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 idiosyncratic works evoke a distinctive tropical environment through a seemingly joyful colour palette but they are concerned with stories of loss and marginalisation. Both factual events and personal experiences were fundamental in his works as he mixes fact and fiction to create a discourse.
Khairullah Rahim has shown in 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. Recently, he had his third solo exhibition The Incredible Frolic held at Yavuz Gallery, Singapore. Khairullah is the winner of the inaugural edition of IMPART Awards in 2017 and has also been actively participating in artist residency programs, namely Youkobo Artist Residency, Japan, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, China, Facebook, Singapore and Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria.
Currently, he is a part-time lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore and is exclusively represented by YAVUZ Gallery.