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Profile

Liew Kwai Fei (b. 1979, Kuantan, Pahang) explores high and low culture alongside issues associated with the legacy of colonialism such as class, nationalism, and race through the language of painting. Spanning over a decade, his practice is contextually specific to the artistic and political landscapes of the time, both locally and globally. The idiosyncrasy and hybridity of Liew’s style are clearly manifested in his modular paintings and installation art.

Liew has had seven solo exhibitions to date and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Malaysia and Singapore. His work has also been collected by institutions such as the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur and the Singapore Art Museum.

Solo Exhibitions

Light & Space
OUR ArtProjects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2018)

Siapa Dia Tong Sam Pah? 我的名字哈苏. You Look F**cking Funny-Lah!
Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2016)

மிருகம் என் நண்பன் | Kami Bukan Hantu | Ah Pull & Ah Door | 我们 一家不是人
Run Amok Gallery, Penang, Malaysia (2013)

Painted Words and Written Paintings: For the Refined and For the Masses
Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2012)

Colour, Shape, Quantity, Scale
No. 15 Jalan Mesui, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2010)

Paintings for All Ages / Paintings with Extended Space
No. 19 Jalan Berangan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2009)

The Rhythm of Doing
Project Room @ Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2008)

Group Exhibitions

Xcidentally X’mas
OUR ArtProjects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2017)

This is Where We Meet
OUR ArtProjects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2017)

Contemporary Forum @ ILHAM
Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2017)

刻舟求剑 | Pulau Melayu | Lost and Found
Lostgens’ Contemporary Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2014)

GroupShow@RKFA
Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2014)

坠入海,形成岛 | Fall Into The Sea to Become An Island
Run Amok Gallery, Penang, Malaysia (2014)

Artist Residencies

Australia-Malaysia (AMI) Visual Arts Residency Programme
Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia (2011)

The Khazanah Artist Commissioning Programme
Mumbai, India (2010)

3-month residency at Rimbun Dahan
Selangor, Malaysia (2010)

VASL International Artist Residency
Karachi, Pakistan (2003)

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