Khairullah Rahim (b.1987) works across objects and replicas, installation, painting and the moving image. His work is informed by strategies of resourcefulness and resilience, and the surveillance work with one's deep rooted emotional conflicts traced from his upbringing in an ethnic minority, working class family in Singapore. Through various means of community engagement, collaboration and critical thinking, his practice considers mindful ways of shedding light onto the veiled lived experiences of his community.
Khairullah’s works have been showcased in solo and group presentations at venues including National Gallery (Singapore), Abingdon Studios (United Kingdom), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (New York), Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (Thailand) and Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan (Singapore) amongst others. He has participated in artist residency programs, namely with Salzburger Kunstverein (Austria), Facebook (Singapore), Hubei Institute of Fine Arts (China), Taipei Artist Village (Taiwan) and YOUKOBO Art Residency Programme (Japan). In 2019, he participated in the 6th edition of Singapore Biennale curated by Patrick Flores. Khairullah was the winner of the 2017 IMPART Awards for Visual Art and in 2018 was commissioned to make site-specific works for Facebook’s APAC Headquarters Office, under their AIR Programme. His works are in the collection of Singapore Art Museum and SUNPRIDE Foundation. Currently, he is an adjunct lecturer at his alma matter, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore and a MFA Visual Arts candidate at Rutgers University, New Jersey. He is represented by Yavuz Gallery (Singapore/Sydney).