Phuan Thai Meng
PHUAN THAI MENG (b. 1974, Batu Pahat, Johor; lives and works in Taipei) earned a Diploma in Fine Art from the Malaysian Institute of Art and is currently enrolled at the Graduate Institute of Trans- disciplinary Arts of Taipei National University of the Arts. His practice, encompassing paintings and installations, provides a running commentary on the state of the country and the absurdities of Malaysian politics. Phuan has exhibited locally in Malaysia (OUR ArtProjects, 2018; Ilham Gallery, 2016; National Art Gallery, 2007), as well as internationally in countries such as: Singapore (Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2018; Richard Koh Fine Art, 2015); Indonesia (Sangkring Art Space, 2016; Edwin’s Gallery, 2015); and Japan (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, 2013; Yokohama Museum of Art, 2013). In addition, he has participated in the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial and won the Silver Award for 2018 UOB Painting of the Year’s Established Artist Category in Malaysia.