Shooshie Sulaiman

  • Sulaiman bought a home, installation view from "Sulaiman itu Melayu / Sulaiman was Malay" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2013 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, photo by Wong Jing Wei
  • Sulaiman bought a home, installation view from "Sulaiman itu Melayu / Sulaiman was Malay" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2013 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, photo by Wong Jing Wei
  • Sulaiman bought a home, installation view from "Sulaiman itu Melayu / Sulaiman was Malay" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2013 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, photo by Wong Jing Wei
  • installation view from "Sulaiman itu Melayu / Sulaiman was Malay" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2013 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, photo by Wong Jing Wei
  • installation view from "Sulaiman itu Melayu / Sulaiman was Malay" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2013 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, photo by Wong Jing Wei
  • Sulaiman bought a home, installation view from "Sulaiman itu Melayu / Sulaiman was Malay" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2013 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, photo by Wong Jing Wei
  • Sulaiman bought a home, installation view from "Sulaiman itu Melayu / Sulaiman was Malay" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2013 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, photo by Wong Jing Wei
  • installation view from "Sulaiman itu Melayu / Sulaiman was Malay" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2013 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, photo by Wong Jing Wei
  • Sulaiman bought a home, installation view from "Sulaiman itu Melayu / Sulaiman was Malay" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2013 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, photo by Wong Jing Wei
  • Mentari dan Hujan (The sun and the rain), 2013 mixed media 30.0 x 38.5 cm ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Negara, 2012-13 mixed media 183.0 x 244.0 cm ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • egon, faleq and my homeland, 2012 mixed media on paper and Malaysian flag 158.0 x 189.0 (with frame) ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Chin Tu, 2012 image transfer and graphite 9.0 x15.0cm ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • , 2013 image transfer and graphite 9.0 x 15.0cm ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Institusi Langsat (Langsat Institution), 2013 image transfer and graphite 9.0 x 15.0 cm ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Dari Tanah dia Kembali #6 (From the land he emerged #6), 2013 mixed media 38.5 x 28.0 cm ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Dari Tanah dia Kembali #3 (From the land she emerged #3), 2013 mixed media 38.5 x 28.0 cm ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Berjepun - Sultan Melayu dalam MOMAT, 2011 mixed media 16.0 x 27.0 cm ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Muar Art Kindergarten, Johor, 2012-2013 installation at Tomio Koyama Gallery booth, Art Stage Singapore 2013 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, Photo by Chua Cherhim
  • Muar Art Kindergarten, Johor, 2012-2013 installation at Tomio Koyama Gallery booth, Art Stage Singapore 2013 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, Photo by Chua Cherhim
  • KEDAI GAMBAR GOLDIE NO. 12, 2012, facade of photo studio installation at Art Stage Singapore, 2012 ©Shooshie Sulaiman, Photo by 12 Collective
  • LET’S LEARN PROPAGANDA I (detail), 2012 oil paint on photo print 29.7 x 42.0 cm included in photo studio installation Kedai Gambar Goldie No. 12, 2012 created for Art Stage Singapore, 2012, in collaboration with 12 Collective ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Swastika2, 2011, included in photo studio installation Kedai Gambar Goldie No. 12, 2012 created for Art Stage Singapore, 2012, in collaboration with 12 Collective ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Installation view from "Kedai Runcit No.12" at Project Booth, Art Stage Singapore held at Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre, Singapore 2011 ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Installation view from "Kedai Runcit No.12" at Project Booth, Art Stage Singapore held at Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre, Singapore 2011 ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Installation view from "Singapore Biennale 2011: Open House" at 8Q of Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 2011 ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Installation view from "Singapore Biennale 2011: Open House" at 8Q of Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 2011 ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Emotional Baggage, 2008-2009, Situations, performances and baggage ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Darkroom, 2007, Mixed-media installation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Aminah Baba, Bee, Pva Glue, Hibiscus Petal, Wild Flower, Old photograph, 84.0 x 69.0 cm (framed size) ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Darkroom, 2007-2009/ 2014, Mixed-media installation: 50 collaged old photographs, dimensions variable ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Indian Father + Indian Mother = Chinese Daughter, 2009 Lily Petal, Ink, Old Photograph 24.0 x 18.4 (photograph size) ; 35.5 x 29.3 cm (framed size) ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Maculine Moth's Eye, 2009, Paper, Oil paint, photograph 8.9 x 6.8 cm (photograph) ; 25.3 x 18.0 cm (framed size) ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Darkroom, 2007-2009, Mixed-media installation: 50 collaged old photographs Installation view at Asia Pacific Triennial (Queensland Art Gallery, 2009-2010) ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Darkroom, 2007-2009, Mixed-media installation: 50 collaged old photographs Installation view at Asia Pacific Triennial (Queensland Art Gallery, 2009-2010) ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Emotional Library, Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany 2007 ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Emotional Library, Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany 2007 ©Shooshie Sulaiman
  • Emotional Library, Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany 2007 ©Shooshie Sulaiman

One of the most important artists working in Southeast Asia, Shooshie Sulaiman utilizes a wide array of artistic approaches, from two-dimensional works, site-specific installations, and performances to writing, and even creating spaces such as gallery and bookstore to encounter fresh experiences of art, suggesting that for her, artistic practice and life are inextricable. Many of her works are based on situation, experience, and process, unique to her identity. Seeking knowledge to educate herself and layering semiotics, contradiction and beauty, her work explores history, cultural and social configurations and human experience and imagination within the context of Malaysia and Southeast Asia and beyond.

Sulaiman has recently held a solo exhibition “Malay Mawar” at Kadist Art Foundation, Paris from June to July this year.
She has presented in many important international exhibitions including Documenta 12 (2007), Asia-Pacific Triennial (2009- 10), Singapore Biennale (2011), and Gwangju Biennale (2014). Following the Art Unlimited section at Art Basel in 2014, she has presented a large scale installation at the Encounter section at Art Basel Honk Kong curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor in 2015. Her work is collected by Kadist Foundation, Paris, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

Solo exhibitions

2016 "Malay Mawar" Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
2013 "Sulaiman itu Melayu/ Sulaiman was Malay" Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore
2006 "Rumah" 64A Jalan Beserah, Off Jalan Kuantan, Kuala Lumpur

Group exhibitions

2015 "Encounters (curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor)" Art Basel Hong Kong
"A Journal of the Plague Year" Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco
"A Luxury We Cannot Afford" Para Site, Hong Kong
2014 "The 10th Gwangju Biennale: Burning Down the House" Biennale Hall, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea

2013 "Muar Art Kindergarten" Tomio Koyama Gallery Booth, Art Stage Singapore 2013, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
2012 "Kedai Gambar Goldie No.12" Art Stage Singapore 2012, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre, Singapore
2011 "Kedai Runcit No.12" Art Stage Singapore 2011, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre, Singapore
"The 3rd Singapore Biennale: Open House" Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2010 "Happening Art ‘Apa ini, Apa itu" Djagat Art House, Bali, Indonesia
"CUT2010" Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur/ Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore/ Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia/ Manila Contemporary, Manila
2009 "Iskandar Malaysia Contemporary Art Show 2009 (IMCAS09)" Johor Bahru, Malaysia

"Home" ARC House, Selangor, Malaysia

"Emotional Drawing" SOMA Museum of Art, Seoul
"The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art" Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2008 "Susur Masa / Timelines" National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
"German Connection-Art" Pelita Hati House of Art and Goethe Institute Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

"Independence Project – Part 2" Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia

"Emotional Drawing" The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo/ The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto
2007 "Documenta 12" Kassel
"Between Generations (50 Years Across Modern Art In Malysia)" Valentine Willie Fine Art, University of Science Malaysia and University of Malaya Asian Art Museum, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur/ Museum and Gallery Tunku Fauziah, University of Science Malaysia, Penang, C

"50 Ways To Live In Malaysia (A Heartfelt View Of Life Through The Eyes of 50 Malaysian Artists)” Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
"Independence Project – Part 1" Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2006 "Artistic Harmony: Malaysia – Jordan" Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor, Malaysia
"Miniature Show" Maya Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

"Young Contemporaries Anniversary" Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur

"Signed and Dated" Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur

"Kata di Kota: A Malaysian Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Cuba" in Conjunction with the 9th Havana Biennale 2006, Havana, Cuba
2005 "How Does An Artist See The World" KLIP Biennale, Art Space Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2004 "Paradise Lost" (curated by Laura Fan) Art for Nature, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia

"Continuities: Contemporary Art of Malaysia At The Turn Of The 21st Century" Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2003 "Thinking >< Space" (Installation Art Exhibition) Soka Gakkai, Kuala Lumpur

"ALAMI II PUNCAK: A Post Science Inspired Arts Camp Exhibition" National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

"The Florence International Contemporary Biennale 2003" Fortezza Da Basso, Firenze
"Games People Play" (curated by Laura Fan) Art for Nature, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia

"Wahana" Collaboration of Singapore and Malaysia Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2002 "Touch" (curated by Laura Fan) Art for Nature, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia
2001 "Still Life" Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
2000 "KeAMANan" Petronas Gallery, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

"Three Young Contemporaries" Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
"LIFA" (Langkawi International Festival of Arts) Ibrahim Hussein Museum & Cultural Foundation, Langkawi Island, Kedah
1999 "Kembara Tenggara: Young Contemporary Art Grant Exhibition" (curated by Tengku Sabri Ibrahim) National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

"Imbasan Bakat Muda" National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1998 "GEMA: Resonance: A Malaysia Exhibition of Contemporary Art" Manes Gallery, Prague, Republic of Czech

"Mandala" ASEAN COCI, Manila
"Sushi, tea or me? I like beef ball…" Command N Gallery, Tokyo

"Surat" Installation Art, ARCUS-Open Studio Exhibition, Manabi-no-Sato, Moriya Machi, Ibaraki, Japan

1997 "Crates Classified" (curated by Wong Hoy Cheong ) Gallery Wan, Kuala Lumpur

"Philip Morris Art Exhibition" National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

"Young Contemporaries" National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Awards

2009 National Art Award (Young Curator)
The 8th National Art Award
 The Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture Malaysia
1997 Major Award (Young Contemporary Competition 97, National Art Gallery, Malaysia)
1996 Minor Award (Young Talent Competition 96, Johore State)

Public collections

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo