Haffendi Anuar

Haffendi Anuar’s (b.1985, Malaysia) current work looks at the kain pelikat, a type of colourful plaid tubular transnational ‘male-skirt’ usually worn domestically and sometimes as an informal labour uniform in parts of the global south. 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 as well as texts on Malaysia written by colonial writers and looks into the fabric’s origin, social utilization, visual patterns and formal structure. From the materials gathered, he would reimagine the fabric as ‘constructions’ inspired by the structures of hammocks, hanging cradles, nets, curtains/veils and webs, drawing inspiration from man-made and animal-made architecture. He works in a process that combines collage, dyeing, painting, image transfer and sewing and incorporates physical materials such as seashells, pebbles, gutter pipes, brass pipes, rice sacks and chicken feathers into his sculptures, embellishing as well as animating the forms.

Haffendi initially studied at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence before completing his undergraduate degree in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and an MFA at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, Oxford. Recent exhibitions include Midday Stanza (solo), Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore in 2019; Elephant Utopia (solo), Art Taipei in 2015; A Good Line, A Good Lie (group), A.I., London in 2021; The Foot Beneath the Flower (group), Nanyang Tech University ADM Gallery, Singapore in 2020; For the Few and the Many (2-persons), Beers London, London in 2019; head, heap, heat (group), Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore in 2018 and Powerhouse Commission 2017, Battersea Power Station, London in 2017.

His works are in the collections of the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Kuala Lumpur. He lives and works in London, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Haffendi Anuar – Rintangan (Resistance)

24 August - 24 September 2021

Online Exhibition

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Haffendi Anuar – A Good Line. A Good Lie

22 - 27 June 2021

4 Cromwell Place,
London, SW7 2JE,
United Kingdom
(Organised by A.I. Gallery, London)

Wednesday - Saturday, 10am-6pm
Sunday, 10am-4pm
Opening hours may vary for certain exhibitions

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Haffendi Anuar – A Life Beyond Boundaries (The Geography of Belonging)

1 June - 30 September 2021 (Extended till 17 October 2021)

JWD Art Space,
188/72 Chulalongkorn Soi 16, Jarusmuang Road,
Wang Mai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Thailand

Tuesday - Monday, 10am - 7pm
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

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In Our Own Frame: 10th Year Anniversary

3 - 19 December 2020

Richard Koh Fine Art,
Blk 47 Malan Road,
#01-26 Gillman Barracks,
Singapore 109444

Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays & Public Holidays

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Cantum-Combine, Online Exhibition Curated by Elham Shafaei

15 September - 10 October 2020

Online Exhibition

Richard Koh Fine Art
&
ContemporaryIdentities International Art Magazine

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The Foot Beneath the Flower: Camp. Kitsch. Art. Southeast Asia (Curated by Louis Ho)

28 August - 31 October 2020

NTU ADM Gallery
School of Art, Design & Media
Nanyang Technological University
81 Nanyang Drive,
Singapore 637458

Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, 12 - 5pm
Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays & Term Holidays

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Haffendi Anuar – Empty Vase

14 September - 19 October 2019

Gallery Vacancy,
No.2, LN. 19, M. Wulumuqi Rd.
Jing'an Dist., Shanghai 200040

Tue - Sat, 10am - 6pm

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Haffendi Anuar – For the Few and the Many, Two-Artists Show with Nadia Waheed

18 May - 22 June 2019

BEERS London,
1 Baldwin Street,
London, United Kingdom,
EC1V 9NU

Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 6pm
Saturday, 11am - 5pm

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Haffendi Anuar – Bakat Muda Sezaman 2019

1 May - 6 September 2019

Galeri Tun Razak, Galeri 2A & 2B,
Lembaga Pembangunan Seni Visual Negara,
No.2, Jalan Temerloh,
Off Jalan Tun Razak,
53200 Kuala Lumpur

Daily, 10am - 6pm

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Haffendi Anuar – 5th Kooshk Artist Residency Award (KARA) 2019

1 - 31 May 2019

Deegar Plaform
S Mofatteh st. Varzandeh st.
Malekoshoara st. No30
Tehran, Iran

Friday - Wednesday, 11am - 8pm

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Haffendi Anuar – Midday Stanza

23 January - 16 February 2019

Richard Koh Fine Art,
Blk 47 Malan Road,
#01-26 Gillman Barracks,
Singapore 109444

Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 7pm

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Elysian Fields – Haffendi Anuar & Sinta Tantra

06 - 25 September 2018

Opening reception
06 September, 5 - 8pm

Richard Koh Fine Art,
229 Jalan Maarof,
Bukti Bandaraya,
Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

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Haffendi Anuar – Migratory Objects

21 September - 07 October 2017

Richard Koh Fine Art,
229 Jalan Maarof,
Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

10 am - 7pm, Tuesday - Saturday
(Closed on public holidays)

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Malaysian Art, A Special Preview

22 - 26 November 2016

Richard Koh Fine Art,
229 Jalan Maarof,
Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar
59000 Kuala Lumpur.

Tues - Sat, 10am - 7pm


GWKL Opening Reception
25 November 2016, 6 - 8pm

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Malaysian Art, A New Perspective

06 - 21 September 2016

Richard Koh Fine Art,
229 Jalan Maarof,
Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar,
59000 Kuala Lumpur.

Open Tues - Sat, 10am - 7pm

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26 June - 8 August 2015

The Art Center,
Office of Academic Resources,
Chulalongkorn University,
Phyathai Rd, Pathumwan,
Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Mon - Fri, 9am - 7pm
Sat, 9am - 4pm
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

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I am Ten – 229

13 June - 1 July 2015

229 Jalan Maarof
Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia.

Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm
(By Appointment Only)

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I am Ten – BVII

10 - 24 June 2015

Richard Koh Fine Art,
Lot No.2F-3, Level 2, Bangsar Village II,
Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Daily, 10am - 10pm

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Haffendi Anuar – M13

15 - 30 April 2015

Richard Koh Fine Art,
Lot No.2F-3, Level 2, Bangsar Village II,
Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Daily, 10am - 10pm

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Malaysian Art, A New Perspective

Gan Chin Lee, Haffendi Anuar, Hasanul Isyraf Idris, Justin Lim, Saiful Razman, Tan Wei Kheng, Wong Perng Fey, Yeoh Choo Kuan, Liew Kwai Fei, Phuan Thai Meng, Raduan Man

13- 29 JANUARY 2015

Richard Koh Fine Art,
Lot No.2F-3, Level 2, Bangsar Village II,
Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Daily, 10am - 10pm

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15 - 30 JANUARY 2015

Artspace@Helutrans
39 Keppel Road
#01-05 Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore 089065

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S.E.A. FOCUS

16 - 19 January 2020

S.E.A. Focus
Tent A - Galleries,
Gillman Barracks,
7 Lock Road, Singapore 108935

Thursday: 16 Jan, 1 - 7 pm
Friday: 17 Jan, 1 - 10 pm
Saturday: 18 Jan, 12 - 7 pm
Sunday: 19 Jan, 12 - 6 pm

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Art Expo Malaysia 2019

10 - 13 October 2019

Art Expo Malaysia 2019
MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre,
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah,
Kompleks Kerajaan,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

11.30am - 9.00pm

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VOLTA 14, Basel

11 - 16 June 2018

Richard Koh Fine Art
Booth A05
VOLTA 14,
Elsässerstrasse 215,
4056 Basel, Switzerland.

http://voltashow.com/visit/

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Asia Now, Paris Asian Art Fair

18 - 22 October 2017

Richard Koh Fine Art, Booth A101
9 Avenue Hoche,
75008 Paris

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Art Central 2017, Hong Kong

21 - 25 March 2017

Art Central 2017
Booth C1
Central Harbourfront,
No.9, Lung Wo Rd,
Central, Hong Kong

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Volta NY 2017 – Ten Years of Solo Focus – Haffendi Anuar, Migratory Objects

01 - 05 March 2017

Volta NY - Ten Years of Solo Focus
Booth A11
PIER 90, West 50th Street
at 12th Avenue,
New York, USA

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Art Stage Singapore 2017

12 - 15 January 2017

Richard Koh Fine Art,
Booth C8, Level B2,
Sands Expo and Convention Center,
Marina Bay Sands,
10 Bayfront Avenue,
Singapore 018956

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Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016

25 - 28 August 2016

Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016
Booth D1
The Grand Ballroom,
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta,
Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia.

10am - 10pm

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Art Central Hong Kong 2016

23 - 26 March 2016

Booth B2,
Central Harbourfront,
9 Lung Wo Road, Central,
Hong Kong.

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Art Stage 2016

21 - 24 January 2016

Booth B11

Level B2,
Sands Expo and Convention Centre,
Marina Bay Sands,
10 Bayfront Avenue,
Singapore 018956.

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Haffendi Anuar – Art Taipei 2015

30 October - 02 November 2015

Art Taipei 2015
Future Section, Booth Y01
Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan

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Art Stage 2015

22 - 25 January 2015

Art Stage 2015
Booth B12, Level B2,
Sands Expo and Convention Centre,
Marina Bay Sands,
10 Bayfront Avenue,
018956 Singapore

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Art Taipei 2014

31 October - 03 November 2014

Art Taipei 2014,
Booth D 27,
Hall One,
Taipei World Trade Centre.

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KIAF/14 Korea International Art Fair

25 - 29 September 2014

Booth A 93, Guest Country Program,
Seoul COEX, 1st Floor, Hall A & B,
Samseong 1-dong, Gangnam-gu,
Seoul, South Korea

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