Pang Khee Teik is a Malaysian arts consultant, activist, curator, organiser, photographer, and writer.
In 2008, together with fellow activists and artists, he co-founded sexuality rights festival Seksualiti Merdeka in Malaysia. It was banned by the police in 2011. He remains active in speaking on LGBT issues as well as mentoring Malaysian LGBTs to organise.
Presently Pang is the director of popular art bazaar Art For Grabs in Malaysia. He was formerly the arts programme director of The Annexe Gallery and the editor of arts website Kakiseni.com. As a photographer, his works have been exhibited in Malaysia, Singapore, Jakarta, Paris, Tokyo and Istanbul.
In 2010, he received the Cross Cultural Champion of the Arts Award at the Boh Cameronian Arts Awards, Kuala Lumpur. With the Chevening Scholarship, Pang graduated in 2013 with an MA in Gender, Sexuality & Culture from Birkbeck, University of London.
We need criticism. We need something outside of ourselves to provide reflection, discernment, and connection with the larger world. Sharmilla Ganesan sits down with Kate Bassett, Pang Khee Teik, and Leyla Jagiella for a conversation about how real discourse and engagement can only exist with criticism and about how criticism is essential in developing independent […]