Art Practice, Research and Curation
Kat Rahmat is a Malaysian artist, curator and researcher interested in the politics of mysticism and the shifting nature of the humanities following anthropocene scholarship.
POLLINATION 2019: DOMESTIC BLISS
This year I am participating as curator in the 2019 Pollination program initiated by The Factory (Vietnam). Driven by the need to create critically active and supportive artist-curator-community networks within Southeast Asia, and co-developed and co-sponsored with SAM Fund for Arts and Ecology (Indonesia), this year Pollination welcomes ILHAM Gallery (Malaysia) as its third organizational partner. Find out more here
TOWARDS AN ANTHROPODECENTERED HUMAN-ANIMAL HISTORY
I am pursuing a PhD in human-animal history, focusing on human-elephant relations that rapidly evolved in the Malayan Peninsula between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This involves interrogating philosophies in The Material Turn and its impact on non-textual archive.