The Sacred Violence

Are We Alone #1
Watercolor on
Polyester Mesh
Mounted on board
66 x 55 cm

The Sacred Violence

A solo exhibition by Koh Kai Ting

Winner of The Promising Artist of the Year, Emerging Artist Category, 2018 UOB Painting of the Year, Malaysia

The Sacred Violence is an exhibition by Malaysian artist Koh Kai Ting, showcasing a selection of paintings and prints that drew inspiration from scapegoat mechanism. She looked at the conflict between individual happiness and expectation of society through philosophical texts and observation of her surroundings. Her works feature goat as a metaphor to represent societal phenomenon such as Stereotype, Prejudice and Discrimination that surround contemporary life. Kai Ting attempts to open discussion on the pursuit of happiness and its connection between individual and collective society. It lead viewers to question how much of happiness is under personal control and the importance of happiness to one's life.

About Koh Kai Ting

(b. 1996, Malaysia)

Koh Kai Ting is a recent graduate from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Fine Art ( with Distinction). Her works were exhibited in the Creative Differences: NAFA’s Best of the Best Showcase 2018 and NAFA International in 2017. She has also participated in the Pulau Ketam International Art Festival 2016, and her artworks produced during the residency were showcased at the Muskat Studios in Boston in 2017.

Recently, she won the first prize in 2018 UOB Painting of the Year, Malaysia - Most Promising Artist of the Year; Emerging Artist Category. She was also a recipient of the NAFA Fine Art Awards 2018.

Key Information :

Dates: 30 November – 12 December 2018

Time: 12 – 6pm (Monday through Friday)
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Closed on Sundays

Date: 29 November 2018 | Thursday
Time: 6.30 – 9 pm

15 Scotts Road, #09-03
Thong Teck Building
Singapore 228218