“Integration and Diversity”

 Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Malaysian Figure Paintings of Eminent Artists

Call for Submission

Culture and arts are important means of communication among different ethnic groups. Malaysia has been a shared home for multiple ethnic groups since ancient times, and their diverse cultures have blended and contributed to the development of Malaysia. Malaysia and China have a long history of friendly exchanges, sharing common values, cultural integration, and close people-to-people ties. The integration and exchange of these different cultural elements have formed a unique Malaysian culture, which has nurtured the diversity and richness of Malaysian figure paintings.”

The “Integration and Diversity – Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Malaysian Figure Paintings of Eminent Artists” aims to showcase the diversity and the power of integration of Malaysian culture through the display of contemporary Malaysian figure paintings. It also aims to explore the mutual influence and exchange between different cultures, as well as play a significant role of art in promoting cultural exchange and inheritance.

The exhibition will feature works by acclaimed contemporary Malaysian Figure Paintings, including both established masters and promising young artists with great potential. Through their outstanding works, these artists will demonstrate the diversities and uniqueness of contemporary Malaysian figure painting, as well as their profound insights into  Malaysian society and culture.

This exhibition will provide an important platform for the development of contemporary Malaysian art, and offers an opportunity for Malaysian artists and audiences to engage in cross-cultural dialogue and exchange. We look forward to sharing and experiencing the charm of multiculturalism with audiences from both Malaysia and China, exploring together the integration and development of art in different cultural contexts. We hope this will inject new vitality into promoting cultural inheritance and mutual learning between Malaysia and China, deepening the friendship between peoples of the both countries.

Announcement: Artists Call for Entry and Submit for Exhibition

1. Organizational Structure:


China Cultural Centre in Kuala Lumpur (Pusat Kebudayaan China)


Asia Artists Association, Malaysia (Persatuan Seniman Senilukis Asia, Malaysia)

Pulau Ketam Art Association (Persatuan Kesenian Pulau Ketam)


2. Exhibition Rules and Regulations:

Exhibition Period

10 July – 10 Aug 2023

Exhibition Venue

China Cultural Centre in Kuala Lumpur


The theme and style of the artwork should be related to “Integration and Diversity – Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Malaysian Figure Paintings of Eminent Artists”. The works should reflect the multicultural characteristics of Malaysia, reflect the theme and content of the exhibition, and have unique creativity and artistic value.

Exhibition Mode

  1. Invited Art Masters/ Eminent Artists
  2. Open call for submissions (The organizer will form Members of the Committee of Judges and Experts of artworks selection, except for the invited works by renowned artists/art masters)

The format of the artwork

Original works in any medium, with a focus on portraiture (excluding sculpture), are accepted. The works must not have been exhibited in other exhibitions before. Both Malaysian citizens and foreigners residing in Malaysia are eligible to participate. Each participant can submit one work, with dimensions not exceeding 100cm in length and width (including frame), and a basic reference price for the artwork must be provided.

Information and details to be provided

Please submit the photo of the artwork, a personal resume (200 words or less), a personal passport size picture, and the completed form to [email protected]  before 19 May 2023. You can request the form via email or submit via Google Form. The photo must have a pixel resolution of 1MB or higher, and the form must be in Word format. Image or handwritten forms will not be accepted.


Before 19 May 2023, 5PM

Artwork Submission

The selected works will be notified by email, and those who are not selected will not be notified. Selected artists are required to mount or frame their works in good condition and deliver to the China Cultural Centre in Kuala Lumpur before 3 July 2023 by 10am to 5pm at their own expense. The submitted works must be the ones that have been selected based on the submitted photos. The organizer reserves the right to reject any artwork that was not selected for the exhibition.

Delivery Address: 

Lot 1-2-1, Menara Bangkok Bank, Berjaya Central Park, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Date of Return

Please collect your artwork by yourself within a month after the exhibition ends. If you need to return your artwork by postal, please contact the organizer before the end of the exhibition. The organizer shall not be responsible for any damage or loss of artworks that are not collected on time.

3. T&Cs Apply:

1.The organizers will distribute exhibition art catalogs and participation certificates to the invited and selected artists on the opening day.

2. The selected artworks will be exhibited on the Official Website, Facebook Page and Wechat official account of China Cultural Centre and Asia Artists Association Malaysia.

China Cultural Centre in Kuala Lumpur
Official Website  : https://www.chinaculturalcentre.my
Facabook Page    : https://www.facebook.com/chinaculturalcentreKL
Wechat Account  : 吉隆坡中国文化中心

Asia Artists Association Malaysia
Official Website  : http://www.aaam.com.my
Facabook Page    : https://www.facebook.com/aaam228
Wechat Account : 亚协艺术天地

Pulau Ketam Art Association

Facabook Page    :https://www.facebook.com/artpulauketam

3. The works shall not consists any sensitivity contents that defames or undermines religious, racial, political, or pornography that may damage relationship, peace and harmony of the community and society.

4. As this exhibition is non-profit, if any artworks are purchased or collected by others, the artist will have 100% of sales rights. 10% of the artwork’s value will be used for commonweal purpose.

5. The organizer will not be responsible for any loss or damage to the exhibited artworks during transportation, or for any damage caused by force majeure. Participants shall not hold the organizer liable or make any claims. It is recommended to purchase transportation insurance.

6. The works must be original, and any legal disputes arising from works that are copied or imitated will be the responsibility of the author.

7. In the event of any human-induced damage to the received artworks, the organizer will provide compensation up to a maximum of 10% of the artwork’s value.

8. The organizer reserves the rights to publicize all the exhibited works.

9. The organizer reserves the rights of final interpretation of the above terms and conditions.

Contact Person:

Mr Chris Lee

Ms Shermaine Chang

Email: [email protected]  Tel: 603-2181 2456

Submission Methods

Method 1:Please submit the photo of the artwork, a personal resume (200 words or less), a personal passport size picture, and the completed form to [email protected] before 19 May 2023.

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Method 2:Submit via Google Form before 19 May 2023. 

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