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Amir Zainorin



Amir Zainorin (born in Malayisa 1963) visual artist and curator.

He is currently the leader for artist collective called Jambatan based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He has worked as educator at the Danish Art Council House Artist Program and has organized and curated several exhibitions, which includes The Malaysian Art Festival in Copenhagen in 2009, Stateless Mind Festival in Copenhagen 2019, 2021, IPOH International Film Festival in 2019 and  Pera+Flora+Fauna, an official collateral event at the 59th Biennale di Venezia 2022.

Zainorin studied Business Studies at the Polytechnic Ungku Omar Ipoh in 1980 and after graduating worked as a bank officer at Agriculture bank in KL. He furthered his studies at University of Conway Arkansas in1986 and University of Missouri Kansas City, USA in 1988.

Zainorin works in multidisciplinary arts and his art projects are often interactive and participative working with installation, performance, video, photography and drawings. The art projects aim is to bridge the interconnectivity between people.

His work has been exhibited among others at KL Biennale, National Art Gallery Malaysia, Museum of Contemporary art Roskilde Denmark, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art Copenhagen, Immigrant Museum Denmark, National Art Gallery Singapore.

Zainorin has received grants from among others, the Danish Art Council, Nordic Kultur Fond, National Art Gallery Malaysia and Cendana Malaysia.


Stateless Mind #3


Video Projection

Amir Zainorin – Denmark/Malaysia

Covid Surreality – slide show


COVID Surreality is a series of “performances”, captured on as still images, a lighter side of life in lockdown. Despite the grimness of COVID-19, the series was  created  in the belief that everyone needs some respite, and that laughter is indeed the best medicine.


Freedom – video 

Year: 2021 (1 min)


This video is an extension of the ' shhh....xxxx xxx xxxx xx!series'. The series which was made from masking tape on glass done in 2018 consists of portraits of malaysian artist, cartoonist and activists that have been arrested or jailed under the Malaysia's multimedia act or the sedition law. It is reaction towards the draconian law imposed the regime about human rights and freedom of expression.

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