Writing (By Others) > 2008

A conversation with Gabrielle Bates, published in the catalogue of my solo exhibition “Pendatang/Arrivals”.

Gabrielle Bates: Let’s start with the title of the show. I know that you struggled with finding a theme that would tie together all your concerns during this residency. Can you tell me how you came to settle on ‘Pendatang’… Read more

Writing (By Me) > 2008

Review of “MATAHATI: FOR YOUR PLEASURE” exhibition. Published in Off The Edge, Nov 2008.

Matahati was formed in 1989 between a group of friends who met during their art school days at UiTM. Out of the original seven, it now consists of five… Read more

Collaborations > 2008

A joint exhibition with artist Lydia Chai. We met in art school in New Zealand and became friends. I returned to Kuala Lumpur; Lydia now lives in Auckland. In this series of drawings, installations and video at 67 Tempinis Gallery, we explored ideas of distance and friendship in relation to artistic collaboration. The result was an… Read more

Solo Exhibitions & Projects > 2008

Of the many things brought along when moving to a foreign land, language is the one closest to us. It resides deeply in the body, spirit and mind. When these arrive in the new land, language arrives too. In 2008, I spent 4 months on Penang island, whose capital Georgetown, is one of Malaysia’s three… Read more

Writing (By Me) > 2008

Essay published in the catalogue of Liew Kwai Fei’s solo exhibition “The Rhythm of Doing”.

Each day of our lives, we perform hundreds of little tasks – we take a shower, go to work, arrange meetings, negotiate contracts, harvest food, mop floors… Read more

Writing (By Others) > 2008

Essay published in the catalogue of my collaborative exhibition with Lydia Chai, “ChinChai”.

How is distance, the chasm that delineates and separates, measured in art? What are the quantifiable forms that we can employ to visually express the span of… Read more

Writing (By Me) > 2008

Essay about New Zealand artist Sriwhana Spong’s exhibition “Beetlejuice”. Published in Column 2: 2008 Biennale of Sydney Critical Response.

To pinpoint one’s place in the world today is not easy. One reason for this is that we can no longer be sure where anything comes from…
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