(b. Kedah, 1969)
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from MARA Institute of Technology (UiTM) in 1991, Ahmad Fuad Osman was involved in the Malaysian film and theatre industry, thus influencing a shift in his artistic practice from painting to multi-disciplinary works encompassing installation, sculpture, print and video. Socio-political themes have long been a key concern as he investigates subjects ranging from identity politics, the abuse of power and historical amnesia. Using a potent mix of wit and philosophy, he speaks to broad spectrums of society on challenging subjects.
Ahmad Fuad Osman has exhibited internationally including Blackout at Kunsthal Rotterdam 2019; Sharjah Biennale’s Leaving the Echo Chamber (2019); Singapore Biennale: An Atlas of Mirrors (2016); Multiple Languages at Silverlens Gallery, Philippines (2014); and Welcome to the Jungle: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan (2013).
He has also participated in residencies such as at the Vermont Studio Centre, the USA (2004), Goyang National Art Studio, South Korea (2005 – 2006) and Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia (2007 –2008). He presented a mid-career survey show titled At the end of the day even art is not important: 1990-2019 at the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 2019.