Khairullah Rahim (b. 1987, Singapore) is a multimedia artist working across art objects, assemblage, photography and video. Through critical thinking centred around the politics of demeanour in relation to conspicuity, legibility and safety, his research and practice brings to light the veiled narratives and lived experiences of those whose identities may not align with social norms.
Khairullah has presented his works in exhibitions internationally as well as actively participated in artist residency programs, namely Salzburger Kunstverein, KulturKontakt, Salzburg, Austria (2018); Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Hubei, China (2018); Facebook, Singapore (2017); Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan (2017); and YOUKOBO Art Residency Programme, Tokyo, Japan (2013). In 2019, he participated in the 6th edition of Singapore Biennale titled Every Step in the Right Direction, curated by Patrick Flores. He was the winner of the 2017 IMPART Awards under the Visual Art category and his works are in the collection of Singapore Art Museum and SUNPRIDE Foundation.
Currently, he is a part-time lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts and a MFA Visual Arts candidate at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey. He is exclusively represented by Yavuz Gallery (Singapore/Sydney).