The annual CIMB Artober was kicked off on 13th I October 2022 with the exhibition of 168 artworks at Glo Damansara Mall, submitted by 66 artists for Malaysia Emerging Artist (MEA) Award by CIMB Foundation as part of the 12-day art affair.
The weekend saw a convergence of art, music and fashion with two concerts featuring acts such as Drama Band, I am Neeta, Naufal, Yonniboi and Dato' Amy Search. Cendana and ArtsFAS by Yayasan Hasanah contributed SOG and Thrive Talent Tank. Keeping with the art theme, students from Lim Kok Wing, Saito, Taylor's University and UiTM had a chance to showcase their Art-to-Wear collections to the general public.
On 20th October, CIMB Artober Art & Soul and CIMB Artober Fashion Week commenced at Menara Ken TTDI. The art affair saw from the participation of 10 galleries such as A Plus Works of Art, Core Design Gallery, G13 and Taksu and a special Pahang Pavilion which featured the exquisite Pahang tenun textiles from the private collection of KDYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Al Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj.
The inaugural CIMB Artober Fashion Week featured the resort and Art-to-Wear collections by 7 local designers such as Anuar Faizal, Masyadi Mansoor; Pink Jambu and Radzuan Radziwill, as well as 5 guest designers from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
The 5 winners of the MEA Award by CIMB Foundation were announced at the launch event witnessed by H.E. Mr Jose Luis Pardo the Spanish Ambassador to Malaysia and Ameruddin Ahmad, the Director General of the National Visual Arts Development Board, who represented the Honourable Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. Also present were Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Group CEO of CIMB Group, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, co-founder of MEA Management and Rafe Haneef, CEO of CIMB Foundation. Heartiest congratulations to Amar Shahid, Aza Ikmal, Noor Zahran, Syahmi Jamaluddin and Syazwan Rahim.
Two art affairs. Two venues. Over 12 days. Both events ended on 24th October 2022.