Lai Yu Tong is an artist based in Singapore whose works span across image-making, painting, drawing and installation. His practice attempts to make sense of the world through acts of recording, arranging and storytelling. His recent works consider how art can evoke empathy in a world so damaged.

Lai has presented his work at group exhibitions in Singapore and abroad, most recently at Plague Space (RUS) and Barely Art Fair (US); and held solo exhibitions in Singapore at Temporary Unit (2022), The Substation (2021), Comma Space (2020), and DECK (2019).

Besides his art, Lai regularly publishes books under Thumb Books, his 2022 self-founded press that makes children’s books for both children and adults. Lai’s recent curatorial projects include Frida (2023), a project where he invites artists to present their works by a window at his home studio; and Robin (2022), an exhibition series that presented group exhibitions in nomadic camping tents around Singapore.