Noor Mahnun Mohamed

Born: 
1964
Place: 
Kelantan
Category: 
Mid-career

Noor Mahnun Mohamed lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She teaches Art Criticism and Professional Studies at the Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur. She is working on a long-term project, an online ‘Digital Archive for Printmaking’ initiated under the Asian Public Intellectual fellowship, a programme funded by the Nippon Foundation Grant. She is also doing a series of illustrations based on a story ‘The Very Clever King of Lombok’ by best selling author Dina Zaman, the book is due to be published in 2017. Currently, she is writing for a catalogue publication of Rumah Lukis inaugural exhibition ‘CARTA’, a showing of artist Jalaini Abu Hassan early drawings.

Education


1989-1996 | Masters in Fine Art, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany 

Solo exhibitions


1985 Video Diva, Florence, Italy
1989 Sparkasse der Stadt Berlin, Germany
1995 Galerie im zweiten Rang des Staatsheater, Braunschweig, Germany
1997 Kunst in Treppenhaus Feldschloßchen, Braunschweig, Germany
1998 ‘Mysteries’, Angelucci, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2002 ‘Noor Mahnun Mohamed: Solo Exhibition’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2005 ‘Pictures of Me, Pictures of You’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
2006 ‘Looking Out’, Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2010 ‘XXV’ Part I, NN Gallery, Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia
‘XXV’ Part II, NN Gallery, Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia

Selected Exhibitions



1993 ‘Aufheben’, Alpirsbach Galerie, Alpirsbach, Germany
1994 ‘Werkschau Klasse Gorella’, Galerie der HBK Braunschweig, Germany
1995 ‘Überall’, Alpirsbach Galerie, Alpirsbach, Germany
1996 ‘Meisterschüler ’96’, BMG Halle, Braunschweig, Germany
1997 ‘5x5’, Galerie Peters-Barenbrock, Braunschweig, Germany
1998 ‘Of Allegory and Symbols’, Galeri Tangsi, Kuala Lumpur
1999 ‘Tangsi-Braunschweig Collaboration ‘99’, Galeri Tangsi, Kuala Lumpur
‘Aku – Potret Diri’, Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
‘Through Our Eyes’, Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2000 ‘Love on Paper’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
‘Arang’, Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
‘Water for Life’, Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Islamic Arts Museum,
Kuala Lumpur
2001 ‘Headlights’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
‘Ilham’, Galeri Shah Alam, Selangor
Rimbun Dahan Artist in Residence, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
‘Flashpoint’, Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
2002 ‘Painted: Southeast Asian Contemporary Artists’, Valentine Willie Fine Art,
Kuala Lumpur
‘Touch’, Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
‘Identities’, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
‘Bara Hati, Bahang Jiwa’, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
‘Laughter’, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore
2003 ‘Urbanart 2003’, Melbourne, Australia
‘Mostra di Fine Anno’, Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy
‘Games People Play’, Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun Dahan,
Selangor
‘Il Bisonte agli Uffizi’, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy
2004 ‘Portraits’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
‘Malaysian Art Now’, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
‘Paradise Lost / Paradise Found’, Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
‘Sleight of Hand’, Darling Muse Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2005 ‘Spirit of Wood and Other Treasures’, Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
‘Taman Sari’, Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
2006 ‘Signed & Dated: Valentine Willie Fine Art 10th Anniversary’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
‘Feed Me! An Exploration of Appetites’, in aid of World Wildlife Fund, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
2007 ‘00:15 Superstar’, Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
‘Art Triangle’, Soka Gakkai, Kuala Lumpur
‘50 Ways to live in Malaysia (A heartfelt view of life through the eyes of 50
Malaysian artists)’, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur
‘Between Generations’ (travelling exhibition), Asian Art Museum, University
Malaya, Kuala Lumpur & Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
2008 ‘Shifting Boundaries’, Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun Dahan,
Selangor
‘Bayu Timur’, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
‘German Connection’, Pelita Hati, Kuala Lumpur
2009 ‘F1’, House of Matahati, Kuala Lumpur
‘X’, TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur
‘Tanah Air’, Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
‘Drawing at Sutra’, Kamaria, Kuala Lumpur
2010Bad@MAP’, White Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Anniversary Show, Pace Gallery, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
‘Man and God’, Pier-2 Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 ‘Here Today, Gone Tomorrow’, Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun
Dahan, Selangor
2012 ‘The Prayer’, White Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
‘Skin’, House of Matahati, Kuala Lumpur
‘Snapshots’, Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
2013 ‘M50: Selamat Hari Malaysia’, White Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
‘Life’, Numthong Gallery at Aree, Bangkok, Thailand
Gallery NN at Art Expo Malaysia 2013, MARTRADE Exhibition & Convention
Centre, Kuala Lumpur
‘A Journey of Self Discovery’, Nalanda Centre, Seri Kembangan, Selangor
‘Art Friends for Haiyan’, White Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
2014 ‘Malaysian Art Friends 2 (Selected Works from 10 Collectors)’, National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
‘Naked Drawing’, Segaris Art Center, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
‘The Good Malaysian Woman (Ethnicity. Religion. Politics)’, an exhibition in aid
of AWAM (All Women’s Action Society) co-organised with interpre8 Art Space,
Black Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
‘Flowers’, St. Heliers Street Gallery, The Abbotsford Convent, Victoria, Australia
2015 ‘Artaid15’, in support of the Malaysian Aids Council, Segaris Art Center,
Publika, Kuala Lumpur
‘My Story, My Strength: Doodle for Change’, in aid of WCC (Women Center for
Change), The Star Pitt Street, Georgetown, Penang
2016 ‘Secret Colours of Malaysia’, a charity auction in support of Sisters in Islam, in
collaboration with Editions Didier Millet, Ilham Gallery & Borders Malaysia, Ilham
Gallery Kuala Lumpur
‘Artaid16 Love for Sale’, in support of the Malaysian Aids Council, White Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
2017 ‘Locals Only’, TAKSU Gallery, Kuala Lumpur                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘Artaid17 Bebas’, in support of the Malaysian Aids Council, White Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur

Work Experience



1998 Graphic Designer, Halaman Muhibbah, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
1999-2001 Part-time Lecturer, Drawing Foundation, Faculty of Art & Design, Institut Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam, Selangor
2000-2001 Part-time Lecturer, Drawing Foundation, Cenfad, Kuala Lumpur
2001-2002 Lecturer, Creative Studies, Foundation, LICT, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
2003-2005 Curator, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
2006 Part-time Lecturer, Drawing, Painting; Degree Course, Faculty of Art & Design, Institut Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam, Selangor
2006-2012 Arts Manager, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor
2007-2015 Part-time Lecturer, Basic Design, Art, Graphic & Visual Communication, Faculty of Built Environment & Science Foundation, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
since 2012 Part-time Lecturer, Fundamental of Art Criticism, Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur
2014 Part-time Lecturer, Printmaking, Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur
since 2014 Part-time Lecturer, Professional Studies, Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur
2015 Part-time Lecturer, Architectural Communications, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Awards & Residencies



1995 2nd Prize Alpirsbach Galerie Competition, Alpirsbach, Germany
2000-01 Artist-in-Residence, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor, Malaysia
2002-03 Italian Government Scholarship Programme, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Printmaking course at Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy
2005 Australian High Commission (Kuala Lumpur) Visual Arts Residency at the Gunnery Studios, Sydney, Australia
2009 Winner in Arts & Media category, Great Women of Our Time Awards, The, Malaysian Women’s Weekly magazine
2012-13 Nippon Foundation Grant, Asian Public Intellectual, Senior Fellowship; ‘Digital Archive for Printmaking’


Curatorial Experience



2003 ‘Chuah Chong Yong: Storeys’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Chuah Chong Yong’s first solo exhibition with works from 1994 until recently that includes paintings, works on paper, studies, installations and video works. (Brochure & essay)
‘Kow Leong Kiang: Floating World’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Figurative painter Kow Leong Kiang’s solo exhibition showcasing the artist’s recent oil paintings of rural scenes inspired by his sojourn on the east coast of Malaysia. (Brochure & essay)
‘Natee Utarit: Recent Works’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
One of Thailand's emerging stars and considered one of the most exciting painters of his generation, Thai artist Natee Utarit has been exhibiting around Southeast Asia since mid 90's. In this exhibition, Natee’s paintings reflect his painterly discourse concerning what is painting. (Brochure & essay)
2004 ‘Portraits’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
A major exhibition of paintings, photography as well as mixed media works by leading Southeast Asian contemporary artists working on the theme of portraiture. Artists exhibiting are Nindityo Adipurnomo from Indonesia; Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Chong Siew Ying, Hari Ho, J. Anurendra, Noor Mahnun Mohamed, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, and Yee I-Lann from Malaysia; Kiko Escora and Geraldine Javier from Philippines, Chatchai Puipia, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Natee Utarit, Manit Sriwanichpoom, and Vasan Sitthiket from Thailand; and Susie Wong from Singapore. (Catalogue & essay)
‘Jalaini Abu Hassan: Mantera’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Celebrated Malaysian artist Jalaini Abu Hassan’s solo exhibition of works on paper that draws on the world of supernatural and superstitions, of bomoh and pawang, of charms and talismans that are still part of the Malay world. Brochure won a design award. (Brochure & essay)
‘Wong Perng Fey: Works 2003-2004’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Wong Perng Fey’s third solo exhibition at Valentine Willie Fine Art shows his latest painting series of powerful, yet highly intimate oil works on canvases of lush landscapes as vivid realms that exists both within and without. (Catalogue & essay with Beverly Yong)
‘Garis: Works on Paper by Latiff Mohidin from Berlin to Samarkand’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Garis is an unprecedented showcase of important drawings and rare lithographs by seminal pioneer modernist, Latiff Mohidin. This singular showing of works on paper covers a span of nearly three decades of his artistic career are significant in revealing the visual language that is the foundation and building block of Latiff Mohidin’s greater body of works. Brought together from several private collections, Garis illustrates the continuity of underlying themes that link the different series - Pago-Pago, Mindscape, Langkawi, Gelombang. (Catalogue & essay)
‘Nitti Wattuya: I Travelled to Wooded Mountains’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Solo exhibition of paintings by major contemporary Thai artist Nitti Wattuya. The artist returns to the landscape in his series, addressing man’s harmful interventions into his natural environment. (Brochure & essay)
2005 ‘Manit Sriwanichpoom: Pink Man in Paradise’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
‘Pink Man in Paradise’ is the latest outing and part of the travelling Pink Man series of staged photographs by prominent Thai photographer Manit Sriwanichpoom. Shot on location on the island of Bali in the immediate aftermath of Bali-bombing, the Pink Man, in search for his paradise lost, appears dwarfed by the large panoramic views of the island’s most famous yet deathly silent tourist destinations. ‘Pink Man in Paradise’ is a traveling exhibition and was shown at Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Gallery 4a, Sydney, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 2004 and Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Catalogue)
‘3 Young Contemporaries: Eko Nugroho, Natthawut Singthong and Vincent Leong’
Each year three young artists are selected for the annual exhibition at Valentine Willie Fine Art. ‘3 Young Contemporaries’ is a platform to introduce promising young artists to a wider public. This year the artists selected are Eko Nugroho from Indonesia, Natthawut Singthong from Thailand and Vincent Leong from Malaysia. (Brochure & essay)
2007 12th Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition; artists Chang Yoong Chia (Malaysia) & David Jolly (Australia), Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor (Brochure)
2008 13th Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition; artists Ahmad Fuad Osman (Malaysia) & Gabrielle Bates (Australia), Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor (Brochure)
Curatorial brief and essay for brochure (with Angela Hijjas) and public lecture for ‘Shifting Boundaries’, Art for Nature 2008 in aid of WWF-Malaysia exhibition, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang (Brochure & essay)
2009 14th Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition; artists Justin Lim (Malaysia), Megan Keating (Australia) & Lauren Black (Australia), Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor (Brochure)
Curatorial brief and essay for brochure (with Angela Hijjas) for ‘Tanah Air’ Art for Nature 2009 in aid of WWF-Malaysia exhibition, Rimbun Dahan Kuang (Brochure & essay)
2010 15th Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition; artists Samsudin Wahab (Malaysia), Monika Behrens (Australia) & Rochelle Hailey (Australia), Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor (Brochure)
Curatorial brief and essay for brochure (with Angela Hijjas) and public lecture for ‘Survival’ Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor (Brochure & Essay)
2011 16th Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition; artists Ilham Fadhli Shaimy (Malaysia) & Jessica B. Watson (Australia), Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor (Brochure)
Curatorial work and public lecture ‘Here Today, Gone Tomorrow’ Art for Nature in aid of WWF-Malaysia, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor (Brochure)
2012 17th Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition; artists Haslin Ismail (Malaysia) & Rob Gutteridge (Australia), Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor (Brochure)
2015 ‘ICONS Malaysian Architects, Global Acclaim’, University of Malaya Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (3-31 Dec 2015)
2016 ‘Artaid16 Love for Sale’, in support of the Malaysian Aids Council, White Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, with 46 participating artists1.
‘Harum Busuk, Marvin Chan Open Studio’, Kuala Lumpur

Writing



2003 Brochure essay for ‘Chuah Chong Yong: Storeys’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Brochure essay for ‘Kow Leong Kiang: Floating World’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Brochure essay for ‘Natee Utarit : Recent Works’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
2004 Catalogue essay for ‘Portraits’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Brochure essay for ‘Jalaini Abu Hassan: Mantera’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Catalogue essay for ‘Wong Perng Fey: Works 2003-2004’ (co-wrote with Beverly Yong), Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Introduction essay ‘Garis: Works on Paper by Latiff Mohidin from Berlin to Samarkand’ (catalogue), Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Brochure essay for ‘Nitti Wattuya: I Travelled to Wooded Mountains’, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Brochure essay for ‘3 Young Contemporaries’, Eko Nugroho from Indonesia, Natthawut Singthong from Thailand and Vincent Leong from Malaysia, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Brochure essay for Saiful Razman Mohd Kassim artist-in-residency exhibition, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor
2007 ‘Into the Rabbit Hole’, a review of Chang Yoong Chia exhibition series ‘Flora & Fauna II’ at Rimbun Dahan, May-August 2007 edition of SentAp! magazine
Essay (as one of exhibiting artists) for exhibition catalogue ‘Between Generations’, Asian Art Museum, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
& Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
2008 ‘Shifting Boundaries’ curatorial brief and essay for brochure (co-wrote with Angela Hijjas) and public lecture for ‘Shifting Boundaries’, Art for Nature 2008 in aid of WWF-Malaysia exhibition, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang
Catalogue essay for Yusof Majid’s solo exhibition ‘Homework III’, Pace Gallery, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
1 Participating artists Afiq Faris, Ahmad Shukri Mohamed, Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Alexandra Hon, Anisa Abdullah, Arif Fauzan Othman, Azam Aris, Azrin Mohd, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Bibi Chew, Chang Yoong Chia, Chan Kok Hooi, Chong
Ai Lei, Cinta Ayuandrea, Deyanna Deraman, Fadilah Karim, Fauzulyusri, Gan Chin Lee, Halim Rahim, Hasanul Isyraf Idris, Haslin Ismail, Hisyamuddin Abdullah, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Dato’ Jimmy Choo, Khairul Azmir Shoib (Meme), Khairulizham Md Rashid, Kim Ng, Kow Leong Kiang, Lim Kok Teong, Mohd Al-Khuzairie Ali, Najib Bamadhaj, Nia Khalisa, Noor Mahnun Mohamed, Phuan Thai Meng, Poodien, Razalli Lesut, Roslisham Ismail a.k.a Ise, Sabihis Md Pandi, Sabri Idrus, Saiful Razman, Samsudin Wahab, Shafiq Nordin, Shia Yih Yiing, Tetriana Ahmad Fauzi, Umibaizurah Mahir@Ismail & Zac Lee
Brochure essay ‘A Date with Destiny’ for Lori Bellisimo’s solo exhibition, TAKSU Gallery, Kuala Kumpur
2009 Brochure essay for Dadi Setiyadi’s solo exhibition ‘Transmission’, House of MATAHATI, Kuala Kumpur
2010 Brochure essay ‘A Rebel with A Cause’ for Samsudin Wahab at the 15th Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
2011 Catalogue essay ‘Framing Culture’ for Justin Lim & Samsudin Wahab exhibition ‘Culture Vulture’ at TAKSU, Singapore
Brochure essay ‘Home is Where the Heart is’ for group exhibition ‘Ties’ at House of Matahati, Kuala Lumpur
2012 Catalogue essay ‘Interconnectivity and the Observer Effect’ for Umibaizurah Mahir@Ismail solo exhibition ‘Tag’ at Wei-Ling Contemporary, Kuala Lumpur
Introduction essay for ‘Skin’ (brochure), a group exhibition at House of Matahati (HOM), Kuala Lumpur
2012-2013 ‘Printmaking Archive for Reference, Research, and Regional Link’ paper, ‘Encountering Asian New Horizon: Contesting and Negotiating in Fluid Transitions’ The Work of 2012- 2013 API Fellows book (published in 2015), for
Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectual
2014 Short essay ‘Me, the Ironing Maiden’, Fellows in Focus, The Asian API Public Intellectuals, Newsletter Issue No. 28 January-December 2014
Catalogue essay ‘Sporadic Notes for Naked Drawing’ for group exhibition ‘Naked Drawing’ at Segaris Art Center, Publika, Kuala Lumpur
Copy writing & editing ‘Datuk for Sale’ for Jalaini Abu Hassan solo exhibition ‘Dato Rock’ at APW, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
2015 Copy writing artist’s captions for ‘Being Human: Figuratism of 16 Malaysian Artists’ (Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Arif Fauzan, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Chan Kok Hooi, Cheong Tuck Wai, Chin Kong Yee, Chong Ai Lei, Fadilah Karim, Chong Siew
Ying, Gan Chin Lee, Hisyamuddin Abdullah, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Kow Leong Kiang, Marvin Chan, Phuan Thai Meng & Shia Yih Yiing) catalogue for The F Klub exhibition at Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (22
January – 25 January 2015) & White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur (1 February – 15 February 2015)
Catalogue essay ‘ADA Show (and Tell)’ for group exhibition ‘ADA Show!’ at Segaris Art Center, Publika, Kuala Lumpur
Catalogue essay ‘Yeah’ for Azam Aris solo exhibition ‘Yeah’ at HOM Art Trans, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur (5 August – 19 August 2015)
Catalogue essay ‘Floating World Revisited’ for Kow Leong Kiang solo exhibition ‘Facescape of Bali’ at Bazaar Art Jakarta 2015, The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia (27 August – 30 August 2015)
Text for ‘Logging In’ a group exhibition with eight artists (Afiq Faris, Chua Hui Ming, De Ming Wei, Ho Chee Jen, Huan Jia Jin, Krystie Ng, Lam Shun Hui & Yau Sir Meng) at Lot 123, Nando’s Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur
2016 Editing for Anas Affandy essay ‘Sharul Hisham Travelling Into Imaginaria: A Visual Poetry’, for Sharul Hisham A Tarmizi solo exhibition ‘Travelling Into Imaginaria: A Visual Poetry’ at Segaris Art Center, Publika, Kuala Lumpur
Catalogue essay for CARTA, Rumah Lukis, Kuala Lumpur (Pending)
‘Harum Busuk, Curator’s Notes’, Marvin Chan Open Studio, Kuala Lumpur

Public Speaking & Other Activities



2003 One of the speakers (with Ivan Lam, Prof. Madya Fauzan Omar, moderated by Yap Sau Bin), ‘The State of Painting in Contemporary Malaysian Art’, Art Forum, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur
2006 ‘Sigmar Polke’ National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Powerpoint slide show & talk to the public about seminal German artist Sigmar Polke on the occasion of his print exhibition at the National Art Gallery organized by Goethe-Institut Malaysia
2007 One of the speakers, Asian Contemporary Art Exchange Workshop, 2nd Round International Workshop, Uijae Art Studio, Gwangju, South Korea
‘Liederabend – German Art Song Series 2007’, Indicine@KLPac, Kuala Lumpur
Powerpoint slide show & talk to the public about the German Romantic painter, Caspar David Friederich and his landscape paintings for ‘Liederabend : Landscape’ organized by Artists Platform and Goethe-Institut Malaysia supported by Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center (KLPac)
German-Malay translation workshops organised by Goethe-Institut Malaysia with Holger Warnk and Hedy Holzwarth
‘Ingin Sebebas Burung/Flugversuch, Antologi Dwibahasa Cerpen Malaysia dan Jerman Zweisprachige/Anthologie Malaysischer und Deutscher Kurzgeschichten’ book cover design, editing of essays and one of the translators, coordinated by Goethe-Institut Malaysia with publisher ITNM (Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia)
2008 Art talk and tour for ‘Shifting Boundaries’, Art for Nature 2008 in aid of WWFMalaysia exhibition, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang
2009 One of the presenters, ‘The 21st Century Art Residency and New Institutional Collaborations’, Res Artist Conference, Gyeonggi Creation Center (GCC), Ansan City, South Korea
2010 Art talk and tour for ‘Survival’, Art for Nature 2010 in aid of WWF-Malaysia exhibition, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang
2011 Art talk and tour for ‘Here Today, Gone Tomorrow’, Art for Nature 2011 in aid of WWF-Malaysia exhibition, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang
2013 Art talk ‘Reading’ – reading of artworks by Nadiah Bamadhaj and Latiff Mohidin in the Galeri Petronas collection; Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur
Art talk ‘Writing’ – on writing about art; Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur
2014 Mentoring of Young Artists programme (sponsored by CIMB Foundation) for ‘Art in the Park’, organized by CULT with support of the DBKL Wilayah Persekutuan, Perdana Botanical Garden, Kuala Lumpur
Art talk ‘Sculptures in Public Places – Case studies Trafalgar, Muenster & Benesse’ (Part 1), Bank Negara Museum & Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Art talk ‘Sculptures in Public Places – Case studies Trafalgar, Muenster & Benesse’ (Part 2), Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Auctions


2011 June | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Glace, 1996 | oil on linen (32cm x 88cm), RM4,400

2011 June | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Glasses, 1996 | oil on linen, in artist-made acrylic frame (32cm x 88cm), RM4,510