5 March 2020


Why is the exhibition date from 2 October to 2 November 2020?

After reading the Notification of Postponement, some artists have asked why the LAB 2020 exhibition is much longer this time.

For the last 2 Langkawi Art Biennale events (LAB 2014 and 2016) we have had to rent the venue at a hefty cost and only could afford to rent for a week or so. The first was at Langkawi Lagoon Resort’s Kencana Ballroom and the second was at Langkawi International Convention Centre.

After years of preparation, of searching and hoping, we finally achieved a breakthrough. We have managed to rent a plot of land for 20 years to set up our own Langkawi Art Village, a permanent ‘home’ for the arts. A place we can build art galleries (not 1, but 2) to hold long-term exhibitions with many supporting Art Tourism activities to generate interest among the local community and international visitors and tourists. It is strategically located, within the buzzling Jalan Pantai Cenang with hotels, restaurants and the like. It is also a 3-minute walk to Cenang Beach for some Sun, Sea and Sand.

However, participants only need to attend for a one-week period at the start of Langkawi Art Biennale 2020, from 2 October to 8 October 2020. We have already planned a packed itinerary for the participants.

So we look forward to a bright future out of these murky times. See you all in October 2020.

Langkawi Art Village