ABOUT

Tan Wei Keong (b. 1984) is an animation filmmaker who explores his gay identity through personal storytelling and fantasy worlds. His latest film, Kingdom (2018), has been selected to compete at the Berlin International Film Festival. His films have achieved recognition on numerous occasions at the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), including the Best Singapore Short Film Award for Between Us Two (2017), Special Mention for Hush Baby (2009) and the Special Achievement Award for White (2007). He was awarded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2019.

Wei Keong’s interest in new media art also led him to use animation in installations, resulting in exhibition pieces including Muybridge's Birds (2021), a video collaboration with Jim Campbell projected from the top of the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco; and Notes of the Lighthouse Keepers (2016), which was shown at Headlands Center for the Arts in California.

Email: hello [at] tanweikeong [dot] com

Interview / National Arts Council of Singapore / Young Artist Award 2019

Interview Video / National Arts Council of Singapore / Young Artist Award 2019

Essay / Image Forum Festival Japan / Brutally Honest: New Wave of Singapore Animation

Essay / Society for Animation Studies / Singapore Independent Animation