Wei-Ling Gallery was founded in 2002 by Lim Wei-Ling with the ambition to nurture the development of Malaysia’s contemporary art scene. The flagship gallery is housed within a heritage shophouse that was ravaged by a fire in 2004. The unique interior is an installation unto itself, having been designed by renowned Malaysian architect, Professor Jimmy CS Lim. In 2011, the gallery expanded with its second space, Wei-Ling Contemporary, dedicated to showcase special projects and more experimental art forms. With two art spaces in Kuala Lumpur, it establishes itself as the largest commercial gallery in Malaysia.
The galleries’ positions have been achieved through ambitious, diversified and contextual curatorial projects and programming. Wei-Ling Galleries have repeatedly presented Malaysian contemporary art to international audiences, simultaneously representing a selection of widely-acclaimed local and international artists. Our exhibitions are free and open to all as a space for public imagination and inquiry.
In its continuous efforts of cultivating the local contemporary art scene, Wei-Ling Gallery is also one of the most prolific publishers of art publications in the country, valuing the importance of archiving. The gallery’s publishing activity encourages an appreciation for contemporary art with a backlist of monographs, artists’ books, and exhibition catalogues which highlights the often-overlooked characteristics of an artist’s practice.
The gallery’s mission comes from the founder’s intentions, as well as, from ongoing national and global reflection on what the purpose of a private art gallery is in contemporary society
Tuesday to Friday, 10AM – 6PM
Saturday, 10AM – 5PM
(closed on Sundays, Mondays & Public Holidays)
(By Appointment Only)