, K¨¹nstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

¡°The End of Travelling¡±, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany (with Isabelle Cornaro)

¡°Lost (Found Tracks)¡±, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany

¡°The End of Travelling¡±, The Substation Gallery, Singapore (with Isabelle Cornaro)

"DepartureHall", The Substation Gallery, Singapore

Group Exhibitions

¡°50th Venice Biennale (Singapore Pavilion)¡±, Venice, Italy

¡°Blood: Lines and Connections¡±, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado, USA

¡°Ars Electronica 2003 (Not to Scale)¡±, Kunstraum Linz, Linz, Austria

¡°CP Open Jakarta Biennale¡±, National Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

¡°15 Tracks¡±, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo / Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

¡°De (Internationale) Keuze: The Global Soul¡±, Rotterdam Schouwburg, Rotterdam, Holland

¡°Theatre Spectacle: The Global Soul¡±, Landiwiese Park, Z¨¹rich, Switzerland

¡°Singapore Arts Festival : The Global Soul¡±, Victoria Theatre, Singapore

¡°In Transit : The Global Soul¡±, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

¡°A Journey to the Centre of the Earth¡± Matrix Art Project, Brussels, Belgium

¡°36 Ideas from Asia¡±, The National Museum, L¡¯Aquila, Italy

¡°The President¡¯s Young Talent Exhibition¡±, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

¡°Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2003¡±, Immanence, Paris, France

¡°Transmediale.03¡±, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

¡°Sonic Process¡±, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

¡°DAVINCIPROJECT VERSION™ 1.0 : In 72 Hours¡± Theatreworks Black Box, Singapore

¡°Single Screen¡±, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

¡°Contemplation Room : See Singapore!¡±, Ovengaden Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

¡°The Show 2002¡±, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

"Worms III Festival", Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore

"10th India Triennale", Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India

"Video-Take", Openbare Bibliotheek De Tweebronnen, Leuven, Belgium

"[ Names Changed to Protect the Innocent ] #07", MP Community Centre, Singapore

¡°Local Flavour 8¡±, The Substation, Singapore

"DENSE", Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Singapore

"PHotoEspana 2000 : The Mind on the Edge", Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

"Asian Art Festival 2000" Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan 

"City/Community - Nokia Singapore Art 1999", Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

"BrainStorm [ What¡¯s that in your head ?]", Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

¡°The Mongolian Camel Show¡±, London, United Kingdom

"[ Names Changed to Protect the Innocent ] #04", Cairnhill Arts Centre, Singapore

"Capturing the 'I'", Bugis Junction Shopping Atrium, Singapore

¡°Flickering Punctuations", The Substation Gallery, Singapore


Nungesser, Michael. "Vom Ankommen und Abheben," die tageszeitung, 8 April 2003, Berlin, Germany
Fricke, Johannes. "An Interview,", BE Magazine, July 2003, Berlin, Germany
Wee, Brandon. "DENSE & the Politics or Dynamic Paradigms," iSh, 2000, Singapore 
Nayar, Paravathi. "Moving Images," The Business Times, Sept 8 2001, Singapore
Tan, Kai Syng. "DENSE Interview", Lien, May 2000, Singapore
Kwek, Kenneth. "A space where people come and go", The Straits Times, 24 July 2000, Singapore 
Seetoh, Joseph. "In the thick of it", Singapore Tatler, July 2000, Singapore 
"Triennale awards presented", The Hindu, 2001, New Delhi, India
"The first mega-event of the year begins", The Hindustani Times, 23 January 2001, New Delhi, India
Tan, Shin Gee. "Peeking under covers", The Straits Times, 12 August 2000, Singapore 
Carceller, Cabello. "Nuevo 'glocalismo'", PHotoPeri¨®dico No.10, July 2000, Madrid, Spain
Carpio, Francisco. "El esp¨ªritu del margen", Lapiz, July 2000, Madrid, Spain
Lee, Weng Choy. "Art and nation. Nokia Singapore Art 1999", Art Asia-Pacific, March 2000, Australia
Sulaiman, Suhaila. "Testing, testing...", The Straits Times, 13 Sept 2000, Singapore 
Sulaiman, Suhaila. "Sleepless in Black Box", The Straits Times, 21 Nov 2003, Singapore 
Wee, C.J. Wan-Ling. "Brainstorm the best way to come up with truly new works." 
The Straits Times, 16 August 1999, Singapore

Low, Felicia. "Digital Art: Pixel Perfection and Art Content," Selves, National Arts Council, 2001, Singapore

Barrag¨¢n, Paco. ¡°El arte que veine/The art to come¡±, Subastas Siglo XXI, Spain
Low, Sze Wee. ¡°50th Venice Biennale: Singapore¡±, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Mashadi, Ahmad. "Molotov Cocktails (GreyAquariumRemix)", Nokia Singapore Art 1999, Singapore
Mashadi, Ahmad. "Heman Chong's Molotov Cocktails", 10th India Triennale, New Delhi, India
Lee, Joana. "Murmurmurmurmurmur", 36 Ideas from Asia, ASEAN COCI, Singapore
Hou, Hanru. "The Mind on the Edge (of the New Centres)", PHotoEspana 2000, Madrid Spain
Ngui, Matthew. "A Viewpoint", The President's Young Talents Exhibition, Singapore

Heman Chong aka NoSleepRequired is a graphic designer who has worked
closely with local theatre companies, art establishments and artists,
including The Necessary Stage, Theatre OX, Spell #7, Asia-In-Theatre
Research Centre and The Substation.

His portfolio includes publicity and editorial design for TNS productions -
October (1996), Rosnah (1996), Pillars (1997) and a series of fund raising
cards entitled The Last Word for their 10th Anniversary. Design work for
The Substation includes - Music Space '97, Identity Design for Substance,
Italian Film Festival '98, and most recently, Tang Da Wu's Jantung Pisang
in New Criteria 7. As a photographer for Spell #7, Heman has taken
publicity and stage photos for Bud (1999) and SpringAwakening (1999) and
Later (1999). His recent collaborations with Asia In Theatre Research
Centre includes publicity design for If They should come in the Night...
(1999) and designing the CD package for Ankara's second album, The Gateless
Gate (1999).

Heman's photographic and video works reflects a deep interest in urban
existentalism and social psychology. Early works presented in Flickering
Punctuations (1997) at the Substation Gallery explores the relationships
and systems between the human body and architecture. LastCall (1999), an
imaginary mnemonic travelogue was published in conjunction with an
DepartureHall (1999) an installation at the Substation Gallery. Molotov
Cocktails (1999) is a triptych video installation that deals with the
notion of mindlessness in daily corporate work routine. It was first
presented at BrainStorm by The Necessary Stage at The Singapore Art Museum,
and subsequently as (GreyAquariumRemix)Molotov Cocktails (1999) as part the
Curated Section in the Nokia Singapore Art 1999 at The Singapore Art

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Heman Chong aka NoSleepRequired
All writings © 1999