Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

Lijie Ong


"pillar i"

(30 x 76cm, Etching on Schut Salland, Edition of 1, 2016)


"relic"

(27 x 76cm, Etching on Schut Salland, Edition of 5, 2016)


Ong Lijie (b.1993, Singapore) is interested in themes of the consciousness, corporeality, and anxieties. Her work features narratives in which the notion of body is explored as a tool to depict the consequences of anxieties, desires and their interdiction. Her practice reflects and investigates on the framing and nature of relations between the individual and the collective other. The making of her works combines various printmaking methods, drawing elements, and metaphors. 

Ong received her BA (Hons) in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts and Diploma of Fine Arts (Printmaking) from Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts. Her recent exhibitions include Malti’ at One East Asia Gallery and Art Square by ART STAGE Jakarta.