iNYALA is Malaysia’s first interactive light art exhibition to celebrate the interconnectedness of creativity and innovation, bringing imagination to possibilities through immersive art, technology and audio-visual experiences.



Promoting emergence of art and technology in Malaysia.


Nurturing a new generation of artists through unconventional mediums and platforms.


Connecting people via engaging and responsive art pieces.



A collective of like minded architects, social innovators, brand identity builder and filmmaker, comes together to repurpose the Rex Cinema building into a commerce-driven community space for all. Thoughtful content and processes that are in respect of the cinema’s history and its present community had been put in place to reshape the building and rebuild its social interaction within the community of Jalan Petaling, Jalan Sultan and dwellers of Kuala Lumpur city at large. REXKL was born out of our desire to reimagine a community space in the heart of the city – where individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds can meet and build connections.


We invite students to propose artwork ideas responding to the key theme for a specific site. Participants may work in their preferred medium.

Other considerations:

  • The physical art piece is advised to be displayed within the parameters of 2 cubic meters.
  • The art piece should be engaging and suitable for general audiences, generating curiosity, discussion and a sense of discovery.
  • The participating art piece can be either an individual or group effort; a mix of students from different departments is also encouraged.

Click here to download the Contest Brief.


Abdul Shakir

Abdul Shakir ( Grasshopper ) is one of the co-founder of Filamen…

Fariz Hanapiah

Co-Founder of Filamen - an art collective specifically in the areas of…

Jun Ong

Light Artist and Architect, Jun Ong is best known for his work…

Melissa Teoh

Melissa spent a decade in Los Angeles as a production/stage manager and…

Pamela Tan

An architectural designer that explores various fields in art, architecture and design.…

Premesh Chandran

CEO and co-founder of Malaysiakini. Premesh Chandran and Steven Gan started the…

Shin Chang

Shin Chang graduated from the University of Melbourne, went on to practice…

Shin Tseng

Co-founder/Architect of REXKL and Creative Director at IDEAWORKSHOP, Shin Tseng has worked…


Best of Show

Best Use of Technology

Best Visual Appearance

Best Inspiration

Crowd Favorite (By Audience Measurement Technology)
Sponsored Prize


Briefing & Site Recce:
13 July 2019

Application Deadline
19 July 2019

Idea Presentation
3 August 2019

10 & 24 August,
7 & 28 September,
5, 12, & 19 October 2019

1 November – 30 November 2019

Award-Giving Ceremony
1 December 2019


Production of Interactive Art Installation

Cheang Lin Yew is one of Malaysia’s first interactive designers, new media…

Art Installations: Tips & Tricks

A collection and sharing session of useful tips, tricks and problem solving…

All You Need to Know about Projection Mapping

We are all familiar with projector that projects a moving image or…

From Lines to Lights

Have you ever wondered how complex is the process from designing to…

Digital Matters – Closing the Gap between Digital & Physical World

The digital revolution is paving the way for artists' approach in design…

Art & Technology in Contemporary Scenic Design

Led by Melissa Teoh, who is a theatrical scenic designer whose work…

Exploring Relationship between Light & Space

“The history of architecture is the history of the struggle for light."Le…


From Green Building to Green Ideas

With buildings responsible for a large share of consumption the concept of…