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Amir Zainorin

Visual artist and curator

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.

Amir Zainorin
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