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The art of fine print has a long history in the Southeast Asian region, dating as far back as pre-colonial times. Contemporary printmakers continue to traverse through its traditional techniques and processes as well as to expand the forms and contexts of this graphic medium. Malaysian printmaker Juhari Said proposes the session title “Expanded Printmaking”, a trajectory which he and colleagues in the region have pursued for over a decade. Together with Filipino printmaker Ambie Abaño, they will discuss how artists have expanded the ways in which printing techniques or the printed image are employed in visual art practice.
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Juhari Said gained his formal art education from MARA University of Technology(UITM)graduating in 1983.Eight years later,he won the Permodalan Nasional Berhad Prize and the main prize in the printmaking category at Salon Malaysia.
Ambie is an artist-printmaker who specializes in woodcut. Her explorations in printmaking afforded her to produce hybrid prints in large scale wall bound works, installations, and sculptural works. She is a Professor at the UP College of Fine Arts Diliman and a Board Member of the Association of Pinoyprintmakers. She was a grantee of the Philippine Artist Residency Program (PARP) for a residency in France, the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) for residency in New York and has gone for other residencies and art camps in India, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia. She has won in local art competitions and international printmaking competitions.