26 NOV- 6 DEC
2020

PIONEERING

THE

CREATIVE

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Dr. Emelia Ong

Emelia Ong is the author of ‘Living Art: The Inspired Lives of 14 Malaysian Artists and their Art Practice’, which featured the diversity of art practice in Malaysia. After completing her PhD at University Sains Malaysia, in which she examined Sino-Malayan identities in modern Malayan art, she became Senior Lecturer in Art History at the Cultural Centre, University Malaya. Her research interests include modern and contemporary art in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, focusing on the formal aspects of the Nanyang art style and artistic creation as identity making in the context of nationalism. She currently paints full-time, producing process-driven abstract works. Ong hopes to produce more books on art, teach art history and create art every day.​