Established in 2006, the eponymous FOST Gallery takes its name from its founder, Stephanie Fong, who from the outset made it its mission to show progressive contemporary artists from around the world with a special focus on artists based in Singapore.
The gallery first began showing young and emerging local artists in a converted historic shophouse on Kim Yam Road and quickly gained a reputation for its forward thinking outlook and critically acclaimed exhibitions. Its programme in recent years includes works by Tang Da Wu, widely acknowledged as the father of contemporary art in Singapore; as well as conceptual artists Heman Chong and Song-Ming Ang. The gallery represents Jimmy Ong, one of Singapore’s best-known artists, installation artist Donna Ong and up-and-coming sculptor Grace Tan. It also represents international artists who include Rodney Smith (USA), Adeel uz Zafar (Pakistan) and Phi Phi Oanh (Vietnam).
In 2012, the gallery expanded and relocated to Gillman Barracks, Singapore’s premier contemporary art precinct. FOST Gallery has been named by Blouin Artinfo as one of Asia’s top art galleries since 2013.