SGFA manages three residency programs: the Vision Culture ART residency, the Exploring East Residency (Arts Management/Research); and the SGFA Internship for local graduates/students. The diversity of participants creates lively and enriching experiences at Gallery Residence.
The VISION CULTURE Residency aims to develop artistic interactions and experiences through varied cultural environments in and dialogues with SE Asia and Asia. The Residency is housed in Shalini Ganendra Fine Art’s Gallery Residence (an award winning green space designed by architectural luminary, Ken Yeang), and offers shared studio space, public lecture and exhibition spaces, and resource centre.

The VC Residency period runs for a minimum of 2 months, (+exhibition) and is for one mid-career artist at a time. The cross-cultural focus of the Residency encourages VC Residents to engage with local artists, either before or at the inception of the Residency, to develop and present a collaborative project (installation or exhibition) during the VC Resident’s tenure. Alternatively, the VC Resident can explore a solo project and develop an exhibition accordingly, which will then be presented at Gallery Residence. The VC Resident and residency exhibition will have dedicated coverage on SGFA’s website.

The VC Resident is expected to interact with the local community through workshops and/or lectures and to participate in at least one session of the ART HUG CSR program for children.

Applications are being accepted for the 2013 Residency, and should be received by August 7, 2012. Decision will be made by September 5, 2012 and the successful candidate informed thereafter.

The successful applicant is responsible for: obtaining any visas (as necessary), cost of travel, living expenses and cost of materials. (Estimated living expenses for food, travel within Kuala Lumpur, US $500/month).

Accommodation provided FOC at Gallery Residence.

To apply, please submit the following by August 7, 2012 to [email protected]

* Your up-to-date CV (Word or PDF only)
* A short statement (500 words max) detailing what you intend to work on during the residency. (Word or PDF only.)
* 10 images of your work (max 300kb each)
* Links to video (if applicable). Do not attach video files!
* Links to audio samples (if applicable). Do not attach audio files!
* Writing samples (if applicable, as an attachment)

Submit application by email or hard copy by courier to SGFA.
"The Vision Culture Residency is housed in a stunning building (SGFA), towering a residential block with its sober and imposing presence.

The challenges of exhibiting at SGFA, where the horizontal lines dictate the essence of this award winning 'green' building – wonderfully influenced my work and prompted me to experiment with an area new to my practice – namely, performance.

The great support SGFA provided, allowed me to deepen my research and facilitated the execution of my project, through connections and networking that was essential to the successful outcome of my residency. The challenges and opportunities the program offered created a very rewarding experience!"

Claudia Cannizzaro, VC Resident ( March- May, 2012)
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  EXPLORING EAST RESIDENCY provides exposure to curatorial and arts management, including exhibition infrastructure and research. This progam is designed for mature, independent students/graduates with strong analytical, research, writing and social skills.

SGFA provides accommodation at Gallery Residence for the duration of the residency and will preselect a research topic of interest with the candidate. Two months minimum stay. SGFA will help with the publication of qualified research.

To apply, please submit the following by email by August 7, 2012 –

* Statement of interest
* CV
* Name/Contact for 2 Referees

“Shalini Ganendra Fine Art provided me with the opportunity to gain excellent work experience and travel around South East Asia with a central base in a fantastic part of the world”         Alex Gomar, Exploring East Resident, Cambridge University, July – August 2011
"I was fully immersed in the life of the gallery and in Malaysian culture. I gained unique experiences which I certainly wouldn't have been able to get anywhere else!"         Natasha Logan, Exploring East Resident, Cambridge University, September – December 2011
The SGFA INTERNSHIP program is open to senior university students and graduates of local educational institutions, for training in arts management (including exhibition and research). This internship helps to build knowledge, training and confidence in the local art establishment by providing rigorous exposure to gallery operation as well as local/international programming. Participation on part time basis is possible.

To apply please submit by email:

* Statement of interest
* CV
* Name/Contact for 2 Referees
  "The internship atmosphere was astonishing. The opportunities of living in this amazing green space, meeting the VC Lecturers and Artist in Residence and of course, local artists, curators and collectors, were altogether excellent. The experiences have widened my horizon and built up my confidence. I have learned so much!" - Wong, February - March 2012
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