No. 4: 2005-2006
Not just a gallery! - The Positioning.
Upon a close and careful study on the AX Space
brand name, it was decided that the art center
would be re-name as galleriiizu. The move will
allow the art center to leverage on galleriiizu’s
recognized brand name. Hence, we develope the
galleriiizu is all about making art easily accessible
to everyone – be it art lovers, art dealers,
art collectors, the artists or the public. It
is all about sharing and exploring new ideas,
as well as inspiring one another. The art center
is the perfect venue for creativity, curiosity
and insights to mingle.
galleriiizu is also synonymous to INTEGRATION
– the integration of Minimalism and Conceptualism,
the integration of paintings and installations,
the integration of traditional fine art and digital
media, the integration of emerging artists and
renowned masters, the integration of young collectors
and aficionados – all on one common ground.
Located adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Convention
Centre, galleriiizu sits on more than 4,000 sq.
ft. of open display space thus, possibly makes
it one of the largest privately-owned contemporary
art gallery in South East Asia! Its stunning floor-to-ceiling
exhibition window is home to a vast collection
of art styles, including abstract art. This art
center’s vibrant atmosphere and striking
modern interior features dedicated sections for
each type of art.
'7' Exhibition - Celebrating the Magnificent Number 7
1/7 Exhibition - 'Kalakotabharu' Exhibition by Mohd Noor
2/7 Exhibition - Malaysian Digital Experiments and The 'Use Again' Asia Pacific Exhibition
3/7 Exhibition -
7 Aside - Offsight & Insight (Group Show)
4/7 Exhibition - 'COMM.BLK' - An Installation by Frank Woo
5/7 Exhibition - SA'L'E - Sunday Art 'Lelong' Event
6/7 Exhibition - MAN+GOD -
7/7 Exhibition - 7|7 OPPORTUNITIES
No. 3: 2002 - 2004
From Titiwangsa, galleriiizu moved to Bukit Tunku.
Along with the move, galleriiizu explored and
expanded its operations via a joint-programme
with renowned F&B outlets - Tamarind Hills
Restaurant at Ampang and Ole Café at Changkat
Bukit Bintang. These restaurants feature a quaint
mini-gallery where guests were able to enjoy,
enquire and discover marvelous arts pieces in
authentic F&B settings.
In the late 2004, galleriiizu was invited by the
owner of Menara Standard Chartered to enhance
the building’s outlook in Jalan Raja Chulan.
The moved was to participate and celebrate the
launch of the building by Malaysia’s Prime
Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi.
In view of this, galleriiizu arrived at a novel
art gallery that is… not just a gallery.
It was an art center that showcases various forms
of artistic expressions and work-of-art, rather
than just fine art. The art center, called AX
Space, was established to extend the original
art gallery concept further.
Energy, Hussin Hourmain, galleriiizu @ Tamarind
Untitled, Various Artists, galleriiizu @ Ole Café
Le Jardin Maraîcher, Rafiee Ghani, (Renaissance
100 Years Photography, St John Institution (Mandarin
Pop Primitive (Preview), Fauzul Yusri, galleriiizu
@ Kenny Hill
Pop Primitive, Fauzul Yusri, Security Commission
MILESTONE No. 2: 2000
In early 2000, Izuldin Hani moved his art gallery
into a resplendent and spacious split unit post
modern bungalow at Titiwangsa. The cosy environment,
complete with a beautiful tropical garden, was
the perfect setting for art lovers to enjoy the
various art displays. The laid-back, warm and
friendly atmosphere quickly became a regular meeting
point for many art enthusiasts.
Since then, galleriiizu has showcased a growing
number of local artists and their various forms
of art. The gallery gradually broadened its activities
by hosting an exhibition called ‘Old Collectibles’,
displaying collectibles such as Coca-Cola cans,
signages, designer bottles, advertising prints,
posters, toys, and such.
Dusun Raja, Rafiee Ghani
CigArt II, Various Artists (Havana Club, Concorde
Garden Party Exhibition, Various Artists
Kebun Sultan, Rafiee Ghani
No. 1: 1998
all began when the amiable Izuldin Hani was still
working with an established international advertising
agency. As his passion for art grew, he began
to dedicate his available time to the world of
art in a humble, rented villa in Bukit Antarabangsa.
Through the unfailing support from his friends
and associates, Izuldin pushed his passion further
by organising and managing its first exhibition
entitled CigArt. It was held at the J. W. Marriot
Hotel, in cooperation with Havana Club. The first
few artists who supported galleriiizu were Jailani
Abu Hassan, Rafiee Ghani, Zallie Lesut, Zaim Darulaman,
Adino Kamarudin, Shafie Ramli a.k.a Chief, Ahmad
Nazri Abdullah and a guest artist Mohammad Din
Mohammad from Singapore.
The invaluable experience and relationship with
established local artists from his first (and
sold-out!) exhibition was a pivotal moment for
Izuldin. It was all Izuldin needed to continue
his journey into the Malaysian art scene at a
CigArt, Group Show (Havana Club, J.W. Marriot