Johann Fauzi – #09-1464 (Curated by Louis Ho)


Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Singaporean artist Johann Fauzi (b. 1962). The exhibition is curated by Louis Ho, titled #09-1464. It is scheduled to run from 11 February – 04 March 2023 at Richard Koh Fine Art Singapore, Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444.

#09-1464 is the first solo exhibition by Johann Fauzi, with Richard Koh Fine Art. An aficionado of Baroque and Rococo aesthetics, the artist has transformed the space of the gallery in Gillman Barracks into a replica of his own HDB apartment, an immersive installation that mimics its lush opulence and intimate atmosphere. The show, curated by Louis Ho, takes its title from the unit number of Johann’s apartment and includes works ranging from large-scale landscape paintings to small still-life images, from ornate furnishings and artefacts to kitschy ceramic sculptures. The interlacing of artwork, found objects, and furniture highlights the artist’s appropriation of European visual and material cultures as a means of questioning and destabilizing, the historical power structures they represent, especially in the context of a former colony in Southeast Asia. The ostentatious excess of the presentation is transformed by the presence of one of the primary thematic concerns of Johann’s practice: the recuperation of the Malay-Muslim cultural universe. The act of appropriation, in his hands, becomes a channel of critical counter-colonization, usurping the prerogatives of Western culture to highlight systemic erasure and marginalization.



Johann Fauzi (b.1962) is a Singapore-based artist who works across the mediums of painting, print, sculpture, and space-making. Trained in classical Western oil painting, he often incorporates these various formats into large-scale, immersive interior installations in the tradition of gesamtkunstwerk, aesthetically integrated environments. One of the primary pivots of his practice is the appropriation and transformation of various Western art historical idioms, inflecting their ideological and iconographic predispositions to reflect the lifeworld of Malay-speaking Southeast Asia.

Johann came to art later in life, having first built a corporate career. He is a graduate of the University of South Australia and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, and received his M.A. Fine Arts degree in 2019 from a joint program with LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, and Goldsmiths, University of London.

He has participated in various group exhibitions, including “2219: Futures Imagined” (2019) at the ArtScience Museum, Singapore, and “The Foot Beneath the Flower: Camp. Kitsch. Art. Southeast Asia.” (2020) at the ADM Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has also staged several solo exhibitions; his most recent is “#09-1464” at Richard Koh Fine Art, Gillman Barracks, Singapore.

  Johann Fauzi – #09-1464 (Curated by Louis Ho)

Johann Fauzi – #09-1464 (Curated by Louis Ho)

11 February - 4 March 2023

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

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Johann Fauzi

Johann Fauzi – #09-1464

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