Curriculum Vitae

PHUAN THAI MENG  潘台明 
Born on 1974, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia,
lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



Artistic Education

1993 - 96
  • Diploma (painting), Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Solo Exhibition

2011
  • Mapping Homeland: We Are Proud of You (?_?), at Valentine Willie Fine Art Singapore.
2010
  • The We Project, at Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2009
  • Made In Malaysia, at Valentine Willie Fine Art Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2004
  • PTM0001020304…, Phuan Thai Meng 1st Solo Art Exhibition, Rumah Air Panas ( RAP ), at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Selected Exhibition


2016
  • Contemporary art in interfusion and intergrowth, at The Art Gallery, Shanghai, China.
  • Art AID16: Love for sale, at White box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Era Mahathir, at Ilham gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Transit A2, at HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Paper Trails: Sountheast Asian works on paper, at Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

2015
  • G13 Gallery 5th Anniversary Show, at G13 Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • A Door Ajarat  White box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • City, Remembrance and Reimagining, at Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • A Door Ajar, START Art Fair 2015 at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.
  • Being Human, at Map, White box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Being Human, at Art Stage Singapore, Singapore.
  • Malaysian Art, New Perspective, at Richard Koh Fine Art Singapore, Singapore.
  • Malaysian Art, New Perspective, at Richard Koh Fine Art Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2014

  • Prudential Malaysian Eye : Malaysian Contemporary Art, at MAP, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Thinking Drawing, at Galeri Serdang, Faculty of Design and Architecture, UPM, Selangor, Malaysia.

2013
  • Transit AO, at HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Welcome to the Jungle: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia from the Collection of Singapore Art Museum, at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan.
  • Kembara Jiwa Fukuoka – Expanded Passion, at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan.
  • "Welcome to the Jungle", Contemporary Art in South-east Asia from the Collection of Singapore Art Museum, at Yokohoma Museum of Art.

2012
  • Asia pacific Triennial 7, at Brisbane, Australia.
  • Kembara Jiwa / Travelling Soul, at Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Kembara Jiwa / Travelling Soul, at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia.
  • Wawasan 2020: The Malaysian Dream, at Valentine Willie Fine Art Singapore, Singapore.
  • A Meter Diameter, at HOM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2011
  • Headlights 2011, at Valentine Willie Fine Art Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2010
  • Al-Kesah / Once Upon A Time In Malaysia, at MAP ( White Box ), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • The Tiger Show, at Wei-ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Contemporary Rhetoric, at VWFA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • A Meter Perspective, at HOM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2009
  • Headlights 2009, at Valentine Willie Fine Art Singapore, Singapore.
  • Headlights 2009, at Valentine Willie Fine Art Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Tenggara, Southeast Asian Contemporary Art; at Novas Contemporary Urban Centre (CUC), London, UK.

2008
  • Tenggara, Southeast Asian Contemporary Art; at Novas Contemporary Urban Centre (CUC), Liverpool, UK.
  • Tukar Ganti: New Malaysian Painting, at Valentine Willie Fine Art Singapore, Singapore
  • Arttriangle, Soka Gakkai Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Borobudur Southeast Asian Contemporary Auction, Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore.
  • The Painting Show, at Annex Gallery, Center Market, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2007
  • Antara Merdeka, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • “ Seeking Zero ”, An Environment Art Project at Bird Island, Sentul Park by YTL.

2006
  • 18@8 Kuala Lumpur – Karachi, at Amin Gulgee Gallery, Pakistan.
  • Reminiscence of the Cherished Homeland, at Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Mind, Body and Soul 2, at Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Y.C.A Group show, 153 Gallery, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Sign and Dated : Our 10th Anniversary Exhibition, at Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 3 Young Contemporaries : 1996 – 2006, at Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Kata di Kota, a Malaysian Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Cuba, in conjunction with the 9th Havana Biennale 2006, Galeria de arte Boyeros, Cuba.

2005
  • Crowds, Reka Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Man & God, a traveling show by arts4souls, Stutgart Design Center, Germany.

2004
  • 2nd Annual Reka Free Show, Reka Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 3 Young Contemporaries, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2003
  • Space(s) – Dialogue + Exhibition, Rumah Air Panas ( RAP ), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Philip Morris Malaysia Art Awards 2003, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 69 Anniversary of Persatuan Teo Chew Art Exhibition, Grand Riverview Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.
  • Art±1000, Valentine Willie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Man & God, a traveling show by arts4souls, at :b Gallery, Singapore.

2002
  • Art Under 1000, Valentine Willie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Open Studio, Rumah Air Panas ( RAP ), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2001
  • Ctrl.alt.del Three-Man Drawing Art Exhibition, Rumah Air Panas ( RAP ), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2000
  • Philip Morris Asean Art Awards 2000, Singapore Art Museum.
  • Philip Morris Malaysia Art Awards 2000, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1999
  • Philip Morris Malaysia Art Awards 1999, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1997
  • Malaysia Drawing : Tracing The Lines 1950 - 1990, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1996
  • New Artist, Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Diploma Show – FA9619, Gallery Malaysia Institute Of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1995
  • Shah Alam Open 1995, Gallery Shah Alam, Shah Alam, Malaysia.
  • Young Talents 1995, Bank Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • The Swatch Malaysia “Street Painting 95”, The Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1994
  • Pemandangan Malaysia 1994, Public Bank, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1993
  • Rural Malaysia 1993, Kontane Malaysia, Gallery Shah Alam, Malaysia.



Art Project & Activity


2014
  • New Voices: 5 Routes of the Malaysian Contemporary Art (art talk) at Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
2008
  • Exhibition Manager of “Contemporary Art In School” an art project at Stelle Marris, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2007
  • Production Manager of “ Let Arts Move You ”, a public art project at KTM station & commuter trains.
  • Coordinator for R.A.P. in the “Independence Project” at Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Curator team of “ R.A.P project – Walk in or walk out ”, at Notthatbalai Art Festival 2007, Lost Generation Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2006
  • Curator team of the Y.C.A Group show at 153 gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2004
  • Expedition to San Tao at China, an art trip funded by Lian Cheng gallery.
2003
  • Member of Rumah Air Panas Art Society ( RAP ), an art collective at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Organizing committee of [Space(s) – Dialogue + Art Exhibition], a 3 months project at R.A.P.
  • Presenter for guided tour of [Space(s) – Dialogue + Art Exhibition].
2002
  • Involved in theatre installation for " A Sensational Rendezvous ", at The Actors Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Commission theatre installation art for the concert “ Rhapsody of a Songbird ”.
2001
  • Organizing < Artist Slide Show >, at Rumah Air Panas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Theatre installation for " aku II : ang tau mui ", at The Actors Studio Box, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



Awards


2014
  • Nominated in APBF Signature Art Prize 2014.
  • Top 30 finalists in The 2013-2014 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, at Hong Kong.
2006
  • Selected in top 30 finalists in The 2006 Soverign Asian Art Prize, at Hong Kong.
2005
  • "Conversation: Malaysia", an Artist-in-Residency programmed at Singapore, organize by P10, funed by ANA.
2003
  • Honorable Mention - Philip Morris Malaysia Asean Art Awards 2003, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2000
  • Juror’s Choice Award - Philip Morris Malaysia Asean Art Awards 2000, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1996
  • Grand Prize - David Bowie Art Competition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1994
  • Special Prize - Pemandangan Malaysia 1994, Public Bank, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1992
  • Scholarship Awards - Malaysian Institute of Art.


Artist Residencies

2005
  • "Conversation: Malaysia", an Artist-in-residency programmed at Singapore, organize by P10 and funded by ANA.