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E UILIBRIO

Equilibrio is our first exhibition for 2016, and in a way, it brings us full circle to when we initially started Artemis Art. Our very first exhibition back in May 2012 too was one dedicated to women artists, albeit on a much smaller scale with three artists. Perhaps there is an element of chance that this has come to be. Truth be told, we have wanted to do an exhibition in conjunction with International Women’s Day for some time now. This year, the opportunity to do so presented itself. Putting together an exhibition tying in to International Women’s Day inevitably raises the question of direction and theme. There were many pertinent issues and questions we could have focused the exhibition on, but instead we decided the focus should be on an important element necessary for the many aspirations and goals women want to achieve. The exhibition is about balance, something we feel is an important ingredient in life generally, and certainly true for the life of women in particular. As a simple example, striking a balance between home and personal life, with that of a career. Plus, balancing the many other expectations society has for women on top of that. With this exhibition, we have endeavored to once again challenge ourselves, something we continuously do. Bringing together twenty-two artists with a wide range of styles and experience levels, yet maintaining a semblance of cohesiveness has been no trivial feat. In this respect, too, it has been about finding just the right balance of content to feature. At Artemis Art, we have strived to make positive contributions towards a more vibrant and exciting visual art community by providing a platform for young and emerging artists, formally trained or self-taught. A platform for young artists doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that a given group exhibition only has the participation of young artists. In fact, what we have in Equilibrio is a mix of young and established artists, providing the younger artists a better exposure platform, their works side by side with those from their more established contemporaries, local and from abroad. It’s another dimension to balance, a visual exposition of young and established, and a balance between the neophyte and the more experienced. It is our earnest hope that through this exhibition, new friendships among the participating artists are made, across borders or even within, new experiences gained, all contributing towards further advancement of all their careers.

U.C. Loh Artemis Art March 2016

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e·qui·li·brio noun, Spanish

/ eki'lißrjo /

balance

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E UILIBRIO

Participating Artists Andrialis Abdul Rahman (Malaysia) Ayu Arista Murti (Indonesia) Eddie Choo (Malaysia) Elena Kravchenko (Russia) ERYN (Malaysia) Huong Nguyen Thu (Vietnam) JaĂŤl Estrella (France) Jasmine Kok (Malaysia) Karma Sirikogar (Thailand) Koo Yean Ni (Malaysia) Laksmi Shitaresmi (Indonesia) Lhean Villanueva (The Philippines) Lyia Meta (Malaysia) Manje (Shany Ahmed) (Maldives) Ony Jamsari (Malaysia) Sudrak Khongpuang (Thailand) Tiarma Sirait (Indonesia) Veronika Neukirch (Germany) Viko Zhijune (Malaysia) Vivi Kartina Hazolene (Malaysia) Vu Bach Lien (Vietnam) Yasmeen Cheong (Malaysia)

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E UILIBRIO Artists & Artworks


Andrialis Abdul Rahman

b. 1983 in Malaysia

Andrialis is currently a lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in the Department of Photomedia Creative, teaching various aspects of photography, including experimental art photography, an area that is of particular interest to her. She believes the right picture can transmit emotions, messages and evoke feelings. She dreams of living in a rectangular frame and sharing it with the world.

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Education Masters in Art, Photomedia, University of New South Wales (College of Fine Art) Australia Bachelor in Photography and Creative Imaging, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Selected Experience 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Ilham 2014, Galeri Shah Alam, Shah Alam


2015 ASEAN Academic Photographic Exhibition Exchange, Nikon Centre, Kuala Lumpur

2013 Young Malaysian Artists – New Object(ion) II, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur

Pameran Jalan Menuju Media Kreatif #7, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2011 Bicara Sifu, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur

Elusive, Black Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2009 Ilham 2009, Galeri Shah Alam, Shah Alam


FASA 2015, Galeri Shah Alam, Shah Alam

2005 KL International Photography Biennale, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2014 Art Exhibition, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta`, Indonesia

2010 FASA 2010, Galeri Shah Alam, Shah Alam

Pameran Seni Media Rekam, ISI Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
 Dies Natalis XXX, Galeri ISI, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia 7


Andrialis Abdul Rahman, You Tell Me I (2016), Digital Print on Canvas, 90 x 74 cm

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Andrialis Abdul Rahman, You Tell Me II (2016), Digital Print on Canvas, 90 x 74 cm

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Ayu Arista Murti

b. 1979 in Surabaya, Indonesia

An accomplished emerging artist, Ayu Arista Murti is a graduate from the prestigious Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her works have been exhibited internationally, the most recent at Art Stage 2016 in Singapore. Water, a fundamental element in life, features prominently in Ayu’s works. Surrounding her physicality, water can be found in abundance; the river nearby where she lives, which eventually connects to the sea surrounding the island of Java, on which she resides. Much of her work process that goes into her art, too, involves the use of water. For Ayu, water is the bridge that connects the many elements in her life, linking the subconscious with the real world around her.

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Education Bachelor of Fine Art, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Awards 2003 Top 5 Artists, Indonesia Art Awards by Philip Morris Company & YSRI, Indonesia Finalist, South East Asian Art Awards by Phillip Morris Company
 2002 Best Artwork, Dies Natalis XVIII, Institut Seni Indonesia 2001 Total Indonesia Award, by YSRI and Total Indonesia

Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions 2011

Solo Exhibition, Wada Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010

Cloning Garden, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur

Cloning Garden, Grand Indonesia Jakarta (by Edwin Gallery, Jakarta)

2008

Rhyme of Lines

2006

Sweet Bitter Sour, 24HR ART Gallery, Darwin, Australia

2005

Metafora Metamorfosa Indonesia

Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta,

Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Art Stage 2016, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2015

Dystopia 1000 Pulau, Cata Odata, Bali, Indonesia


Bazaar Art Jakarta, Ritz Carlton, Jakarta, Indonesia

Polychromatic, Green Host Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

KIAF (Korea International Art Fair), Seoul COEX, Seoul, South Korea

Bazaar Art Jakarta, Ritz Carlton, Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia – Thailand Artist Exhibition, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Iconoclast, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia

Manifesto #4: Keseharian : Mencandra Tanda Masa, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

ArtJog|14: Legacies of Power, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2013

Parallel Event Biennale Jogja XII, Knyt Somnia – Genesis Of Terror, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Bazaar Art ++, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Homoludens 4, Bentara Budaya, Denpasar, Bali

2012 Unforgettable, Exhibition Hall, Jakarta Art District, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Vertigo, The Indonesian Ugliness, Ode To Art, Singapore

The Winner’s Creation (Indonesian Arts Award), Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia

ReDraw, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Communicating In Art Making Today, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta , Indonesia

2014

Socio Landscape – Indonesia & Cambodia Artist, National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 11


Ayu Arista Murti, Prehistoric Project - Balancing Past and Future (Panel 1) (2015) Mixed Media on Canvas, 120 x 100 cm

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Ayu Arista Murti, Prehistoric Project - Balancing Past and Future (Panel 2) (2015) Mixed Media on Canvas, 120 x 100 cm

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Eddie Choo b. 1988 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Currently living and studying in Taipei, Taiwan, Eddie’s field interest are the relationship between body and things surrounding her in her daily routine. She assumes that every objects has a memory behind our daily routine. In 2010, she was involved in Pudu Community Art Project. In 2013, she was artist-in-residence at Lostgens Art Space in Kuala Lumpur, where her first solo exhibition was held that year. Last year, she received the “Outstanding Art Prize of School of Fine Arts” awarded by Taipei National University of Arts, and also exhibited her artworks at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (Taipei) in the group exhibition entitled “This is not a poisoned apple”. She obtained her Diploma in Fine Art from Dasein Academy of Art in Kuala Lumpur, and is currently studying at the Taipei National University of Arts, pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Art.

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Education Pursuing a Bachelor of Art in Fine Art, Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan Diploma in Fine Art, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2015

Madline 2.0, Lostgens’ Art Space, Kuala Lumpur

2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2013

Diary of Madline, Lostgens’ Art Space, Kuala Lumpur

Extending Ideas, Feeka, Kuala Lumpur

2015

Xanadu Project – Don’t Brush off What You See + A Forgotten Memo, Tamsui, Taipei, Taiwan

Transit, Bamboo Curtain Studio, New Taipei City, Taiwan

This is Not a Poisoned Apple, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2014

Duality Pub, Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

Thinking Drawing, Galeri Serdang, Faculty of Design and Architecture, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Selangor, Malaysia 15


Eddie Choo, The Oracle of 7pm (2016), Ready-made Objects & Paper, 80 x 30 x 30 cm

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The Oracle of 7pm

Instructions for Use 1. Make a wish, say a silent prayer, etc. then randomly select a fortune stick from the pile at the top of the structure 2. Each stick is numbered. Match the number on the stick with the numbered piece of paper in the tray 3. Fate has now decided what’s for dinner! 4. Replace the fortune stick, and enjoy your recipe...

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Elena Kravchenko b. 1984 in Novorossiysk, Russia

Before delving into visual art, Elena spent several years working in the advertising industry in Russia. She adores myths, stories from childhood, fairy tales, fantasies, legends, North-East European folk literature as well as drawing together with little kids, which is where she finds her inspiration for her works. In 2015, she was part of the Sembilan Art Residency program, culminating in a two-artist exhibition entitled “Unborn x Reborn�, with Malaysian artist Aleff Ahmad. Elena resided in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and worked as independent artist and commercial illustrator, before leaving back for Russia earlier this year.

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Education Diploma in Graphic Design, British Higher School of Design, Moscow, Russia

Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2015

100 Days of Beastiarium, Kitch-N-Art Gallery, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Femme Fatale, Ella Art Space, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Narrated by Ornaments, Kitch-N-Art Gallery, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2015

Unborn x Reborn (Sembilan Residency exhibition, with Aleff Ahmad), AweGallery, Petaling Jaya

Elusive, Black Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur Adolescence, Minut Init Art Space, Petaling Jaya 19


Elena Kravchenko, Indecision (2016), Acrylic on Canvas, 76 x 102 cm

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Elena Kravchenko, The Quest (2015), Acrylic on Canvas, 91.5 x 61 cm

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ERYN b. 1983 in Kedah, Malaysia

ERYN (Winnie Cheng) uses a combination of pen and ink drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting, and papercutting techniques to create meticulously detailed compositions filled with strange creatures in an otherworldly setting. Her art deals primarily with themes of introversion and self-discovery, reflecting on the experiences and interactions she has in her daily life. ERYN employs storytelling as a way to externalize what is intrinsically an internal process, inspired by narratives from classical and contemporary sources. These can be in the form of literature or the way a story unfolds in a video game, or even a story told through song, movie and animation. Myths and legends from around the world to stories in the gothic horror, science fiction and fantasy genres are absorbed and turned into new narratives that relate to the artist’s experience on a personal level. These narratives are enacted by imaginary creatures, and sometimes human forms, in surreal landscapes and spaces. The use of imaginary beings helps to convey abstract concepts such as logic, anger, confusion, clarity, love and belief. For example the ‘Tree of Life’ theme makes use of the imagery of a tree in a vessel to represent a healthy thought process from the growth of the tree to its flowering branches. It alludes to how our thoughts operate and how each train of thought originates from a seed that we planted in our mind. Growing up in Brunei has imparted ERYN with a deep appreciation of the natural world. The themes of introversion play out in imaginary landscapes inspired by lush tropical rainforests, the frozen arctic plains, and even the dry unforgiving desert. Each landscape is shaped by thoughts and emotions in ERYN’s mind and the process is at once aware yet unconscious. These landscapes are also removed from the mundane laws of physics, gravity, and proportion. Through this the artist creates a dreamlike quality in order to bring the viewer into an inner space to experience both the mysterious and the extraordinary.

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Education Master of Arts in Art by Research, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, Canada Diploma of Studio Arts, Sheridan College School of Animation, Arts and Design, Canada

Awards (Selected) 2015 Winner, Emerging Artist Gold Award, UOB Painting of the Year Competition 2015 2005 Adobe Award for Excellence in Digital Imaging, University of Toronto
 
 Past & Present Award, University of Toronto School of Animation, Arts & Design Award in Studio Work, University of Toronto 2003 D.L. Stevenson & Son Award in Painting, University of Toronto
 School of Animation, Arts & Design Award in Studio Work, University of Toronto

Selected Experience Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur 2015

AB+C Art Exhibition and Charity Auction (In-Between Arts Festival), China House, Penang, Malaysia

Radisson Art Showcase, Radisson Hotel, Brunei Darussalam

2012

Love Cats, Rainforest Gallery (with Care & Actions for Strays), Brunei Darussalam

2011

Rainforest Gallery Bazaar, Rainforest Gallery, Brunei Darussalam

Elusive, Black Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2010

The Dancer’s Palette, Rainforest Gallery, Brunei Darussalam

UOB Painting of the Year Competition 2015 Malaysia Award Exhibition, Curate, SENI Mont’ Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

2008

Child Survival (an exhibition by UNICEF), Sheraton Utama Hotel, Brunei Darussalam

Known x Unknown: sembilan Art Residency Season 2 Exhibition, Aku Café & Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Art to Heart Exhibition, Brunei Museum Art Gallery, Brunei Darussalam

Femmes Plurielles, Alliance Francaise de Penang and Women Center for Change (WCC), The Star Pitt St., Penang, Malaysia

Pameran Lukisan Sempena Sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan Malaysia, The Empire Hotel, Brunei Darussalam

2014

Hitam Putih – Penang Art Open Competition, Penang State Museum Board, Penang Art Museum, George Town, Penang

2005 In-Feed, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Canada 2004

Digital Imaging Mural, Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada

Love, Compassion, Galeri Art Point, George Town, Penang

2003

Bookmark Project, Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Identity Exhibition, Kaleidoscope Studio, Brunei Darussalam

Expression Exhibition, Kaleidoscope Studio, Brunei Darussalam

Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Ward Mural, Toronto, Canada

2013

Brunei Telephone Directory Cover Design Competition Shortlist, TELBRU, Brunei Darussalam

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ERYN, The Crossing (2016), Staedtler Fineliner and Watercolour 24


on Paper Cutout & Acrylic on Wood, 90 x 59 cm 25


Huong Nguyen Thu b. 1979 in Hanoi, Vietnam

Silk painting is an area of specialty of this well-known artist from Vietnam. Last year, she was one of the participating artists in Destination IV – Sprouting, a group exhibition by women artists from Malaysia and Vietnam, hosted by the Malaysian Embassy in Hanoi. Huong obtained both her Bachelor and Masters in Fine Art degrees from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts, in Hanoi, Vietnam, and has actively been participating in exhibitions since 2005. She is a member of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association, as well as the Young Artist Club.

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Education Master of Fine Art, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam Bachelor of Fine Art, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam

Selected Experience Group Exhibitions

“City in the City” Workshop, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi

Destination IV – Sprouting, Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchanges Centre, Hanoi

Asia Art Festival, Exhibition Centre, Hanoi

2010

“Silk Vietnam Exhibition”, France

Viêt Nam Fine Arts, Van Ho Exhibition Centre, Hanoi

2014

“Hoa si tre dang nghi gi?”, Exhibition Centre, Hanoi

“1000 years Thang Long Hanoi”, Capital Exhibition, Hanoi

Young Artist Festival 2014, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi

2009

“Group K44” Exhibition, VietArt Centre 42 Yetkieu, Hanoi

2013

“Hoa si tre dang nghi gi?”, Exhibition Centre, Hanoi

Capital Fine Arts Exhibition, Exhibition Centre, Hanoi Vietnamese Silk Paintings Exhibition, Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi National Fine Arts Exhibition, Van Ho Exhibition Centre, Hanoi

2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur 2015 LAY, Exhibition Centre, Hanoi

2012

Capital Exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam

2007

2011

Vietnam-France Exchanges Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Centre, Hanoi

2005

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Huong Nguyen Thu, Interior (2016), Watercolour on Silk, 115 x 85 cm

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Huong Nguyen Thu, To Reach (2016), Watercolour on Silk, 80 x 60 cm

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JaĂŤl Estrella b. 1983 in Reims, France

JaĂŤl Estrella is a French born self-taught artist who has been based in Kuala Lumpur since 2011. Art is as essential as breathing for JaĂŤl. Since a young age, she has been observing the surrounding world through an artistic eye. Her main inspiration is the beauty of textures, colors, patterns found in Nature, for her the Greatest Artist of all. She expresses herself using different mediums such as marker pen, acrylic paint and collage. The collage works are important to her because she uses recycled magazine paper. She gives a second and permanent life to the paper by producing meticulous, harmonious and powerful images from magazines that were about to be thrown away. Most of her works are abstract, with strong colors and textures, and a sharp sense of details.

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Education Self-taught artist, full time for the past four years.

Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2007

Drawing Exhibition, Adlivitum Café, Barcelona, Spain

2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2005

Drawing Exhibition, Sorrento Café, Barcelona, Spain

2015 Shine, The Refinery, Sentul East, Kuala Lumpur Elusive, Black Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Abstraction from Other Lands, KL Art Studio, Publika, Kuala Lumpu

Adolescence, Minut Init Gallery, Petaling Jaya

Art Connexion, MATIC Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Flow and Symmetry (Sembilan Residency Exhibition with Nicholas Choong), Alliance Française, Kuala Lumpur 31


JaĂŤl Estrella, Where I Find Peace (2016), Magazine Paper on Canvas, 122 x 270 cm (triptych)

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Jasmine Kok b. 1970 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A native of Kuala Lumpur, Jasmine had always been attracted to art from young, drawing and painting during her school years. Jasmine participated in the 2nd ASEAN Exhibition of Children’s Art in 1984, her first participation in a major art event, at the young age of 14. Jasmine enrolled in the now defunct KL College of Art, and in 1993 obtained her Diploma in Fine Art, majoring in Painting. She enrolled herself in the City & Guilds of London Art School in 1996, and sculpture presented itself as a way she could continue creating with her hands, rather than delve into the more conceptual side of visual art. Although sculpture is her main mode of artistic expression, Jasmine is also adept at painting and printmaking, making her an all-round artist. Jasmine has a larger long-term mission, to realize a dream that she has had for the last several years, which is to set up a sculpture park, inspired by what she saw while studying in the UK, in particular, Henry Moore’s sculpture park in Perry Green, Herfordshire and the Grizedale Forest Art Park, located in England’s Lake District.

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Education Masters of Art in Fine Art, City & Guilds Of London Art School, London, United Kingdom Diploma In Fine Art (Sculpture), City & Guilds Of London Art School London, United Kingdom Diploma In Fine Art (Painting), Kuala Lumpur College Of Art (KLCA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions 2013

Impian Rimbun / Impression Of Nature, 1MCAT Art Exhibition, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

2012 Sensuality , Galeri Chandan, Kuala Lumpur 2002

Pain & Injury, Live Performance, Drawing & Printing Exhibition at Kennington Sovi Art Center, London

Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2015

Singapore Contemporary Art Show, Suntec Singapore Exhibition & Convention Centre, Singapore (with Artemis Art) Art Kaohsiung 2015, Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (with Artemis Art) Destination IV – Sprouting, Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchanges Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam

FACETS, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur 2014

Impian Rimbun Series, Atelier 11, Kajang, Selangor

Migration: Langkawi Art Biennale 2014, Pulau Langkawi

The Good Malaysian Woman (Ethinicity, Religion, Politics), Black Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2013

1001 Malaysian Artists, Art Malaysia, Viva Homes, Kuala Lumpur

Blooming, KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), Kuala Lumpur

5 Midterm Malaysian Artists, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Gallery, Petaling Jaya

2012

MITE (Malaysia International Tourism Exchange) 2012 Art Exhibition, MAEPS, Serdang, Selangor

2011

“Fusion Of Passion” MASIF 2011 Art Exhibition, Galeri Petronas, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

The Splendour Of Peace, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian Women Artists Exhibition, Island Gallery, Penang

5th New Expression Of Asian Art, Bangkok, Thailand

Malaysian Women Artists Exhibition, June Art Space, Petaling Jaya

2010

Shanghai Art Expo, Shanghai

Centennial Celebration of Women in the Art World, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

2009

24th Asian International Art Exhibition (AIAE), Balai Seni Lukis Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Charity Art Sale, RA Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2008

Rapat Umum Merdeka 2008, RA Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Anniversary Show, Pace Gallery, Petaling Jaya

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Jasmine Kok, Mother (2016), Ipoh Marble, 12(L) x 13 (W) x 16(H) cm

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Jasmine Kok, The Balance 2 (2016), Italian Marble, 33 (L) x 14.5 (W) x 18.5 (H) cm

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Karma Sirikogar b. 1987 in Singapore

Karma Sirikogar’s intricate works are created with a loving and compulsive attention to detail. Her imaginative compositions are suggestively inspired by geometric man-made structures and organic forms found in the natural world. Viewers are hypnotized by her works ambiguous yet familiar imagery, that draw gentle associations between the microcosmic constructions of biology, flora, landscapes, mechanics, circuitry and the anatomy of architecture. The abstracted becomes surreal and vice versa. Through repetitive patterns, optical dense line work and meandering shapes, viewers are drawn into an ocular meditation, releasing the mind of cognitive thought - allowing oneself to mentally float into the exploration of the unknown. Karma’s process is automatic and sub-conscious driven. Her work is constantly evolving as she grows and develops her skills. Describing herself as a third culture nomad, Karma was born in Singapore and is of Punjabi descent, but is now a citizen of Thailand, living and working in Bangkok.

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Education Certificate in Printmaking, Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University, India Bachelor of Communication (Advertising-Creative, Art Direction & Copywriting), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions 2014

Art Of Presence, Concordia Holistic Wellness Center & Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Recharge, Brownstone Music & Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand

Maitrii: Thai-Indian Art Exhibition, The Seven Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Space Oh These Crazy, Thonglor Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand

Threshold 2, Bridge Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand

2014

I Am Awake, Mahanaga, Bangkok, Thailand

HOFest Art Festival, W district, Bangkok, Thailand

Group Exhibitions

Oasis of Freedom, V64 Art Studios, Bangkok, Thailand

2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Samadhi Santi Contemporary Art Collection, River City Grand Hall, Bangkok, Thaiand

2013

Colour of the Heart , Charity Mural for Camillian Children’s Home, Bangkok, Thailand

PraVaha, Rooftop Gallery by Farmani, Bangkok, Thailand 2013

2015

Third Eye Geometry, Attic Studios, Bangkok, Thailand


Esquire Magazine 20th Anniversary Party + Art Exhibition,
Emquartier, Bangkok, Thailand

“RAW”, Brownstone Music & Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand


The Asian Heritage Month Exhibition, AOTA Art, Suntrust, Atlanta, U.S.A.


Bengal Art Talent Hunt Winners Exhibition, Bodhi Tree Monastery of Art Gallery, Kolkata, India

2012

Shades of Green, Gardens of Dinsor Place, Bangkok, Thailand

Kala Bhavana Annual Exhibition, Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata, India

2010

Lush Night, Hi Residence Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand


Symphony In Black, Soroptomist International Dusit Club, Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

2005

Deviant art: Digital Photography, Doppio Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

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Karma Sirikogar, Unfolding Tree of Dreams (2014), A 40


Acrylic & Paint Marker On Canvas, 175 x 100 cm 41


Koo Yean Ni b. 1994 in Seremban, Malaysia

Through imagination and observation, Koo Yean Ni’s art delves into the cultural diversity and intricacies of Malaysia’s rich and diverse cultures. Inspired by the innocence and naivety of children’s creativity, events are depicted using forms and lines, as seen from the artist’s own perspective. Embracing the many cultural and historical aspects of Malaysiana, each of her works are an investigation into our past and present, using motifs taken from major folk arts from the various cultural groupings in Malaysia. Yean Ni complements her artistic career by teaching art to young children, whose spontaneity and honest expressiveness continue to be an inspiration for her works.

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Education Diploma in Fine Art, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur

Awards 2015 Vision Petron Student Art Competition 2015, 1st Prize Painting Category 
 FMYAC (French Malaysia Young Artist Competition), Finalist Nando’s Art Initiative 2015, Top 15 (Painting Category) 2014 Maybank Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Creative Wau Designing Competition, First Runner-Up Nando’s Art Initiative 2014, Top 15 (Painting Category) 2013 Tanpa Nama 2, Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery – two artworks selected

Selected Experience Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

n.e.xXx.T: New Emerging Talent, Xin Art Space, Kuala Lumpur

Young and New IV, H.O.M. Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur

2015 aveNew, Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

FMYAC (France Malaysia Young Artist Competition), National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

AIA Saya Generasi Malaysia, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Pop Up Show, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Fine Art Course Exhibition, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur

2014

Future Generation Art Exhibition, Leo Geo Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur 


Tanjong Heritage Art Competition, Kuala Lumpur

Maybank Creative Wau Competition, MidValley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur

Nando’s Art Initiative Exhibition, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2013

Tanpa Nama 2, Bank Negara Museum & Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Fine Art Course Exhibition, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur

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Koo Yean Ni, Apart of the Life (2016), Oil on canvas, 104 x 132 cm

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Laksmi Shitaresmi b. 1974 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Laksmi has been an active artist since early in her youth, participating in several national and international exhibitions since the age of 13, well before she enrolled in the prestigious Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) in her hometown of Yogyakarta. She is today perhaps best known for her sculptures, and also for her paintings, one of which is part of Equilibrio. Laksmi Shitaresmi has, to-date, over two hundred group exhibitions and ten solo exhibitions so far in her career that spans almost three decades.

Education Bachelor of Fine Art, Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Awards (Selected) 2014 Nominated for The Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014-2015 2009 “Distinct Uniqueness” Golden Selection Women Artist Art Awards Indonesia 1999 Nokia Art Awards, Finalist Philip Morris Art Awards Indonesia, Nominated 1997 Philip Morris Art Awards Indonesia, Nominated

Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions

2009

Nakedness Reveals Life, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Indonesia

2014

Lakon 3, Erasmus Huis – Embassy of The Netherlands, Jakarta, Indonesia

2007 Tunggal, Gedung Gading Indah, Jakarta, Indonesia

Lakon 2, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2006

My Life, CSIS Jakarta, Indonesia

2012

Lakon 1, Nadi Gallery at Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia

2004

Dunia Laksmi, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Indonesia

2002

Daun Pada Dada, Kupu-Kupu Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Kocap Kacarita, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

1999

Bahasa Lukis Sebagai Terapi, Lembaga Indonesia Perancis, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Gerhana Matahari Total 1983, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Kaliber, TahunMas Art Room, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2015

66th Gama Art Dies Natalis UGM, Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Kweni Art Festival #1, Rumah Seni Sawah dan Ladang, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Belum Ada Judul (book launch event for “Setelah Aktivisme 1994-2015” by Enin Supriyanto), Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

HERO, Pullman Jakarta Central Park, Jakarta, Indonesia

Untukmu Guru, Museum H. Widayat, Magelang, Indonesia

ISI isi, Kemang 58 Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Neo Barbarian: Indonesia & Thailand Cultural Exchange Project, Bentara Budaya Bali, Indonesia

2013

Peristiwa Sebuah Kelas, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Sea+ Triennale 2013, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Neo Barbarian: Indonesia & Thailand Cultural Exchange Project, Adale Third Place Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Silaturahmi #2 : Seni Rupa Sebagai Jalan Persaudaraan, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Indonesia

ArtJog|13 : Maritime Culture, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Horizon of Strength: Merta Kriya Nusantara, Tugu Kunstkring Paleis, Jakarta, Indonesia

Yogyakarta Art Directory 2013, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Urip Mung Mampir Ngombe, Langit Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Love Live Life, Pullman Jakarta Central Park, Jakarta, Indonesia

Bazaar Art Jakarta, Ritz Carlton, Jakarta, Indonesia

ART JOG 8 : Infinity in Flux, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

ANGGAR & LAKSMI : Re(Pro)Kreatif, Budaya Solo Balai Sedjatmoko, Solo, Central Java, Indonesia

Anggar & Laksmi : Expositie van Schilderijen, Galeri 238-Opera, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

One Night Stand, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Mommy Dearest, Via Via Café, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2012

SLENCO 30th Birthday, Bentara Budaya in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Solo and Bali

Bazaar Art Fair 2012, Pacific Place Jakarta, Indonesia

LOVE #2, Syang Art Space, Magelang, Indoesia

LOVE #1, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta

FOLK : LORE, Jogja Contemporary at Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2014

Tombo Ati : Mengenang GusDur, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta at Omah Petroek, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Devotion, by ISI Yogyakarta at Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta

ArtJog|12, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia Inaugural, Rachel Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Akar Ilalang, Griya Santrian, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia Dr. Oei Hong Djien’s 73rd Birthday, Gedung Tribakti, Magelang, Indonesia

ANGGAR & LAKSMI: Bumi, Pullman Jakarta Central Park, Jakarta, Indonesia

Gelar Maestro Rindu Jogja, HUT Kota Yogyakarta ke-258, Yogyakarta Culture & Tourism Service, Titik Nol Kilometer, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Grand Opening: New OHD Museum, OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia

Art Stage Singapore 2012, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Indonesia Sculpture Triannale #2 : VERSI, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Kembar Mayang, Museum H. Widayat, Magelang, Indonesia

Kembalinya Sabdo Palon Noyogenggong, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2011

Maximum City : Survive or Escape, Jakarta Biennale 2011, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Ibu Pertiwi, Jogja Contemporary at Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Beastly, Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia

Fight For Light-Religiocity in Indonesia Art, Mon Decor Art Center, Jakarta, Indonesia

Melihat Indonesia, Ciputra World 1, Jakarta, Indonesia

Pameran Amal Anugerah Saparinah, Sadli Galeri & Museum Cemara 6, Jakarta, Indonesia

Pasar Kencrung, Bentara Budaya in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia

Boleh Memanjang Asal Ada Artinya, Sarang Art Space & BKdP Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Visual Art Exhibition, Rumah Seni Sidoarum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Power of Woman, Koesnadi Hardjasoemantri Cultural Centre, Universiti Gajah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Romance de Amor, Hanna Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia 47


Laksmi Shitaresmi, Presiden Kepiting Mohon Jangan Miring Miring (2015), Acrylic On C

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Canvas, 145 x 145 cm

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Lhean Villanueva b. 1985 in Manila, The Philippines

Lhean is a Manila based visual artist whose works transcend the conventional, depicting instead the beauty of the mythical and extraterrestrial. The flair of her work is contemporary in nature; Lhean has endeavored to develop her own psychedelic style using vibrant and neon colors distinctly outlined with black flowing intricate lines and patterns. She doesn’t limit herself to this perimeter, however, she know no inhibitions which allowed her to continuously explore different combinations of drawing and painting medium that interest her. Ethereal elements which are present in her art form communicates her current thoughts and social expressions, strong feminine visual undertones representative of her strong character as an artist. Also present in her works are visual expressions of the underground Psytrance-music culture, a sub-culture milieu Lhean is both an enthusiast and advocate for within her community. The psychedelic vibes that emanate through her works are visual expressions of the music that drives her, producing art that is unique as the artist herself is.

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Education Bachelor in Arts (Mass Communication), University of the Philippines, Cebu, Philippines Bachelor in Fine Art (Painting) up to 2nd Year, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions 2015

Dreams Within Dreams, A Space Manila, Makati City, Philippines

2012 Intuition, Quantum Cafe, Makati City, Philippines 2008

L’amour Est (Love Is), My Little ArtPlace, San Juan, Philippines

Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2013 Construct, Sagilid Art Space, Makati City, Philippines

Instant Doodles: A Third Helping, My Little Art Place, San Juan, Philippines

PVAF (Philippine Visual Arts Festival), Pagadian, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines

2012

First Orbit: Kanto’s Anniversary Exhibit, Kanto Artist Space, The Collective, Makati City, Philippines

2010

Watching The Wheels: John Lennon Tribute, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines

2015 Mythos, Set Artist Space, Makati City, Philippines

Instant Doodles Never Dies, Set Artist Space, Makati City, Philippines

MAP for CLIMATE, Archivo 1984 Gallery, Makati City, Philippines

2009 Jewels, Purple Art Gallery, Pasig City, Philippines Occurrences, Art 19B, Cubao Expo, Quezon City, Philippines

Genre: Spring Of Aphrodite, RJ Bar, Makati City, Philippines

Implicit Psalm, Rotech Art Center, Pasig City, Philippines

Subliminal Cosmos, BlueLine Gallery, Makati City, Philippines

Katha, Rizal Park Visitor’s Center, Manila, Philippines 2014

Art In Transit, Powerplant Activity Center, Makati City, Philippines

Faces, ASpace Manila, Makati City, Philippines

A Gathering Of The Tribes, Art Galileia, Taguig, Philippines

Instant Doodles: The 4th Bowlful, Cevio Art Haus, Pasig City, Philippines

2008 OBRA, Big and Small Art Co., Manila, Philippines

HEAT, Sigwada Art Gallery, Manila, Philippines 51


Lhean Villanueva, Focus (2016), Acrylic On Canvas, 61 x 51 cm

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Lhean Villanueva, Throwline (2016), Acrylic On Canvas, 41 x 56 cm

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Lyia Meta b. 1971 in Malacca, Malaysia

She’s a vibrant singer, sometimes songwriter, and visual artist who spent her early childhood admiring her father’s paintbrush fly across huge expanses of canvas. Each stroke left her in awe and wonder at the magic he wove. Lyia was born in Malacca, to a Malaccan Portuguese father and a Sinhalese-Chinese mother. From as far back as she can remember, she has been doodling, sketching and painting. After school she pursued distance studies in Interior Design, got married, had a kid and fell in love with the stage. Making music her life, she has sung in various parts of the peninsula. But art has always been close to her heart. Today she is still singing but her art has become more and more a channel for which she can best express herself. Moving away from the more ornate and romantic style many have known her art to be, Lyia’s more recent works sees her delve into a more abstract style of painting, depicting scenes of almost post-apocalyptic solace.

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Education Self-taught artist Diploma in Interior Design, The Sheffield School of Interior Design (distance learning program)

Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2014

2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Apperception: Kaleidoscopic Nuances, Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2015

Young Art Taipei 2015, Sheraton Grande Taipei, Taiwan (with Artemis Art)

2014

Twitter Art Exhibition, Orlando, Florida, USA

2013

Asia Hotel Art Fair (AHAF), Mandarin Oriental Hotel (with Artemis Art)

International Women’s Day exhibition: “My Day”, Viva Home Exhibition Hall, Kuala Lumpur

50 Shades of Malaysia, Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (Artemis Art exhibition & book project, part of BSVN’s M50: Selamat Hari Malaysia initiative)

2012 Emergence, Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

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Lyia Meta, Quietude (2016), Acrylic On Canvas, 122 x 92 cm

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Lyia Meta, Requiescence (2016), Acrylic On Canvas, 122 x 92 cm

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Manje (Shany Ahmed) b. 1983 in Maldives

Manje is today a freelance visual artist and conceptual designer, but the route she took can certainly be said to have been an unconventional one. Her formal education may have been in Urban Planning, but since completing her studies Manje has been active in the creative industry, working as a designer, photographer and visual artist. A self-taught artist, her artworks are a reflection of the rich cultural backdrop of Maldives, her home country, borrowing many visual thematic ideas from folkloric and cultural elements of the island nation. Ornately decorative on the surface, each of her works tells a deeper story, often utilizing Maldivian folklore as a basis to address more contemporary issues and themes. Currently, Manje is an active member of Studio Mekar, a young artist collective studio just outside of Kuala Lumpur, where most of her art is created. She is also an active mural painter, participating in numerous graffiti and mural events around KL.

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Education Bachelor (Honors) In Urban And Regional Planning, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Selected Experience Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur 2015

Maldives Festival of Arts 2015, National Art Gallery, Male’, Maldives

Elusive, Black Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2012

Satu x Satu, Galeri Rumahterang, Publika Art Row, Kuala Lumpur

Graffiti & Mural Event, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Art For Grabs, Annexe Gallery, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

2014

Borak Art Series: Rantai Art Exhibition, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2011

Untamed Bloom, New Straits Times Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Meeting of Characters (MOC) Part 4 Lumpur

2010

Call of the Sangu, Dusit Thani Maldives

Art For Grabs, Annexe Gallery, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

Rantai Art Exhibition, Red Bungalow, Kuala Lumpur

2009

Art For Grabs, Annexe Gallery, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

2013

SAARC Artist Camp, National Art Gallery, Male’, Maldives

Kuala

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Manje (Shany Ahmed), The Queen Who Came From A Mango Seed (2016) Mixed Media on Canvas, 100 x 72 cm

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Manje (Shany Ahmed), The Ritual (2016), Acrylic and Liquid Goldleaf on Canvas, 100 x 72 cm

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Ony Jamsari b. 1991 in Malaysia

A recent graduate from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Ony draws her inspiration from the many places she has traveled to. Not only is she attracted by the beautiful scenery, but her fascination extends to the people she meets as well. Among the places she has traveled to is Nepal, source of inspiration for her more recent works. She is cognizant of the fact what makes a place special is not just the physicality of the place, but the people who inhabit it. It is this realization that is transposed onto her art, essentially providing us a holistic snapshot of what makes a particular place special.

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Education Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons.), Univeristy Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia Diploma in Fine Art, Univeristy Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Lendu, Melaka, Malaysia

Selected Experience Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Arau 1, ASWARA Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2015

1 x 1, Galeri Titikmerah, Publika Art Row, Kuala Lumpur

Elusive, Black Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Empowering The Youth, Young Malaysian Heroes 2015, Subang, Selangor

2014 Rawgold, Galeri Titikmerah, Publika Art Row, Kuala Lumpur

CAFFA 2014 (Coffee and Art Fringe Festival Asia), White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Degree Show, FSSR UiTM Shah Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor

Vision Petron Art Competition Exhibition, National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2013

Lendu International Art Camp, Lendu, Melaka

Seni Mural Community Initiative, Padang Jawa, Selangor

2011

Open Show, Galeri Shah Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor

“Kotak Dalam Kotak” sculpture/installation Publika Christmas Installation, Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur 63


Ony Jamsari, Mother Mountain (2016), Acrylic on Canvas, 91 x 61 cm

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Ony Jamsari, Pretty Her (2016), Acrylic on Canvas, 91 x 61 cm

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Sudrak Khongpuang b. 1975 in Thailand

Sudrak Khongpuang started her career as a professional painter from 2002. A prolific practitioner of the Naïve Surrealism movement, Sudrak is known for the use of vibrant colors to document the Thai countryside and the old rural way of life. Her oil colour on canvas Modern Landscape paintings, inspired by her carefree childhood years spent with her grandparents upcountry, are a clear testament of her unique style. A self-taught painter, Sudrak spent the first half of her professional career perfecting her techniques and discovering her distinctive style. From that moment on, her works have made their ways to public viewing – both as a part of group exhibitions and independently. Amongst her many solo showcases, the most notable are exhibitions held at South Bay Contemporary/The Loft Art Studio & Gallery in San Pedro, California USA, the National Gallery of Thailand, the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, and the Jamjuree Art Gallery of the Chulalongkorn University, to name just a few. Her paintings are celebrated by both domestic and foreign art collectors.

Education Master of Art Education, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand Bachelor of Art, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand

Awards (Selected) 2004 Support Award of Sculpture, The Stock Exchange of Thailand, Bangkok 1996 2nd winner, Award of Sculpture for Lamtan Beach, Sansuk Municipality, Chonburi, Thailand 1987 Honor Student of Fine Art Activity of Satit School of Burapha University 1985 Support Award of Painting, Children’s Day, Sriracha Municipality, Chonburi, Thailand 1984 Top Award winner of Painting in Children’s Day, Sriracha Municipality, Chonburi, Thailand 66

Sudrak Khongpuang, Balance of Life is Bbeautiful No


o. 1 (2015), Oil on Canvas, 110 x 150 cm

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Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions 2016

Grown Up, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, California, USA


2015

Mother Nature, Pandora Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand


2014

I’ll Spread My Wings, Koi Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand 


2012

Keep In Mind, Jamjuree Art Gallery (Chulalongkorn University) and K Village, Bangkok, Thailand

Once, The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand 
 2011

Imagination of Remember, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

Beautiful of Life, 9Art , Chaingrai, Thailand 


2010

Travel In My Mind, Liam Gallery, Pattaya, Thailand


2004 Beginer, Mix Boss Gallery, Chonburi, Thailand

Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur 2013

Art Street, Major Ratchayothin, Bangkok, Thailand 


Flower Party, Esplanade Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand 


2010

Artist & Designer Creation, SCG Experience, Bangkok, Thailand

2009

New Ecologies, Sheraton Pattaya Reasort, Pattaya, Thailand 


2008 “Nude”, Silom Galleria, Bangkok, Thailand 
 2005

Just The Sun Group 5th, Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya and Easter Center Art & Culture Museum, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand


APP’S US , Ayothaya Contemporary Gallery, Ayudthaya, Thailand 


2004

1st Art Exhibition of Amata Foundation, Amata City, Chonburi, Thailand

Just The Sun Group 4th, Easter Center Art And Culture Museum, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand


2003

Just The Sun Group 3rd, Chamjuree Museum, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Sudrak Khongpuang, Balance of Life is Bbeautiful

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No. 2 (2015), Oil on Canvas, 110 x 150 cm

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Tiarma Sirait b. 1968 in Bandung, Indonesia

Tiarma Sirait is an exciting Bandung-based fashion artist who presents visually provocative and thought provoking installations, performances, textiles and fashions, questioning all the conventional wisdoms both of the East and West. She began to study painting from the senior artist Barli Sasmitawinata when she was in Junior High School. Tiarma was educated in the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Textile Design, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Fashion Design and a STINT (The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research & Higher Education) scholarship Program, Master in Fashion & Textile Design at University of Borås, Sweden. In 1997, she started her own Private studio for fashion and Design; ‘Poleng Studio’. Her performance in design and fashion has been acknowledged by many international art institutions and she has intensively participated in many domestics and overseas exhibitions. Recently, she began painting again and has participated in many exhibitions, including at the Indonesia National Gallery in Jakarta (Galeri Nasional). The fabulous artworks of “2008 Won’t Ever Be” was chosen for the permanent collection of the Olympic Fine Arts Museum, China. As a fashion artist, her aim is to support diversity in Indonesian fashion through active participation in the local and international fashion scenes. Tiarma is passionate about developing the creativity of young Indonesian designers through workshops and internship programs and events. She sees her key role in the facilitation of fashion at Poleng Studio as a medium of expression and communication through various exhibitions, lectures, writing, performances and forums. Recently, she has incorporated pink plastics and synthetic fur to highlight the fickleness, volatility and falsehood that permeate our dearly held beliefs, influences and lifestyles. Through her bold conceptual approaches to art, fashion design and pop culture, Tiarma has explored themes such as love and lust, foreign influences on Indonesian culture and mass consumerism to name but a few. Her art is intended to show the hyper reality in the contemporary context. She uses fashion in her painting as a medium to express the journey of her performances. She shows her exploration of her free spirit in her painting. Her artwork uses pink as the main color. She uses this color to give an eccentric sensation for her creation. She uses pink also because the color is very girly, kitsch, and synthetic. She has worked quite consistently with pink since the beginning of her career as a fashion artist in 1998. It has been her signature to use this brilliant color in her artwork. Tiarma has exhibited extensively throughout Indonesia and in countries around the world such as: Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, Cuba, Poland, Japan, UK, Sweden, Italy, China, Colombia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Portugal, and others. She is also frequently invited to deliver talks, guest lecture, and to participate in many international events and symposia related to art, design and fashion.

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Education Master in Fashion & Textile Design, University of Borås, Sweden Bachelor of Art, Institut Teknologi Bandung (Faculty of Art & Design), Bandung, Indonesia

Awards (Selected) 2015 9th China-Asean Youth Artwork Creativity Contest at Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Museum, China
- Excellent Award Gudang Garam Indonesia Art Award (GGIAA) 2015 at National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Finalist 5th Annual Exposure Award competition – entry selected for inclusion in The Architecture Collection at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France 2011 Excellent Award for the 5th China-Asean Youth Artwork Creativity Contest at Guangxi Nation Art Palace, China
 2008 Finalist, Australian Alumni Awards for Culture and Art (organized by the Australian Embassy), Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
 2002 Winning to become an Indonesian Representative for the Concours International des Jeunes Createurs de Mode 2002, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
 1997 Ten Best Winners, Fashion Designer Competition (LPM’97 – organized by Femina Magazine), Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia


Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions 2006

Global vs. Local (Installation), Be-Mall, Bandung, Indonesia


2004

After Party (Installation), Common Room, Bandung Center of Media Arts, Bandung, Indonesia


Me, Myself & Barbie’s Smile (Installation), Potluck Coffee and Bar, Bandung, Indonesia


2001

Sweet Lolly (Installation & Fashion Performance), Kedai Kebun Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Group Exhibitions

No Boundaries: Indonesian – Cambodia Art Exchange, Java Art Gallery & The Asia Foundation (Community Art Gallery), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2014

16th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, National Art Gallery - Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Paperium 4: Fiber to Paper, Textile Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia

Langkawi Art Biennale: Migration, Langkawi Lagoon Resort, Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia

Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition, Galleria Duemila, Manila, Philippines

2013

Indonesia Design & Craft Biennale, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Resonance: An Intangible & Oral Cultural Heritage
 Fiber Face #4, International Online Fiber Exhibition

The Bandung Paper Art Show “Paperium: Perspective/ Creativity”, Sri Baduga Museum, Bandung, Indonesia

11th International Visual Art Workshop and Exhibition Poh-Chang Academy of Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin (RMUTR), Bangkok, Thailand

Changzhou China International Art Festival, Shanghai, Changzhou City (Jiangsu) & Huangshan City (Anhui), China

Green eARTh International Exhibition & Symposium, Kalakshetra Museum Gallery, Guwahati, India

Hajad Jagad Art Festival, Harris Hotel, Bandung, Indonesia

2015

2nd Valencian Festival of Arts Photography Exhibition, Festival Valencià de Les Arts, Valencia, Spain

2012

Turning Targets #1 – OneNightStand, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Stitching the Gap #1, Waga Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Love Our Batik, Gedung Indonesia Menggugat, Bandung, Indonesia

Bungkus! Bandung Photography Now: ‘Journey’, Pasundan University, Bandung, Indonesia

Gudang Garam Indonesia Art Award (GGIAA) 2015, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

‘Slenco’ Art Exhibition, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jogjakarta & Bali, Indonesia


4th Asean Art Exhibition, Art & Culture Museum, Khon Kaen University and Southern Thai Art Gallery Princess Galayanivadhana Institute of Cultural Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani, Thailand


Maximum City: Survive or Escape?, 14th Jakarta Biennale, Central Park Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia

NordArt, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Germany


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Tiarma Sirait, Pink Dress, Blue Mood on a Lonely Day (2014) Oil on Canvas, 140 x 60 cm 72


Tiarma Sirait, Pink Dress, Gloomy Mood on a Day Trip (2014) Oil on Canvas, 140 x 60 cm 73


Veronika Neukirch b. 1986 in D端sseldorf, Germany

Veronika is a multi-disciplinary visual artist who has been living and working in Malaysia since 2014. She obtained her BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and is active as an independent curator, researcher and writer, in addition to being a visual artist. She aims to unveil the amusing, mystical or alien within the mundane, giving new identities and perspectives to familiar everyday objects.

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Education Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London, United Kingdom (including being in a one year exchange at Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany) Fine Art & Design Foundation, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London, United Kingdom

Selected Experience Solo Exhibitions 2015

Ripen At Home, Minut Init Gallery, Petaling Jaya

Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Extending Ideas, Feeka, Kuala Lumpur & USM, George Town, Penang

2015

The End is The Beginning, Minut Init Gallery, Petaling Jaya

AB+C Charity Auction, China House, George Town, Penang

2014

International Artist Residency, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur 


O.S., Beck Road Studios, Hackney, London, UK
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Islington Contemporary Art Fair, Candid Arts Trust, Angel, London, UK

METAMORPH (curator), The Hoxton Garage, London, UK

CSM Fine Art Degree Show, Central Saint Martins Granary Building, London

2012 Rundgang, Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany

Magic Assembly Magic Assemblage Residency, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, London

Elusive, Black Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

ESC Residency, Empty Space Chiang Mai, Thailand

XX, Central Saint Martins Granary Building, London

Inner Visions, Minut Init Gallery, Petaling Jaya


2011

CUBE, Flaxon Ptooch, London

Plat Form Plai Ground, ItIsWhatItIs, Brighton, UK

Trinity Buoy Wharf Residency, London

The Impact of Color, DVAA, B Gallery, New York, USA

Fragile, Hackney Wicked Festival, London 75


Veronika Neukirch, Untitled Goblet (2016) Anti-slip Mat, Astroturf, Plaster, Spray Paint, Vase, 4 76


47 x 40 x 35 cm 77


Viko Zhijune b. 1993 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Viko, a young artist who recently obtained her diploma in Fine Art from Dasein Academy of Art, uses her works to explore her inner world, shuttling between sense and sensibility, using dots, lines, shapes and colours. The process of creating enables her to learn more about herself, both as a method of self-discovery and the practice of self-healing. Her works do not delve too deeply into narrative, instead allowing the viewer to provide their own interpretation. Various forms of visual arts are utilized by her in the process of revealing her inner world. Eqilibrio is Viko’s second exhibition participation, after the most recent Locals Only exhibition at Taksu Kuala Lumpur. She was the second prize winner in the 2014 Tanjung Heritage National Art Competition, in the Oil & Acrylic category.

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Education Diploma in Fine Art, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Awards 2014 2nd Prize Winner, Oil & Acrylic Category, Tanjung Heritage National Art Competition

Selected Experience Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Locals Only, Taksu Kuala Lumpur 79


Viko Zhijune, The Only (2016), Ink & color pencil on paper, 42 x 30 cm

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Viko Zhijune, He Said He Did Not Want To Hug (2016), Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 128 x 88 cm

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Vivi Kartina Hazolene b. 1979 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

After staying out of the art scene for a few years, Vivi Kartina Hazolene returned to painting through her participation in Cracko Art Group’s Guilty Pleasures last year, hosted by Artemis Art. She is, in fact, one of the founding members of the Kota Kinabalu based artist collective. As a full-time mother of three, Vivi knows firsthand the difficulty in trying to find a viable middle path, balancing the needs of her young family, with her artistic pursuits.

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Education Diploma in Graphic Design, Kinabalu Commercial College, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Diploma in Art Foundation Studies, KBU International College, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Selected Experience Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur 2015

Guilty Pleasures #1, Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2013

Cracko Art Group Exhibition, Sabah Gallery, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

What’s Inside Pandora’s Box, CAG Asylum, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Vivi Kartina Hazolene, Day (2016) Poster Paint & Ink on Marine Chart Paper and Wood, 90 x 62 cm

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Vivi Kartina Hazolene, Night (2016) Poster Paint & Ink on Marine Chart Paper and Wood, 90 x 62 cm

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Vu Bach Lien b. 1976 in Hanoi, Vietnam

Adept at the intricacies of printmaking Vu Bach Lien’s intricate woodcut and lithographic prints exhibit the attention to detail that this artist possesses. She has won several awards for her artworks, which have since been collected by the Vietnam Fine Art Museum, as well as by collectors from several countries around the world. Her large format woodcuts depict the visual emotions the artist observes with the passage of time, and are part of her ongoing Four Seasons series of woodcut prints. Bach Lien currently resides in Hanoi, and is a member of the Vietnam Fine Art Association, based in the Vietnamese capital city.

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Education Bachelor of Art (Graphics), Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Art, Hanoi, Vietnam

Awards 2015 B award in “Sculpture - Graphic Exhibition - North of Viet Nam”, prize presented by the Vietnam Fine Arts Association 2013 B award in “Sculpture - Graphic Exhibition - North of Viet Nam”, prize presented by the Vietnam Fine Arts Association 2011 First Prize in National Fine Arts Exhibition, presented by the Vietnam Fine Arts Association, for her wood cut artwork “Ðông vé” (Winter) B award in “Sculpture - Graphic Exhibition - North of Viet Nam”, prize presented by the Vietnam Fine Arts Association 2008 Awarded “Ðâm thu” in the Hanoi Fine Art Exhibition 10-10

Selected Experience Group Exhibitions

Left Hand Photography Exhibition, Vietnam

2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

2013

Ancient Capital’s Energy, Hue, Vietnam

Woman Artists’ Exhibition of Vietnam Fine Arts Association, Hanoi, Vietnam

2012

20 Years Celebration of Diplomatic Relation of KoreaVietnam Art
Exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam

Singapore Contemporary Art Show, Suntec Singapore Exhibition & Convention Centre, Singapore (with Artemis Art)

2015

Art Kaohsiung, Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (with Artemis Art)

Love (with Korean photographer Lee Sang Bok), Korean Cultural Center, Hanoi, Vietnam

Destination IV – Sprouting, Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchanges Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam

TET ART 2015, Hang Da Galleria, Hanoi, Vietnam

LÂY, Vietnam Fine Arts Association Exhibition Center, Hanoi, Vietnam 2014

Face To Face, Mai Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

2011

Hanoi Fine Art Exhibition 10-10, Hanoi, Vietnam

2010

1000th Anniversary of Thang Long Ha- Noi Exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam

2009

Sculpture - Graphic Exhibition - North of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam

2008

Young Creative Camp Exhibition, Vietnam

Woman Artists’ Exhibition of Vietnam Fine Arts Association, Hanoi, Vietnam 87


Vu Bach Lien, Night (2014), Woodcut Print, 70 x 70 cm (ed. 4 of 10)

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Vu Bach Lien, Summer Melody (2012), Stone Lithography on Paper, 52.5 x 40 cm (ed. 3 of 15)

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Yasmeen Cheong b. 1994 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Visualization of human expressions is the main thrust of Yasmeen’s current work, delving into the dynamics of human interaction and how facial expressions become the interface through which individuals interact with each other. Her subjects are frequently the elderly, portraitures reflecting the circumstances of their existence, often focusing on those neglected by family and society, living out the remainder of their lives in institutions. The strong monochromatic tonal textures, achieved through her use of charcoal and oil, drive us to contemplate the circumstances of her subjects, perhaps even to move us to become more caring as individuals. In her young career, this recent graduate from Dasein Academy of Art has already garnered awards, but more importantly, the attention of art enthusiasts.

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Education Diploma in Fine Art, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Awards (Selected) 2014 Tanjung Heritage 2014 National Level Art Competition, First Prize in Charcoal/Pencil/Ink Creative Wau Designing Competition – Consolation Prize 2013 Tanpa Nama 2 Competition and Exhibition, Consolation Prize (Category B)

Selected Experience Group Exhibitions 2016 EQUILIBRIO, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

YMA III, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur

n.e.xXx.t: New Emerging Talent, Xin Art Space, Kuala Lumpur

Young and Blooming Part II, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur and ChinaHouse, George Town, Penang

2015 aveNew, Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

AIA Saya Generasi Malaysia, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Pop Up Show, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Fine Art Course Exhibition, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur

2014

Fine Art Course Exhibition, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur

Future Generation Art Exhibition, Leo Geo Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur 


Printmaking Exhibition, Leo Geo Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

Tanpa Nama 2, Bank Negara Museum & Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

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Yasmeen Cheong, I’m Trapped (2016) Charcoal, Paper and Thread on Canvas, 92


, 215 x 90 cm 93


Opening Reception

E UILIBRIO 8pm Thursday March 3 2016

Group photo of participating artists present at the opening reception for EQUILIBRIO on March 3, 2016, with our guest of honour and Artemis Art director. From left to right: U.C. Loh (Artemis Art), Laksmi Shitaresmi, Veronika Neukirch, ERYN (Winnie Cheng), Angela Hijjas (our guest of honour), Jasmine Kok, JaĂŤl Estrella, Manje (Shany Ahmed), Vivi Kartina Hazolene, Viko Zhijune, Koo Yean Ni, Yasmeen Cheong, Ony Jamsari, Eddie Choo, and Andrialis Abdul Rahman (photography by Aizat Rashid) 94


This catalog is published in conjunction with EQUILIBRIO, a group exhibition by 22 women artists from nine countries, to coincide with International Women’s Day 2016. Artemis Art would like to thank all the participating artists for their contribution to this exhibition, which we intend to be the first in a series of annual exhibitions celebrating the role of women in the world of visual art. The MAP@Publika team deserves special mention for their assistance in the many areas needed during the set-up of the exhbition, particularly for the opening reception. Our sincere thanks to the team, without whom the exhibition would not have been the success it was. Last but certainly not least, we would also like to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Angela Hijjas, of Rimbun Dahan, for graciously accepting to be our guest of honour for the opening reception. Your contribution to the advancement of the arts for the past 22 years has been inspirational and something we can all aspire to emulate.

Guest of Honour

Angela Hijjas Project Manager & Curatorial Direction

U.C. Loh Catalog Content

Artemis Art & Participating Artists Catalog Design

6is9 Designwerkz Opening Reception Photography

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E UILIBRIO


Equilibrio is a group exhibition of twenty-two women artists from France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam, held to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Andrialis Abdul Rahman Ayu Arista Murti Eddie Choo ERYN Huong Nguyen Thu JaĂŤl Estrella Jasmine Kok Karma Sirikogar Koo Yean Ni Laksmi Shitaresmi Lhean Villanueva Lyia Meta Manje (Shany Ahmed) Ony Jamsari Sudrak Khongpuang Tiarma Sirait Veronika Neukirch Viko Zhijune Vivi Kartina Hazolene Vu Bach Lien Yasmeen Cheong

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EQUILIBRIO is a group exhibition featuring artworks by 22 artists from France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Russia,...

EQUILIBRIO  

EQUILIBRIO is a group exhibition featuring artworks by 22 artists from France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Russia,...

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