Anniketyni Madian

Anniketyni Madian is a name that needs no introduction in Malaysian Contemporary art, known by her rough edge and intricate wooden sculptures. Born and bred in Borneo, a setting that is rich with cultural heritage dating thousands of years. Anniketyni is a Sarawakian who celebrates traditional pattern and symbols deriving from Pua Kumbu. A significant hand woven multicoloured fabric that has been used and worn by the Iban People on a daily basis or for ceremonies. Being part of Sarawak’s diverse culture, Anniketyni sees Pua Kumbu as intrinsic to her roots.

Besides actively exhibiting locally, Anniketyni also exhibits her works internationally, including in Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, and Rome. In addition, she has received commission projects for prestigious awards such as FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), Corporate Art Award 2016 Rome, Google Malaysia HQ office, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, One & Only Desaru Coast Resort Malaysia. There is no sign of stopping for Anniketyni, as passion is what drives her in making art as she constantly works to challenge her limitations.


Sarawak, Malaysia

Lives & Works

Selangor, Malaysia

Language Group

Bahasa Malay

Exhibited at

John Curtin Gallery for IOTA21

Acknowledgements & Funders

Anniketyni Madian's presentation at IOTA21 is supported by the Malaysian Government through CENDANA.