Serpentine Prison

Cuturi Gallery

Serpentine Prison

Artist Profile

Khairulddin Wahab’s (b. 1990, Singapore) paintings weave narratives drawn from anthropology, environmental history, and post-colonialism in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Working from found images and iconography derived from his geographic and cultural contexts, Wahab creates visual tableaus that allude to our historico-political encounters with the natural world.

He graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts (2014) and has exhibited in local and international exhibitions, including Tang Contemporary in Beijing in 2021, Biennale Jogja 2019, S.E.A. Focus, and State of Motion 2018. Wahab held his first solo exhibition The Word for World is Forest at Cuturi Gallery in 2021 and subsequently, Shape of Land in 2023.

Khairulddin Wahab was the winner of the 2018 UOB Painting of The Year award and recipient of the 2014 Winston Oh Travel Research Award. He was also the recipient of the National Library Creative Residency in 2022 and he recently exhibited at Singapore Art Museum (SAM) Contemporaries in May this year.


Khairulddin Wahab


Acrylic on linen


200 x 154 cm