Founded in 2007, HOM is an independent art space comprising of a gallery, a studio and an art archive.
The space seeks to assist and support the development of visual art in Malaysia and facilitates networking with the Southeast Asian counterparts.
HOM’s core objective is to promote and nurture young artists through its key programmes: The Residency, The Art Fund and The Art Award.
1) A-RES (Adopted Residency)
A-RES is the residency programme for emerging local artists either fresh graduates or self-taught. The artists-in-residence will be provided with art materials and a transportation allowance as a means to facilitate their studio practice at HOM.
A committed studio practice is crucial to the development of a young artist and HOM also makes this growth possible with constant support and the engagement of guest artists to guide the artists with concept and technique.
The residency has been running since 2008 and has proven to be a good platform for young artists to develop their art. All residencies culminate with an exhibition featuring the artworks produced during the residency. The programme is open to young artists below the age of 30.
Southeast Asia Art Group Exchange (SAGER)
SAGER is a regional exchange residency programme co-organized by TENGGARA Artland, SAGEJOGJA (Indonesia) and Projectspace Pilipinas (Philippines).
SAGER takes in artists with at least five years of experience and the Southeast Asian group exchange enables Malaysian, Indonesian, and Filipino artists to foster and strengthen regional ties, as well as to network and establish a better understanding of their neighbours.
The residency entails 30-days each in Kuala Lumpur, Jogjakarta and Manila. During this time, artists-in-residences not only produce artworks for exhibitions in each city, but also partake in studio visits, gallery and art institution visits, as well as introductions to significant art collectors and art communities.
Aside from these physical dialogues, SAGE also fosters a visual dialogue, as artists from these three countries are encouraged to engage in cross-cultural meditations and to broach new visual languages in their works.
3. INTERES (International Residency)
INTERES is a residency program that aims to promote the exchange of arts and culture between international visual artists, curators and art writers with the Malaysian art community.
It is a platform for international participants to learn about the local visual arts industry through establishing networks and collaborative projects