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The selection panel for the 6th edition of the Global Eye Programme come from the cream of contemporary art expertise. Serenella Ciclitira, founder of the Global Eye Programme; Nigel Hurst, CEO of London’s Saatchi Gallery; and Chang Tsong-­-Zung, director of Hanart TZ Gallery and guest professor at the China Art Academy have harnessed the best of their curatorial skills coupled with a highly sophisticated aesthetic to choose 21 Malaysian artists who represent the varied issues and inspirations of the country in their work.

The exhibition will feature a range of works across various media, including painting, installation, sculpture and photography.

Malaysian Eye through a carefully curated exhibition will attempt to
showcase the cultural diversity of Malaysia, it's potent and relevant traditions interpreted in a highly contemporary visual discourse.

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Founder, Parallel Contemporary Art

Serenella Ciclitira has an Honours Degree in Art History from Trinity College, Dublin and has worked extensively with artists and galleries throughout the world. With her husband, David Ciclitira, she is the co-founder of The Eye Programme and a member of its curatorial board. She has been an Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Art in London, and since 1990 has been awarding the Parallel Prize for Painting and the Serenella Ciclitira Scholarship for Sculpture. Winner of the Parallel Prize, Gillian Carnegie, was later nominated for the Turner Prize and Benedict Carpenter and Gereon Krebber went on to win the prestigious Jerwood Sculpture Prize. Martin Westwood, a former Parallel Prize winner, was featured in the Art Now exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2005.

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CEO, Saatchi Gallery

Nigel Hurst is Director and Chief Executive of the Saatchi Gallery in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, London University in 1986 and since then has curated numerous international exhibitions. He joined the Saatchi Gallery as a curator in 1997, working on Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the National galerie at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. More recent exhibitions have focused on Asian contemporary art, including The Revolution Continues: New Art from China (2008), Unveiled: New Art from Middle East (2009), The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today (2010), The Silk Road in collaboration with the City of Lille, France (2011) and Korean Eye (2012). He has also been a member of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Public Art Advisory Board since 2009.

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Founder and Director, Hanart Gallery

Chang Tsong-Zung, curator, guest professor of China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, curatorial director of Hanart TZ Gallery in Hong Kong. Chang has been active in curating exhibitions of Chinese contemporary art since the 1980s, both in China and abroad. Recent curatorial work includes the 2008 Guangzhou Triennial "Farewell To Post-Colonialism", the project "West Heavens: India-China Summit of Social Thought" for 2010 Shanghai Biennale, and Co-Curator of 2012 Shanghai Biennale "Reactivation".

Photograph credit: Calvin Sit, Time Out Hong Kong


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