Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors

27 Oct 2016 to 26 Feb 2017

The fifth edition of the Singapore Biennale entitled, An Atlas of Mirrors, will showcase the works of over 60 established and emerging artists from Southeast Asia as well as East Asia and South Asia.

The selected artists participating in SB2016 are from Singapore, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

The works span various media while artists are selected in relation to the show’s title, An Atlas of Mirrors.

Participating artists include:

Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies

06 Oct 2016 to 26 Mar 2017

Up to 200 works ranging from the 16th Century to the present day will be showcased in the gallery’s second international exhibition entitled, Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies.

Organised in association with Tate Britain, the exhibition is said to critically examine art produced for the British Empire from today’s perspective while featuring Southeast Asian viewpoints.

The opening reception will be held on Oct 4 from 5pm.

Day & Night by Jai

22 Sep 2016 to 07 Oct 2016

Siang & Malam (Day & Night) is the 26th solo exhibition by Jalaini Abu Hassan showcasing 12 landscape paintings pregnant with meanings associated with Malaysia today.

The works are categorised under two types of paintings related to the vibrant hues or monochromatic compositions.

Open Mic – Untold Stories by Anak Alam

21 May 2016

Visitors of Tunjang – an exhibition by four Anak Alam members Mustapa Ibrahim, Maryam Abdullah, Ali ‘Mabuha’ Rahamad and Yusoff Osman – are invited to participate in an open mic on Saturday May 21 2016 at Creative Space, National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.

UiTM Practitioners

15 Mar 2016

The Practitioners group show features the works of masters degree graduates from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) at Jalan Othman in Petaling Jaya in conjunction with a book launch.

The master in fine art and technology graduate programme review are conducted by lecturers Jalaini Abu Hassan, Ruslan Abdul Rahim and Ramlan Abdullah.


14 May 2016

Akhirnya… is the title of an exhibition of Awang Damit’s personal collection of works that range from his Intipati Budaya series to Payarama series .

The show celebrates the inauguration of the artist’s own art space, pantauIRAGA in Kuala Langat. This is a non-selling exhibition as the focus is to introduce the space to art lovers.

The first pantauIRAGA publication covers Awang Damit’s concepts, sketches and his painting series from 1985 to 2015 as well as a selection of artist’s writings.

Charity Art Auction

23 Apr 2016

Sisters in Islam in collaboration with Editions Didier Millet, Ilham Gallery and Borders Malaysia present the launch of “Secret Colours of Malaysia”, an adult colouring book.
In conjunction with the book launch, a charity auction of artworks by top Malaysian artists and celebrities based on “Secret Colours of Malaysia”, will be held.

Story of Malaysia

30 Mar 2016

Writer Rehman Rashid’s book, “Peninsula : A Story of Malaysia”, will be launched at White Box.

This publication  is co-published by Fergana Art which broadens its scope of activities beyond visual arts.

The book is a “memoir” that is “interlaced with the country’s historical narrative” by one of the most erudite Malaysians writing in the English language.

Batik talk by Tay Mo-Leong & Fatimah Chik

19 Mar 2016

Ilham Gallery’s latest Artist Talk series feature two of Malaysia’s significant batik artists Fatimah Chik and Datuk Tay Mo-Leong.

They will discuss their artistic practices, in particular, their innovative use of the batik technique.

Both artists’ batik works are on show in Ilham’s current exhibition, Love Me in My Batik, until June 20.

New Guide to Malaysian Art

15 Mar 2016

Launch of Narratives In Malaysian Art, Volume 3: Infrastructures and Malaysia Art Map.

The first publication is a documentation of the art scene in Malaysia and how it has changed over the decades. This book comes in two versions with an English and Malay edition.

It will be launched in conjunction with Malaysian Art Map that guides readers to happening art venues in the country