Malaysian Artists visit Perth for Research Residencies

Artists visit Perth for residencies thanks to My Creative Malaysia.

We are delighted that five Malaysian artists selected for IOTA24 international exhibitions will visit Perth on research residencies, to inform the making of new works for IOTA24, thanks to the support of MyCreative Ventures (Malaysia).

𝐀𝐝𝐢 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐦𝐢 𝐉𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢 and 𝐑𝐢𝐳𝐨 𝐋𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐠 are representing their 8-person collective 𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐤 𝐒𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐩 as artists-in-residence at Curtin University, Bentley Campus in March 2024. During the residency, they will immerse themselves in campus life to prepare a new work for IOTA 2024, opening at John Curtin Gallery on 1 August as part of the IOTA24 international exhibition.

𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐤 𝐒𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐩 is a Sabah-based collective of artists, musicians, and social activists with a mission to empower rural communities and marginalised individuals through art. The name “Pangrok” is derived from the local pronunciation of “punk rock,” while “Sulap” refers to a hut or resting place commonly used by farmers in Sabah, Borneo.

Join Adi and Rizo with other artists for a panel discussion ‘Skin in the Game’ at John Curtin Gallery on Sunday 10 March, 12:30 – 1:30pm. Register to attend.

Pangrok Sulap, group photo, at Thailand Biennale 2023.

Stay tuned for other updates about visiting artists.


  • Malaysian artist representation in IOTA24 is supported by Creative Malaysia.
  • Pangrok Sulap’s residency is supported by John Curtin Gallery and Curtin University.
  • Yim Yensum’s residency is hosted by Artsource Fremantle.
  • Chang Yoong Chia’s residency is hosted and supported by the City of Melville.