As an institution entrenched in the teachings of Buddhist philosophy, SGM is dedicated to the spread of wisdom, altruism, and beauty. This philosophy bleeds into their Gallery Weekend exhibition Discovering Beauty. Bringing together over 50 diverse artworks, the collection encourages seeking beauty in our surroundings and the everyday mundane.

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An independent art space that seeks to promote Malaysian arts alongside their Southeast Asian counterparts, HOM Art Trans offers programming to local artists, including a Residency, The Art Fund, and The Art Award.

Their exhibition SAGER: Ties of Tengara is an alumni show, featuring the participants of a group residency hailing from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The exhibition will take place at the National Visual Arts Gallery.



Set in a lush and charming bungalow built in the 1960’s, Taksu is one of the oldest private gallery in Kuala Lumpur. In conjunction with Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur, the gallery invites art enthusiasts for a viewing of contemporary artworks by both emerging and established Malaysian artists.

The exhibition offers an insight and significant opportunity to engage with local works of art that demonstrate their makers’ progress in technique, concept, medium and commentaries. Artists featured in this 3-day exhibition are Fauzulyusri, Seah Zelin, Najib Bamadhaj, Fazrin Abd Rahman, Zulkifli Lee and Fendy Zakri.


Like many of the participating galleries in Gallery Weekend, G13 is dedicated to growth and appreciation of Asian art. Their upcoming exhibition Carbon Copy will shine the spotlight on ASEAN printmakers, featuring six artists together representing Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.

The exhibition brings together different techniques of printmaking, blending the traditional with the contemporary to showcase variety in the discipline.

A curator-lead tour will be conducted on Sunday, November 27th. See their website for more details about the exhibition and profiles of participating artists.


NN presents a new exhibition for GWKL.
Langkasuka – Sacred and Profane’ is a showcase of works by master carvers Noorhaiza Noordin and the late Nik Rashiddin. The exhibition serves to bring forth the rich legacy of Nusantara culture and history through the forgotten empire of Langkasuka.

Complementing the masterpieces are the etchings of Ilse Noor, from her seminal series on historical buildings found in Malaysia.

The exhibition provides a view of Malaysian history, culture and tradition through the eyes and hands of celebrated and distinguished artisans.


Artemis Art primarily focuses on the promotion of young and emerging artists from Malaysia and regionally, with Indonesia presently a main regional focus. With a widening repertoire and in conjunction with Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur, Artemis Art will present Presence, a group exhibition that brings together nine Malaysian visual artists, each with her or his own way of looking at life, each focusing on one of the three chronological states of being – the past, the present, or the future.

Featuring the works of young, emerging and established artists combined in one showing, Presence is also a demonstration of each artist’s endeavor in creating their own visual language, hence carve their own unique “presence” in the Malaysian visual art world, one that grows more complex, interesting, and varied with the passage of time.

One of the show’s featured artists is Ajim Juxta, a winner of the Young Art Awards at Young Art Taipei 2016.

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In addition to their exhibition programming, Galeri Chandan presents the bi-annual Malaysian Emerging Artist Award (MEAA) to recognize the country’s top emerging talents, and The Kembara Jiwa (Traveling Soul) Project to introduce Malaysian contemporary art to the world.

For GWKL, Galeri Chandan will present a new pilot exhibition by Mohd Fuad Arif entitled Matter at Hand showcasing the artist’s abstract drawings.



Set on fourteen acres of land, Rimbun Dahan is a centre for developing traditional and contemporary art forms. It features buildings designed by Hijjas Kasturi, as well as two 19th century traditional Malay houses from Perak and Penang.

Rimbun Dahan will exhibit Azliza Ayob (b. 1975) at GWKL. Ayob is an artist who works in many mediums, such as painting, collage, and installation. She’s been working as an artist, facilitator, and educator for 15 years, exhibiting both locally and internationally in Japan, Australia, Sweden, Madrid, and Barcelona. Her yearlong residency at Rimbun Dahan in 2015/2016 culminates in an exhibition at GWKL 2016 featuring her signature collages as well as sculptural works of organic forms utilizing found, discarded and “unwanted” materials, such as hundreds of plastic bottles.


Shalini Ganendra Fine Art’s holistic approach to art representation and expertise in the contemporary art of Asian emerging regions has established the organisation’s distinctive presence as a placemaker, advisor and culture pioneer. SGFA works regularly with established artists from/connected to South East Asia, and programs reflect a spectrum of international artistic and curatorial talent, with emphasis on the multidisciplinary.  They present an eclectic range of art and design for contemporary collecting, including art, furnishing, bespoke ceramic, jewelry and textile.



Richard Koh Fine Art will participate at GWKL 2016. The gallery has been in operation since 2005 with a focus on Southeast Asian contemporary art. Promoting an adventurous roster of emerging and established artists, the gallery regularly mounts exhibitions locally and abroad with a commitment to emerging practices and challenging media.

For GWKL their programing will feature the exhibition ‘Descent’ by Nadiah Bamadhaj, a solo exhibiton of her charcoal drawings working with the cultural and political terrain of Indonesia. More details to follow.

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