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