About the Founder: Dr. K. Azril Ismail

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What I had ventured into for my Career

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, De institute of Creative Design (iCAD), UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur 2018 - Present
Head of Postgraduate in Research & Development, iCAD

Early Photographic Historical Practitioner:
Daguerreotype, Wet Plate Collodion, Darkroom Practitioner, Alternative Prints
Consultant & Educator (Workshops & Demonstrator)

ASSOCIATE LECTURER / DEMONSTRATOR, Plymouth University 2015 - 2016
Alternative Photographic process.

DESIGN MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP MANAGER, Brunel Laboratories, Pymouth University, 2015-16
Managing Wood Manufacturing & Design Workshop

SENIOR LECTURER, University Technology MARA (UiTM), Malaysia, 2007 - 2010
Faculty of Art & Design, Media Studies
Lecture & Research: Photographic Based Studies

LECTURER, Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia, 2005 - 2007
Photography Lecturer

The Professional Trainings that I believed in…
Chemical and Lab Waste Management, Institut Kimia Malaysia, 2018
Photographic Historical Processes: Daguerreotype Process
• Mike Robinson, Fox Talbot Museum, 2013
• Jerry Spagnoli, SMP Photo-Conservation, Rome, 2013
• Christopher Brenton West, Oxfordshire, 2012

Stain Glass, Ray Bundy, Plympton, 2013
General Teaching Assistant Certification, Plymouth University, 2011

What I had trained my mind
PhD, Faculty of Art, University of Plymouth, 2010 – 2015
Area of Expertise: Prison Graffiti Studies, Malaysian Vernacular Culture (Social Science),
Architecture & Built Environment, Photography
Personal Research: 19th Century Photographic Processes

MA, Faculty of Art, University Technology MARA (UiTM) Malaysia, 2002-2005
Area of Research: Prison Graffiti Studies, Photographic Documentation Methodology
Collaborative Research: Textile Material Studies on Ceiba Patendra (Kapok tree)

BFA, Media Studies (Photography), Columbus College of Art & Design, 1997-2001,
Area of Studies: Media Studies, Still Based (Photography)

1. "Kuala Lumpur Biennale", Selected Works, The Malaysian Art Gallery, 2017-2018
2. "Thirty Pieces of Silver", Solo Exhibition, Weiling Gallery, 2017
3. “For those who believe, no proof is necessary; For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.”
Selected Work, Curated by Ivan Lam, hosted by Weiling Gallery, South East Asia Forum, Art Stage Singapore, 2017
4. “Wayang U-Wei ‘Hanyut’ : Merentasi Saksi”,
Selected Works, Petronas Galeri, Kuala Lumpur, 2016-17
5. “The Past Is Never Where You Think You Left It”,
Selected Works, Weiling Contemporary Gallery, 2016
6. “Narrative in Malaysian Arts, Volume 2”, Selected Works, Published by Rogue Art, 2013
7. “Image-Objects”,
Apparatus & Tools for Contemporary Daguerreotype, New York, 2013
8. “Timeless” Publication,
Published by Wei Ling Gallery 2012
9. International Orange Photography Festival, Contemporary Photography from South East Asia, Changsha, Hunan Province, China,
Selected Works, 2010
10. “FASA 2010”, Curatorial Works, Shah Alam Gallery, 2010
11. “Eyes Wide Open”,
Selected Works, Annexe Gallery, 2009
12. “Different but Same” Exhibition,
Selected Works, Wei Ling Gallery, 2009
13. “The Malaysian Exhibition”,
Selected work; Higashikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, Tokyo Month of Photography 2009, Selected Works, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum 2009
14. “New Wave of Responsive Images”, Selected Works, Istanbul 2009
15. “Last Voices of the Pudu Jail”,
Bastion House, Malacca Museum, 2009
16. “CUT’09” Valentine Willie Fine Art Gallery,
selected works, KL, Singapore, & Manila 2009
17. “Project IDOM: The Next Stop”,
360 Art Development Studio, KL 2009
18. “Iron Dragons of Malaya”;
Project Exhibition, KL Performing Arts Center, 2009
19. “The Year That Was...”,
Selected Works, Wei Ling Gallery, KL 2008
20. Singapore International Photography Festival 2008,
Selected works, 2902 Gallery & National Museum of Singapore
Travelling Exhibition: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok & Manila, 2008-2009
21. “Diversity: B+W Festival”, Selected Works, Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2008
22. “Working Title”
Selected Works, Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur 2008
23. “Live animals inside!”,
Solo Exhibition, Weiling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur 2008
24. "Eye of Tahan National Park Reserve" Exhibition, Selected Works, UiTM Golden Lounge Gallery, 2007

External Examiner, Photography Department, Faculty of Art, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia, 2018-19
Panel Guest Judge, EXPOSURE X, OUR Art Project Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2017
Mentor, Nikon Shooting Star, Nikon Center, Kuala Lumpur 2016-17
Guest Speaker, “Photo Talk; Fotofest 2.0”, Nikon Club Malaysia, UiTM Perak, 2017
Paper Presentation, “Museums of Memory”, University of Plymouth, 2014
Selected Essay; 2nd Annual KCD-PLF series, & Dialogue with Tun Mahathir, the fourth Malaysian Prime Minister, “The Role of Malaysia in Shaping the World’s Economy in the 21st Century”, Kuala Lumpur 2013
Guest Speaker, "Malaysia and the rest of the World: Do the arts have Geographical Boundaries?", Nolias Art Gallery, London 2013
Guest Participant, “2nd Annual Prison & Correctional Facilities Asia” Conference, Kuala Lumpur 2012
Paper Presentation, “Radical Aesthetics: Critical Dialogue”, Loughborough University, UK 2012
Paper Presentation, “Experiencing Prison” Conference, Poland, Warsaw, 2011
Paper Presentation, “FIXED?” Conference, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK, 2011
Invited Panel Judge, Kuala Lumpur International Portraiture Photo Award (KLIPA), 2010
Invited Speaker, Badan Warisan Malaysia (Malaysian Heritage Organization), 2009
Invited Speaker, Chai Art House PJ, Malaysia 2009
Invited Panel Judge, Photography Competition, UNISEL, Shah Alam, 2009
Organizing Member for the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Emerging Photographers' Forum (ASEF),Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009
Invited Speaker, Malaysian Prison Department, 2008 & 2009
Invited Speaker, Photography Workshop; Forensic Department, Klang Hospital, 2009
Paper Presentation, Presenters’ Workshop, International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), Singapore 2008
Invited Speaker, Singapore International Photographic Festival (SIPF), Singapore 2008
Invited Speaker, Photography Workshop, (Selangor Association of Photography), 2008
Invited Speaker, Architectural Dept, Limkokwing University, 2006