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 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. Recently, he had his third solo exhibition The Incredible Frolic held at YAVUZ Gallery, Singapore. His works has also been showcased in exhibitions and art fairs abroad, e.g. Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Turkey, USA, and Japan. Khairullah is the winner of the 2017 IMPART Awards, Singapore and has upcoming residencies at the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, China and KulturKontakt, Austria.
Currently, he is a part-time lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore and exclusively represented by YAVUZ Gallery, Singapore.