The Reality. The Dream
Lim Yong Wei
Wild Dream II
Woh Jing Hao
2014 / Acrylic, stencil & chinese ink on canvas / 150 x 120cm
2014 / Oil on canvas / 100 x 100cm
HOM Art Trans is an independent art space that seek to assist and support the development of visual art in Malaysia and facilitates networking with the Southeast Asian counterparts.
HOM’s core objective is to promote Malaysia Art and nurture young artists through its key programmes, namely: The Residency, The Art Fund and The Art Award.
Founded in 2007, the artist-run-space currently comprises of a gallery, a studio and an art archive.
Adopted Residency (A-RES) is a six-month residency programme designed for young and emerging local artists to start creating their name and building their own career in the local art scene.
The programme which emphasizes on committed studio practice will guiding the resident artists in art direction and technique under the supervision of HOM Art Trans and guest artists. They will also be exposed to the reality of being a full time artists.
Towards the end of the programme, all the artworks that are produced during the residency will be exhibited for public viewing.
Southeast Asia Art Group Exchange Residency (SAGER) is a regional group exchange residency programme between Malaysia, Indonesia and The Philippines. The programme intent to foster and strengthen regional ties between the artists, as well as to establish network and better understanding of the surrounding neighbours. Aside from a physical and visual dialogues, SAGER also encouraged the group to engage in cross-cultural meditations, creating a collaborative efforts and broach new visual languages in their works.
The 3-month residency travel from Kuala Lumpur, Jogjakarta and Manila where artists-in-residences not only produce artworks for exhibitions in each city, but also partake in studio visits, gallery and art institution visits, as well as introductions to significant art collectors, curators and art communities.
International Residency (INTERES) is a residency program that aims to promote the exchange of arts and culture between international visual artists, curators and art writers with the Malaysian art community.
The one-month residency act as a platform for international participants to learn about the local visual arts industry through establishing networks and future collaborative projects.
ARTRIANGLE is an exhibition showcasing the latest artworks from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. With the purpose of increasing the appreciation of art in this region through a more open network of exchange and to further inculcate closer working ties amongst our artists, it aspires to energies a 4-way art dialogue between these countries and inadvertently, adds more excitement to the art scene in Southeast Asia.
ARTIANGLE is also a fund-raising event. Benefits from the sales of the exhibition will be channeled to the MATAHATI Art Fund (MAF).
MAF is an effort that provides funds to support visual artists and help the art scene in general. It will go towards assisting in the welfare of those artists in need, which includes incidences involving natural disasters, accidents and health issues. MAF is also used as a grant for artists to initiate art projects and art activities.
Malaysia Emerging Artist Award (MEA Award) is an award to honour the most talented emerging artists in Malaysia. The competition is designed with the young talent in mind and to give them the opportunity to shine in the local and international art scene.
The Young Guns is an accolade HOM Art Trans confers upon an upcoming young artist who boldly makes an impact in the arena of visual arts by displaying consistency, perseverance and high artistic quality in his or her creations.
This triennial recognition enhances the artist’s potential to further develop and impact the visual arts. This endorsement will increase the value of the young artist’s work and provide a spring board to reach greater heights of personal and artistic achievement