Run Amok


Run Amok (RA) is an art gallery in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Founded in 2012 by Hoo Fan-Chon and Trevor Hampson. RA is run as an art collective by Liew Kwai Fei, Minstrel Kuik, Hasanul Isyraf Idris, Tetriana Ahmed Fauzi, Hoo Fan-Chon and Trevor Hampson. Our main objective is to produce art and cultural events, which underlines the format of visual art exhibition supported by ancillary programmes. RA seeks to position itself as an alternative outlet within the existing regional art symbiosis in building a diverse art community. RA collaborates with local/regional art and cultural practitioners to revision the histories by responding to the current socio-political conditions through a language that is relevant to contemporary locality and everyday experiences.



What is the nature of the organization, for how long has it been around and what are its set goals?

Run Amok was founded in late 2012. We work as a curatorial collective, and we operate a gallery space which is open to the public. We aim to work with underrepresented and sometimes outsider artists, with a focus on visual art exhibition.


What kind of events have you ever done?

Visual art exhibition, video room, performance, workshop, art and cultural practitioner sharing session etc.


What kind of expectations do you have for the development of local contemporary art?

Practitioners to take more ownership and active role in responding to the local art ecosystem.


Have you ever worked with other art spaces?



Do you have a space? Is it open for everyone to visit?

Yes and yes is open to the public.


In general, who takes care of the space?

Used to the our gallery manager – the late Trevor Hampson. Now we take turns amongst collective members and other Run Amok supporters.

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Address: 59A, Jalan Timah, 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.




  • 2016 07/07 - 2016 09/04
    CO - TEMPORARY #2 overview : OCAC X Sa Sa Art Projects

    CO – TEMPORARY #2 we invited Dara Kong to live,  work and network in Taipei for the CO—TEMPORARY: Southeast Asia - Taiwan Forum and Exchange Program on Arts and Culture program. Dara Kong was also invited to represent Sa Sa Art Projectsas the speakers for a discussion forum from 9 to 10 July 2016.


    Sa Sa Art Projects is Phnom Penh's only not-for-profit artist-run space dedicated for experimental art practices. It was founded in 2010 by the Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak, and is located in a historic and vibrant apartment complex known as the White Building. Sa Sa Art Projects aims to facilitate artistic knowledge production and sharing through experimentations and collaborations. 

  • 2016 07/09 - 2016 07/10
    CO - TEMPORARY : Southeast Asia - Taiwan Forum and Exchange Program on Arts and Culture

    We invite six essential art spaces from Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, which includes artist residency organizations, galleries and artist-based spaces. The common issue is that how the conditions of different countries, religious, culture, economy and geography influence the ecosystem of art.