Artist biography

 
10 YEARS ON....

 
       Awang Damit Ahmad
Awang Damit Ahmad was born in Kuala Penyu, Sabah in 1956. He studied fine art at UITM (School of Art and Design of ITM) and was chosen as the best student in 1983. He furthered his studies in painting at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC in 1988 and was awarded a Master's Degree in Fine Art in 1990.
Awang now lectures in fine art at UITM. He has held positions as the Curator of the Art Gallery and Head of the Fine Arts Department before being appointed an Associate Professor in 2000.
Individual Exhibitions

1995
Intipati Budaya-Satu Sintesis (Essence of Culture -A Synthesis),National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1994
Intipati Budaya, Shenn's Fine Art, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

2000
Bentuk Dan Makna - Galeri Seni FSSR, Universiti Teknologi M ara Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
15th Asia International Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
Rupa Malaysia, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1999
Perception and Perspective A Malaysian Eye View, Hotbath and Pittville Art Gallery, London
14th Asia International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Contemporary Malaysian Artist, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China
1998
13th Asia International Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Rupa Malaysia: A Decade of Art, The Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies,
1997
Malaysian Drawing, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12th Asia International ARt Exhibition, Centro de Actividades Turisticas, Macau
1996
Contemporary Vision, Thai Malaysian Art Exchange, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur
13th International Invitational Art Show, Kowsheong, Taiwan
1995
10th Asia International Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
Al-Fann-The Art, Han Manden, Kassel, Germany
Contemporary Malaysian Art, Enriq Laretta Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1994
8th Indian Triennale, New Delhi, India
Getaran Jiwa-Contemporary Malaysian Art, Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Madrid, Spain
9th Asian International Art Exhibition, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
Vision and Idea, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1993
Eyes on Eyes, An Artistic Journey Through ASEAN
The Manifestation of Islamic Spirit in Contemporary Malaysian Art, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian Art Exhibition, Weregam, Belgium
8th Asia International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka City and Tagawa City Art Museum, Japan
Tresor D'Art, International Art and Antiques Exhibition, World Trade Centre, Singapore
6th Bangladesh Art Biennale, Dacca, Bangladesh
1992
6th Asia International Art Exhibition, Tagawa City Art Museum, Japan
National Open Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
7th Asia International Art Exhibition, Gedung Merdeka, Bandung, Indonesia
Biennale Des Seychelles, Carnegie Museum, Victoria, Seychelles
92 Seoul IAA Commemoration Exhibition, Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
1991
Malaysianess of Malaysian Art - A Question of Identity, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Istiqlal-Islamic Art Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia
1991/92
Salon Malaysia - Art Competition and Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1990
Painting 90, Juried Show, Arlington Arts Centre, Virginia, USA
Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Arts Department, The Catolic University of America, Washington D.C., USA
1990/91
Malaysian Contemporary Art Exhibition in West Germany, Touring Munich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Frankfurt
5th Asia International Art Show, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Awards
1995 Philip Morris Malaysia Art Award, Honorable Mention
1994 Philip Morris Malaysia Art Award, Honorable Mention
1991/2 Major and Consolation award for "Salon Malaysia, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1988 2nd Prize (painting competition) organized by Malaysian Bank Association, Kuala Lumpur
1985 Minor award (The Young Contemporary Art Competition), National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1983 Deans Honour for Highest Marks, Mara Institute of Technology
1983 Best student award (Fine Art), Mara Institute of Technology