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Updated by Andrew Pereira on May 05, 2016
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Top Contemporary Art Galleries in Kuala Lumpur – Art Spaces to Look Out For

The vibrant metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital is one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing and most popular tourist destinations famous for its many iconic landmarks.



Established in 1989, TAKSU has been at the forefront in promoting the contemporary art scene in Malaysia for the last two decades. Located in Jalang Pawang, this contemporary art gallery has serves as a space to foster the young talents of Malaysia. It frequently hosts exhibitions of up and coming contemporary artists, and also a great collection of art from some eminent local and international artists. TAKSU has also become the site of many art lectures, presentations, and workshops for all those who are interested in contemporary art. A top hotel in Kuala Lumpur, that offers tranquil accommodation and an array of amenities and facilities, is the Berjaya Times Square Hotel.


Wei-Ling Contemporary

Wei-Ling Contemporary has been in the contemporary art scene of Malaysia for a relatively short period of time, as it was established in 2011. But its contribution to contemporary art has been enormous. This art space has being used as a forward-focusing platform by many contemporary artists to showcase their works. Wei-Ling Contemporary, therefore, hosts numerous interdependent exhibitions throughout the year, making it one of the most visited art-galleries in Kuala Lumpur. It has also been in the forefront in ensuring that the market for quality contemporary art in Kuala Lumpur had maintained its momentum over the years.


Galeri Petronas

Set up by oil giants; Petronas, the Galeri Petronas is located on the ground floor of Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers. Since its establishment in 1993, Galeri Pertonas has been synonymous with great contemporary art. Boasting a great collection of art by some Malaysia's most reputed contemporary artists such as Abdul Latiff Mohidin and Syed Ahamed Jamal, this stylish art gallery is an attraction that any art-lover would thoroughly enjoy. Galeri Petronas also conducts multiple workshops in an effort to foster the next generation of great contemporary artists, and even hosts art competitions every now and then.


Richard Koh Fine Arts

Richard Koh has made a name for himself as being one of Southeast Asia's most influential dealers and collectors of contemporary art. Therefore, it's no surprise that the Richard Koh Fine Arts gallery is one of the best art spaces for contemporary art. This art gallery has an impressive collection of stunning contemporary art, and has served as a space for young artists to showcase their skills ever since its inception. The Richard Koh Fine Arts gallery has previously exhibited the works of the likes of Manok Ventura and Wong Perng Fey, and you can expect the gallery to host many more great exhibitions in the future.


Wei-Ling Gallery

The mother institution of the Wei-Ling Contemporary, the Wei-Ling Gallery has spearheaded the push for recognition of contemporary art into public sphere. Established in 2002, this art gallery has strived to bring together the current greats in the contemporary art scene and the up-and-coming talent of Malaysia, to create an artistic space that nurtures and encourages expressions through contemporary art. This gallery has hosted, and continues to host, numerous exhibitions of art by local and regional artists, making it a great place to visit for some inspiring contemporary art.