Khairullah Rahim (b. 1987, Singapore) is a multimedia artist working across painting, assemblage, video and photography. His practice is concerned with the stories and experiences of marginalised communities whose identities do not align with social norms. Incorporating everyday and found objects from spaces in which these specific communities inhabit, his works allude to the veiled and lived experiences of his varied subjects.
Khairullah’s works have been showcased in numerous exhibitions abroad, such as in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey and USA. In 2019, he participated in the Singapore Biennale: Every Step in the Right Direction. Khairullah was the winner of the 2017 IMPART Awards for Visual Art, one of the biggest art awards in Singapore, and in 2018 was commissioned to make site-specific works for Facebook’s APAC Headquarters Office, under their AIR Programme. Artist-in-residencies include Salzburger Kunstverein, KulturKontakt, Salzburg, Austria (2018); Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Hubei, China (2018); Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan (2017); and YOUKOBO Art Residency Programme, Tokyo, Japan (2013). His works are collected by the Singapore Art Museum and SUNPRIDE Foundation.
Currently, he is a part-time lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts and a MFA Visual Arts candidate at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey. He is exclusively represented by Yavuz Gallery.