Hasanul Isyraf Idris

Hasanul Isyraf Idris (b.1978, Perak, Malaysia) was trained at Mara University of Technology (UiTM), Perak, Malaysia and is presently based in Penang. 

His practice spans a variety of media, including painting, drawing, installation, video work and sculpture. His works typically manifest hybridity of fictional and surreal iconography drawn from the personal invention as from a melange of pop cultural references, such as comic books, science fiction, street art and film. He personifies his personal struggles as an artist with strange characters and creatures that inhabit his invented universes.

He was a finalist in the Bakat Muda Sezaman (Young Contemporaries) Awards in 2007 and has shown in Malaysia, Singapore, New York, India, Switzerland and Jakarta.

Selected solo exhibitions include Spiritual Zoo (2021) at Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore, HOL: Scab: Crying Tiger In The Night Market (2019) at Art Jakarta, and HOL Chapter 2.3, Wound: Environment of Naga and Doubt (2018) at VOLTA New York.

Selected institutional exhibitions include Another Continent (2022) at Taitung Art Museum, Taiwan, Tranchée Racine (2021) at Halle Saint Pierre, Paris and FIELD MEETING Take 6: Thinking Collections (2019) at 13th Edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week, Dubai.

Public collections include Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Galeri Z (Malaysia) and ILHAM Gallery (Malaysia).

Major awards for Hasanul is he being the winner of the Young Contemporary Arts Award (2007) at Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur, and also a resident artist for South East Asian Art Residency (2015) at Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia.

The artist had also given a talk in a discussion session during FIELD MEETING Take 6: Thinking Collections (2019) at the 13th Edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week, Dubai.

Apart from that, he is also a curator for the Seberang Laut group show (2016) held at Run Amok Gallery, Penang, Malaysia as he is one of the active members of the Run Amok collective, from 2015 until 2018. Hasanul is also one of the panel judges for the Usaha Tegas / Tanjong Heritage Art Competition for two consecutive years 2018 and 2019.

Hasanul had also run community projects namely an ongoing basket weaving craft project (2019-present) and also meal preparation for Society for the Deaf, (2009) both in Sabah, Malaysia.

The most recent publication that featured his work is In The Heads of Stéphane Blanquet Halle Saint Pierre, Paris(2021)  by United Dead Artists.  He also had two self-published zines; 3 TABIB HooHaZat (2021) and  Kakrol (2017).

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NOT JUST IN BLACK AND WHITE (Works from the Steve Wong Art Collection)

23 June - 11 August 2024

GDP Campus Level 4
79 Jalan Setiabakti Bukit Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Open Wednesday - Friday, 12 pm - 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm
Closed on Monday & Tuesday

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Titik Garis Bentuk: Drawing as Practice – Hasanul Isyraf Idris

24 March - 28 July 2024

ILHAM Gallery
Level 5, No 8, Jalan Binjai,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

Open on Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm ( Last entry 6.30 pm )
Open on Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm ( Last entry 4.30 pm )
Closed on Mondays and public holidays

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⏊IWE (Curated by Christina Li) – Hasanul Isyraf Idris

16 March - 26 May 2024

Blank Canvas
2, Argus Lane, 10200 George Town,
Penang, Malaysia

Open Daily, 12 pm - 9 pm

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13th UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) Winners’ Showcase

23 September - 6 October 2023

Level 3,
GMBB Mall, No. 2, Jalan Robertson,
50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Daily, 11am - 8pm

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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – Nightwalking

15 July - 6 August 2023

RISSIM Contemporary
30-2 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Open on Friday - Sunday, 12 - 7 pm

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The Order of Things – Hasanul Isyraf Idris (Curated by Tan Siuli)

16 May - 19 August 2023

Appetite
72A Amoy Street
Singapore 069891

Tuesday to Saturday, 6pm — Late
Closed on Sunday & Monday

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Diverse Visions (A Group Exhibition of Southeast Asian Artists)

1 - 22 April 2023

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

Open on Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm.
Closed on Sundays, Mondays & public holidays.

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ILHAM Art Show 2022 – Haffendi Anuar, Hasanul Isyraf Idris & Yeoh Choo Kuan

17 May - 23 October 2022

ILHAM Gallery
Level 5, ILHAM Tower
No 8, Jalan Binjai,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Sundays, 11am - 5pm
Closed on Mondays & Public Holidays

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Another Continent – Hasanul Isyraf Idris

15 Jan - 13 Mar 2022

Curated by Nobuo Takamori

Taitung Art Museum,
No. 350, Zhejiang Road,
Taitung City, Taiwan

Tuesday - Sunday, 9am - 12pm; 1.30pm - 5pm
Closed on Mondays and national holidays

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Hasanul Isyraf Idris, James Seet & Justin Lim – The Back Room Shop

7 - 31 January 2022

The Back Room,
First Floor, 80A Jalan Rotan,
Off Jalan Kampung Attap,
50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 6pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – Spiritual Zoo

1 - 23 October 2021

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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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – Mini Zoo

15 August - 5 September 2021

The Back Room,
First Floor, 80A Jalan Rotan,
Off Jalan Kampung Attap,
50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – Constructing Worlds

30 April - 30 May 2021

https://constructingworlds.cargo.site/2-Past-and-Future-Hasanul

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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – Tranchée Racine (Root Trench)

13 January - 27 August 2021

Halle Saint Pierre
2, rue Ronsard - 75018 Paris

Monday - Friday, 11am - 6pm
Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, 12pm - 6pm

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In Our Own Frame: 15th Year Celebration

3 - 19 December 2020

Richard Koh Fine Art,
34-1, Jalan Telawi 2,
Bangsar Baru, 59100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – ILHAM X SAM Project: The Body Politic and the Body

8 December 2019 - 12 April 2020

Level 5, ILHAM Tower,
No 8, Jalan Binjai,
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Sundays, 11am - 5pm
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – 13th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week,FIELD MEETING Take 6: Thinking Collections

25 - 26 January 2019

Alserkal Avenue,
Street 8, Al Quoz 1
Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

Friday, 25 Jan, 10am - Saturday, 26 Jan, 6pm

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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – HOL (Higher Order Love) Chapter 3, Scab: Lucky Draw

12 October - 10 November 2018

Opening Reception
12 October, 5 - 8pm

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

Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 7pm

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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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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – HOL (Higher Order Love), Chapter 1: The Fall

09 - 23 April 2016

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

Daily, 11am - 8pm

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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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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – Back From Planet Luvox

17 - 30 APRIL 2014

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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ART SG 2024

19 - 21 January 2024

Booth BC05 Richard Koh Fine Art
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

VIP Preview (by Invitation Only) Thursday, 18 January | 2 pm – 5 pm

Vernissage Thursday, 18 January | 5 pm – 9 pm

General Admission Friday, 19 January | 12 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, 20 January | 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, 21 January | 11 am – 5 pm

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ART SG 2023

12 - 15 January 2023

ART SG
Booth BH03
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre,
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

VIP PREVIEW (BY INVITATION ONLY)
11 January, Wednesday 2 - 5pm

VERNISSAGE
11 January, Wednesday 5 - 9pm

VIP HOUR (BY INVITATION ONLY)
12 January, Thursday 11am - 12pm

OPENING DAYS
12 January, Thursday 12 - 7pm
13 January, Friday 12 - 7pm
14 January, Saturday 11am - 7pm
15 January, Sunday 11am – 5pm

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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – ART@23

11 - 13 March 2022

23 Boutique Heritage Hotel,
Love Lane, George Town,
10200 George Town,
Penang, Malaysia

Friday - Sunday, 10 - 5pm

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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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Hasanul Isyraf Idris – HOL: Scab: Crying Tiger In The Night Market

30 August - 1 September 2019

Art Jakarta (Booth A3 Hall B),
Jakarta Convention Center, Senayan
(JCC Senayan), Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Senayan,
Gelora, DKI Jakarta 10270, Indonesia

Daily, 1 - 9 pm

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VOLTA NY – Global Vision – Hasanul Isyraf Idris

07 - 11 March 2018

VOLTA NY
Booth D9
Pier 90, 12th Avenue,
New York, 10019.

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India Art Fair 2018

09 - 11 February 2018

India Art Fair
Booth D2
NSIC Exhibition Grounds,
Okhla Industrial Estate,
New Delhi.

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Art Stage Singapore 2018

VIP Preview & Vernissage:
25 January 2018

Fair Opening date:
26 - 28 January 2018

ART STAGE Singapore 2018
Booth C1
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre,
Level 1, Halls A-C,
1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore

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ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair (2017)

09 - 12 November 2017

Richard Koh Fine Art
Booth E07
Shanghai Exhibition Center
No.1000 Middle Yan An Road
Jingan District Yanan,
Shanghai, China.

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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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VOLTA 13, Basel

12 - 17 June 2017

VOLTA 13
Booth C16, Marhthalle,
Viaduktstrasse 10,
CH-4051 Basel.

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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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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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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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