Acme Studios — Tomi Heri

Supporting Artists since 1972

Tomi Heri

Khazanah Nasional Associate Artist Residency Programme

Tomi Heri is a multidisciplinary artist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Informed through everyday observations of life, Tomi's work observes and picks up situational moments in which people interact and relate to each other, as well as the things and objects around us. Distilling these narrations into multi-layered works, Tomi often explores and uses new materials to find better ways to represent these worlds, creating an unpredictable and exciting juxtaposition.

Tomi has exhibited his works in various galleries across Malaysia, such as the National Visual Art Gallery, Pelita Hati Gallery, Muzium Negeri Terengganu and Hin Bus Depo art space. He has also participated in group exhibitions in several countries around the region, such as Indonesia and Korea and has received multiple awards from both Malaysia and China, including second place in the International Collegiate Snow Sculpture Contest, Harbin, China in 2013 and 2014.

Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia

Khazanah Nasional, in collaboration with Acme, developed the Khazanah Nasional Associate Artist Residency Programme (KAAR), a 12-week residency programme catered for emerging Malaysian artists based at Acme studios. An initiative under the Khazanah Residency Programme, the KAAR is an annual programme designed to develop and prepare young artists for the next growth phase in their professional careers. Typically, artists for the KAAR are nominated by galleries and residencies in Malaysia and subsequently selected by Khazanah Nasional and Acme.

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