AHMAD ABU BAKAR
Ahmad Abu Bakar (b. 1963, Malaysia) graduated from LaSalle SIA College of the Arts with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Ceramics) in 1989 and received his Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) from the University of Tasmania (Australia) in 1995. Upon his return to Singapore in 1996, Ahmad joined LaSalle College of the Arts as a full-time lecturer where he taught ceramics and 3D studies. He also pursued his Master of Fine Arts with RMIT / LaSalle–SIA during his teaching period in the college. Ahmad left LaSalle to focus on his art practice in 2008.
Since 2009, Ahmad has dedicated his time to working with the Singapore Prison as an art instructor, where he mentors the inmates in an Arts programme (3D studies). In this programme, Ahmad has successfully inspired the inmates to express their creativity through art and instill confidence and conviction through the processes of art making. Currently he is also an adjunct lecturer at NIE (NTU).