About Hong Guoyao

Hong Guoyao (b. 1987) is a multi-disciplinary artist who works across diverse mediums of photography, performance art and video. His artworks are often evocative meditations on the fractious relationship between human nature and nature at large. Inspired by personal experiences and recollections, his practice explores various manifestations of dualisms in life, be it salvation and destruction, permanence and transience or affiliation and dislocation. A graduate of Digital Imaging and Photography at Nanyang Technological University, he has showcased his works on local and international platforms including 2902 Gallery (Singapore), photo festivals at Pingyao and Lishui (China) and the Angel Orensanz Foundation Gallery (USA).

For more information of the artist and his artwork, kindly write to: 9uoyao@gmail.com.

Exhibition/ Screening

The Days That We Wander/ Wonder, DECK by 2902 Gallery, Singapore
The Days That We Wander/ Wonder, Jurong Regional Library, Singapore

SIPF Campus Replay, Singapore International Photography Festival, DECK by 2902 Gallery, Singapore
Noise Singapore 2014 Festival Showcase, Ion Orchard, Singapore
Noise Singapore 2014 Festival Showcase, The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) Exhibition,
Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, Singapore
Gyeongnam International Photography Festival, Korea
Noise Singapore 2014 Open Categories Showcase at 9 Bus Stops Island-wise, Singapore

Lishui International Photography Festival, China
13th Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
“Vignettes: Between Dark And Light”, 2902 Gallery, Singapore
“The Story of The Creative – An International Exhibition” by See.Me,
Angel Orensanz Foundation Gallery, New York City, USA
International Photo Exhibition of Asia Student,
Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Seoul, Korea

“Facing Singapore” Group Exhibition, Instinc Gallery, Singapore

Experimental Film And Video Festival (EXiS), Seoul, South Korea

4th Singapore Short Cuts, National Museum, Singapore
4th Annual T-MINUS Film Festival: Bringing Time into Focus,
Brooklyn, New York, USA


“Museum Education Symposium 2015″, Star Post (Art), Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRts

“Draft Volume 3: Harmony & Discord Side B”, Drama Box, December Issue
“Roam – Zone X”, Artbeat Co-, December Issue
“All That Glitters Is Not Gold”, M.O.D.A, November Issue
“Draft Volume 3: Discord/ Harmony Side A”, Drama Box, July Issue


2009 – 2013
Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (Digital Imaging & Photography),
School of Art, Design and Media
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore

2011 – 2012
Visiting Study, Stuttgart Media University, Germany

2004 – 2007
Diploma in Film, Sound and Video (Cinematography)
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
Top in Cohort – Drama Production & Production Planning

Selected Film Production                                                                                                                               

Actor, Forever feature film directed by Wee Li Lin

Casting Assistant, Haze, directed by Anthony Chen
Short Film in Competition – 58th Berlin International Film Festival

Director of Photography, Wrong Turn (Short Film) directed by Charles Lim


Other Involvement                                                                                                                                            

2010 – 2011
Photography Advisor, Welfare Service Club (WSC), NTU

2009 – 2010
Photography Chairperson, WSC, NTU

2006 – 2007
Film Critic, S.G new wave Society, Ngee Ann Polytechnic