A platform for emerging artists to grow and develop
sembilan was founded to support local emerging artists by providing them with a conducive workspace and living arrangement to creatively explore and express their ideas - along with the opportunity to exhibit their work at the end of the residency.
The program provides artists with a dedicated art space within a 1919 pre-war building in Negeri Sembilan, which has been recently renovated. It is approximately 2,000 square feet in size with plenty of blank walls and a wide, open space.
For 3 relaxing months, artists in residence will stay at a newly rejuvenated, heritage-styled hotel. Built in the 1950s, Sun Lun Yik Hotel was carefully restored in 2014 and is only a short stroll away from the art space.
Three times a year, sembilan will host group exhibitions for its residents to showcase their body of work in various exciting locations around Malaysia.
The residency is located in the state of Negeri Sembilan, along the fringes of Seremban's charming old town. It is approximately 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur by car.
The Program also aims to introduce a different side of Negeri Sembilan to gallery owners, collectors, curators, artists and other art enthusiast by hosting studio visits and art-related networking events.