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Art Exhibitions You Need To Check Out

It's a good time for the arts in Malaysia right now with a variety of art-centric exhibitions and activities on the cards.

by / Published: 20 Nov 2017

Art Exhibitions You Need To Check Out
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KL Biennale 2017    

The National Art Gallery will be organising its first-ever KL Biennale, themed ‘Be Loved’. The exhibition will showcase contemporary art by 108 local artists and 11 international ones across multiple sites from 1 November 2017 to 31 March 2018. 

Catch innovative art creations centred upon sub-themes like Love for Animals, Love for Nature, Love for Humanity, Love for Heritage, and Love for Spirituality in this exciting event that aims to promote the image and profile of Malaysian artwork at international levels. 

National Art Gallery
2 Jalan Temerloh, Off Jalan Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur 


ArtTech Kuala Lumpur

ArtTech is a platform championing the development of new media art in Malaysia. Expect an exciting programme from the first ArtTech KL series of talks and exhibitions this 10 December from 1pm to 6pm at Slate, the Row

Talks by local and international panellists will accompany a mini exhibition of interactive art installations and projection mapping by local and international media artists like Tsa Meera, Fumihika Sano, Lim Kok Yoong and Takashi Aiman, concluded by a networking session with top new media art industry players.

The entrance fee for this event is RM30.

Slate @The Row
52 Jalan Doraisamy,
Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Wei-Ling Contemporary

Through Rose-Tinted Glasses

Drop by this exhibition displaying the artwork by 11 talented artists at the Wei-Ling Gallery from 6 December 2017 to 31 January 2018.

Each piece on display explores personal and social issues directly related to the artists’ lives, expressed in art forms ranging from canvas paintings to wall paintings, photogram, silkscreen print, and audio-visual performance and installation. 

Wei-Ling Contemporary
Lot No RT-1, 6th Floor
The Gardens Mall
Lingkaran Syed Putra
Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur

Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur 2017

This three-day celebration of the arts from 8 to 10 December isn’t a solo exhibition; it encompasses several exhibitions and projects across leading art galleries like Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Sutra Gallery, G13, Interpr8,  MapKLWhiteBox and many more; all for free! 

You can also catch daily tours of the Zain Azahari Collection, a highly respected private collection of Malaysian art (this tour is free but there are limited spaces available, so email to book early!). The event will also give guests special access to institutions like the Islamic Arts Museum, the National Visual Arts Gallery, the National Visual Arts Gallery and the Soka Gakkai Foundation. 

Photo: Hin Bus Depot/Facebook


For a second year, the Prologue group show will bring together artists from Penang in Malaysia and Gwangju in South Korea to swap ideas - and locations.

The Penang exhibition featuring at the Hin Bus Depot gallery runs from now till 26 November, featuring the work of two Malaysian artists and two Korean artists who will later travel to Space Ppong, Gwangju in December to continue the exhibition there.  

Hin Bus Depot
31a Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang