Acme Studios — Azam Aris

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Azam Aris

Khazanah Nasional Associate Artist Residency Programme

Azam Aris’ practice borders on the dark and the horrific and references his personal feelings towards life as a Malaysian artist. He constantly expanding the scope of his practice and experimenting with various media, including photography, fabric, sculpture, drawing, installation, and performance. Azam exposes his details and secrets, even the disturbing and unspeakable, mixing fact and fictions in chapters that are both sequential and non-sequential.

Azam graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons.) from UiTM Shah Alam in 2007. The following year, he won the Artist Residency at HOM Art Trans, which led to his 2008 solo show titled Float. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Ties of Tenggara, Young Contemporaries series and Flush a group of Sebiji Padi. Azam’s work has also been exhibited at Gwangju Fine Art Gallery in South Korea, at VIVA art fair held in Bacolod City in the Philippines.

Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia

Khazanah Nasional, in collaboration with Acme, developed the Khazanah Nasional Associate Artist Residency Programme (KAAR), a 12-week residency programme catered for emerging Malaysian artists based at Acme studios. An initiative under the Khazanah Residency Programme, the KAAR is an annual programme designed to develop and prepare young artists for the next growth phase in their professional careers. Typically, artists for the KAAR are nominated by galleries and residencies in Malaysia and subsequently selected by Khazanah Nasional and Acme.

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