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Invitation to 'A Kneeling Posture' exhibition by Minstrel Kuik
from @ Art Stage Singapore (Marina Bay Sands)
Run Amok is honoured to be part of Art Stage Singapore this year. We will be showcasing Minstrel Kuik's 'A Kneeling Posture' featuring her latest charcoal drawings, photographic work and handmade books.
Artist Bio: Chinese Malaysian Minstrel Kuik was born in Pantai Remis in 1976. She has a bachelor degree in painting from Taiwan and a master degree in photography from France. As a social actor, Kuik continues to experience tension coming from different social bounds, identities and interests. These experiences are foregrounded in Kuik’s photographic work, whereas photography serves as the medium for her to explore social distances and attachments for its documentary and narrative quality. In her ongoing photographic project “Mer.rily, Mer.rily, Mer.rily, Mer.rily”, Kuik studies both social and cultural context and their influences on gender and the familial structure. Apart from Malaysia, she has exhibited in Indonesia, Korea, Japan (Higashikawa International Photo Festival), Ireland, France (Photoquai 2011) and the United States (Houston FotoFest International Discoveries 2009). Minstrel Kuik was the winner of UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) competition in 2014. Please check Art Stage Singapore for more visiting info.Run Amok (RA) is artist-run space in Hutton Lane, a residential community in Penang, Malaysia. Initially founded in 2013 by Hoo Fan Chon, RA is run as an artist collective by Liew Kwai Fei, Minstrel Kuik, Hasanul Isyraf Idris, Tetriana Ahmad Fauzi, Hoo Fan Chon and Trevor Hampson. Its main objective is to produce art and cultural events, which underlines the format of visual art exhibition by underrepresented and outsider artist supported by ancillary programmes. RA seeks to position itself as an alternative outlet within the existing regional art symbiosis in building a diverse art community. RA collaborates with local/regional art and cultural practitioners to revision the histories by responding to the current socio-political conditions through a language that is relevant to contemporary locality and everyday experiences.