Simon Soon

Simon Soon is Senior Lecturer in art history at the Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Malaya. His broader areas of interest include comparative modernities in the arts, urban histories, and art historiography. He has written on various topics related to 20th-century art across Asia and occasionally makes art and curates exhibitions, most recently Bayangnya Itu Timbul Tenggelam: Photographic Cultures in Malaysia. He is also an editorial advisor of Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia, and a team member of the Malaysia Design Archive, a repository, education and research platform on visual cultures of the 20th century.