FAIZAL SIDIK Artist-Curator; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Faizal Sidik was born in 1978 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. He lives and works between Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baharu and Singapore. Graduted from University Teknologi Mara major in Fine Art and have been entered the program Master of Visual Art (Southeast Asia) University of Malaya, Cultural Centre under supervision of Redza Piyadasa. His work has consistenly explored the idea of collective conscience.

Faizal has had numerous solo exhibitions, including; 2006: “Faizal Sidik: Drawing 1996-2006” , MTDC Multimedia Academy Art Gallery,Serdang; 2010: “Sublime Weave I”, Leonardo, Kuala Lumpur; 2012: “Sublime Weave II”, KL PAC, Kuala Lumpur. He received Young Contemporary Art Award (YCA) in 2000 by National Visual Art Gallery of Malaysia. He was a lecturer at various art institutions for nearly ten years, some of which include: Mara Technology University, MTDC Multimedia Academy, Art Film Design Academy (AFDA), Segi University College.

From 2000 to present Faizal has curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions including: “Subliminary: Sublime and Sensory”, Shah Alam Gallery (2009), “NeoAbstract: Space, Color & Light”, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (2009) “Wayang Uwei Angkat Saks”i, National Visual Art Gallery (2011), “Conceptual Art: National Visual Art Gallery of Malaysia Collection”, National Visual Art Gallery (2012).

He also active in contributing writing for Senikini, Arteri, Set, Dewan Budaya, Berita Harian, Berita Mingguan and art blogs. He interested in investigating dynamics and relationships between the producers of art such artist-curators and curators. His recent contributions include publication such “Astonishment and Sense in Art Making”, Risalah Seni Tampak and “Kuratis vs Kurator”, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. He is also an assistant editor of Senikini magazine. In 2013 Faizal was co-curator of the 4th Singapore Biennale. 

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Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2017

‘Songket Paintings’, Museum of Asian Art, Kuala Lumpur (PDF)

2012

‘Faizal Sidik: Sublime Weaves ’, KLPAC, Kuala Lumpur (travel show).

2011

‘Faizal Sidik: Sublime Weaves ’, Leonardo, Kuala Lumpur(travel show)

2010

‘Faizal Sidik: Sublime Weaves ’, G Hotel, Penang

2006

‘Faizal Sidik: Drawing 1996-2006’, Multi + Media Gallery, Serdang. (with digital catalogue/ CD-ROM)

Group Exhibitions

 2014
‘Koleksi Yayasan Warisan Johor,’ Galeri Seni Johor, Johor Bahru

2013
‘Manjung School: Pilihan Rakyat’, Galeri Shah Alam
‘Percaya Pada Seni’, Ruang Kreatif BSVN, Kuala Lumpur.

2012
‘Koleksi Soka Gakkai Malaysia’ Wisma SGM, Kuala Lumpur

2010

‘Her World’ BSC,Kuala Lumpur.

2009

‘Tampannya Budi’, Balai Seni Lukis Negara, Kuala Lumpur.

‘Neo-Abstract: Space Color and Light’ Soka Gakkai Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.(PDF)

‘Subliminary: Sublime and Sensory’  Galeri Shah Alam, Selangor. (PDF)

‘Art For Gaza’  Laman Budaya, Shah Alam

‘Unfolding’  RA Fine Arts, Kuala Lumpur.(Star Metro) (PDF) (Katalog Pameran)

‘Palestin 2009′  Balai Seni Lukis Negara, Kuala Lumpur

2007

‘Manusia, Seni Bina dan Lanskap‘ Multi + Media Gallery, Serdang

2006

‘Merdeka 49‘ Multi + Media Gallery, Serdang.

2005

‘Art Through Charity ‘ Gajah Gajah Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.

2004

‘Media Seni 6-Alam Semulajadi, Manusia dan Keamanan’ Dewan Tunku Canselor Universiti Malaya. (PDF) , (Katalog Pameran)

2003

‘WWW’ ArTalk Gallery, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

‘Imijan & Suara Kemerdekaan’, Balai Seni Maybank

‘Spirit of Merdeka’ , Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur

‘Estetika Perak’, Gallery Muzeum Perak, Ipoh (with catalogue)

‘Visual Art Johor Version Open 2003’, Galeri Seni Yayasan Warisan Johor,(PDF)(Katalog Pameran)

2002

‘Identity-Here Are We’ National Art Gallery,Kuala Lumpur

‘Young Contemporary’ National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. (PDF) (with catalogue)

2001

‘Ilham’ Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor

‘Dinamika Tampak’ Perak Art Foundation ,Ipoh Perak.

‘Penang Young Artist’ Penang Art Gallery

‘Open Show’ National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (with catalogue)

‘Matt’ National Art Gallety, Kuala Lumpur (with catalogue)

2000

‘Islamic Art Contemporary’ National Museum, Kuala Lumpur (PDF),  (katalog pameran)

‘Selangor Expression’ Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor (with catalogue)

‘Ipoh International Art Festival’ Ipoh City Hall, Perak (with catalogue)

‘Young Contemporary’ National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.(PDF) (with catalogue)

‘Degree Show’, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Manjung Perak

1999

‘Open Show’ Shah Alam Gallery.Selangor (with catalogue)

‘Cetusan Rasa II’ Perak National Museum (with catalogue)

‘Penang Young Artist’ Penang Art Gallery.Penang

1998

‘Julung’Malacca Museum Corporation, Malacca

‘Cetusan Rasa’ Perak National Museum

1997

‘Landscape’ Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor (with catalogue)

Bibliography

Literatures:

(catalogue and review treating a body of the artist artwork)

Solo Show
Muhammad Lutfi Zahid, ‘Puteri Gunung Ledang Dalam Catan Songket’, Dewan Budaya, Bil 4 2017 (April), ms 44-47.  (PDF)

Hillman Jamil, ‘Pameran Faizal Sidik : Catan Songket’, Bernama TV (Jurnal Bernama Ep 216 ), Astro 502. (You Tube)

Hafizah Iszahanid, ‘Naskah Klasik Dalam Catan Songket’, Berita Harian (Sastera dan Budaya), Rabu 1 Mac 2017, ms 34. (Online) (PDF)

Amirul Akmal Redzwan, ‘Karya Songket Faizal Sidik’, Kosmo (K2), Isnin 27 Februari 2017, ms 26. (Online) 

Siti Salmiah A Hamid, ‘Bawa Konotasi Spiritual’, Harian Metro (Nuansa), Jumaat 24 Februari 2017, ms 6.  (Online)

Jane Khoo, ‘Faizal Sidik-Songket Paintings’, Art Malaysia, Feb 2017. (Online)

Idarina Ibrahim, ‘Taman Misteri Gunun Ledang’ (Tun Mamat di Taman Larangan), Katalog pameran “Faizal Sidik: Songket Paintings”, Pustaka Taman Seni, Petaling Jaya, 2017. (PDF)

Ahmad Syukran Zainuddin, “Pameran Solo Faizal Sidik”, Published by KOSMO!, 12 Dec 2006, page 29 (illustrated). (PDF)

Geetha Krishnan, “A Decade of Change Under One Roof”, Published by The Star (Metro), 20 Dec 2006, sec M32 (illustrated).  (PDF)

Group Show

Aminuddin Osman. essay of “Cetusan Rasa”, Published by Muzium Darul Ridzuan, 1999. (illustrated). (PDF)

Joseph Tan, essay catalog of “Young Contemporary 2000”, Published by National Art Gallery,2000, page 6 (illustrated). (PDF)

Victor Chin, “Exploring Limits in Art”, Published by Sunday Star, 26 January 2003,sec StarMag 26 (illustrated). (PDF)

Li-En Chong and Choy Su-Ling, “Silat; The Art of Movement”, Published by The Star, Sunday 21 September 2003, . sec StarMag 16-17 (illustrated). (Online) (PDF)

Priya Menon, “16 Talented Artists Essay Their Thoughts  Through Painting and Sculpture”, Published by The Star, Thursday 26 February 2009, sec Star Metro ((illustrated). (PDF)
 

Sakini Mohd Said, “Filem Melayu perlu Nur”, Published by Harian Metro (Rap), 14 Mei 2009, sec R6-R7 (illustrated). (PDF)

 

Rashiqah Ilmi Abd Rahim, “Wibawa Bakat Muda”, Published by Berita Harian, 28 Mei 2009,   (PDF)

Salina Zakaria, Interviewed  ‘NeoAstraction: Space, Color and Light’  Published by Malaysia Hari Ini, Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (TV3) , 3 Aug 2009 (Video)

Sy Mussaddad Mahdi, “Pelukis Sepanjang Hayat”, Published by Mingguan Malaysia (Pancaindera), 9 Ogos 2009, ms 21 (illustrated). (Online) (PDF)

Rizuwan Zaini, “The Need for Space, Colour and Light”, Published by New Straits Times (Streets), 11 Aug 2009, page 6-7 (illustrated). (Online) (PDF)

Yip Yoke Teng, “Bold, Different  and Loud”, Published by The Star (Metro), 13 Aug 2009, sec M20-M21 (illustrated). (Online) (PDF)

Review, Article for Exhabition:

Erry Arham Azmi, ‘Sesi Soal Jawab Erry Arham Azmi Bersama: Faizal Sidik’ dalam Soal Jawab Peranan Kurator Seni Visual Malaysia: Siri 1, 2016, ms 98-109.

Syar A Alia, `Between the Space`, Baccarat Magazine, art design & culture interview, Issue 005, pg 126-129.
Hasnul Jamal Saidun, ‘Literature Review for New Media Art Practice in Malaysia’, Jiwa Halus (Fine Heart) hasnulsaidon.blogspot.com, 8 August 2013.

Hasnul Jamal Saidun, `Cabaran Praktis Seni Elektronik dalam Era Maklumat’, Jurnal Wacana Seni /Art Discourse , Universiti Sains Malaysia.Jilid 1 2003.

Ayong Anak Jemat, ‘Aplikasi Video Dalam Penghasilan Karya Seni Tampak di Malaysia’, Tesis Ijazah Sarjana Muda Seni Gunaan dan Kreatif Seni Halus, Fakulti Seni Gunaan dan Kreatif, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS, 2006

Azman Ismail, “Bakat Muda: Karya Eksperimental Menyerlah”, Utusan Malaysia, Saturday 20 January 2001, review for Young Contemporary 2000, National Art Gallery. (Online) (PDF)

Azman Ismail, “Bakat Muda: Revolusi Seni Tampak”,Utusan Malaysia, Saturday

3 February 2001, review for Young Contemporari 2000, National Art Gallery.(PDF)

Jamudin Idris, “Bibi Chew Menang Anugerah Bakat Muda”, Berita Harian, Wednesday 7 February 2001, review for Young Contemporary 2000, National Art Gallery. (PDF)

Loshini Catherine John, “Dinamika Tampak” New Straits Times, Tuesday 29 May 2001, review for Dinamika Tampak, Pusat Seni Yayasan Kesenian Perak.

Jamudin Idris, “Melakarkan Pelbagai Gaya Silat pada Lukisan”, Berita Minggu, Sunday 21 September 2003, for review Silat Seni ,National Art Gallery. (PDF)

“12 Pelukis Abadikan Silat dalam Karya”, Berita Harian, Monday 8 September 2003, review for Silat Seni, National Art Gallery

“Persepsi Kurator Menulis” Siti Jasmina Abdullah, Tunas Cipta, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Jun 2003. (PDF)