Shireen Naziree

Shireen Naziree

1947 - 2018

Southeast Asia Contemporary Art. Art Consultancy. Researcher on Feminist Art Practices of Southeast Asia. Special focus on Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

The Ladies of Art
Meet six women who, in their own way, are living an indelible mark on the local art scene


November 2017

Originally from South Africa, Shireen Naziree is an independent curator and art historian based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Solo exhibition by Shia Yih Yiing at Chanhampe Galleries, Singapore curated by Shireen Naziree.

Telling Tales

October 10, 2014

Sabah values art as a vital aspect of national identity 2

FRIDAY, 19 SEPT – More than 200 Visual Arts students from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (FKSW) presents to listen to an art historian, Shireen Naziree’s lecture.

Sarawak's own masterpieces among 30 selected works at Gallery Petronas' exhibition

Gallery Petronas to enrich Sarawak’s diversity with its latest exhibition


A passionate landscape

Convergence II - NST

August 18, 2013

Hargai tanah air

Unreserved Art and About

ALLEGORIES OF THE MALAYSIAN LANDSCAPE : Selected artworks of Petronas art collection.

Convergence II

July 4, 2013

ART & THE CORPORATION : Selected artworks of Petronas art collection.

Convergence I

May 23, 2013

From Eve taking the apple to robots in Myanmar, five emerging women artists use powerful symbols to challenge stereotypes.

Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition MYTHS featuring works by selected new generation women artists from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar.


June 16, 2012

Directions by subway –
take the 7 Flushing Local or Express, exit at the 111th St Station walk to 108-59 Roosevelt Avenue IMI is about a 1 minute walk from station.


July 30, 2011

With an artistic practice that spans more than fifty years, eighty year old U Lun Gwye is regarded as Burma's most prominent master painters and one of Southeast Asia's most important senior artists.

In “HIDDEN FLOWERS,” her first solo show since 2004 – Nguyen Thi Chau Giang looks back to her Vietnamese artistic roots as she explores the formal issues of traditional silk painting.

SGTT.VN - Có thể gọi triển lãm tranh lụa Hidden Flowers (tạm dịch Những bông hoa bí ẩn) của Nguyễn Thị Châu Giang (ảnh) tại phòng tranh Thavibu (Bangkok, Thái Lan) từ 23.4 đến 14.5 là cuộc trình diễn của những phụ nữ “phản” khép nép.

Until the last decades of the twentieth century, Malaysia was comfortably ignored as a cultural and economic vacuum.

It is not unusual for artists living away from their homeland to respond with nostalgic borrowings from their past or view issues that affect that situation with a critical eye from a distant vantage point.

Stories Out of Burma

December 12, 2009

CHANGING PHASES: Relative Spaces explores the development of Malaysian contemporary art practice and its relationship to Malaysia's developing socio-economic environment  through selected artworks from the PETRONAS Art Collection.

Artists In Hardship

Featuring work by four Myanmar-based artists, this exhibition suggests there is a healthy contemporary art scene in one of the world’s harshest military dictatorships.

A multi-media and pioneering art exhibition of Burmese conceptual art.