Published Writing

2021

Computer Hallucinations (Speculative/fun; in conjunction with FAC3D, a project by Chong Yan Chuah; I also wrote the “artist bio’s” for the AI’s)

Seeing Beyond (Exhibition coverage; MYND Asia)

A Malaysian under lockdown reviews Singapore Art Week 2021 (ArtsEquator)

2020-21

Lensa Seni: Reviews and writings produced during the CENDANA-ASWARA Arts Writing Masterclass & Mentorship 2020-21

2020 

2020: The year in Malaysian art (Penang Art District)

A reading list: Art writing for thinkers, feelers, and the curious (Penang Art District)

The Viral Future: Art vs. the Attention Economy (Plural Art Mag) — On social media, art, and the pandemic.

Pandemic panic: A wake-up call for the art market (Penang Art District) — On the radical rethinking that may be required to shape the “new normal” of Malaysian art once we’re out on the other side of the pandemic. 

The Art of Censorship in Malaysia (New Naratif) — An analysis of the players in artist Ahmad Fuad Osman’s censorship scandal at Malaysia’s National Art Gallery. 

2019

2019: The year in Malaysian art (Penang Art District) — Rounding up the art-ful year 

Rethinking public art in 5 murals (Penang Art District) — Thoughts on the role and identity of “the public” as reflected in the intentions and impact of 5 public murals in Malaysia 

Photo festival founder Vignes Balasingam on the urgent task of documentation (Penang Art District) — A profile of Vignes Balasingam (aka Vig), the founder of OBSCURA Festival.

Making Origami with Reality (Plural Art Mag) — An exhibition review of Superfold, a solo exhibition by Tawatchai Puntusawasdi at A+ Works of Art.

Podcast: “10,000 Mosquito Hearts… Visualised” (BFM) — an interview with artist Foo May Lyn and Sharmilla Ganesan of BFM about the former’s solo exhibition at OUR ArtProjects.

2018

Obscene Presence of Absence (OUR ArtProjects) — An essay for the group exhibition featuring Jason Montinola, Kaloy Sanchez, Lec Cruz, and Luis Santos at OUR ArtProjects.

Tokyo Tea Rooms & the case of cultural appropriation