Roslisham Ismail (Ise)
b.1972, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Lives and works in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Location: GOMA Foyer Cabinet
Ise’s work centres on his personal interactions with different communities. Each of his projects — which include installations, publications, animations, collages, participatory events, and the artist space Parking Project (which he runs out of his apartment) — celebrate dialogue and diversity. Informed by comics, films and graffiti, his irreverent ‘superfictions’ document local histories that often run counter to official narratives. For APT7, Ise presents a cookbook inspired by time spent with a number of families in his home state of Kelantan, renowned for its unique cuisine, which is strongly influenced by neighbouring Thailand. Sharing recipes and stories from private homes, Ise’s book provides a revealing and delicious window into different lives, tapping into broader social, cultural and economic questions through the universal, yet highly specific, process of buying, cooking and eating food.