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Cheo Chai-Hiang

Cheo Chai-Hiang (b. 1946, Singapore)

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Cheo Chai-Hiang

Cheo Chai-Hiang (b. 1946, Singapore) is an artist who pioneered Singapore's modern art scene. In 1975, he famously wrote that local art during that period was dominated by the production of “beautiful pictures” that were lacking in conceptual content. He perceived art as a thought process and urged the transformation of local realist art to one that redefined methods of artistic representation. He popularised interactive art in Singapore in the 1980s and 1990s with his work Gentleman in Suit and Tie (1988), in the days when such methods of engaging the audience in an exhibition were considered unconventional.