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Kamal Sabran is a Malaysian artist-academic-researcher. He received his PhD in Art and Design (New Media) from Universiti Teknologi MARA in 2017. His work is interdisciplinary and exists at the intersections of art, science, and technology. His research work focuses on art-based interventions for mental health and well-being. Experimental music, performance art, and electronic installations are among his artistic endeavors. He received the Malaysian National Art Gallery’s “Best New Media Artist Award” for Young and Contemporary in 2004, as well as the “Best NOKIA Music Video Director” award in 2005. In 2005, he was Artist-in-Residence at the Malaysian National Space Agency, and in 2015, he was a musician-in-residence at the 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica, California. In 2022, he has been invited to participate in the Venice Art Biennale in Italy. He is also the founder of the “Space Gambus Experiment,” an experimental music/sound art collective, and The Healing Art Project that focuses on art-health initiatives for mental health and wellbeing. He has scored award-winning films with directors such as Mamat Khalid, Shanjhey Kumar, Tan Chui Mui, Ho Yuhang, Pete Teo, among many others. He is currently an editor for Wacana Seni Arts Discourse Journal and a senior lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang.


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