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Dr.Izmer Bin Ahmad Chair - Fine Arts Academic RankAssistant Professor


  • Fine Arts

Research Interests:

  • Contemporary Art, painting, drawing, art theory


PhD, Univ. of Victoria, Canada (2008) MFA, Univ. of Victoria, Canada (1996) BFA, Univ. of Lethbridge, Canada (1992)
Univ. Sains Malaysia (2008-2015) Univ. of Victoria, Canada (2003) Univ. of Lethbridge, Canada (2008)
Teaching, Research, Publication & Art Exhibition
Ahmad, I., “The Calligraphic Subject: The Body and Social Power in Malaysian ‘Abstract Expressionism’”. Submitted for WACANA SENI Journal of Arts Discourse (In-Press). Ong Ian Li & Izmer Ahmad, “Expressions of Hybridity as Strategy for Malayan Nationalism: Selected Artworks in Modern Malayan Art” in WACANA SENI Journal of Arts Discourse, 2015. Ong Ian Li & Izmer Ahmad, ‘Hybridity as Expression of a Diasporic Community: Selected Nanyang Artist’, Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts 1(1), 2015. Elham Shafaei, Izmer Ahmad & Adnan Mat, ‘Handmade Paper for Drawing and Painting: A Study on The Use of Mengkirai Fibres to Produce Fine Art Papers’ in WACANA SENI Journal of Arts Discourse, 2013. Elham Shafaei, Izmer Ahmad & Adnan Mat, ‘The Wonder of Kantan: The Use of Torch Ginger Fibers to Produce Fine Art Papers for Drawing and Painting’ in SPAFA- SEAMEO (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation) Journal, 2013. Elham Shafaei, Izmer Ahmad & Adnan Mat, ‘The Use of Malaysian Banana Fiber to Make Art Papers’ in Hand Papermaking 28(1) Summer 2013: 8-11. Ahmad, I.”Love, Desire, Nation: A Reading of Gadis Menumbuk Padi” (Book Chapter) in R. Joseph (, Dato' Hoessein Enas from his Personal Collection, Kuala Lumpur: Ilham Tower, 2016. Ahmad, I., ‘The Body in Modern Malaysian Art’ (book chapter) in Yong, Beverly Imagining identities, Narratives in Malaysian Art, KL: Rogue Art, 2012, pp. 252-61. Ahmad, I., ‘(re)Marking the Mark of Drawing: Body, Mind and the Promise of Death’ in Safrizal Shahir, 1st Malaysian International Drawing Marathon, Penang: School of the Arts, 2011 Ahmad, I., ‘The Artist Sojourn: Recent Works by Tan Nan See’ in NN Gallery, The Artist Sojourn, KL: NN Gallery, 2011 Ahmad, I., ‘The Relevance of Critical and Contemporary Theories in Arts-Based Research’ in Galeri Petronas, Bicara Sifu, Kuala Lumpur: Galeri Petronas, 2011
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