Aik Beng Chia's photography captures moments rich in subtlety and textures. Not merely visuals, his photography is one that you feel, deep in your heart. The longer a viewer spends with these images, the more layers unfold.

The more story it tells.

Aik Beng has documented overlooked scenes in everyday Singapore life and wherever he travels, a commentary of often faded scenes that still hold rich tapestries of emotions, through his eyes.

ABC, as his friends/fans call him, is the author of Tonight the Streets are Ours (2013), a monograph on Singapore’s Little India district after dusk, SingKarPor (2015) and a glut of highly acclaimed self published zines (2010 - ongoing).

He has also been a collaborator with brands like Apple, Leica, Fujifilm, Singapore Tourism Board and The Guardian. His works have been exhibited and published internationally to great success.

Back in the 90s to early 00s before photography, AikBeng was an acclaimed illustrator known as Pixelmuny in Singapore with a distinct graphically eye-catching style.

Since 2021- AikBeng the illustrator has expanded into another universe by fusing his whimsical characters into his dark and gritty photography, creating a whole new world of infinite possibilities.

Scroll right to see Aik Beng’s track record of relevant local/international industries experiences, features and accolades.

AikBeng Chia
Singapore

E. aikbengchia@gmail.com
M.+65 87493458
Instagram. @aikbengchia














EXHIBITION - Group

The (Dis)parity of Light
Leica Galerie Singapore. 2021.

Margin: drawing pictures from home
Artscience Museum. 2020.

Neverbeforesg. 2020.
Singapore first + largest online “non-essentials” art collective of 91 creatives and 140 works in nine chapters about COVID-19.

Singapore Express
DECK Singapore. 2019.

Wearethestreet Exhibition
Leica Gallery. Seoul. 2017.

Noise x Gif Festival
Gillman Barracks. 2017.

ION Art Photography Series: Singapore Streetscapes
ION Gallery. 2016.

A Moment of Unity
National Museum of Singapore. 2016.

ArtHaus: Mobile Photography Awards Exhibition
ArtHuas Gallery. SF. USA. 2012.

SIN: A Singapore Instagram Exhibition
National Library. 2011.

P1XELS: The Art Of The iPhone iPhoneography at Orange County Center For Contemporary Art
April 2011. USA.

MMS Gallery in Philadelphia
February 2011. USA

iPhoneography for Apple event in Apple Store
Sydney, Australia October 2010.

EYE'EM exhibition in New York
September 2010. USA.

P1XELS - The Art of the iPhone art video & exhibit for Apple event in Apple Store
San Francisco in September 2010. USA.

P1XELS: The Art Of The iPhone iPhoneography 2010
The Unfolding at the KahBang Festival, Bangot, Maine in August 2010. USA.

MMS Gallery in Philadelphia
July 2010. USA.

EYE'EM exhibition in Berlin
July 2010. Germany.

EXHIBITION - Solo

EXTRAODDINARY by MINI

Pastelicious
Koon Seng Road. 2018.

HONG KONG
SPRMRKT. 2016.

SingKarPor
K+ Gallery. 2015.

Here | Now
Peek!. 2014.

SWIPED
Invisible Photography Asia Gallery. 2012.

640 x 480 Pixels
Red Dot Museum. 2010.


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Media Arts Lab Singapore
Senior Creative
Feb 19 - April 22
Brands works on: Apple.

BBH Singapore
Senior Art Director
Aug 15 - Jan 19
Brands works on: STB, UOB, Levi’s, Agoda and Income.

DDB TRIBAL SINGAPORE
Senior Art Director
Jan 10 - July 15
Brands works on: McDonald’s, DBS, Starhub and MCI.

LOWE & Partners Singapore
Senior Art Director
Jan 06 - Dec 08
Brands works on: Nokia, Electrolux and Johnson & Johnson.

141 Worldwide Singapore
Senior Art Director
Dec 04 - Dec 05
Brands works on: Nokia, HSBC and Centrepoint Properties.

Draft Worldwide Singapore
Senior Art Director
Jul 02 - Dec 04
Brands works on: HSBC, Krisflyer, Palm, Mapletree, Elizabeth Arden, HP, Sony, Starwood and TNT.

IQmind Pte Ltd
Senior Designer
March 00 - Jun 01
Interactive Design, Graphic Design & Project Management.

Immortal Design
Senior Designer
Jun 99 - Feb 00
Brands works on: Hard Rock Cafe Hotel - Kuta, Bali,National Library Board, Tangs Studio, The Link and World Kitchen. Environmental Design, Graphic Design.

Duet Design Pte Ltd
Designer
Jun 97- May 99
Brands works on: Asia Pacific Breweries Pte Ltd, DCA Architects Pte Ltd and Maya Group Pte Ltd. Environmental Design, Graphic Design.

Immortal Design
Designer
Oct 92 - May 97
Brands works on: Duxton Hotel, Adobe Systems, Inc and Home Box Office. Environmental Design, Graphic Design.

Abraxas Pte Ltd
Sales Assitant
Jul 91 - Jun 92

Esprit Pte Ltd
Retail Display Artist
Jun 89 - Jun 91

EDUCATION

Yusof Ishak Secondary School
'O' Levels
1983 - 1988 

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