Founded in 2014, Fergana Art specialises in visual art exhibitions and projects with a focus on modern and contemporary Malaysian art. We also aim to nurture a vibrant and pluralist scene, and spearhead a mutually beneficial and collaborative model with other art initiatives and institutions in its programming to deliver more compelling and cost-competitive platforms for the promotion of the visual arts.
Fergana Art hopes to produce quality exhibitions with strong curatorial underpinnings and also develop archiving projects which values documentation, research and scholarship. To facilitate this, two research-based fellowships are offered each year for visual artists and curators/archivists.
Fergana Art Space is located in The Whiteaways Arcade, a restored 1903 pre-war colonial building right in the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Penang.
The gallery has over 3,500 sq ft of floor space and 2,400 sq ft wall space. Fergana Art also has an office in Kuala Lumpur which currently houses the Ismail Hashim Archives of about 20,000 items assembled from the late photographer’s studio.