Abdul Multhalib Musa
- Multhalib can be regarded as one of Malaysia's young leading contemporary sculptors. He has become known for his 'fluid metal sculptures' which seem to have been effortlessly carved out of metal. The contradiction of transforming a hard material into a supple, pliable form, demonstrates his interest in the manipulation of the medium. This in part stems from his educational background in architecture. He pursued his Bachelor's Degree in Design Studies from the University of Adelaide in Australia, thereafter obtaining his Bachelor of Architecture from MARA University of Technology in 2000. He has been granted numerous international awards and residencies in recognition of his works. In 2001 he was selected for the Rimbun Dahan Residency in Malaysia, and the following year was presented with the Award of Excellence at the 6th Oita Asian Sculpture Open Competition in Japan. He was the recipient of the Australian High Commission Residency in 2004, and was commissioned through an international competition to create a major outdoor sculpture for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China. In 2009 his work was selected for the Ordos 11th Asia Arts Festival, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, and another sculpture for the Urumqi International Urban Sculpture Symposium held in Xinjiang, China.