Tan Wei Keong (b. 1984) is an animation filmmaker.  He has received international and local recognition with his highly acclaimed body of work that explores his identity through personal storytelling and fantasy worlds.  His latest film, Kingdom (2018), has been selected to compete at the Berlin International Film Festival and was the opening short film at the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).  His films have achieved recognition on numerous occasions at 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).

 

Beyond independent animation, Wei Keong has a strong interest in merging his field of animation with new media art projects.  Foundin is one of the several installations he created to connect people in ways of seeing, hearing and finding one another.  It was exhibited twice to positive reception: in Singapore at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival (2014) and in France at the Made in Asia Festival (2015). He was awarded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2019.

 

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