Pangrok Sulap

  • Formed 2010 in Ranau in Sabah, Malaysia
  • Based in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia
  • Photo: Srap Dsign

Pangrok Sulap is an art collective formed in 2010 in Ranau in Sabah, Malaysia. Their name comes from a combination of words meaning “punk rock” and “a hut farmers use as a resting place.” The collective is composed of roughly ten members united by their DIY spirit, including artists, musicians, social activists, and more. Influenced by the resistance activities of Taring Padi, a community of woodblock print artists based in Yogyakarta with whom they came into contact through the Indonesian punk band, Marjinal, Pangrok Sulap began producing woodblock prints depicting issues faced by local communities, as well as by the indigenous communities of Borneo, garnering attention from both inside and outside the region. The radical and the local equally inhabit the name “Pangrok Sulap,” which indicates the messages the collective sends out: to promote awareness around human rights, to speak out against political decadence arising from greed, and to urge different peoples to unite.

Selected Works

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018, Possibilities for a Non-alienated Life, Kochi, India
9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia
Lopung Is Dead! – Pangrok Sulap’s Inaugural Solo Exhibition (solo), A+ WORKS of ART, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6th Asian Art Biennial, Negotiating the Future, Taichung, Taiwan
  • SEBARKAN CINTA (Spread the Love), 2017