Acme Studios — Izat Arif

Supporting Artists since 1972

Izat Arif

Khazanah Nasional Associate Artist Residency Programme

Izat Arif (b. 1986), is a visual artist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He completed his BA in Drawing at Camberwell College of Art in 2012. His works include drawings, objects, videos and installations that centre around highlighting the contradictions and inconsistencies in contemporary sociopolitical contexts through role-play and popular culture.

Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia

Khazanah Nasional, in collaboration with Acme, developed the Khazanah Nasional Associate Artist Residency Programme (KAAR), a 12-week residency programme catered for emerging Malaysian artists based at Acme studios. An initiative under the Khazanah Residency Programme, the KAAR is an annual programme designed to develop and prepare young artists for the next growth phase in their professional careers. Typically, artists for the KAAR are nominated by galleries and residencies in Malaysia and subsequently selected by Khazanah Nasional and Acme.

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