Curriculum Vitae

Zul Albani : : Contemporary Malaysia Artist

Biography

Zul Albani is Malaysian, born 1965 and raised in Selangor. Currently he live in Kajang, Selangor and works on his art full-time at Miro Art Studio.


  • 1965 - Born Sepang Selangor, Malaysia

  • 1994 - On job training in ITB Bandung Indonesia

  • 1994 -1995 Desenta Gallery Bandung, Indonesia (Mahmod Buchari)

  • 1989 -1990 Saturday Art Classes in EL ART Studio, Kajang (APAYEE)

  • 1988 - School of Hotel & Catering Managements UITM Shah Alam, Malaysia

  • 1985 -1987 Angkatan Pelukis SeMalaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Amron Omar)

 

Art Statements

 

Seni adalah bahasa universial dan penting yang mencabar orang untuk melihat lebih jauh ke dalam diri mereka sendiri dan percaya.

My painting are totally non-representational, they are designed to get a person charged on an emotionally visual level.

Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot physically see with his eyes... Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. Many people think of abstraction as easily created, meaningless and randomly produced, or (a bit more generously) as nothing more than decorative design.

Zul Albani, has enjoyed creating art since chilhood. Viewing art as a medium to express ideas and thoughts, Zul Albani aims to make full use of his talent. Art is an effective communication tool, to express oneself, my thoughts, my ideas and many other things.

Having learned the basics of art at the APS (Angkatan Pelukis Malaysia) in Kuala Lumpur with Amron Omar and EL ART art class in Kajang with Apayee. Zul Albani acknowledges that the contemporay art world should be stage for all individuals concerned, not only for the artist or the art market, but also for the curator, the writer, etc.The artist is now busy preparing for his upcoming solo exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Selected Exhibition

 

  • 2010 - Selangor Artists Exhibition 2010, Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor

  • 2009 - The Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2010 Art Dubai collaborate with Art Curator Shireen    Nazireen Kuala Lumpur

  • 2009 - Finalists for National Art Competition Malaysia - MRCB Art Awards 2008

  • 2008 - Earth And Sky Series Miro Art Studio Kajang, Selangor

  • 2008 - Open Art Show Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor

  • 2008 - The Framing Concept & Gallery One Utama, Damansara

  • 2007 - Malaysia 50 Years of Independence day National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

  • 2007 - From Inside Me Series Miro Art Studio Kajang, Selangor

  • 2007 - Kajang Art Group National Library Kajang, Selangor

  • 2006 - Open Art Show Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor

  • 2005 - Kajang Art Group National Library BBB, Selangor

  • 2005 - Open Art Show Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor

  • 2004 - ArtTalk Gallery Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

  • 2004 - Kalimah Group with Perdasama PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

  • 2003 - Balai Berita NSTP Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

  • 2002 - Kalimah Group with Perdasama PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

  • 2001 - ArtTalk Gallery Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

  • 2000 - Islamic Art Exhibition Universiti Kebangsaan Bangi, Malaysia

  • 1999 - Malaysia Cartoons Exhibition Japanese Culture Centre, Kuala Lumpur

  • 1998 - Malaysia Cartoons Exhibition Japanese Culture Centre, Kuala Lumpur

  • 1997 - Malaysia Cartoons Exhibition National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

  • 1996 - Malaysia Cartoons Exhibition Japanese Culture Centre, Kuala Lumpur

  • 1995 - Desenta Gallery Bandung, Indonesia

 

Art Activity

 

  • 2007 - Malaysia 50 Years of Independence Day National Art Gallery in Melaka, Malaysia

  • 2006 - Laman Seni Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan

  • 2005 - Laman Seni National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

  • 2004 - Laman Seni National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

 

Projects & Commissions

 

  • 2009 - Resort and Hotels in Singapore

  • 2008 - Monorail Malaysia Berhad

  • 2007 - Apartments and Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • 2006 - Budget Hotels in Terengganu, Malaysia

  • 2005 - Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, Malaysia

 

Private Collections Worldwide.

Selected Corporate and Public Collections

 

  • Monorail Malaysia Berhad

  • PERDASAMA Malaysia

  • ADPR Consult (M) Sdn Bhd

  • NSTP

  • Skyline Sdn Bhd

  • Maybank

  • UPM

  • UITM

  • UKM

 

Contact

MIRO ART STUDIO, Tmn Putra Kajang, Selangor, MALAYSIA

Tel: 012 - 6315 332     Email: zulalbani@yahoo.com

Website: www.zulalbani.nobullart.com - www.albaniart.carbonmade.com  www.twitter.com/zulalbani - www.onlinegalleries.com.au/users/albany www.ArtWanted.com/zulalbani - www.fill-the-walls.com - www.facebook.com/zulalbani  www.artnews.org/zulalbani - http://www.artvitae.com/zulalbani


Comments

1. November 2009 - Karin Weber Gallery, Central, Hong Kong

Zul Albani, we like some of your abstract works. When I visit Kuala Lumpur, I will make an appointment to see you. Best regards,Karin Weber, Karin Weber Gallery,G/F, 20 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong (852) 2544 5004, art@karinwebergallery.com, www.karinwebergallery.com

2. September 2009 - GALLERY GORA, Montréal QC Canada

Zul Albani, we have viewed your work and would like to offer you an opportunity for an exhibition in Montreal, for the year 2010/2011. Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery for further information. Best regards,Sarah McDonald, GALLERY GORA, Contemporary Art & Design Contemporain279 Sherbrooke West, suite 205 Montréal QC Canada H2X 1Y2, Tel:(514)879-9694 Fax:(514)879-0164 art@gallerygora.com, www.gallerygora.com

3. August of 2009 - Córdoba, Argentine

Dear artist Zul Albani, You are an artist chosen to be part of the book “La Estética y el Arte contemporáneo II” (Aesthetics and Contemporary Art II). I attach the conditions and participation file. www.atcultura.com.ar with the participation of Regina José Galindo, (winner of the León de Oro Bienal de Venecia, 2005), Caio Fonseca (Bill Gates ´ collection) etc; “Arte Contemporáneo Imágen y crítica“ (Contemporary Art Image and Review), with the collaboration of the artists Carole Feuerman, Rosella Matamoros, and others.Look forward to hearing from you.Best regards,
Dipl. Ricardo Lescano GrossoATcultura - DirectorLic. María Miriam Farías Iriarte. ATcultura. Secretary.www.atcultura.com.ar

4. Mach 2008 - Agora Gallery, New York, USA

“I am pleased to inform you that your work qualifies for Agora Gallery representation.  Your work: Resolute in mood and milieu, I feel that your paintings will resonate well in New York and with our international audience.”Best regards, Angela Di Bello, Director Agora Gallery, New York, USA.

5. January 2007 - Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

“I am thrilled that the standard is so high from such a variety of artists and hope it will be interesting to gallery owners, exhibition curators and collectors to see such driverse work, well done and all the best.” Best regards, Charles Saatchi, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.