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Zul Mahmod

Zulkifle Mahmod (b. 1975) is one of Singapore’s leading sound artists. ZUL has been at the forefront of a generation of sound-media artists in Singapore’s contemporary art development – one of the genres of international contemporary art-making that has been garnering interest for its inter-disciplinary approach and experimental edge. ZUL represented Singapore with a Sound Art Performance at the Ogaki Biennale in 2006, and was Singapore’s first sound artist with a full-on sound sculpture at the Singapore Pavilion of the 52nd Venice Biennale 2007. An Associate Artist at the alternative art space The Substation, ZUL has cut a reputation for integrating 3-D forms with ‘sound constructions’ and ‘sound-scapes’, often crossing genres and collaborating with other artists. ZUL is also the designer for the first Singtel F1 Grand Prix Night Race trophy in Singapore.

ZUL’s practice has been marked by diversity, with the artist exploring various media and platforms. Adopting a multi-disciplinary/ multi-genre approach, that also include drawings, prints, sculptures and ready-mades, ZUL has exhibited in Singapore, Thailand, Germany, Japan, Vietnam, Italy, Moscow, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Norway and Finland. His “Stilt” series forms part of The Swissotel Stamford Singapore’s permanent art collection. His notable initiatives include an industrial- sound inspired soundtrack in conjunction with an Antoni Tapies exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum and winning Singapore Straits Time Life! Theatre Award 2010 for Best Sound Design (RPM by Kafai/Theatreworks).

As a part of Singapore: Inside Out, ZUL was in Beijing, London, New York and Singapore in 2015 presenting a sound installation of “Alice, Did you hear that?”, combining stimuli from “Alice in Wonderland” and Brandon Labelle’s “Spaces speak, are you listening?”. He also participated in Substation’s Septfest in celebration of their 25th anniversary, and put together an interactive sound installation for SG Heart Map in November 2015. He has most recently showcased his latest commissioned work, Raising Spirits and Restoring Souls, at the ‘5 Stars: Art Reflects on Peace, Justice, Equality, Democracy and Progress’ group exhibition at Singapore Art Museum. 

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Zulkifle Mahmod (b. 1975) is one of Singapore’s leading sound artists. ZUL has been at the forefront of a generation of sound-media artists in Singapore’s contemporary art development – one of the genres of international contemporary art-making that has been garnering interest for its inter-disciplinary approach and experimental edge. ZUL represented Singapore with a Sound Art Performance at the Ogaki Biennale in 2006, and was Singapore’s first sound artist with a full-on sound sculpture at the Singapore Pavilion of the 52nd Venice Biennale 2007. An Associate Artist at the alternative art space The Substation, ZUL has cut a reputation for integrating 3-D forms with ‘sound constructions’ and ‘sound-scapes’, often crossing genres and collaborating with other artists. ZUL is also the designer for the first Singtel F1 Grand Prix Night Race trophy in Singapore.

ZUL’s practice has been marked by diversity, with the artist exploring various media and platforms. Adopting a multi-disciplinary/ multi-genre approach, that also include drawings, prints, sculptures and ready-mades, ZUL has exhibited in Singapore, Thailand, Germany, Japan, Vietnam, Italy, Moscow, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Norway and Finland. His “Stilt” series forms part of The Swissotel Stamford Singapore’s permanent art collection. His notable initiatives include an industrial- sound inspired soundtrack in conjunction with an Antoni Tapies exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum and winning Singapore Straits Time Life! Theatre Award 2010 for Best Sound Design (RPM by Kafai/Theatreworks).

As a part of Singapore: Inside Out, ZUL was in Beijing, London, New York and Singapore in 2015 presenting a sound installation of “Alice, Did you hear that?”, combining stimuli from “Alice in Wonderland” and Brandon Labelle’s “Spaces speak, are you listening?”. He also participated in Substation’s Septfest in celebration of their 25th anniversary, and put together an interactive sound installation for SG Heart Map in November 2015. He has most recently showcased his latest commissioned work, Raising Spirits and Restoring Souls, at the ‘5 Stars: Art Reflects on Peace, Justice, Equality, Democracy and Progress’ group exhibition at Singapore Art Museum. 

 

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