Heman Chong


Heman Chong has drawn inspiration from a comment made by The X-Files creator Chris Carter: allegedly, the poster hanging in the office of character Agent Fox Mulder, famously reading “I WANT TO BELIEVE,” was in turn inspired by the work of American artist Ed Ruscha. In a spirit of fandom, Chong created an “I WANT TO BELIEVE” poster that was available for free download on X-Files fan sites and on the website of MoCAB (the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade) for the duration of the exhibition, parallel to its presentation in the gallery space.


Heman Chong (1977, Malaysia) lives and works in Singapore. His exhibitions include Ifs, Ands, or Buts at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); An Arm, A Leg and Other Stories at South London Gallery, London, UK (2016); 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2016); Expo Zero at the Tate Modern, London (2015); and Time of Others at Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2015). Together with Christina Li, he founded the art and writing publication Stationary in 2014. Other collaborations of his include Vitamin Creative Space in Guangzhou, China, and P! in New York, USA.