Passage No. 22023, 150 × 150 cm
Sylvia Ong Born 1980, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lives and works in Dubai, UAE.

Sylvia Ong received a Diploma in cinematography and succeeded as a performing artist before seizing the visual art scene. She not only directed multiple TV programs, TV and radio, but also produced commercial photography and various fashion shoots for numerous high profile clients and brands.

Additionally, several short films by her were nominated for film award, for example at the 16th Malaysia Film Festival (2004). Ong even picked up the Best Jury Award at the Freedom Film Festival (2004). Her work has been selected for the longest running piece at the 27th Asian American International Film Festival in New York, (2004) and had screenings at the Film Festivals in Rotterdam, Bangkok, Jakarta, Singapore, In addition to a feature at the International Screening of the Golden Screen Cinemas, Malaysia.
Her aspirations go far beyond film and theatre.

To Ong, every place, that she called home, has been a source of deep inspiration to her. This is evident in her latest pursuits as a visual artist. Swiftly, painting turned out to be an ideal new form of expression to her. Combined with her rich experience of traveling and living abroad, her art is fuelled by the idea of painting as a fascinating way of communication.

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