Tuesday, August 10, 2010

begehungen arts festival

This is an art festival that takes place in chemnitz, germany. i am showing the video and prints from 'mind my hat'.

escape into life -article

Sunday, July 25, 2010

stamp over

mind my hat.

Mind my hat is a short bio and a self portrait. Being on the move and staying in many different places, I get the chance to experience to live with different people and learn different values and cultures. this life journey and experiences has somehow shape and made me the way I am today .
‘We must be the change we wish to see in the world.’ – Gandhi

Saturday, July 3, 2010

mind my hat

prints from my new video, mind your hat.(length: 10 mins)

Friday, July 2, 2010

stamp over


Public Art Performance by Amir Zainorin og Aida Redza.
Title: Stamp Over

Performance No. 1.
Where: : Rysegade 53
Infront of the Immigration Office
When: Thursday, 1 July 2010, 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Performance No. 2
Where: Foran Oslo Plads 1, 2100
Infront Den frie Udstillingsbygning
When: Friday, 2 July 2010, 17.00 – 18.00

Contact: Amir Zainorin
Tel. No : 2940 9896
Email: amirszainorin@gmail.com

Stamp over

Stamp over is a performance art that deal with emotions in relations to the thing that we go thru in our daily life. These emotions such as love, anger, fear, joy, happiness are common to each and every one of us when confronted or faced in a given situation.
In this performance multimedia artist Amir Zainorin and dance performer Aida Redza, both born in Malaysia but now based in Denmark, would like to address the issue migration and the challenges that one has to face in order to adapt oneself in a new culture, social structure and values.
In our world the immigration laws has been tightened after the 9 11 event and the Muhammad cartoon crisis. Traveling and migrating from one country to another has never been more difficult. This is ironic given that the world is becoming smaller due to globalization and new communication technology that man has invented over the last few decades.
We have somehow been conditioned for individual differences and like to put people in a category, ‘they’ and ‘us’. We have fear within ourselves and to the things that we are not used to. Only if we all could see the essence in our basic human needs, that we are more or less indeed the same....then there will be no ‘other’, but it is all one.

STEMPLING ( danish translation)

Stempling er en kunstnerisk performance der handler om følelser i forhold til de ting vi går i gennem i vores hverdags liv. Følelser som kærlighed, vrede, angst og glæde er naturlige for os når vi konfronteres med særlige situationer.
I denne performance (anskuer)mutimediekunstner Amir Zainorin og danser og koreograf, Aida Redza, som begge er født i Malaysia spørgsmål om migration og udfordringerne man møder når man skal tilpasse sig i en ny kultur, social struktur og nye værdier.
I vores verden er immigrationslove blevet strammere efter 11. september og Muhammad krisen. Rejse og migration er blevet sværere. Dette er ironisk, da verden er blevet mindre som følge af globalisering og udviklingen inden for kommunikationsteknologi.
Vi er blevet opdraget med fokus på individualitet og vænnet os til at sætte folk i kategorier, ’dem’ og ’os’. Kun hvis vi kan se essensen i vores menneskelige behov, at vi er næsten ens, så vil der ikke være nogen ’anden’, men blot En.

CV- Amir Zainorin
Amir Zainorin was born and grew up in Malaysia and now based in Copenhagen. He is a multi media artist and works with painting, video, installation, performance and photography. His works has a social and political commentary tone and he is inspired from the media and his surroundings. He explores the theme such as globalization in relation to popular cultures and consumer society. He has had solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries in Kuala Lumpur, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Budapest and New York.
For more info, please visit:

CV Aida Redza
Aida Redza is a Malaysian performer and choreographer living in Denmark. In her home ground Aida is known for advocating her artistic work towards social cause and community projects with focus on integration and inclusion. Her solo works are a visible example of tight bound tradition and deconstruction intertwining new dance and physical theater to create dynamic live performance. Described as one of the most intense and controversial performer in Malaysia, she explores the relationship between dream, rebellious play and resistance, and revolution of sorts from the perspective of a Muslim woman.
For more info please visit:

Thursday, April 29, 2010




Artists working with interventions, activism and other participatory practices are invited to apply for participation in NEW LIFE CANCUN.
This experimental hospitality initiative intends to promote and facilitate participation during the UN Climate Change summit (COP 16) in Cancún, Mexico at the end of 2010 (Nov. 29th – Dec. 10th).
In continuation of Wooloo's NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN festival - in which we secured housing for more than 3.000 activists during the Copenhagen summit - NEW LIFE CANCUN is aiming to connect visiting activists and NGO employees with local families in the area of Cancún.
An area infamous for its vulnerability to climate disasters (mainly hurricanes), as well as for the high-CO2 emissions associated with its tourism sector.
Utilizing this meeting of hosts and guests in Cancun as our exhibition platform, artists and activists are invited to explore its social architecture and suggest work proposals of an awareness, educational and/or practical-action nature designed around the topic: “NEW WAYS OF LIVING TOGETHER”.
The deadline for work proposals is AUGUST 1st, 2010.
Please direct all research questions to contact@wooloo.org
Proposals must include a detailed budget. As fundraising efforts are still ongoing, we do not yet know the size of our final production budget. However, it wont be large - so please be aware that your project must be able to be realized in a low-budget manner!
NEW LIFE CANCUN is a collaboration between Wooloo.org and the Mexican climate change collective Carbonding

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010




This blog is about people's daily prayers. It is not a religious blog but a place where you can read a prayer. You can share your prayers by sending them here . Thank you for sharing and hope all your prayers will be answered.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

book launch and art exhibition at ' skuespilhuset, copenhagen

Launch of new book on art and world culture, 28 januar 2010 kl 17–18 i Skuespilhuset: 'Kunst og interkultur – inspiration til kunst- og kulturlivet' January 2010 at 17-18 in the playhouse: "Art and culture internationally - the inspiration for art and culture '

Klik her for at se invitationen: Click here to view the invitation:
flyer-bogfernisering.pdf flyer bogfernisering.pdf

To celebrate the release of CKIs new book 'Art and culture internationally - the inspiration for art and culture' invite to the reception center in the Playhouse, St. Annae Plads 36, where you could meet some of the people who speak in the book, which has helped to create it.

Live performances: the musicians Simona Abdalla and Bilal Irshed.
Meet among other visual artist Amir Zainorin, museum director Jette Sandahl, theater manager Mogens Holm, journalist May Carboni, consultant Anne Boukris, and more. DJ: Gazi Peker . 

This is an open event with free admission for all from 16:45 pm.

The event takes place immediately after the end of the first day of the conference 'The art of inclusion', where 235 people culture gather to discuss inclusion and diversity in Danish cultural life.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

poetisk Bureau

Det Poetiske Bureau sparker atter gang i PoEtnisk Tirsdag i en lidt ny form. Multilingvist og husdigter Ole Lillelund er stadig vært, nu sammen med Mahasti Yazdi, men fremover kører vi med et fast program med inviterede digtere. Denne tirsdag er vi glade for at byde velkommen til Abdulmalik Beakasyar fra Afghanistan, Salim Assi fra Palæstina, Milena Rudez fra Eks-Jugoslavien og Amir Zainorin fra Malaysia. De vil læse op på deres modersmål og i visse tilfælde vil der også blive simultantolket på dansk.


i was invited to read poetry at the Poetisk bureau in copenhagen last night hosted by ole lillelund.
here are some pictures. please click headlines to see the names of all the poets participated. tq.

Monday, January 18, 2010

artwork of change

“The best part about living in Copenhagen is that you are free to speak your mind and make your voice heard without fear of being put behind bars. I also like that things here are very transparent and you can have an open dialogue or discussion about what is going on.”
He said Malaysia has been blessed with its multi-cultural societies and people with different religions and beliefs living and working together for hundreds of years.
“But this blessing is in danger of being lost if we lock ourselves in our little territory and not dare to go out to see what else is there to learn. If we want to be an example to other people and countries that we can live in love, peace, harmony and that everyone is treated equally, then we have to be more open about things.”

this article was written by wong li za of the star newspaper, malaysia. to read more pls. click headline, tq

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Global Village

i will be part of this group show that will take part in alkmaar, holland. the exhibition will start from 24-31 january at the grand church of alkmaar, holland. please go to headline for futher reading, tq.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

kunst og interkultur

pls. click headline/link to read more, tq

Friday, January 15, 2010

space gambus experiment

please check this experimental music by space gambus- of kamal sabran and  mohd zulkifli ramli of malaysia.

semarak seni di kota london-kosmo

 (to read article pls. click headline for link, tq)

made in malaysia-amir zainorin

The Opening-Pelita hati

Muar-born artist Amir Zainorin’s works have an international flavour. Muar-born artist Amir Zainorinâ € ™ s works have an international flavor. FRANCIS DASS writes on the man who spent his youth travelling and dabbling in many jobs before he found his calling. FRANCIS DASS writes on the man who spent his youth traveling and dabbling in many jobs before he found his calling.
AMIR Zainorin has found his true calling in life by becoming an artist. AMIR zainorin has found his true calling in life by becoming an artist.
If you look carefully at his paintings, you’d be hard pressed to imagine that this unassuming and pleasant Muar-born man is the mind behind art pieces that have an international flavour… If you look carefully at his paintings, youâ € ™ d be hard pressed to imagine that this unassuming and pleasant Muar-born man is the mind behind art pieces that have an international flavor ...

Finding his identity through works of art

"WHAT or where is my true home?"

it is a question commonly faced by most people who have relocated abroad.

It is also what constantly nags Malaysian artist Amir Zainorin, and one that found form of expression in his works of art.

Based in Copenhagen for the past seven years, Amir, 36, is constantly asked about his identity.

Delving deep into history and culture of his past, he came up with fifteen pieces of contemporary artwork that are being showcased in his first solo London exhibition at the Brick Lane Gallery in East London.

The exhibition entitled Mad(e) in Malaysia is being showcased by R A Fine Arts of Malaysia, and will run until March 30.

The exhibition was officially launched last night by the Malaysian Ambassador to Ireland Raja Nazrin Raja Aznam and attended by more than 60 people.

"The longer I stay away, the more time I spent looking into the question of identity and my roots," said Amir whose career spanned from advertising, banking, public relations, hotel and catering to driving school.

The diverse mix of jobs which saw him in different countries, such as Malaysia, America, Holland, Sweden and Denmark, enriched his experience and drove him further to satisfy his curiosity about his past.

"The question of identity is important while researching for this exhibition.

"I went back to study the history of the country from the era of colonisation to the modern-day Malaysia and beyond.

Amir's works reflect power relations, clash of traditions and modernity, East and West as he attempts to explore how the mass media shapes our identity and sense of belonging.

Speaking at the launch, Ambassador Raja Nazrin applauded Malaysia's pop artist as someone who had successfully blended the best of Malaysia and his experience abroad by producing works which are more universally accepted, rather than just Malaysian in nature.

"Amir's work is accessible on a global plane," he said.

One particularly poignant piece is entitled The Judge - Tunku portraying the first prime minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman as a judge, with batik designs in the background and a prominent display of the national flower.

Director of R A Fine Arts Raja Ahmad Aminullah said he was encouraged by the positive response received at the launch.

"No doubt the artist was born in Malaysia but his works are easily recognisable by citizens of the world."

The guest curator for the exhibition is Badrolhisham Mohamed Tahir.

A father of two, Amir did his apprenticeship with Malaysian pop artist Ahmad Azhari and has held exhibitions in Copenhagen, Kuala Lumpur, Stockholm, Holland and New York

                                                  the judge - tunku, digital print on canvas, 2008

An artist abroad

Living and working in Denmark now, Amir was back to visit his old haunts in KL for a few months. But not content to sit and do nothing, he started work on an installation called Art, Politics and Power at the National Art Gallery, represented by a wall filled by makeshift flags, mostly created from bits of newspapers and satay skewers.
Sporting the mandatory Bohemian ponytail, Amir comes across as a fairly likeable person - always grinning, with a youthful, early 20s look and attitude that belies his 42 years, his sparse frame clad in a brand new white T-shirt.
"I get kicked and I get a kick out of it! I can be me, that's the closest thing I get to being myself, being honest to what I'm doing," says Amir, explaining his reasons for becoming an artist.
(to read more please click the headlines, tq) 

Pop Ficiton- 3 Pop Artist from Malaysia

“Some of his famous paintings include football legend Mokhtar Dahari and the nation’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman, which are now private collections at the National Art Gallery,” said Norsita.
“I was inspired by him to become an artist at a time when I did not know what to do with my life,” said Amir, who has made Denmark his base for the last six years.

(to read more, please click headline for the link.)


"With his involvement in the Pop genre, Jeri has been given the title of 'Pop icon' or a 'legend' in the Pop genre in Malaysia. Even so, what is interesting about this exhibition is not how Jeri and his apprentices display their talents in the ways of Pop but 'different' they are in discussing mundane things especially politics. I believe they aren't the only ones expressing their opinions on politics through arts. There are many others. Therefore the question is what new things are being introduced by Jeri and his apprentices in the language of Pop? And why Pop? Is it perhaps even a mistake to categorize them as Pop artists? If we cannot answer these questions, perhaps there is a benefit for us if we examine closely the reality of Pop art such as what happened in the West six decades ago. I also would like to mention, since the creation of 'readymades' by Dadaism, art can exist in a variety of forms and materials, can be located anywhere for any reason at all; can be brought anywhere for any audience, whether it be in a gallery, museum or a garden or public space; in fact it can even be placed in the middle of a garbage dump. Maybe these are the questions that Jeri mulled over while he was still alive; what does it mean to be a contemporary artist? …The artworks which are being exhibited are clearly attempts to break from the mould in art. Obviously this teases our consciousness. This act of teasing and the space it creates results in a democratic space of knowledge where different interpretations are not just arbitrary but take place in a horizon where its probability is different in features. Maybe it is this difference which causes us to categorize them as Pop artists."
(Badrolhisham Mohamad Tahir, guest curator for the exhibition)
 please click the above headline to read more) 

amir zainorin
digital print on paper , from the stamp series-2008

                                     amir zainorin, the sunday times, digital print on paper-2008   

Thursday, January 14, 2010



'This is derived from our desire to show power, be it of conquering new physical territory or epistemological space. The 99 names of God printed on 99 flags are the characteristics of God which can lead to spiritual power and closeness to God.'
to read more please go to link below, tq

The Balloon Park, Copenhagen, Denmark

the beatnik poet ole lillelund infront of his house at the balloon park with pic. of himself and chairil anwar

The balloon Park

( thi stext was written somewhere in 2006-7)