Born In Tumpat, Kelantan, 1979
Currently live and work in Kuala Lumpur

Diploma in Fine Art, Universiti Teknologi Mara Sri Iskandar, Perak


2015    Peasants and Proletarians: A Print Art Exhibition Tribute To Workers    Xin Art Space    KL
2015    The Art of Giving    Black Box,Map@Publika    Kuala Lumpur

2013    If The World Changed Singapore Biennale2013   Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2013    Solo - Becoming    Richard Koh Gallery    KualaLumpur
2013    Not For Sale    White Box, Map@Publika     Kuala Lumpur
2013    Kuala Lumpur 7th Triennial : BARRICADE    White Box, Map@Publika    Kuala Lumpur

2012    Drawing A Distance : Drawings from 3 Cities    House Of MATAHATI    Kuala Lumpur
2011    Ekspress Rakyat    Chan Hampe Galleries@Raffles Hotel    Singapore
2010    Merapi Eruption    House Of Matahati (HOM)    Kuala Lumpur
2010    End Game (MEA Award Winners Showcase)    Galleri Chandan    Kuala Lumpur
2010    3 Young Contemporaries    Valentine Willie Fine Art    Kuala Lumpur
2010    Once Upon A Time in Malaysia/Al-Kesah    MAP White Box    Kuala Lumpur

2009    Zinc Opening    Zinc Art Space Bangsar   Kuala Lumpur
2009    1 x SUITCASE: Memory.Travel.InTransit    The Annexe Gallery    Kuala Lumpur
2009    Malaysia Emerging Artist (MEA) 2009 Award     Soka Gakkai    Kuala Lumpur
2009    Palestine Fundrasing Exhibition    National Visual Art Gallery    Kuala Lumpur

2008    KL Film Fest & Art Exhibition    Central Market Annexe    Kuala Lumpur
2008    Cinemarama    360 Development Studio    Gallery Desa Park City, Selangor

2006    Degree Show    UiTM Art and Design Faculty    Shah Alam, Selangor
2006    Open Studio    Gudang Art Space    Damansara Jaya, Selangor
2006    Project Photo Poser, COMMON PEOPLE    67 Tempinis Satu    Kuala Lumpur

2005    FoodNotBombsKL Fundraising    Lost Generation Art Space    Kuala Lumpur
2005    Pop Culture    Galeri Seni Maya    Kuala Lumpur

2004    Open Show    Galeri Shah Alam    Shah Alam, Selangor

2002    Diploma Show    UiTM Art and Design Faculty    Sri Iskandar, Perak
2002    Penang Open Show    Penang Gallery    George Town, Penang


2009    Malaysia Emerging Artist (MEA)    House of Matahati & Galleri Chandan
2004    Incentive Award    Shah Alam Art Gallery


2013    Circles Take The Square - Site specific mural    OCBC Bank    Kuala Lumpur
2013    Undesirable, Inhabitual  - Site specific stencil    Padang Jawa Street Art Fest    Klang, Selangor
2012    The Lonely Crowd - Site specific installation    MAP@Publika, Solaris Dutamas
2012    Long Live Food! - Mural    EAT Food Village, MAP@Publika, Solaris Dutamas

2011    This System Renders Mad - Art Spool    Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Duta, Selangor
2010    Revolusi Merah - Potret Sejarah Kiri - Mural    Pustaka Kiri, Parti Sosialis Malaysia(PSM) Kajang headquarters
2010    Killing Us Softly, - Art Spool    Solaris, Dutamas, Jalan Duta, Selangor

2012    Myanmar Malaysia Performance Art Exchange    Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur

2011    Buka Jalan International Performance Art Festival    National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2010    The Happening is Hap}pening    Gudang Noisy, Ampang
2010    Buka Mulut - A Performance Art Event    Dave's Pizza Pasta Vino, One Utama, Petaling Jaya
2010    Buka Baju - An Open Discussion on Performance Art    Instant Cafe's House of Art and Ideas, Petaling Jaya

2009    Performance Lab    Findars Art Space   Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur

2008    Global Warming, Global Warning Perfurbance #4 Int. Performance Art Fest    Merapi, Indonesia
2008    Buka Jalan/Open Street    Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
2008    Tidurlah Wahai PakLah    Prime Minister Office Putrajaya, Selangor

2007    Untuk Siapa/For Whom?    Leprosy Settlement Centre Sungai Buloh, Selangor
2007    Reading Project - LAMU Project    Commuter Train & Station Kuala Lumpur
2007    The Extended Period Of Waiting    The Annexe Gallery Jln Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur
2007    I Will Think About It    Rimbun Dahan Sungai Buloh, Selangor

2006    Wound    UiTM Art & Design Faculty Shah Alam, Selangor

2004    Ignorance    Thailand Embassy Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
2004    Kalah Mati    Galeri Shah Alam open space Shah Alam, Selangor


2010    Buka Kolektif - Aim to create more performative art form, discourse and awareness in performance art
2007    Bau Bau Cafe - Artists/activists-run collective cafe with idea to provide alternative and democratic space
2007    NotThatBalai III Committee - Artist initiative in organising multi-disciplinary independent art festival
2004    Komuniti Jalan Kempas - Artist initiative in generating organic, cross genre, happening art practise


Poodien's work deals with various subjects, medium and form, including painting, digital graphics, installation and performance. Methodologically, he crosses over between direct action, social experiment, collective work and individual creation, focusing on confrontation and force in the individual and in society. As he puts it, he is particularly concerned with issues of "individual freedom and the problem of obsolete, unchanging, dogmatic, foundational truth". Deriving his influence from various art practises and school of thought as well as 'ordinary everyday life', Poodien identifies, applies and tests his open-ended experimental works against the responses of the public and the realities of his social context.