Salleh Japar


Salleh Japar

Senior Lecturer, Fine Arts
  • MA of Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
  • BA Fine Art, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Winner of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Visual Art Award (1996) & Singapore Youth Award (Art and Culture) from the National Youth Council, Salleh represented Singapore at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001).

Salleh trained at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts. He went on to obtain his Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia in 1990. A lecturer at his Singaporean alma mater between 1990 and 1995, Salleh was appointed member on Course Validation as well as to the Overseas Student Council following his Pg Dip in Art Education at the University of Central England, United Kingdom, in 1996.

Salleh has also been a volunteer art tutor at the Handicaps Welfare Association and an Assistant Curator of Art at the National Museum of Singapore. Recipient of many grants and scholarships for his art and discipline, Salleh has participated and exhibited in more than 60 programmes and exhibitions in Singapore and internationally.