Hometown: Johor, Malaysia
Based in: Kuala Lumpur
Phuan Thai Meng (b. 1974, Batu Pahat, Johor) has a Diploma from the Malaysian Institute of Art. His work explores the sociopolitical conditions of the national landscape through projects on rapid urbanisation, infrastructure development and human living conditions. Through wit and humour his painting and installation practice has become a running commentary on the state of the country and the absurdities of Malaysian politics.
His previous solo exhibitions include: Hey Malaysia, Something You [ ] Leave Behind!, OUR ArtProjects (2017); Mapping Homeland: We Are Proud of You (?_?), Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore (2011); The WE Project, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur (2010); Made in Malaysia, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur (2009) and PTM0001020304..., Rumah Air Panas, Kuala Lumpur (2004). Phuan has also participated in numerous group shows in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan and Europe, and his work has been collected by the Singapore Art Museum and The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Australia.
Phuan Thai Meng lives and works in Kuala Lumpur.
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