Cheng Yen Pheng, “Vibrant,” 2010. Exhibition view at House of MATAHATI, Kuala Lumpur. Courtesy HOM
House of MATAHATI (HOM) is an independent art space comprising a gallery and studio facilities in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. HOM seeks to provide a venue for events conducive to the development of local and regional art activities. One of its core objectives is to promote and nurture artists through its key programs, such as the MATAHATI Art Fund, the MATAHATI Art Residency program, and the MATAHATI Art Award. HOM also facilitates networking between Malaysian artists and their Southeast Asian counterparts. Its annual “Artriangle” show features artists from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
HOM is funded and run by MATAHATI, Malaysia’s most prominent art collective, which was founded in 1993 by Ahmad Fuad Osman, Ahmad Shukri Mohamed, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Masnoor Ramli Mahmud, and Hamir Soib Mohamed.