Khairullah Rahim (B.1987) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine arts (Painting, with a First Class Honours) from LASALLE College of the Arts, in partnership with Goldsmiths, College of London in 2013. He was also a recipient of the Future Leader Scholarship (Full) from the college.
Though formally trained in the field of painting, Khairullah Rahim also creates sculptures and installations. His works are motivated by engaging and sometimes challenging stories of the marginalisation of minorities and are often contextual analogies for human societies. Both factual events and personal experiences were fundamental in his works as he mixes fact and fiction to create a discourse.
Khairullah Rahim has participated exhibitions such as If you think I winked, I did. (FOST Gallery, 2015), CRUISE (SHOPHOUSE5, Chan Hampe Galleries, 2015), No Approval (Grey Projects, 2013), and PROJECT 6581 (JCC, Embassy of Japan, 2013) to name a few. In 2016, he had his second solo exhibition next Sunday held at SHOPHOUSE 5, Chan Hampe Galleries. His works has also been showcased in exhibitions and art fairs abroad, e.g. Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Turkey, USA, and Japan. Recently, he was the recipient of the inaugural edition of IMPART Awards (Visual Artist Category) and also the candidate for AIR Taipei exchange programme 2017 with Taipei Artist Village.
Currently, he is a part-time lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore and exclusively represented by YAVUZ Gallery, Singapore.