Curriculum Vitae

All exhibitions held in Malaysia, except those with *

Solo Exhibitions

2011

  • The World is Flat*
    Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore

2009

  • The 2nd Seven Years: Quilt of the Dead, Flora & Fauna IV, Narratives
    The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
    Co-organized by Valentine Willie Fine Art & Japan Foundation, K.L

2008

  • Safe House: Flora & Fauna III
    (in collaboration with Teoh Ming Wah)
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur

2004

Group Exhibitions

2012

  • Art Stage*
    Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore

2011

  • APB Signature Art Prize Finalist Exhibition 2011*
    Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2nd Chongqing Youth Biennale,*
    Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China

2010

  • Survival: Art for Nature 2010
    Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Malaysia
  • 14th Bangladesh Asian Art Biennale*
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

2009

  • Personal Effects
    Rogue Art, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tanah Air: Art for Nature 2009
    Rimbun Dahan, Kuala Lumpur

2008

  • Cabinet: Art Around 1 Thousand
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
  • Wanakio 2008*
    Sakaemachi Market
    Okinawa, Japan
  • The German Connection: Art
    Pelita Hati House of Art
    Kuala Lumpur
  • Jenesys Artist Open Studio*
    (Two Person Exhibition)
    NPO S-AIR
    Sapporo, Japan
  • Out of Line
    The Annexe, Central Market
    Kuala Lumpur
  • Art For Nature 2008
    Rimbun Dahan, Kuang
  • Art Multiple 2008*
    Ke Center for Contemporary Arts
    Shanghai, China

2007

  • Between Generations: 50 Years Across Modern Art in Malaysia
    Asian Art Museum, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur & Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, University Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang
  • Domestic Bliss*
    Sculpture Square, Singapore
  • Open Studio*
    Former Jeollanam-do Provincial Office, Gwangju, Korea
  • Discovery of May*
    5.18 Memorial Foundation, Gwangju, Korea
  • 12th Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition
    (2 Person Exhibition)
    Rimbun Dahan, Kuang

2006

  • Art Invitational 2006
    Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • Feed Me! An Exploration of Appetites
    Rimbun Dahan, Kuang
  • Parallel Realities - Asian Art Now*
    Blackburn, U.K.
  • Satu Kali 1st Performance Art Symposium Malaysia
    mfx & 67 Tempinis Satu, Kuala Lumpur
  • 3 Young Contemporaries: 1997-2006
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
  • Come Closer: Second Annual Miniature Show
    Galeri Seni Maya, Kuala Lumpur
  • Gallery W/O Walls
    (mobile phone art)
  • Yong Ching Sui Fundraising Exhibition
    67 Tempinis Satu, Kuala Lumpur

2005

  • Parallel Realities - 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2005*
    Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
  • Borders*
    World Social Forum 2005, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Art ± 1000
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
  • 3rd Annual Reka Relatively Free Show 2005
    Reka Art Space, Kelana Jaya
  • A Closer Look:Miniature Show
    Galeri Seni Maya, Kuala Lumpur
  • Copy Move Transform
    published in Gallery W/O Walls in February 2005 issue of Off the Edge

2004

  • 2nd Annual Free Show 2004
    Reka Art Space, Kelana Jaya
  • Homefronts*
    Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • Regional Animalities*
    The Substation, Singapore
  • Seriously Beautiful
    Reka Art Space, Kelana Jaya
  • Semangat: Artists for Theatre
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
  • Art Under 1000
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
  • Malaysian Art Now
    National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2003

  • Games People Play
    Rimbun Dahan, Kuang
  • Newton’s Funfair
    Reka Art Space, Kelana Jaya
  • Art Around 1000
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur

2003 ~ 2002

  • Young Contemporaries 2002
    National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2002

  • KHOJ International Artist Workshop*
    Mysore, India
  • Urbanscapes
    Grappa Soho, Kuala Lumpur
  • Book of the Dead
    Performance atChow Kit Fest, Kuala Lumpur

2001

  • Open Show
    National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
  • Climbing the Wall
    MIA Art and Design Centre, Kuala Lumpur
  • Art Under 1000
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
  • Ctrl. Alt. Del.
    Rumah Air Panas, Kuala Lumpur

2000

  • Art Under 1000
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
  • Love on Paper
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur

1999

  • Aku'99
    Galeri Petronas, KLCC

1998

  • Human Expressions
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur

1997

  • 3 Young Contemporaries
    Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur

1996

  • Crates Classified
    GaleriWan, Kuala Lumpur
  • FA 1696 Diploma Show
    GaleriMIA, Kuala Lumpur

1995

  • Young Talents
    Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Birth

1975

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Education

1993 ~ 1996

  • Diploma in Fine Art (Major in Painting), Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur

Awards & Artist Residencies

2012

  • 1 Shanthi Road Artist Residency
    Bangalore, India

2011

  • Finalist
    APB Signature Art Prize 2011

    Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2008

  • Wanakio 2008
    Maejima Art Center,Okinawa, Japan
  • Jenesys Program
    NPO S-Air, Sapporo & Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

2007

  • Goethe - Institut scholarship to learn German in Berlin
  • Art as Environment: A Cultural Action on Tropic of Cancer 2007
    Hsing Kang, Chiayi Province, Taiwan
  • Uijae Art Studio Artist Residency
    Gwangju, Korea

2006

  • C21 Residency
    Blackburn, U.K
  • Rimbun Dahan Artist Residency
    Rimbun Dahan, Kuang

Public Collections

  • National Art Gallery
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Gwangju City Art Museum
    Gwangju, Korea

Publications / Bibliography

Journals / Magazines

  • Asian Art News, Vol. 22, No.1, Jan/Feb 2012
    A Wide-Eyed Wonder’ - by Kathleen Suraya Warden
  • The Malaysian Tatler, April 2008
    The State that We Art In’ - by Leong Tzu Ann
  • Forum On Contemporary Art & Society(FOCAS), Vol.6, 2007
    Ecology Reimagined: Anthropomophic and Zoomorphic Compulsions in the Work of Chang Yoong Chia’ - by Gabrielle Low
  • Sentap!, Issue 6, 2007
    Into the Rabbit Hole’ - by Noor Mahnun Mohamad
  • Off the Edge, Issue Mar 2007
    Artful Lodgers’ - by Sharon Chin
  • V Mag (Chinese Edition), Feb 2005
    Artful Lodgers’ - by Chai Chang Hwang
  • Art Corridor (Chinese Edition), April 2003 Issue
    Climbing the Wall
  • Vision K.L August 1998 Issue
    Youthful Promise’ - by Sam Christudas

Exhibition Catalogues / Brochures

  • Signature Art Prize 2011
  • The 2nd Chongqing Biennale for Young Artist , 2011
  • The World is Flat(FOCAS), Vol.6, 2007
    By Teoh Ming Wah & Suraya Kathleen Warden, Solo exhibition, 2011
  • The 2nd Seven Years: Quilt of the Dead, Flora & Fauna IV, Narratives
    The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2009
    by Aki Hoashi, Laura Fan & Teoh Ming Wah
  • Safe House: Flora & Fauna III, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2008
    Safe House, A Museum’ - by Teoh Ming Wah
  • 2007 Art as Environment, Hsing Kang
  • Discovery of May, 5.18 Memorial Foundation, 2007
  • Open Studio, Ujiae Art Studio, Gwangju, Korea, 2007
    ‘Yoong-Chia Chang’ - by Peik Kiyoung
  • Domestic Bliss, Sculpture Square, Singapore, 2007
  • ‘Domestic Bliss: Exploring the Myth of the Happy Home’ by Laura Fan
  • Flora & Fauna II: The Rimbun Dahan Residency, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Malaysia, 2007
    ‘Flourishing Love, Odd Blooms and Peculiar Beasts’ by Teoh Ming Wah
  • The 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2005, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, 2005
    ‘The Contemporary Malaysian Art Scene: Developing New Strategies’ by Beverly Yong
  • ‘The Contemporary Malaysian Art Scene: Developing New Strategies’ by Beverly Yong

Newspaper

  • China Times (Taiwan) 9 Oct 2007
  • Gwangju Il Po (Korea) 17 May 2007
  • ‘Inside, Outside’ by Laura Fan. The Edge, Options (Malaysia) week of 19 Feb 2007
  • ‘Textured Worlds’ by Lim How Ngean. New Straits Times (Malaysia) 30 Jan 2007
  • Oriental Daily (Malaysia) 14 Jan 2007
  • ‘Setting Art Free’ by Jamie Khoo. The Star (Malaysia) 23 July 2006
  • ‘Affordable Art up for Grabs’ by Veronica Shunmugam. The Star (Malaysia) 18 June 2006
  • ‘Taste of art at Bob’s new café’ by Jemma Dobson. Lancashire Evening Telegraph (U.K) 16 Mar 2006
  • ‘Making history’ by Niki Cheong. The Star (Malaysia) 1 Feb 2006
  • ‘Investing in Fine Art’ by Chan Ching Thut. The Star (Malaysia) 26 Nov 2005
  • ‘Sharing a life on canvas’ by Fahmi Fadzil. The Star (Malaysia) 27 Mar 2005
  • ‘Coming Together’ New Straits Times (Malaysia) 6 Nov 2004
  • ‘2003 art in review’ by Laura Fan. The Edge, Options (Malaysia) week of Jan 12, 2004
  • ‘Flora, fauna images in black’ by Barbara Foong. The Star (Malaysia) 24 July 2004
  • ‘Art in support of the environment’ by Julia Jaafar. New Straits Times (Malaysia) 29 Oct 2003
  • ‘Fear & Horror in Kelana Jaya’ by Laura Fan. The Edge, Options (Malaysia) week of 14 July 2003
  • ‘Dark, menacing images’ by Thomas Huong. The Star (Malaysia) 14 July 2003
  • ‘Games People Play’ by Li-en Chong. The Star (Malaysia) 19 Oct 2003
  • ‘Khoj: In Search of Creative Sparks’ by H.M Arvind. Sunday Times of India (India) 27 Oct 2002
  • Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia) 21 Mar 2002
  • ‘Young Blood’ by Lara Fan. The Edge, Options (Malaysia) week of 10 Dec 2001
  • ‘A Showing of Intergrity’ by Rubin Khoo. The Star (Malaysia) 1 April 2001
  • ‘Alternative Space for Artist’ by Beverly Yong (Malaysia) 24/25 Nov 2000
  • ‘Six Human Expressions’ by Reena Enbasegaram. The Sun (Malaysia) 28 Mar 1999
  • ‘Angst and Opacity’ by Laura Fan. The Edge (Malaysia) 24 Aug 1998
  • ‘Young men and their vision’ by J. Anu. The Star (Malaysia) 23 Aug 1998
  • ‘Chance to appreciate works of young artists’ by Salina Khalid. The Star (Malaysia) 20 Aug 1998

Online

Art Projects

  • Quilt of the Dead
    A performance art beginning from 1 May 2002 until now (work-in-progress) in collaboration with Teoh Ming Wah
  • Founding member of Spacekraft: An Artists-Run-Space
  • Co-organizer for "Comics?", an exhibition of Malaysian comics of all genre.
  • Founding member of Art group "Wall lizards"
  • Co-organizer for "Celebrating the Moon on Earth", a night out during mid-autumn festival at Rumah Air Panas, 2003

Theatre Experiences

2006

2003

  • Stage hand, "A Play with No Title", Directed by Loh Kok Mun

2002

  • Set painter, "Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum".

Movie & T.V Experiences

2005

  • Voiceover , "The Last Communist", Directed by Amir Muhammad.