Dawn Ng
  • Dawn Ng 'Avalanche II' 2017. Courtesy Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.


Dawn Ng


20 January–18 April 202420 Jan–18 Apr 2024


Dawn Ng is a Singaporean artist whose practice deals with time, memory, and the ephemeral. For Avalanche, she crafted pigmented blocks of ice, then filmed them melting away. She shot them against a blank background, offering no sense of scale—they could be tiny or massive.

Using time lapse, she compressed hours of real time into minutes of screen time. But, even sped up, the effect remains meditative. Manipulating our sense of space and time, Ng fast tracks glacial decay while evoking calming waterfalls and collapsing ice shelves. Portraying the fluidity of time as a ‘riot of colors’ that swell and ebb, forming rivers and pools, Ng turns entropy into eye candy.

Artist Bio

Dawn Ng is a Singaporean artist, who works across sculpture, photography, light, film, collage, painting, and installation. Her practice explores time, memory, and the ephemeral. She has exhibited at the Musee d’art contemporain de Lyon, Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Paris Art Fair, Lille3000, Jeju Biennale, and Art SG. Her work is in the collection of the Singapore Art Museum, and she has been commissioned by the Hermès Foundation, ArtScience Museum, and the National Gallery Singapore.