Lai Yu Tong is a Singaporean visual artist whose works respond to common conditions borne out of modern living—exhaustion, over-consumption, mundanity and disorientation. He sees his practice as a process of locating rhythms within the everyday and finding ways to carry on.




Exhibitions

2014 – Curator of How Much Does A Polar Bear Weigh? held at the School of the Arts (SOTA) gallery, Singapore, 21 May to 4 Jun

2014 – NOISE The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) Exhibition organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), held at SAM at 8Q, Singapore, 15 Aug to 7 Sep 2014

2014 – THEBOOKSHOW 2014 and 2015 , held at DECK, Singapore,

2015 – Print Lab :An Art & Design Publication Exhibition, 2015 and 2014, held at Grey Projects, Singapore

2015 – DAY (1100 HRS – 2100 HRS) solo performance at library@esplanade, Singapore, 6 Dec 2015

2016 – Undescribed, held at DECK, Singapore, 7 to 24 Jan 2016

2016 – Dancing On The Spot, held at Mettle Work, Singapore, 23 Jan – 30 Jan 2016

2016 – Singapore Art Book Fair 2016, held at the Art Science Museum, Singapore, 14 – 17 Apr 2016

2016 – 13th Singapore Short Cuts, held at National Museum Cinematheque, Singapore, 22 Oct 2016

2016 – A Manifesto Residency, held at The Substation, Singapore, 19 Nov 2016

2016 – Performing Home, held at The Substation, Singapore, 27 Nov 2016

2017 – State of Motion, performed with Ujikaji records, organised by Asian Film Archive, Singapore, 15 Jan 2017

2017 – opening day, solo presentation of works in an independent show curated by Selene Yap and Cheng Jia Yun, alongside local artists, Chua Chye Teck, Susie Wong, and Ang Sookoon, Singapore, 16 – 29 Dec 2017

2018 – A City of Books, an outdoor artwork commissioned by OH! Open House as part of the BuySingLit festival, Singapore, 9 – 18 Mar 2018


2018 – Perennial Concerns by Lai Yu Tong and Ang Song Ming,  I_S_L_A_N_D_S @ Peninsula Plaza, Singapore, 14 Sep — 19 Oct


2019 – Textures, curated by Jason Wee as part of BuySingLit festival, The Arts House, Singapore, 7 — 10 Mar 2019



Reviews and Interviews

2014 – And Now, I Am Cloud by Lai Yu Tong, by Michele Adriaens, http://www.culturepush.com

2015 – Interview #462: Lai Yu Tong, by Nope Fun, http://nopefun.com/post/134582617783/interview-462-lai-yu-tong

2016 – How To Stare Into Blank Space, published in STAPLE Magazine pilot issue

2017 – 5 Singaporean Artists Working with the Theme of Bureaucracy, by Naima Morelli for Cobo Social, https://www.cobosocial.com/dossiers/5-singaporean-artists-bureaucracy/


2017 – 5 Singaporean Artists Working with the Theme of Bureaucracy, by Naima Morelli for Cobo Social, https://www.cobosocial.com/dossiers/5-singaporean-artists-bureaucracy/

2018 – Feature by SAND Magazine https://wearesand.com/blogs/editorial/lai-yu-tong-banality-exhaustion