Masuri Mazlan

Born 1990
Hometown Singapore
Lives and works Singapore

About the artist
Singapore-based cultural worker, object maker and co-founder of Tekad Kolektif, Masuri graduated with a BA in Fine Art (First Class Honours) accredited by Goldsmiths, University of London in 2018.


He was a recipient of the prestigious Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Scholarship (2016), which recognises his artistic ability and numerous contributions to society. He has also volunteered 300 hours to the society. He was a recipient of the Japan Traffic Culture Association’s prestigious 38th International TAKIFUJI Art Award (2017). He was also conferred the 19th Winston Oh Travelogue Research Award (2018) and the MENDAKI Anugerah Cemerlang (2019) for achieving the top percentile of his cohort. He was awarded the NAC LASALLE Community Arts Mentorship Programme (CAMP) (2019) to co-lead grassroots art workshops. He was also part of the curatorial team for the recent exhibitions, With You Here: Between Defamiliarization, Objectifs Centre and Resituating Home(work): Hyper-Material Domesticity in conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2021.

Masuri debuted a sold-out solo presentation, Softstrong at Coda Culture, Golden Mile Complex, SG (2019). He has also participated in several group exhibitions like Pulse Awards, Pulse Gallery, Phloen Chit, TH (2022), Somewhere in Bedok blooms the blushing rouge of embroidered roses, Singapore Pavilion, Dubai, UAE (2022), and International TAKIFUJI Art, Meiji Kinenkan; JP (2018), +Project BETWEEN, Gallery Tomo, JP (2017).

He was also featured in various print and online media such as Tatler, ELLE, Female, Men’s Folio, ArtReview, ArtAsiaPacific, ArtsEquator, The Artling, and Nenkansha New Art Newspaper.

Awards, Grants, Nominations and Other Recognitions
2021
Top 5 Finalist for 2021 Pulse Awards, Photography Category, Thailand
NAC Tote Board Arts Fund
Objectifs Curator Open Call for Tekad Kolektif X Elaine Thanya Marie Teo
NAC Singapore Art Week Grant

2020
NYC Young ChangeMakers Grant

2019
NAC Presentation and Participation Grant
NAC Community Arts Mentorship Programme (CAMP)

2018
Anugerah Cemerlang by MENDAKI Acedemic Excellence Award (University)
Nominated for MENDAKI Special Achievement Award for Excellence (Non-Academic)
19th Winston Oh Travelogue Scholarship Award (Research)

2017
CCC/CDC – Arts Institution Bursary
38th International TAKIFUJI Art Award (Prize For Excellence), Japan

2016
Nominated for 37th International TAKIFUJI Art Award
Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award
CCC/CDC-Arts Institution Bursary

2015
CCC/CDC-Arts Institution Bursary

2012
Brigadier General Commander’s Gold Coin, Singapore Armed Forces

2010
Silver Award, English Drama, Singapore Youth Festival 

2009
Gold Award, Angklung Kulintang Ensemble, Singapore Youth Festival

2008
Bronze Award, English Drama, Singapore Youth Festival 

2006
EAGLES Award, Ministry of Education

2005
2nd Prize NEA Fashion Show, National Environment Agency
Bronze Award, Malay Dance, Singapore Youth Festival

2004
EAGLES Award, Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education Scholarship

2003
Silver Award, Malay Dance, Singapore Youth Festival
Ministry of Education Scholarship

1999
Good Progress 

Solo/Duo Exhibitions

2022
Emak Kata Jangan Jadi Seniman, Art Porters, Singapore

2019
Softstrong, Coda Culture, Golden Mile Complex, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions
2022
The Non Season, Design Orchard, Singapore
Textures Sing Lit Festival – The Great Escape, Oasis Terraces, Singapore
Textures Sing Lit Festival – The Great Escape, The Arts House, Singapore
Somewhere in Bedok blooms the blushing rouge of embroidered roses, Singapore Pavilion, Sky Market, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Somewhere in Bedok blooms the blushing rouge of embroidered roses, Bedok Reservoir, Singapore

2021-22
Pulse Awards Exhibition, Bangkok, Pulse Gallery, Phloen Chit, Thailand

2021
With You Here Between: Defamiliarization, Objectifs, Singapore
Only Losers Left Alive (Love Songs For The End Of The World) Part II, Yeo Workshop, Singapore
The Closing Exhibition, by the Artling X Straits Clan, Mandala Club
OH!2021 For the House; Against the House (DUO Collection), 65 Aliwal, Singapore
Resituating Home(Work): Hyper-Material Domesticity, Singapore Art Week, Cuturi Gallery, Singapore

2020
Blackboard Schemes, Substation Gallery, Singapore
New Beginnings, Cuturi Gallery, Singapore
Where the Sidewalk Ends, Chan+Hori Contemporary, Singapore
Opening Party Show, Coda Culture, Singapore
Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary – Selections from the DUO Collection, The Private Museum, Singapore Art Week, Singapore
Of Spaces and Phases, 66 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore Art Week, Singapore

2019
UNTAPPED, Visual Arts Development Association, Chan+Hori Contemporary, Special Exhibition Partner, F1 Pit Building, Singapore
The Salon, Telok Ayer Arts Club, Singapore
2019 One More Folded Sunset: Travelogue 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore
The Raya Show (Pameran Istimewa Raya), Coda Culture, Golden Mile Complex, Singapore
1961 2nd Year Anniversary Birthday Celebration, 1961 Gallery, Straits Clan, Singapore

2018
ART MOVES Season IV, the connoisseur concerto, The Gallery, Circular Road & International Building, Singapore
What the stars are telling us, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore
THE NEW NOW II, VIVID & VEILED, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
THE LASALLE SHOW, Gallery 1, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore
To leave home is already half the journey, Padmasana Foundation, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore
Melange, Project & Praxis Space, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore

2017
+Project BETWEEN, International Group Exhibition, Gallery Tomo, Kyoto, Japan
38th International TAKIFUJI Art Award, Meiji Kinenkan, Tokyo, Japan
One Night Only, Winstedt Campus, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2016
One Night Only, Winstedt Campus, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore

Curatorial Work
2021
Assistant Curator, With You Here Between: Defamiliarization, Objectifs, Singapore
Assistant Curator, Resituating Home(Work): Hyper-Material Domesticity, Singapore Art Week, 65 Aliwal Street, Singapore

2020
Curator, Of Spaces & Phases, Singapore Art Week, 66 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore

2018
Co-curator, Melange, Project Space and Praxis Space, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore

Art Residencies
2021
The Creative Studio presented by Straits Clan/Mandala Club & The Artling

2020-21
c/residency at Cuturi Gallery, 61 Aliwal Street, Singapore

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