Acme Studios — Winnie Cheng

Supporting Artists since 1972

Winnie Cheng

Khazanah Nasional Associate Artist Residency Programme

Winnie Cheng aka ERYN (爱林) makes narrative-driven works that span drawing, painting, paper cut-outs and collage. ERYN’s practice refers to Southeast Asian myths and folklore, which have been reinterpreted through the artist’s own experience. Other-worldly characters, hybridised natural forms and landscapes are used to explore metaphors for the human condition.

Winnie has exhibited locally and internationally and recently held her first solo exhibition Mirror, Mirror at G13 Gallery’s Project Room (2019). Her piece titled The Wondering Heart won the Gold Award in the Emerging Artist category of the UOB Painting of the Year Competition, Malaysia (2015).

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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