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John Clang

John ClangJohn Clang is a visual artist working in photography and film. He was born Ang Choon Leng in Singapore, earned his moniker in 1990 while in the National Service as his badge read C L Ang.

At age 17, he enrolled in LASALLE College of the Arts to study fine arts but left after six months to assist fine art photographer Chua Soo Bin who was the Cultural Medallion recipient in 1988.

Clang’s first exhibition, at age 20, was a duo-show at the controversial (and now defunct) Singapore art group 5th Passage Artists. In 2001, he had his first solo exhibition at the Diane von Furstenberg Foundation in New York. He has since participated in numerous solo & group exhibitions internationally.

In 2010, he became the first photographer to receive the Designer of the Year award at the President’s Design Award. It is the most prestigious design accolade in Singapore. In 2013, a showcase of over 90 works by Clang was exhibited at the National Museum of Singapore.

Clang lives/works in New York & Singapore. Currently working on his first feature produced by Eric Khoo, a psychological drama about the emotional journey of a man.