HOM (House of MATAHATI) is an independent art space consists of a gallery and studio facilities. located in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Started in 2007, it is an artist-run initiative to provide a venue for events conducive to the development of local and regional art activities. One of HOM’s core objectives is to promote and nurture emerging artists through its MATAHATI Art Residency programme. As a platform to help artists, in the form of financial assistance or encouragement, the MATAHATI Art Fund and MATAHATI Art Award were established. Besides supporting home-grown talents, HOM facilitates a networking between its Southeast Asian counterparts through dialogues or joint-venture programmes, by organising exhibitions, such as the annual ‘Artriangle’, which invites artists from neighbouring countries to showcase their artworks in a major group show.
HOM is initiate by MATAHATI, a collective which was founded in 1993 by five Malaysian artists; Ahmad Fuad Osman, Ahmad Shukri Mohamed, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Masnoor Ramli Mahmud and Hamir Soib @Mohamed. A familiar name in the Malaysian art scene, the MATAHATI group found recognition and success via its collaborative artistic practice as a group as well as individually.