Acme Studios — Izat Arif

Supporting Artists since 1972

Izat Arif

Khazanah Arts Residency

Izat Arif (b. 1986), is a visual artist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He completed his BA in Drawing at Camberwell College of Art in 2012. His works include drawings, objects, videos and installations that centre around highlighting the contradictions and inconsistencies in contemporary sociopolitical contexts through role-play and popular culture.

Khazanah Arts Residency

Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, in collaboration with Acme, developed the Khazanah Arts Residency Programme, a 12-week residency programme designed for emerging Malaysian artists based at Acme studios. An initiative under the Khazanah Residency Programme, the arts residency is an annual programme designed to develop and prepare young artists for the next growth phase in their professional careers. Typically, artists for this residency programme are nominated by galleries and residencies in Malaysia and subsequently selected by Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Acme.

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