Liew Kwai Fei
Born in 1979, Kuantan, Pahang, Liew Kwai Fei is a Malaysian artist who explores high and low culture alongside issues associated with the legacy of colonialism such as class, nationalism, and race through the language of painting. Spanning over a decade, his practice is contextually specific to the artistic and political landscapes of the time, both locally and globally. The idiosyncrasy and hybridity of Liew’s style are clearly manifested in his modular paintings and installation art.
Liew has had eight solo exhibitions to date and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Malaysia and Singapore. He has also participated in various residencies such as the Australia-Malaysia (AMI) Visual Arts Residency Programme, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia (2011); The Khazanah Artist Commissioning Programme, Mumbai, India (2010); a 3-month residency at Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia (2010); and the VASL International Artist Residency in Karachi, Pakistan (2003). His work has also been collected by institutions such as the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur and the Singapore Art Museum.