Meet The Judges

We are pleased to introduce our panel of diverse and experienced judges.

MK Goh
Chief Executive Officer, Karex Berhad

Goh Miah Kiat is the Chief Executive Officer of Karex Berhad, the World’s Largest Condom Maker. He has been overseeing the expansion of the Karex’s manufacturing capacity and foray into the branded segment of the condom industry since the Group’s listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2013. Karex’s expansion has been supplemented by an emphasis on innovation, which can be observed through its new product developments and unorthodox marketing strategies that have allowed it to venture into broader markets and undertake a series of bold brand acquisitions. As a result, Karex presently exports to over 130 countries worldwide and its rapidly growing own brand segment is enabling the Group to move up the value chain and closer to its end users. MK was also named winner of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2016 Malaysia award. Dubbed ‘The Condom King’, MK and his wife, Jennifer are avid art collectors.

Dr Jamil Mat Isa
Deputy Dean, Student Welfare
Faculty of Art & Design
Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam

Born in 1967 in Penang, Jamil Mat Isa studied printmaking from ITM and Birmingham Institute of Art (BIAD) before pursued his PhD in Art and Design (UiTM) Shah Alam. Exhibited his works in the major exhibition locally as well as abroad and had two solo exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Specialized in serigraphy techniques. He is currently teaching at the Faculty of Art & Design, UiTM Shah Alam. He had also curated and published his article in numerous art exhibitions.

Liu Cheng Hua
Head of Fine Art Department, Malaysian Institute of Art

Liu Cheng Hua currently is the Head of Fine Art Department, Malaysian Institute of Art. He received his Master of Education (Arts) and Bachelor of Art Education (Honours) in 2009 and 2012 respectively from Sultan Idris University of Education (UPSI). Before he joined MIA in 2014, formerly he served as Part-time Lecturer and Internal Assessor for Diploma in Fine Art programme, National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage, ASWARA in 2012-2013. Liu was the Malaysian delegate to ASEAN Art Management Series in the Creative Industry in Manila, Philippines in 2010 and ASEAN Youth Art Camp, Singapore in 2014. Liu, the Finalist of 10th Oita Asian Art Competition in 2012 and he was invited to the 4th East Java Biennale (Jatim Biennale), Surabaya in 2011 and “Young Art Global”, Museum of Young Art (MOYA), Vienna in 2013. Besides lecturing, Liu among other Southeast Asian contemporary artists to exhibit at “Secret Archipelago”, Palais de Tokyo Museum, Paris which brought over under National Heritage Board of Singapore in 2015. Throughout his career, Liu has produce artworks for exhibition in Malaysia and abroad and won several awards and recognitions. He exhibited his artworks in France, Monaco, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Mauritius, Italy and United Kingdom. His artwork was collected by the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Galeri Seni Johor, Toh Puan Mahani Idris, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Tan Sri Robert Kuok, Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran, Bingley Sim, Prof. Dr. Krishna Gopal Rampal, Datuk Lim Edin Nom, U-Wei Hj Shaari, Dato’ Ramli Md Nor, Tze Lee, Mee Lin, Caroline Liew and private.

Nizam Rahmat
Chief Executive Officer, Segaris Art Center

Nizam Rahmat is the Chief Executive Officer of Segaris Art Center, Kuala Lumpur. Previously, he headed the Arts Management Department of Galeri PETRONAS. He obtained his master’s degree in Art & Design under Fine Arts & Technology faculty from UiTM and although he started his career in Advertising and garnered numerous awards, as a practicing artist himself, his skill set is of great value in the business of Art Market and Gallery Management. Since his tenure as the chief of Segaris Art Center, the gallery has represented and partake in a few notable ventures; namely the Private Collection of HRH Sultan Selangor Exhibition; Terrains of the Heart (2017), Altruism Charity Exhibition with Galeri Prima under Media Prima (2017), Tengku Laksmana Johore Cancer Foundation Fund Raising Printmaking Exhibition – Legacy to My Family: Memoirs of Enche Besar (2018), Kuala Lumpur International Miniprint Exhibition (KLIMEX) with Teras Management Yogyakarta (2018 & 2019), Bintang 5 Exhibition – Biggest UiTM Alumni Show feat. 168 Artists (1967- 2017) (2018 & 2019), Beda Exhibition – Alumni of Institute Seni Indonesia (ISI) & UiTM Alumni (2019) and Art Against Aids Exhibtion with Karex Malaysia Berhad (2020). Other than that, under his directive, Segaris Art Center has been active in art fairs and expos i.e. Art Expo Malaysia, Art Jakarta and Art Moments Jakarta.

Haris Rashid
Malaysian Contemporary Artists

Born: 1992 in Kedah. Malaysia Diploma in Illustration, The One Academy Malaysia Art has been a part of this young artist’s life from at an early stage, particularly since his high school days, encouraged by his mother, who was also his school’s art teacher. For a brief period Haris Rashid contemplated Textile Technology at the tertiary level, however he later switched to Illustration, acquiring his diploma from The One Academy. After completing his formal studies, he opted to pursue art as a career, and is today a full-time artist. As he continues to develop his visual language, Haris often experiments with various media combinations and surfaces, wood and textured pressed paper being two surfaces he likes working with most. Haris is vigorously inspired by nature and seeks the connection it has to the human condition. Notwithstanding to producing his art, Haris is also the founder and leader of a young artist collective studio known as Studio Mekar.

Bingley Sim
Art Collector

Bingley Sim is an investment banker with CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and is currently heading the Private Client Solutions unit within the Private Banking Department. He is an independent director of a listed property developer and a member of the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia. Bingley started collecting art in 2004. His collection of Contemporary Malaysian Art focuses especially on emerging local painters and sculptors. A well-known patron of the local art scene, Bingley is one of the founding members of the Malaysian Art Friends group (2009) and had been involved in many fundraising art activities. He is also one of the Patrons for Art Jakarta 2019. Bingley had curated in numerous art exhibitions on collecting Malaysian contemporary art. He has a passion for cooking and in 1994, co-wrote a book “How to Run Your Own Restaurant” (Kogan Page, UK).

MK Goh
Chief Executive Officer, Karex Berhad

Goh Miah Kiat is the Chief Executive Officer of Karex Berhad, the World’s Largest Condom Maker. He has been overseeing the expansion of the Karex’s manufacturing capacity and foray into the branded segment of the condom industry since the Group’s listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2013. Karex’s expansion has been supplemented by an emphasis on innovation, which can be observed through its new product developments and unorthodox marketing strategies that have allowed it to venture into broader markets and undertake a series of bold brand acquisitions. As a result, Karex presently exports to over 130 countries worldwide and its rapidly growing own brand segment is enabling the Group to move up the value chain and closer to its end users. MK was also named winner of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2016 Malaysia award. Dubbed ‘The Condom King’, MK and his wife, Jennifer are avid art collectors.

Dr Jamil Mat Isa
Deputy Dean, Student Welfare
Faculty of Art & Design
Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam

Born in 1967 in Penang, Jamil Mat Isa studied printmaking from ITM and Birmingham Institute of Art (BIAD) before pursued his PhD in Art and Design (UiTM) Shah Alam. Exhibited his works in the major exhibition locally as well as abroad and had two solo exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Specialized in serigraphy techniques. He is currently teaching at the Faculty of Art & Design, UiTM Shah Alam. He had also curated and published his article in numerous art exhibitions.

Liu Cheng Hua
Head of Fine Art Department, Malaysian Institute of Art

Liu Cheng Hua currently is the Head of Fine Art Department, Malaysian Institute of Art. He received his Master of Education (Arts) and Bachelor of Art Education (Honours) in 2009 and 2012 respectively from Sultan Idris University of Education (UPSI). Before he joined MIA in 2014, formerly he served as Part-time Lecturer and Internal Assessor for Diploma in Fine Art programme, National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage, ASWARA in 2012-2013. Liu was the Malaysian delegate to ASEAN Art Management Series in the Creative Industry in Manila, Philippines in 2010 and ASEAN Youth Art Camp, Singapore in 2014. Liu, the Finalist of 10th Oita Asian Art Competition in 2012 and he was invited to the 4th East Java Biennale (Jatim Biennale), Surabaya in 2011 and “Young Art Global”, Museum of Young Art (MOYA), Vienna in 2013. Besides lecturing, Liu among other Southeast Asian contemporary artists to exhibit at “Secret Archipelago”, Palais de Tokyo Museum, Paris which brought over under National Heritage Board of Singapore in 2015. Throughout his career, Liu has produce artworks for exhibition in Malaysia and abroad and won several awards and recognitions. He exhibited his artworks in France, Monaco, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Mauritius, Italy and United Kingdom. His artwork was collected by the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Galeri Seni Johor, Toh Puan Mahani Idris, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Tan Sri Robert Kuok, Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran, Bingley Sim, Prof. Dr. Krishna Gopal Rampal, Datuk Lim Edin Nom, U-Wei Hj Shaari, Dato’ Ramli Md Nor, Tze Lee, Mee Lin, Caroline Liew and private.

Nizam Rahmat
Chief Executive Officer, Segaris Art Center

Nizam Rahmat is the Chief Executive Officer of Segaris Art Center, Kuala Lumpur. Previously, he headed the Arts Management Department of Galeri PETRONAS. He obtained his master’s degree in Art & Design under Fine Arts & Technology faculty from UiTM and although he started his career in Advertising and garnered numerous awards, as a practicing artist himself, his skill set is of great value in the business of Art Market and Gallery Management. Since his tenure as the chief of Segaris Art Center, the gallery has represented and partake in a few notable ventures; namely the Private Collection of HRH Sultan Selangor Exhibition; Terrains of the Heart (2017), Altruism Charity Exhibition with Galeri Prima under Media Prima (2017), Tengku Laksmana Johore Cancer Foundation Fund Raising Printmaking Exhibition – Legacy to My Family: Memoirs of Enche Besar (2018), Kuala Lumpur International Miniprint Exhibition (KLIMEX) with Teras Management Yogyakarta (2018 & 2019), Bintang 5 Exhibition – Biggest UiTM Alumni Show feat. 168 Artists (1967- 2017) (2018 & 2019), Beda Exhibition – Alumni of Institute Seni Indonesia (ISI) & UiTM Alumni (2019) and Art Against Aids Exhibtion with Karex Malaysia Berhad (2020). Other than that, under his directive, Segaris Art Center has been active in art fairs and expos i.e. Art Expo Malaysia, Art Jakarta and Art Moments Jakarta.

Haris
Malaysian Contemporary Artists

Born: 1992 in Kedah. Malaysia Diploma in Illustration, The One Academy Malaysia Art has been a part of this young artist’s life from at an early stage, particularly since his high school days, encouraged by his mother, who was also his school’s art teacher. For a brief period Haris Rashid contemplated Textile Technology at the tertiary level, however he later switched to Illustration, acquiring his diploma from The One Academy. After completing his formal studies, he opted to pursue art as a career, and is today a full-time artist. As he continues to develop his visual language, Haris often experiments with various media combinations and surfaces, wood and textured pressed paper being two surfaces he likes working with most. Haris is vigorously inspired by nature and seeks the connection it has to the human condition. Notwithstanding to producing his art, Haris is also the founder and leader of a young artist collective studio known as Studio Mekar.

Bingley Sim
Art Collector

Bingley Sim is an investment banker with CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and is currently heading the Private Client Solutions unit within the Private Banking Department. He is an independent director of a listed property developer and a member of the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia. Bingley started collecting art in 2004. His collection of Contemporary Malaysian Art focuses especially on emerging local painters and sculptors. A well-known patron of the local art scene, Bingley is one of the founding members of the Malaysian Art Friends group (2009) and had been involved in many fundraising art activities. He is also one of the Patrons for Art Jakarta 2019. Bingley had curated in numerous art exhibitions on collecting Malaysian contemporary art. He has a passion for cooking and in 1994, co-wrote a book “How to Run Your Own Restaurant” (Kogan Page, UK).