Young Guns: Malaysian art award and exhibition travels to Singapore
Chan Hampe Galleries is proud to announce its first project in partnership with HOM ART TRANS - Young Guns - an art award and exhibition that aims to provide opportunities for Malaysia-based artists. Held tri-annually, Young Guns provides recognition for artists under 33 years old who have achieved excellence in their artistic practice.
“Good art needs to be celebrated, and having been a part of the industry for awhile now, we recognise how important awards are for artists, especially young ones. It can really propel their career,” explains Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Director of HOM ART TRANS and member of the MATAHATI art collective, Malaysia’s longest running art collective.
13 artists were selected for their consistency in their practice as well as their recognition in the local and international art sector. The participating artists include Haslin Ismail, Seah Ze Lin, Najib Bamadhaj, Anisa Abdullah, Chong Ai Lei, Fadilah Karim, Akhmal Asyraf Mohd, Donald Abraham, Azam Aris, Ruzzeki Harris, Al-Khuzairie Ali, and Chi Too.
The Young Guns recognition entitles them to a three-city showcase of their works including MAP@Publika in Kuala Lumpur, The Whiteaways Arcade in George Town, and Chan Hampe Galleries in Singapore.