Artist Talk by Chang Yoong Chia

9 Aug 2014 (Saturday)
2.00pm - 3.30pm (Q&A Included)
Five Arts Centre

Join us in a presentation by Chang Yoong Chia as he speaks about the decisions and processes of his art making, and the concept of metamorphosis in his choice of material, work process and subject matter.

Profile of Artist


b.1975, Kuala Lumpur
Diploma in Fine Art (Major in Painting), Malaysian Institute of Art

Selected Group show
2005 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan
2006 Rimbun Dahan Malaysia-Australia Visual Artist Residency, Kuang, Selangor
2012 Finalist Exhibition, Signature Art Prize, Singapore Art Museum

Selected Solo show
2009 The 2nd Seven Years: Quilt of the Dead, Flora & Fauna IV, Narratives, The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2011 The World is Flat, Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore
2013 Immortal Beloved, Richard Koh Fine Art, Malaysia Chang Yoong Chia comes to his art-making with a boy-meets-world sense of wonder and exploration. The rich imagery of his work is drawn from a fascination with both the natural and man-made world, and his place within them. The concept of metamorphosis is key to his choice of material, subject matter and process.



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This event is organized as part of Five Arts Centre's 30th anniversary programme - tenTenTEN! It is part of 'Para-Sites', a series of curated events throughout 2014-2015.

"Why we work with the community":
Artist talk by visiting Japanese Artists

9 Aug 2014 (Saturday)
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Five Arts Centre

A sharing session by two established Japanese artists, Katsuhiko HIBINO and Shirotama HITSUJIYA on their work. Although coming from different genres – fine art and theatre, both artists have extended from their original genres and have created work/projects with deep engagement with the community. Hibino and Hitsujiya are members of a delegate to Malaysia as part of a “Study Tour for the Creative Networking” organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center and Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur. The objective of the tour is to meet and formulate new connections and projects.

Profile of Japanese Delegates

Prof. Katsuhiko HIBINO

Professor, Department of Inter-Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts

Born in 1958, the Gifu native graduated with a MA from the Tokyo University of Arts. He creates an ecosystem for the arts to function within society by organising art projects that focus on abilities specific to certain individuals. His ongoing projects are spread across diverse fields of interest. Two such examples are the Asatte Asagao Project (Day-after-tomorrow Morning Glory Project) and Day-after-tomorrow Newspaper Cultural Department, which are still going strong after 12 years.

In the past two years, Hibino worked as artistic director of Roppongi Art Night. He most recently conducted workshops as part of the Match Flag Projects (2010-) in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Hibino currently teaches at his alma mater and serves as director of the Japan Football Association.


Director, Play-wright, Actor, Founder of YUBIWA Hotel

Born in Hokkaido in 1967, the Artistic Director of YUBIWA Hotel studied at Meiji University. The company’s main body of work includes Long Distance Love (2001), which was performed at the same time in Tokyo and NY through broadband during the September 9/11 incident; Candies (2006), which toured northern Europe; Massive Water (2012), which toured four cities in Brazil; and Heavenly Love, which was performed on the beach at Setouchi Art Festival 2013 and later on a train at Ichihara Art x Mix in 2014. She was named one of “The 100 Most influential Japanese Women in the World” by Newsweek Japan in 2006.



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