Virtual Studio Tour with Artist Yim Yen Sum – S.E.A. Focus

Virtual Studio Tour with Artist Yim Yen Sum

Click here to watch an exclusive virtual studio tour with Yim Yen Sum, a Malaysian contemporary artist represented by A+ Works of Art.


Working primarily with textiles, the recipient of the top prize at the 2016 UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) is fascinated by shifting notions of the home/house or space/place across different historical narratives. These explorations are often filtered through an autobiographical lens, expressing her ways of seeing and thinking through these shifting landscapes.

Together with Denise Lai (Assistant Curator, A+ Works of Art), Yim took us through several highlighted works in her studio which reflect on her approach to textiles as a medium for thinking through relationships between people and places. The development of these ideas in her recent residency at LIA, Leipzig and solo exhibition, “The Shade of Translucency”, at Art Jakarta Garden 2023 was also discussed.

Yim Yen Sum’s solo exhibition “Shade of Translucency” at Art Jakarta Garden 2023