Mark Teh Mentorship Awards recipient

Mark Teh
4 fragments of Tuah still from video essay 2022
2 Version 2020 at Theater Commons Tokyo 2018 photo by Masahiro Hasunuma


  • Moving Narratives


  • Artistic Research
  • Theater
  • Video Art


  • Malaysia

Mark Teh is a performance maker, researcher, and curator based in Malaysia. His diverse, collaborative projects take on documentary, speculative and generative forms, and address the issues and entanglements of history, memory, counter-cartography and the political. Mark’s practice is situated primarily in performance, but also operates via exhibitions, education, social interventions, writing, and curating. Recent projects include “Field Work: Performing Politics on the Padang”, on the transmission-adaptation of the colonial field in Malaysia;A Notional History”, on the hauntology of history textbooks post-regime change; “Version 2020”, a response to the Malaysian state’s vision to be a ‘first world nation’ by 2020; and “Baling”, created from declassified transcripts of the failed peace talks in 1955, two years before Malayan independence. 

Mark is a member of Five Arts Centre, a collective of Malaysian artists, activists, and producers established in 1984 and committed to generating alternative art forms and images in the contemporary arts landscape. He graduated with an MA in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths, University of London.

1 Baling at TPAM The Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2016 photo by Kazoumi Furuya