Haffendi Anuar

Haffendi Anuar

www.haffendianuar.net

@haffendi

Haffendi Anuar’s (b. 1985, Malaysia) current work looks at the ‘kain pelikat’, its origin, usage within a social settings, visual patterns and formal structure. Oriented in relation to his childhood memories of encountering and being enveloped by the fabric, his research and exploration into the iconography of the garment encompasses personal family photos, archival photographs, images from social media and the Internet such as bodybuilding contests and selfies as well as texts regarding colonial capitalism and descriptions of the Southeast Asian landscape and inhabitants. From the materials collected, he creates drawings, objects, collages and mixed media constructions. With an art practice that spans more than a decade, Haffendi initially studied at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence before completing his undergrad degree in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He recently completed an MFA at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, Oxford. Recent exhibitions include head heap heat(group) (2018), Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; Midday Stanza (solo) (2019), Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore; ILHAM Contemporary  Forum (group) (2017), Ilham gallery, Kuala Lumpur and Power House Commission (group) (2017), Battersea Power Station, London. His work is in the collections of Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Cass Sculpture Foundation, UK and Khanzanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia.