Hasnul J Saidon

b. 1965, Malaysia
Lives and works in Malaysia

Hasnul J Saidon is a multi-disciplinary artist and an Associate Professor of Electronic and Media Arts at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang. He received his MA in Electronic Art at the Rensselaer Polytechinic Institute, USA after graduating from the Art and Design Department of the MARA Institute of Technology, Malaysia and the Southern Illinois University, USA. He has contributed to the local art and academic scenes under various capacities such as a programme head, deputy dean, museum director, board member, chief jury, curator, external examiner and curriculum advisor. His current research is on tradition through the language of quantum physics and new media.

Since 1989, Hasnul has participated in sixty local group exhibitions and twenty-two international group exhibitions while his video art has been screened at various international film festivals. Throughout his creative career, he has won eight international and thrirteen local art awards. Since 1996, Hasnul has curated over thirty local exhibitions and engaged in various research projects. He has written over twenty books in addition to internationally published articles. He is the co-founder of ‘E-Art ASEAN Online’ (2000) & co-member of the ‘Artscience’ pioneering initiative.

Biography information from iN Penang Magazine, June 2023

Country: Malaysia