Stateless Mind - Body of Knowledge: Performance Art and Video Streaming, a satellite event for Venice Biennale 2022, Venice, Italy

 

Poster of Shaq Koyok Poster



The performance art was performed at Archivi Della Misericordia, Venice, Italy




Title: Letter to the Forest

The aim of this performance art is to allow the audience to participate by coming up with messages about the spirit of nature, which build bridges to connect their lives and the natural environment.

The idea of sending messages is quite synonymous with our contemporary lifestyle, but it has always been a part of the traditional activities of indigenous people. 

This performance art is inspired by the Asian tradition of putting a message on the banyan tree. In my indigenous community e=where, strong shamanistic traditions still exist, this goes even further. Offerings of food and verbal requests are made to the spirits of the trees and the jungle to ask permission to utilise the environment. 


Happy Indigenous People 's Day 2022!

 


This year we indigenous people around the world celebrate the role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge. 

Time-Lapse video at my solo exhibition!

 Here is the time-lapse of the final day of my solo exhibition at Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery. Hope you enjoy it. Please do subscribe to my YouTube channel for similar content and updates on my activities. 




Land of A Thousand Guilts, my fourth exhibition to date.

This is my my fourth solo exhibition. First of all I would like to say thank you to anyone who went to my exhibition at Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery. But mostly to my parents and siblings who supported me from beginning of my career as an artist. 



It was tough to be an artist when the pandemic hit, as we need a physical art exhibition to sell our artwork. But i was a bit lucky than other artist in Malaysia, i managed to get this exhibition running just when the restrictions were lifted. So many friends and collectors managed to see my work exhibited in the gallery.





"Land of a Thousand Guilts", my solo exhibition for 2021 at Richard Koh Fine Art, Malaysia.

 


Richard Koh Fine Art
(RKFA-KL) is pleased to announce Malaysian artist Shaq Koyok’s (b. 1985) solo exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. Land of a Thousand Guilts is scheduled to run from 5th until 20th March 2021 at Richard Koh Fine Art, No. 34-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The artist will present 14 recent works in his first solo exhibition with Richard Koh Fine Art.

In Land of a Thousand Guilts, Koyok responses to a dire situation faced by Malaysia’s indigenous people; the Orang Asal – a community which he belongs to. In this exhibition, the artist draws upon personal experiences of trauma in his youth, in which his own village faced when an unscrupulous land developer encroached the jungle surrounding his home village.

VLOG l Mural art for rural Indigenous School in Perak, Malaysia.

Last year in 2019, i went to very rural Semai community in Perak to do mural art project together with Radio TV Malaysia. It took us 7 hours drive from capital city of Kuala Lumpur to the community area in deep in the mountian range. The journey from the nearby town called Tapah, Perak took us about 3 hours drive with 4 wheels drive. It was very beautiful and scenic drive through the jungle and encounters with so many beautiful spots.

Here is the video!

You can see the timelapse video of me working on the mural at the primary school buolding's wall. Enjoy!


New Artwork for my Solo Exhibition at National Gallery.

Here the timeplapse video of my current artwork. At the moment i'm in the process of archiving my artwork into digital media. Here is the video, you can watch it on my youtube channel.


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Stateless Mind - Body of Knowledge: Performance Art and Video Streaming, a satellite event for Venice Biennale 2022, Venice, Italy

    Title: Letter to the Forest The aim of this performance art is to allow the audience to participate by coming up with messages about the...