For 18 years, Wei-Ling Gallery has nurtured the development of Malaysia’s contemporary art scene. With two art spaces in Kuala Lumpur, establishing itself as the largest commercial gallery in Malaysia.
The gallery’s program changes regularly with a strong and diversified selection of curated projects and exhibitions. It has also played a significant role in bringing Malaysian contemporary art to international audiences, taking major exhibitions of Malaysian art to an international platform. The gallery also represents a selection of important internationally well-known foreign artists.
In a concerted effort to push the boundaries, the gallery’s program now incorporates more experimental art forms, site specific projects and installations. This has allowed the gallery to play a more instrumental role in educating the public and bring to the forefront alternative ways of looking at and interacting with art in Malaysia. Their Seen exhibition in 2018 brought some of the critical art world’s most important artists to Malaysia, featuring the works of Ahmet Ögüt, Roger Ballen and Viktoria Binschtok amongst others. They also hosted Indonesian artist and activist Dadang Christanto’s first solo exhibition in Malaysia where he presented a monumental installation entitled M I S S I N G (2018), which comprised of 110 acrylic and charcoal imagined portraits of the 1965 purge victims. Paralogical Machines: When Images Meet Us in Space and Time, a new media exhibition presenting some of Europe’s and Southeast Asia’s leading media artists Charles Lim, Erika Tan, Tintin Wulia, Nye Thompson vs. UBERMORGEN kicked off their program in 2019. This was followed by Anida Yoeu Ali’s The Buddhist Bug: A Creation Mythology, an ongoing interdisciplinary series that combines live performance, installation, photography, and video art. The gallery also played a role in realizing Malaysia’s inaugural national pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.