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You are invited to a lunchtalk by Sherman Ong.

Title of the talk is

Art, Life and Identity


The Speaker will be sharing some ideas about Art making, drawing inspiration from Life to find his vision and relating with the past in order to understand the present.


Sherman is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and educator. Straddling fiction and documentary, his films were exhibited in Europe, US, Brazil and Asia and have won awards in Hong Kong, Greece, Italy, Indonesia and Malaysia. He is an alumnus of the 1st Berlinale Talent Campus 2003 and has premiered works at Rotterdam Int'l Film Festival, Int'l Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, International Electronic Art Festival VideoBrasil and the Yokohama Art Triennial, Japan.

He was a jury at the La Cittadella del Corto Int'l Short Film Festival, Italy 2004, Substation Reel Revolution 2006 and mentor for the Panasonic Digital Filmmaking Competition 2006. He is an Associate Artist of the Substation and has conducted workshops in Singapore at Objectifs - Centre for Filmmaking and Photography, Republic Polytechnic, Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore National/History Museum, and in Cambodia together with Antoine d'Agata (Magnum) for young Asian photographers.

In 2006, he participated in photo-media group exhibition to Singapore, Melbourne, Jakarta, Hanoi, Stuttgart and Berlin under the Goethe Institut ArtConneXions Project (

He had solo exhibitions in Amsterdam and in the Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia, and group exhibitions in Noorderlicht Int'l Photo Festival, Netherlands, and Aranjuez, Spain.

This year, he is presenting his works at a Biennale on the Tropics in Brazil, at PhotoQuai World Visual Art Biennale organised by Musee du Quai Branly in Paris and at the Singapore Art Show, Singapore Art Museum.

He is selected as artist-in-residence at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum for 2007.


All are welcome to attend. To sign up for this free event, please register online here.

(Closing date for registration:
20 August 2007, Monday)

Date: 22 August 2007, Wednesday
Time: 1230 - 2pm
Venue: Lee Kong Chian School of Business
Seminar Rooom 1.2
Level 1

We will order a lunchbox for all who register online. If you should decide on attending at the last minute, just turn up. But you will not get a lunch box. Please note that the venue listed MAY change and a penalty of S$10 will be imposed for no-shows. A notice will be posted at the lobby of the School of Business on the talk date to inform you of the change.

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