John Clang
Born: Singapore, 1973
Lives and works in New York & Singapore


Master of Arts Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK


Of Frames and Passing Time - The Gift of a Year, DECK, Singapore

The World Surrounding an Indoor Plant, FOST Gallery, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

(Re)Contextualizing My Mind, Pékin Fine Arts, Hong Kong

Being Together: Family & Portraits - Photographing with John Clang, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

When I say you are dreaming, so am I, Art Stage, Singapore

John Clang: Self Reflection, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China

(Con)Front, 2902 Gallery, Singapore

Clang: A White Book, The Substation, Singapore

Clang. A Self Portrait, Jendela Gallery, Singapore

Fear Of Losing The Existence, Bank Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

They Were In Color: Jun 4 2001 – Jan 27 2002, Galerie Colette, Paris, France

Backs, DVF Studio, New York, USA

Critical Framework, 5th Passage Gallery, Singapore (duo-show)


Görünenin Ardındaki Singapur, Pera Müzesi, Istanbul, Turkey

In Praise of Shadows, ADM Gallery, Singapore 

Posers II, Pékin Fine Arts, Hong Kong

The Poetics of Absence, 1X1 Art Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Krísis, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

Echoes of Anticipation, FOST Gallery, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

Urban:ness: Encountering the City, DUCTAC, Gallery of Light, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fear of Losing the Existence, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, USA The Exhibition By PLATFORM, Jendela (Visual Arts Space), Esplanade, Singapore

Half . Past, Art Wood Space Gallery, Singapore

I wasn't everything, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

Asuntos domésticos, Sala exposiciones Diputación de Huesca, Spain

AFTERIMAGE: Contemporary Photography in Southeast Asia, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Anthropos New York, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, USA

Family Matters, The Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Florence, Italy

Ghost: The Body at the Turn of the Century, Sculpture Square, Singapore

Zoological, 2902 Gallery, Singapore

W I T H ( O U T ), Brockspace, London, UK

Venti d'Oriente, mc2gallery, Milan, Italy

Paper Moon, KSU Art Museum, Keenesaw, USA

I See China, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Crossing SEA(s), 2902 Gallery, Singapore

The 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, The Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore

Not Too Far Away, 2902 Gallery, Singapore

What's Next 30 x 30 Creative Exhibition, ArtisTree, Hong Kong

What's Next 30 x 30 Creative Exhibition, The OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China

NOW or NEVER, ION Art Gallery, Singapore

The 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong

ANGSANA: Southeast Asian Photographers Taking Flight, 2902 Gallery, Singapore

The Open Daybook Exhibition, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, USA

The 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Artspace@Helutrans, Singapore

Human Faces, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

2nd Dali International Photography Festival, Human : Nature, Dali, Yunan, China

HIDEntities, mc2gallery, Milan, Italy

Through The Looking Glass, 2902 Gallery, Singapore

Through The Looking Glass, Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TransportAsian, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

(super)natural, The Tobacco Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Fascination, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Porn?, Proud Galleries, London, UK 


Lui, John. “The afterlife and fashion on screen” The Straits Times [Singapore], October 11

一鸣,王. “摄影师汪春龙把懂事留给父母” Lianhe Zaobao [Singapore], October 7

“Interview: John Clang” Pass The Popcorn [Malaysia], October 6

“Their Remaining Journey 摄影凸显想法” PIN Prestige [Singapore], September 28

Say Peng. “Visual artist’s unconventional ghost film to open National Gallery’s annual film festival” [Singapore], September 26

亦筠,李. "知名摄影师汪春龙新片 入围鹿特丹影展" Lianhe Zaobao [Singapore], January 7

Ang, Benson. "Singapore film-maker John Clang in the running for prestigious Rotterdam film festival award" The Straits Times [Singapore], January 6

Tay, Crystal. "In Praise of Shadows: Celebrating A Unique Dimension between Dark & Light" The Artling [Singapore], December 18

Ho, Chloe. "In Praise of Shadows' exhibition at ADM Gallery, NTU" Art Republik [Singapore], November 17

Kalsi, Jyoti. "Exploring the concept of absence" Gulf News [UAE], February 22

Seaman, Anna. "International artists come together for The Poetics of Absence exhibit at Alserkal Avenue" The National [UAE], February 19

Xu, Yvonne. "Just Images" Cubes [Singapore], Issue 82, pp. 162-163, October - November

Quek, Bruce. "Art review: The World Surrounding an Indoor Plant" [Singapore], July 20

Huang, Lijie. "An out-of-focus look at life" The Straits Times [Singapore], July 19

Ui-Hoon, Cheah, "Transcending the limits of photography" The Business Times [Singapore], July 1

Howarth, Sophie and Stephen McLaren. Family Photography Now [London: Thames & Hudson], pp. 166-169, June

Howarth, Sophie and Stephen McLaren. "Nine great family photographs" [UK], May 14

Shetty, Deepika. "US campaign video draws flak for not crediting Singaporean photographer" The Straits Times [Singapore], February 16

Lee, Min Kok. "Singaporean photographer John Clang takes issue with viral Bernie Sanders video inspired by his work" The Straits Times [Singapore], February 15

Zhang, Michael. "Viral Bernie Sanders Video Irks Photographer Whose Work Inspired It" [USA], February 12

"Über alle Grenzen verein" GEO WISSEN [Germany], Issue 56, pp. 24-25, November

Ong, Daphne. "Big Clang Theory" The A List [Singapore], Issue 28, p. 10, November

Ng, Natalie. "John Clang X Bynd Artisan Capsule Collection" Esquire [Singapore], October 18

Quek, Bruce. "Art review: | Singapore Survey 2015" [Singapore], August 22

Sivaraman, Pooja. "Finding the 'Real Singapore' on Singapore's 50th National Day" [USA], August 9

Turrell, Claire. "Art in Tribute: One Minute Silence by John Clang" Harper's Bazaar ART [Singapore], August 7

Lim, Erica and Cassie Lim. Be Movement - Celebrating the courage to be, 50 Red Dots Around The World [Singapore], pp. 159-160, August

Sanchez-Kozyreva, Cristina. "John Clang" Pipeline [Hong Kong], Issue 49, pp. 50-55, July - August

Ruggia, James. "The Lion City to Celebrate its 50th in the Big Apple" [USA], July 30

Tay, Kim. “Art of the Week: ‘Boon Hock in 2014’ by John Clang” Coconuts in collaboration with The Artling [Singapore], April 28

Tam, Ariel. “Making art in a foreign land” [Singapore], March 4

Reyes, Kim. “Singapore’s Best Export – Photographer John Clang” Harper’s Bazaar ART [Singapore], February 18

Lee, Patricia. “In Conversation: John Clang” Club 21 in conjunction with Singapore Art Week [Singapore], January 16

Kolesnikov-Jessop, Sonia. “50 Singaporean Artists You Should Know for SG50” [online], December 31

Ho, Pamela. “Imagine Dragon” The A List [Singapore], Issue 5, p. 26, December

Poirier, Alexander. "John Clang's The Land of My Heart" [USA], November 19

Colin, Nat. "Remembering Strangers | John Clang" [Mexico], October 8

Wong, Kim Hoh. “Paying homage to Singapore… and the Girl” The Sunday Times [Singapore], p. 45, October 5

Wee, Darryl. ""Still Moving: A Triple Bill on the Image" at Singapore Art Museum" [Southeast Asia], September 28

Phillips, Tracy. "'The Land of My Heart' - A Book Launch by John Clang" [Singapore], September 27

Abadia, Mila. "John Clang, creatividad al servicio de lo cotidianeo” arte a un [Spain], September 24

Lim, Eugene. “Brother” Secret Behavior [USA], Issue 2, pp. 50-57, September

Tay, Kay Chin. "Book Launch #9: The Land of My Heart by John Clang" [Singapore], August 29

Prieto Blanco, Patricia. “Families, emotions and new media. On John Clang.” [Spain], August 2

Van Leeuwen, Kitty. “Mind Matters: An Interview with photographer John Clang” [Hong Kong], June 3

Kray, Cédric. "John Clang Photography" [France], May 20

Lee, Kevin WY. “30 Most Influential Photographers in Asia” InvisiblePhotographer.Asia [Singapore], January 17

Lee, Kevin WY. "Photo Essay: Being Together, by John Clang" InvisiblePhotographer.Asia [Singapore], December 30

Fera, Rae Ann. "Skype bridges the gap between the virtual and the real with "Stay Together" campaign" Co.Create [USA], December 14

Cade, DL. "Photographer John Clang and Skype Join Forces to Make You Cry... In a Good Way" [USA], November 8

Wong, Kim Hoh. "From Orchard Road cobbler to songwriter to the stars" [Singapore], November 5

Wong, Kim Hoh. “Snapshots boost sense of self-worth” The Sunday Times [Singapore], p. 45, November 3

Spalding, David. “John Clang BEING TOGETHER” Photoworks Annual - Family Politics [UK], Issue 20, pp. 35-40, October

Kasai, Reiko. "重なるヴィジョンが描き出す、 ある瞬間の心象風景" PEN Magazine [Japan], Issue 345, pp. 134-135, September

Fisher, Jason Zone. "Skype. "The Family Portrait Gets a Makeover" [USA], August 23

Lee, Kevin WY. "Image Makers - Documentary films on Singapore Photographers John Clang, Tay Kay Chin and Chow Chee Yong" InvisiblePhotographer.Asia [Singapore], August 4

Herma, Mariusz. "Na skajp świata" Polityka [Poland], Issue, pp. 92-95, August 12

Sheppard, Amanda. "An Unconventional Family Portrait: Singaporean Artist John Clang's Virtual Family Photographs for Skype" [online], July 25

CB. "Singaporean photographer John Clang shoots family portrait stories for Skype/Pereira & O'Dell" Campaign Brief Asia [Australia], July 9

Lindberg, Aaron. ""The Impossible Family Portrait" A Heart Warming Ad Campaign from Skype" [USA], July 8

Boersma, Valerie. "Skype: Stay Together" [The Netherlands], July 5

Cade, DL. "Heartwarming Skype Campaign Digitally Reunites People for Family Portraits" [USA], July 4

Xiao, Erwan. "Skype's Heart-Warming New Ad Campaign Brings Families Together" [online], July 3

Merigo, Carlos. "Tecnologia gera retratos de famílias reunidas" [Brazil], July 3

Kelly, Samantha Murphy. "Skype's Touching New Ads Reunite Faraway Families" [USA], July 3

Weldon, Owen. "Skype creates 'impossible' family portrait for Ugandan" [Canada], June 30

Schonauer, David. "In Focus: Skype Creates Project Based on Photog's Work" [USA], June 26

Alonso, Bogar. "12 Portrait Series That Document Our Changing Relationship With Technology" The Creators Project [USA], June 7

Lim, Kok Boon. “Being Together: Family & Portraits by John Clang” [Singapore], May 18

Bradley, Buddy. "John Clang - Time" [Italy], May 3

Infranca, Gabriele. "John Clang - Time" Design You Trust [online], May

"Photographs by John Clang" [USA], April 30

""隔空”家庭照的新家坡情结" 蓝郁 [online], April 13

Yeoh, Grace. "Far Apart, Close At Heart" [Singapore], April 2

Holohan, Dustin. “John Clang. The Singaporean of His Time” Passage Magazine [Singapore], pp. 16-17, March / April

Winks, Mathias. "Photography: Myth of the Flat Earth by John Clang" [Germany], March 8

Serritella, Vincent. "John Clang: Singapore's most interesting photographer" Lost at E Minor [Australia], February 28

Bohr, Marco. "The Family Photograph in a Globalized World" Visual Culture Blog [online], February 25

Levasseur de la Motte, Patricia. "Being Together: Family and Portraits - Photographing with John Clang", The Philanthropic Museum [online], February 8

Wan, Clement. "Connecting Families Within a Flash" Overseas Singaporean Unit [Singapore], February 7

Martin, Mayo. “We RAT on John Clang” [Singapore], For Art’s Sake section, February 4

Wang, Yiming. ““温馨”的家 汪春龙摄影个展 在第三度空间合成” Lianhe Zaobao [Singapore], p. 10, February 2

Wong, Marcus. "The long and shot of it" Next Magazine [Singapore], pp. 18-19, February

Ho, Guo Wei. "Being Together by John Clang" [Singapore], January 29

Martin, Mayo. “Click and Clang” TODAY [Singapore], pp. 16-17, January 26

Yusof, Helmi. “A click in time” The Business Times [Singapore], January 25

Ang, Kristiano. "Off the Stage, What Else to See in Singapore" The Wall Street Journal [online], January 23

Lijie, Huang. “Moved to tears by portraits” The Straits Times [Singapore], Arts LIFE! Section, p. C3, January 22

Chia, Adeline. “John Clang Talks Butterflies, Strangers, and Being A Singaporean Abroad” [Southeast Asia], January 17

Schallmaier, Frank. “Skypeportretten Familie compleet” de Volkskrant [The Netherlands], pp. 10-11, December 29

Mikocki, Lara. “designboom’s 2012 top ten: art” [Italy], December 24

Dreher, Beth. "Technology Unites Relatives in New Type of Family Portrait" Reader's Digest [USA], December 19

Haddi, Gil. "The John Clang Beon Sleeps Project Tells People to Relax" Trend Hunter [Canada], December 10

尤,文虎. “在一起” China Photo Press [China], p. 8, October 16

"Skype + Digital Projector Help Reunite Loved Ones With Virtual Family Portraits" Apartment Therapy [USA], September 13

Cash, Stephanie. “Review: The “imperfect substitutes” are the real art in KSU Museum’s “Paper Moon”” [USA], September 12

Epstein, Emily Anne. "So happy together: Photographer captures touching images of families thousands of miles apart thanks to Skype-projected portraits" [UK], September 8

"Sleeping Beauty Raises Eyebrows" [online], September 7

Rosen, Rebecca J. "Using Skype, Artist Creates Touching Family Photos" [USA], September 6

Rosen, Rebecca J. “Here, but Not Here: Photographs of Families Held Together by Love, Skype” The Atlantic [USA], September 6

Blank, Gerd. “Nur anfassen geht nicht” VIEW Magazin [Germany], pp. 56-60, September

Bridle, James. “The New Aesthetic” British Journal of Photography [UK], Volume 159, Issue 7804, pp. 66-71, September

Zhang, Katherine. "Photographs: Paper Dolls Immigrants" Open City [USA], August 23

Wang, Yiming. “在照片沉思的汪春龙” Lianhe Zaobao [Singapore], zbNOW Section, p. 1, July 27

Wang, Yiming. "在纽约傍晚六点听国歌" Lianhe Zaobao [Singapore], zbNOW (封面故事) Section, p. 2 July 27

Kurze, Caroline. "Beon Sleeps" [Germany], July 23

Michon, Anabelle. “Métamorphoses optiques Ça déchire” Libération [France], p. V, July 19

Park, Michelle. "John Clang's "Being Together: Remedy For Scattered Families"" Resource Magazine [USA], July 9

Katz, Leslie. "Shooting long-distance family portraits via Skype" [USA], June 28

Gao. "John Clang - 在⼀起" [China], June 27

"他们在拍什么 - John Clang, 在⼀起" [China], June 27

Mikoleizik, Sarah. “Zusammen ist man weniger allein” Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin [Germany], June 26

"Quando só há retratos de família através do Skype" [Portugal], June 26

Nimigean, Constantin. "John Clang - Being Together" [Romania], June 19

Low, Lai Chow. "Multi-location Skype family portraits by John Clang" Lost at E Minor [Australia], June 16

"Being Together / John Clang" [Hong Kong], June 15

Merigo, Carlos. "Retratos modernos: Fotógrafo John Clang reúne famílias com Skype" [Brazil], June 14

Varias, Lambert. "Skype Reunion: Family Portraits Taken From Two Places at the Same Time" [online], June 14

Nastasi, Alison. "Uncanny Portraits Featuring Layered, Multiple Faces" [USA], June 14

"Skype воссоединяет семьи. Современные семейныепортреты в арт-проекте Being Together" [Russia], June 13

Bolduc, Leigha. "skype reunion family photo" [Italy], June 13

Muller, Miryam. "Be Here Now, Family Portraits Through Skype" [The Netherlands], June 13

Cortellucci, Romina S. "Reunited Family Portraits" Trend Hunter [Canada], June 13

Starr, Benjamin. "Family Portraits: Reunited Using Skype Video" Visual News [USA], June 11

Wong, Kim Hoh. “Same picture frame, yet miles apart” The Sunday Times [Singapore], Top News Section, p. 9, June 10

Noorata, Pinar. "New Age Family Portraits with Skype Projections" [online], June 8

On, Nok. "替分隔两地的家人拍摄全家福" [Hong Kong], June 8

Florence. "远隔千万里的全家福" [China], June 8

Jhuang, Martin. "另類但感人的全家福照片" [online], June 8

Zhang, Michael. "Futuristic Family Portraits Involving Skype Projections" [USA], June 7

Bosman, Julie. “Be Here Now” The New York Times Magazine [USA], pp. 54-57, June 3

Bosman, Julie. "Futuristic Family Reunions" [USA], June 1

Baptiste. "John Clang" [France], February 19

Hosmer, Katie. "A Montage of Time in New York" [online], February 13

Molnar, Mark. "John Clang 'Time'" [online], February 13

Goh, Gwyneth. ""Time" by John Clang" [online], February 11

Stanley, Caroline. "Exploring Multiple Time Dimensions in the Streets of New York City" [USA], February 10

Kurze, Caroline. "John Clang" [Germany], February 10

Toh, Jason. “Remembering Strangers” Visual Culture [Singapore: Singapore Art Museum], Issue 1, pp. 16-17, January

Atwell, Alis. “Circle of Confusion: John Clang” [Hong Kong], August 30

Rasid, Hafiz. “Unchartered Waters” Designare [Singapore], pp. 138-141, April

Lee, Kevin WY. “Invisible Interview: John Clang” InvisiblePhotographer.Asia [Singapore], January 28

Kew, Irene. “Frame of Mind” The Peak [Singapore], p. 102, January

"50 movers and shakers of Singapore's art scene" Time Out [Singapore], December 29

林,诗慧. “一个走出 一个走入 两专才获总统设计奖” Lianhe Zaobao [Singapore], p. 14, November 20

Tay, Suan Chiang. “Photographer and architect win top design award” The Straits Times [Singapore], Prime News Section, p. A8, November 20

Subrahmanian, Madhvi. “Art Show with charity bent comes to town” The Business Times [Singapore], p. 34, October 22

Chia, Adeline. “Singapore artists vie for art prize” The Straits Times [Singapore], p. C3, October 7

Lim, Kok Boon. “(Con)Front by John Clang” [Singapore], June 15

Nanda, Akshita. “CLang-ing success” The Straits Times [Singapore], LIFE! Section, p. C2, May 31

Salamat, Hidayah. “First Person: John Clang” I-S Magazine [Singapore], May 21

Asril, Celine. “John Clang, '(Con)Front'” Time Out [Singapore], May 21

Baey, Shi Chen. "Moving Images: Get serious about photography" I-S Magazine (Singapore), May 28

Lim, Kok Boon. “Clang: A White Book” [Singapore], July 1

Ng, King Kang. “世界大同观 让本地摄影师汪春龙爱上纽约” Lianhe Zaobao [Singapore], zbNOW Section, p. 3, June 30

Tay, Michelle. “Colour of Money” The Straits Times [Singapore], LIFE! Section, p. 4, June 25

Greer, Fergus. "John Clang", The World's Top Photographers [UK: Rotovision], pp. 22-25, October

Teo, Ginnie. “Photo opportunity” The Sunday Times [Singapore], p. L13, June 13

黄,向京. “如果人生有两条路可抵达目标 他建议年轻人选最难的路走”, Lianhe Zaobao [Singapore], zbNOW Section, April 28

Diaz, Ann-Christine. "Photography: John Clang" [USA], November 1

Gwee, Elisabeth. “Giving it his best shoot” The Straits Times [Singapore], LIFE! Section, April 5

Ong, Soh Chin. “Shot of S’pore style in NY” The Straits Times [Singapore], LIFE! Section, p. L8, February 8


Panel Discussion - Who are you? (Singapore Girl), with Koh Buck Song and Dr. Simon Obendorf, moderated by Alan Oei, The Substation, Singapore

Film Panel on Death & Spirituality in Southeast Asia - Where do we belong?, with Kamila Andini and Dr Mohamed Effendy Abdul Hamid, moderated by Zarina Muhammad, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore

Portfolio Review, DECK, Singapore  

Artist Talk, with Ning Chong & Mr Chong, The Culture Story, Singapore

Artist Talk, hosted by North East Photo Network (NEPN), Pop Recs Ltd, Sunderland, UK

Artist Talk, in conversation with Regina (Maria) Möller, FOST Gallery, Singapore

Portfolio Review, Objectifs - Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore  

Artist Talk for Fine Arts Diploma level 3 students, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Artist Talk - The Risks of Dream Chasing, NTUC Centre, Singapore

Artist Talk & Book launch - The Land of My Heart, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

Artist Tours, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

Artist Talk - Platform 13.2, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

Public Lecture - Philosophy and Poetry of Lighting, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

Public Lecture - The Process and Inspiration, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

Masterclass with John Clang,  National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

Masterclass with John Clang, Objectifs - Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore

Artist Talk - On Being An Artist by 2902 Gallery, Albert Court Hotel meeting room, Singapore  

Portfolio Review, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, USA

Artist dialogue & Portfolio Review, Objectifs, Singapore

Artist dialogue, Pow Wow Session, A Curious Teepee, Singapore

Workshop with young photographers / students @ 2902 Gallery during (Con)Front exhibition, Singapore

Workshop with young photographers / students @ Jendela Gallery during Clang: A Self Portrait exhibition, Singapore

Photo Plus Expo @ Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York. USA

Photo District News – Thirty Under Thirty


Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

National Museum of Singapore, Singapore