Donna Ong is a Singaporean artist who creates large-scale installations from materials like paper. These installations are often designed for specific spaces across the world and amaze their viewers. Her installations have been displayed in large museums and institutions throughout the entire world, such as the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Hara Museum (Japan), and the Djanogly Art Gallery (England). In 2009, Donna’s artistic achievements were officially recognised by the Singaporean government when the National Arts Council awarded her the Young Artist Award. Nature is a central theme in Donna Ong’s art. Donna’s piece Every World is on display during the Children’s Biennale.
In Every World, she created dreamlike and colourful landscapes that have been carved entirely out of paper. Her terraria are combinations of Asian and European landscapes in which tropical gardens and European roadsides meet. All elements are minutely detailed and amazingly lifelike. Every World is situated in a hexagonal dome measuring approximately 4.5 by 4.5 metres. On the inside of the dome, 3 people can immerse themselves into magical landscapes of colour and sound. A return to a memory of the past, from when you were little and studied the world on your stomach with your face in the grass.