Ong Cai Bin
B. 1989, Pahang, Malaysia.
Ong Cai Bin graduated from the Dasein Academy of Art with a Diploma in Fine Art (2015) and Graphic Design (2011).
Cai Bin’s artistic expression is not confined by her choice of medium. She is primarily known for her graphite works on paper, light boxes, sculptures and installations. Participatory observation is her tool in examining the essential beings of man. Daily life brimful of mundane acts, evokes the discerning of the essential state of mind in the contemporary age. She tries to reimagine a world not shaped by the few with power and authority but by the drifting majority who have gone astray in their search of meaning.
Her achievements include the Gold Award in UOB Painting of The Year — Emerging Artist Category (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017), 1st Runner Up in Nando’s Art Initiative — Fine Art Category (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018), and Second Prize in Mixed Media Category and Third Prize in Print-making Category of Tanjung Heritage Art Competition (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014).
She had her debut solo exhibition “Importance of Unimportance” at Suma Orientalis (2019). Her participation in group shows include “Urbanscape Reimagine KL Exhibition” (UrbanScape House, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018), “KLIMEX – Kuala Lumpur International Miniprint Exhibition” (National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018), “Pameran – Di Mana YOUng (101 Women)” (National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017), “Sasaran International Art Exhibition” (Japan, Philippines & Malaysia Art exhibition, Penang, Malaysia, 2016) and “Pangkor Island Festival Art Exhibition” (Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia, 2014).
Ong Cai Bin currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Private collections in Malaysia and abroad