Haris Abadi Abdul Rahim

Haris Abadi Abdul Rahim holds a Masters degree in Fine Art & Technology from Mara University of Technology (UiTM). He hails from the East Coast state of Kelantan, where cultural heritage and traditional activities are still preserved in its own unique way. Despite this, the artist’s calling has been towards new media and sculpture.

His interests in animation and motion graphics drew him to study the traditional elements of traditional shadow puppetry, and Haris has incorporated elements from this field, such as the Pohon Beringin (tree of life) into his new media works. He is considered one of the Malaysian emerging artists that deal comfortably with digital technology in producing artworks.

Diana Lui

Diana Lui is an artist and filmmaker of Chinese and Sikh origins from Malaysia. She was sent in the 1980’s at age 14 to further her studies in Los Angeles, California. After 12 years in the United States, Lui moved to Europe, first to Belgium and finally to France in 1998. Lui’s transient life between three different continents has developed in her a heightened sense of “rootlessness”. This “loss of self” became later the center from which her art took shape. Consequently, her work for the last 30 years questions the changing definition of cross-cultural identities, past, present, future identities, hybrid identities as well as non-identities.

Diana Lui’s early art education was influenced by teachers Robert Heinecken and Jan Stüssy, prominent artists of the 1960’s Post-Modernist period. Lui specialized in photogravure and platinum/palladium printing under the guidance of Los Angeles master printmaker Anthony Zepeda, Rauschenberg’s former printer.

Based in Paris now for 18 years, Lui works between Europe, North Africa and Asia. A master with the 8×10 inch view camera, Diana Lui develops projects over several years. Diana Lui’s large format photographic portraits have been compared to August Sander’s portraits of the German people. However, Lui takes off from August Sander’s objectivity with a lyricism and sensitivity of her own interpretation.

Her project since 2009 explores the veil and traditional costume and their universal semantics in Northern Africa, Asia and Europe. Recent exhibitions include a series of striking portraits on women in traditional costume from Tunisia at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute) in Paris, portraits of Moroccan women in traditional veiled costumes at the Obscura Festival of Photography in Penang, portraits on Malaysian women’s contemporary identity at the George Town Festival in Penang and portraits of women in traditional costume from Toulouse (Occitane region in southwestern France, 150 km from the Mediterranean sea) at the modern and contemporary art museum Les Abattoirs.

Lui’s latest experimental project involves our identification with the universe through astronomy and astrophysics where she collaborated with scientists who are working on planet Mars at the Institut de RechercheenAstrophysique et Planétologie, IRAP (Research Institute for Astrophysics and Planetology) in Toulouse, the center of the European aerospace industry.

Tan Vooi Yam

Recieved his education in Fine Arts from Kuala Lumpur College of Art in 1992. his Artworks consist of potteries, wood carvings and various form of ceramic arts. For Tan, his thematics ranges from the nature, religion and childrens. Tan depicts himself as a third generation potters. His family owned a ceramic factory in Bercham that produced ceramic, primarily in stoneware. After finishing his studies in college, he came back to help with his family business and started to design for the factory and later to his own art form in 3D ceramic. He had held a solo exhibition titled ”A journey from Earth to Fire” in Ipoh on 2013.

Chris Chong

Chris Chong arts are about the processes and methodology in various field such as migration, economics, natural science and moving imagery. his medium of delivery is in reliant of showcasing what is interesting to present as an issue. his Artworks consist of moving images, projections, filmography, printmaking, photography and installation. on 2016, he had been awarded the 2016 fellowship from the Smithsonian Institute (Smithsonian Natural Art Museum). he also won the Canada’s Best Short Film Award in Toronto’s Film Festival 2008.

Hirzaq Haris

Born in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia on the year 1987, Hirzaq recieved his Diploma in Fine Art from Mara Institute of Technology (UiTM) Melaka in 2008, followed by a B.A Hons in Fine Art (Sculpture) on 2010. From 2007, Hirzaq had taken part actively in various group exhibition in a variant of places in Kuala Lumpur. Hirzaq Harris had also accepted various award such as the MRCB Art Award from The National Art Gallery in 2008, Winner of the Major Award (2D Hanging Display) of Nando’s Art Competition in 2009 and 2010. Hirzaq also won 2nd place, of Maybank Art Competition in 2010.

Bibi Chew Chon Bee

Bibi Chew was born on 1969. her works is moved through the ideas of cultural indentitiy, she had take challenging national issue of the environment and gender, creating commentories on common objects. SHe had used and redesign a leaf container, eggs, glass bottles, sand, wood planks, butterfly catcher, and coffee filters towards the metaphor of abandonement, destruction and the need for control.She had carved and sewn, layered parts into a united form.

Jeganathan a/l Ramachandran

Jeganathan Ramachandram was born on 17 July 1962 in Kuala Lumpur. Like any creative person, his interest has always been wide and varied, but for need of description, he can be closely categorized as an artist, Manayadi Saastram (Vaasthu) practitioner, Nadha Brahmam analyst and columnist, author, poet and more. His yearning for the deep meaning and mysteries of life has been a long and continuous one, and not surprising, his works symbolically represent how he sees our physical, psychological and spiritual connection with the universe around us.

As for his art training, Jeganathan studied fine arts and traditional Indian painting (Tanjore Art) under Babu Surender, in Chennai, India from 1982 to 1984; granite sculpturing under Sthapathi Thangavelu Achari in Thirupathi, Principal of Thirupathi School of Temple Architecture, India; wood carving under Muthusamy Achari, Indian Classical music with ‘Vithvan’ Veena Arjuna in Madras and also Tantric art with Bootha Muni.

Ronnie Mohamad

Ronnie recieved his early education at Labis National Highschool. He is known to be an artist that likes to use figurative in his work, focusing onto the expression of ‘man’ that concurre an inner feeling. Ronnie attention is more towards the minute details and context over the extrinsic quality of the subject. His works reflect the depth of emotion and intonation of culture, an amazing exploration experience that is relative towards the richness of their heritage.

Masnoor Ramli Mahmud

Masnoor Ramli Mahmud was born in 1968, recieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from UiTM Shah Alam in 1991. He had held 4 solo show from 2007 toward 2014, nameky Bumi Manusia, Petronas Gallery in 2007, Bumi Manusia : Revisited at Penang State Art Gallery, Penang and the fairly Recent at Whitebox Publika, Kuala Lumpur in 2014.

Bayu Utomo Radjikin

Bayu was born in 1969, Tawau Sabah. He recieved his education from UiTM, graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art. his works, from painting to sculpture, gave focus to the public identity and the personal, social reviews regarding the political strain at the internatoinal level. Bayu had exhibited in the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Pakistan and had won several major awards in Malaysia. he is a member of the Matahati Art Group and F Klub, and now the Director of HOM Art Trans, Bayu had, in his whole art career, worked to cultivate and encourage contemporary talent from this region.