For 16 years, Wei-Ling Gallery has nurtured the development of Malaysia’s contemporary art scene. With two art spaces in Kuala Lumpur, Wei-Ling Gallery in Brickfields and Wei-Ling Contemporary at The Gardens Mall, it has established itself as the largest commercial gallery in Malaysia.
The objective of the gallery is to promote and cultivate the best of contemporary art in Malaysia, working with a core stable of artists who are dedicated to their artistic journey and vision. Today, they represent some of the country’s most prominent and important contemporary artists.
The gallery’s program changes regularly with a strong and diversified selection of exhibitions. It has also played a significant role in bringing Malaysian contemporary art to international audiences, taking major exhibitions of Malaysian art to China, Indonesia, India, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Shanghai, Singapore, South Korea, Taipei and USA. The gallery also represents a selection of important internationally well-known foreign artists.
In its mission of fostering local contemporary art, the gallery has also become the largest publisher of art books and catalogues in Malaysia with over 100 titles to its name.
Over the last year, in a concerted effort to push the boundaries of art, the gallery’s program has shifted away from exhibiting more traditional art forms such as painting and sculpture to more experimental forms in order to allow artists the opportunity to move beyond their comfort zones and take risks in their practice. This has allowed the gallery to play a more instrumental role in educating the public and bring to the forefront alternative ways of looking at and interacting with art in Malaysia. Their ‘Seen’ exhibition in 2018 brought some of the critical art world’s most important artists to Malaysia, featuring the works of Ahmet Ögüt, Roger Ballen and Viktoria Binschtok amongst others.
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