Malaysian artist with autism wins Asian frontliner-themed poster contest


Wan Jamila Wan Shaiful Bahri (aka Artjamila) posing in her home studio with her prize-winning artwork 'Our Heroes Series 1'. Photo: Artjamila

17-year-old Wan Jamila Wan Shaiful Bahri, an artist with autism, has won first place in a poster-making contest organised by Artdialogo Asia in collaboration with Kazakhstan-based The Children Are Painting The World Social Fund.

She is known professionally as Artjamila, a self-taught painter who has developed a distinctive personal style with intricate patterns and detail based on her own experiences and observations.

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