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Kamiliah Bahdar

CURATOR, TELOK AYER ARTS CLUB

Kamiliah Bahdar is an independent curator fresh from completing her Masters of Arts at Nanyang Technology University of Singapore, but already armed with a diverse portfolio of artistic endeavours and experiences to her name.

After achieving her Bachelor of Arts with honours in 2011, Kamiliah joined Galerie Steph as Manager and Curator for three years, where she worked closely with both international modern art masters and emerging Asian artists alike. Since then, she also began delving into a mélange of writings, curator residencies and projects through the years. Her portfolio includes curating exhibitions for emerging and established Singaporean artists at local art institutions such as Gillman Barracks, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Gajah Gallery and the National Museum of Singapore; as well as overseas residencies with Ketemu Project Space in Indonesia and Casa Tres Patios in Colombia.

Kamiliah joins the opening team of Telok Ayer Arts Club as Curator, alongside Arts Manager Anmari. Together, they will invite local and regional artists—both emerging and established—to inhabit the Arts Club and fill the space beyond the walls with multidisciplinary works and performances that aim to jolt white-collar senses from their everyday routine, and transform the Arts Club into a launchpad for no-holds-barred discussions about our lives, and the creative work that fills it.