Aqil Zulkeri was born in 1996 in the peaceful village of Temerloh, Pahang. He pursued his Fine Arts diploma and degree in UiTM, Shah Alam. His artworks revolve around the subject of ‘self-love’. Aqil exercises non-attachment to others as the means of loving oneself unapologetically.
As a young emerging artist in Malaysia, he joined several exhibitions both regionally and internationally. In 2020, he participated in an online exhibition titled Embodiment at TAKSU Singapore. He was the finalist for the Art Against Aids (AAA), hosted by KAREX in Publika Kuala Lumpur in 2017.
Aqil likes to explore and express his voice by playing with various materials and mediums. He chooses to let go of his fears and society’s expectations to allow his painting to evolve around his heart’s callings, visions, and desires – these ‘happy accidents’ are confidently embedded within his final artworks.