Anwar Suhaimi, 2020. Photo by Hakim Ahmad

ANWAR SUHAIMI

B.1987 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Anwar, an artist and researcher, has a profound interest in creating shared experiences and exploring diverse topics like cultural barriers, daily power dynamics, and social constructs. He incorporates practical techniques in motion design, situational crafts, and physical computing into his works. Through his art and research, Anwar strives to build meaningful connections and engage in thoughtful mediation with fellow artists from South East Asia.

Anwar is now temporarily based in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, he is part of the Indonesian Contemporary Art and Culture (ICAD) Curatorial, Research, and Writing team, and he is also a Motion Design Technical Lead for Malaysia's leading energy company. He holds a B.A. in Media Innovation from Multimedia University Malaysia and an M.A. in Fine Art and Technology from MARA Institute of Technology, Malaysia.

His recent works include writing for ICAD 12 Festival 2022, Indonesia; Water in a Tank in a Tank of Water 2021, Wei-Ling Gallery, Malaysia; and Time Dilation 2019, in collaboration with Nicholas Ong,  Malaysia - Singapore Triennial Culture Showcase 2019. He is also one of the Jury Award recipients in the Young Contemporary Awards 2019 hosted by The National Art Gallery Malaysia.

GRANTS & AWARDS

2020

ASM ArtScience First Prize 2020, Group Participation, Academy of Sciences Malaysia

2019

Jury Award, Bakat Muda Sezaman 2019 (Young Contemporary Award 2019), National Art Gallery Malaysia

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITION

2022

Traumwelt Gruppenausstellung, LiTE-HAUS Galerie + Projektraum, Berlin, Germany

ICAD XII, Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design, Jakarta, Indonesia

2021

100 Pieces: Art for All, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Young Artist Mentorship Program 2021, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

2020

Useless, Suma Orientalis, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

A Change Parade, 2020 - Ongoing, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Digital Tropical: Breathing Waves, 2020, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

2019

Malaysia - Singapore Triennial Culture Showcase 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IVIC19 Institute of Visual Informatics Conference 2019, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

NYAWA'19, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

M... Reintepreting Minimalism, Segaris Art Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Harumanis, National Academy of Arts and Cultural Heritage (ASWARA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Otak Jepun 2: The Quest of Knowledge, Perak, Malaysia

Bakat Muda Sezaman 2019, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Past in Plastic: Present Artefacts, Suma Orientalis, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Only Connect Osaka, Creative Center Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Only Connect Osaka Satellite Show, Tempat Bibah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2018

Bintang 5, Segaris Art Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

They Say I Can’t Paint, Suma Orientalis, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

2017

Festival Lampu Putrajaya 2017, Putrajaya, Malaysia

2016

The Practitioners, Segaris Art Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jelajah Kampus, Ministry of Youth, Malaysia, Malaysia

2015

Festival Lampu Putrajaya 2015, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Otak Jepun: Yutaka Inagawa, MAIX Collective, Lorong Kekabu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014

Festival Lampu Putrajaya 2014, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Tanam Padi, MAIX Collective, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013

Young Masters, Segaris Art Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

VGAFest 2013, Publika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2012

Mull, Debauch to Kuala Lumpor (Component Two), The Actors Studio Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2011

Melbourne Burning Man Compression 2011, Revolt Melbourne Artspace, Melbourne, Australia

Past

SENS-OR Group Exhibition, KL Design Week 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 2009

The Champion of Pahang's Lake Chini, DiGi's Amazing Malaysians, Pahang, Malaysia - 2007

Art for Community Project, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Selangor, Malaysia - 2006

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2019

YAE! Extend, Malaysia – Singapore Artist Residency Programme 2019, Malaysia

TEACHING

2019-21

Lecturer, The National Academy of Arts Culture and Heritage (ASWARA - Akademi Seni Budaya & Warisan Kebangsaan Malaysia), Faculty of Visual Communication Design

2017-21

Lecturer, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Malaysia, Faculty of Communication and Creative Industries

2014-15

Lecturer, Management & Science University Malaysia, Faculty of Information Sciences & Engineering

SELECTED CATALOGUES

2019

Bakat Muda Sezaman = Young Contemporaries 19. Malaysia: National Art Gallery, 2019