SGA’s Artist Residency program facilitates development of artistic careers as an opportunity for research, practice and cultural encounters within SE Asia. The residency is hosted in SGA’s Gallery Residence, a conceptual space built around SGA’s ethos of living with art. The building is at the forefront of modern architectural style, boasting effective design for green living and was one of the first projects in Malaysia to receive Green Building certification. Scope for project proposals is broad and artists working in any medium will be considered. Applications will be judged on the quality of ideas and demonstrated previous self-authored work. The residency allows for wide exploration and experimentation over a stated period (usually 4-6 weeks), culminating in the presentation of the completed project through exhibition and/or workshops.
SGA’s Gallery Residence is located in Petaling Jaya, with convenient transport links close by to access vibrant Kuala Lumpur. The residency includes self-catering accommodation with shared communal spaces and use of a concept studio space and library. Artist to cover cost of travel and subsidised accommodation (GBP 2,000/4 weeks. Other arrangements can be discussed.).
“The great support SGA provided, allowed me to deepen my research and facilitated the execution of my project, through connections and networking that was essential to the successful outcome of my residency. The challenges and opportunities the program offered created a very rewarding experience!” – Claudia Cannizzaro, VC Artist