MASTER OF FINE ARTS, OXFORD UNIVERSITY
Intensive one-year course focused on developing the student's art practice. Multi-disciplinary work, thesis and final show dedicated to the politics of Malay mysticism.
Recipient of Erna Plachte Scholarship Award from The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University.
POST-BACCALAUREATE, TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Intense postgraduate training in drawing and painting. Recipient of Dean's Merit Scholarship Award.
2014 - 2015
MASTER OF ARTS, EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY
Undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Politics with a focus on Postcolonial Literature.
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY (ARTS)
Experience related to art practice and curation
Khabar dan Angin Group Exhibition 2015
Artists were selected to explore the religious politics of Kelantan, Malaysia's most conservative state. The exhibition was held at the National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
Ilham Contemporary Forum 2017
An experimental exhibition inviting curators from various backgrounds to explore the idea of 'contemporary' or what is contemporaneous in Malaysia.
Currently ongoing. Representing Malaysia, selected for year-long cross-cultural curatorial project focusing on Vietnam and Malaysia. Co-developed and co-sponsored by SAM Fund of Arts and Ecology (Indonesia) and The Factory Contemporary Arts Center (Vietnam).
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY (ACADEMIC)
Experience related to philosophy and independent research in anthropocene scholarship
Public Althusser Symposium 2017, 'The Legacy of Althusser: Unplugging The Capitalist Matrix'
Explored Althusser's compatibility or value in Green Marxism. The public symposium was lead by Dr.Tim Rackett of HELP University and organized by Projek Dialog.
'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' Art for Grabs 2017 Public Forum
Discussion on the state of human-animal relationships in Malaysia. The public forum looked at the role of philosophy, psychology and the arts to push dialogues for conservation in Malaysia.
'A Brief History of Elephants in Malaya', 2017
Knowledge-sharing session, invited by The Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME) to share the latest developments of independent study with elephant conservationists.
Animal Remains Conference, Sheffield University 2019
A presentation this coming April 2019 based on abstract regarding the Teluk Anson Train-Elephant Collision of 1894. Re-reading archive through animal remains after the Material Turn. Recipient of University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC) Travel Award.
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY (CORPORATE)
Professional experience in public relations and advertising / brand strategy
2009 - 2011
Serving world's largest public relations firm. Clients included Emirates Airline and Schering-Plough. Lead Consultant for Malaysia's first government-linked private equity fund, Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (Ekuinas). Awarded Public Affairs Campaign of The Year for Ekuinas in 2010.
Grey Group 2011-2013, Naga DDB 2013-2014
Strategic Planner serving a variety of clients in many industries. Seven-year period marked with seven industry awards. List of campaigns, clients and references available upon request.
Geometry Global, 2016-2017
Senior role in Strategic Planning as part-time consultant. Earned two Dragons of Asia Awards.