GWKL 2019 Luminary Feature 3: Curating & Creating

GWKL 2019 Luminary Feature 3: Sunday 17th November 2019, 3pm-5pm

Creating & Curating
Learn about the process behind the selection of artworks for exhibitions, biennials and projects . Listen to tips by curators and artists on how to view works and how to become recognised.

Each Luminary will present for 30 minutes.
The presentations will be followed by a moderator-led discussion between panelists, and questions from the audience. ASK QUESTIONS!

  • Dr. Adele Tan, Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore
  • Biung Ismahasn, Independent Curator, Artist and Researcher
  • Ahmad Fuad Osman, Artist, Malaysia
  • Moderator: Puan Zanit Anuar, Director of Exhibitions and Conservation

Sunday, 17th November, 3pm – 5pm
National Art Gallery, Centre Court or Auditorium - tbc.
No. 2, Jalan Temerloh, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

FREE. All welcome!


  • Dr. ADELE TAN, Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore
Adele Tan received her PhD in art history from The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London and is currently Senior Curator at National Gallery Singapore. Her research focuses on contemporary art in Southeast Asia and China, with a special interest in performative practices, photography and new media. Her recent ongoing projects include an exhibition on experimental practices in Asia from the 1960s to the 1990s, co-organised by MOMAT, MMCA and NGS, a series of public artwork commissions at NGS, and lecturing in the Art History minor programme at the National University of Singapore. She was also part of the curatorial team for the inaugural Bangkok Art Biennale taking place in October 2018. Exhibitions she has worked on at the Gallery include “Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th century” (2015), “A Fact Has No Appearance: Art beyond the Object” (2016), and “Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow” (2017), and she was part of the curatorial panel for the 4th Singapore International Photography Festival. She was formerly Assistant Editor at the British art journal Third Text and her articles have appeared in numerous scholarly publications, exhibition catalogues, and journals such as PAJ, Broadsheet, Yishu, Eyeline and Third Text, among others. She has also participated in the Global Art and the Museums fellowship programme at ZKM, Karlsruhe; SYNAPSE: The International Curators’ Network at Haus der Kulturen de Welt, Berlin; the inaugural Tate Intensive programme in 2016; and was a jury member of the 2017 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award for Emerging Asian Artists.

  • BIUNG ISMAHASN, Indigenous curator and Researcher, Taiwan

Biung Ismahasn is a Bunun Nation independent curator, artist and researcher. His research and practice involves exploring issues of contemporary Indigenous curatorial practices and aesthetics, with a focus on Tawainese Indigenous contemporary art. He is currently completing a PhD at the Centre for Curatorial Studies at the University of Essex, England. Recently, he completed the curatorial project Dispossessions: Performative Encounters of Tawainese Indigenous Contemporary Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. It was the first ever research-based exhibition of Taiwanese contemporary art in the UK. Ismahasn has participated and moderated multiple symposiums on the topic of Indegineous curatorial practices, such as the Global Communities: Curating Modern Art Today symposium for the Tate Research Centre. He is currently an active member of the Intel Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.

Born in Kedah, Malaysia, in 1969, Ahmad Fuad Osman graduated with a BA in Fine Art from MARA Institute of Technology (UITM) in 1991. In the 1990’s Fuad was involved in the Malaysia film and theatre industry, and this period influenced a shift in his artistic practice from Neo Expressionist painting to conceptual multi-disciplinary works encompassing installation, sculpture, print and video. Socio-political themes have long been a key concern as he investigates subject matters including identity politics, the abuse of power and historical amnesia. Using a potent mix of wit and philosophy Fuad speaks to broad spectrums of society on challenging subjects.

Recent years have shown a conceptual turn for Fuad with an interest in the veracity of truths, alternate histories and contesting or reinterpreting of existing histories emerging. This characteristic comes through in Recollections of Long Lost Memories(2007/08), which won Jurors’ Choice Award at the APBF Signature Art Prize (2008) in Singapore, and his more recent work, ‘Enrique de Malacca Memorial Project’, shown in 2016 in Singapore Biennale 14 and shown again in Sharjah Biennale 2019, UAE from March until June this year (2019). Drawing on historical accounts, texts and archives, Fuad pieces together fragments of evidence and conflicting narratives, finding creative ways to fill in gaps.

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