SHALINI GANENDRA FINE ART ('SGFA') is an independent exhibition and cultural space, established in 1998 with the opening of its location at The Private Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. SGFA established a presence in London in 2007. It is now based at an award winning, green space, Gallery Residence.
The Gallery specialises in presenting Asian contemporary art and design, with particular focus on emerging regions and movements. SGFA has developed an important regional presence through the representation of award winning artists. Its commitment to artistic community/international exchange is realised through a number of successful initiatives, including educational programmes for the public such as the Vision Culture Lectures, along with the CSR programmes Art For You
and Art Hug
. In addition, the gallery runs residency programmes for artistic and vocational development, in the form of the Vision Culture Art Residency
and the Exploring East Residency
Drawing upon broad expertise in fine arts and design, SGFA offers a full range of services including advisory / consultancy, valuation and exhibition coordination.
Opened in January 2011, Gallery Residence is a tangible symbol of SGFA's commitment to design and applauds innovation and creativity of internationally renowned local talents. The space itself is an ideal backdrop for showcasing SGFA's eclectic range of art and design exhibitions - providing a contemporary arena for contemporary art. This inspiring building is at the forefront of modern architectural style, boasting effective design for green living.
Gallery Residence was designed by the award winning architectural luminary Ken Yeang in collaboration with SGFA as an exhibition space that embraces aesthetic and conceptual innovation, in line with contemporary art thought. Gallery Residence presents unique green features including a wind catcher, bioswales and turf ramps, and is the first space of its kind in the region.
Gallery Residence also accommodates living and work spaces for artists and management who live in and maintain the building.
The space received Green Building certification and PAM (Architects) Excellence Award, 2011.