ANUAR (b. 1985, Malaysia) is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, paintings, installations and drawings. Mining art history, technology, nature and regional contexts Anuar creates object-based works that recycle found images and artistic styles from digital and local sources.

His work traces the contemporary mutations that occur in cultural symbols as a result of displacement, digitalisation and commodification. Through the inflated velocity of its digital dispersion and the pixelation of traditional designs and patterns, the resulting object becomes a pseudo-artefact. Its existence is inspired by kitsch decorative pieces and cultural debris, questioning their potential to enter Western economic exchange markets.

 

BIOGRAPHY

1985   Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2013   BA Honors (Sculpture), Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London 2007 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design,        Providence, USA

Currently Lives & works in Kuala Lumpur

 

SELECTED COMMISSION
2017   CASS Powerhouse Commission @ The Battersea Power Station, London

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming

July 2018

CONDO Shanghai with J:Gallery hosting Project Native Informant (London) and Greengrassi (London)

Installation of collaborative commission with ISKL students at their new Ampang Hilir campus

Launch of BRDB Tamansari outdoor sculpture in Rawang

Sept 2018

Two man show at Richard Koh Fine Art (with an Indonesian British artist)
Sept 3 - 28 Nov - Khazanah Fellowship in London

 

2017   Migratory Objects, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Migratory Objects, Volta NY, Richard Koh Fine Art, New York

Personal Structures: Time, Space, Existence, GAA Foundation, European Culture Centre,Venice, Italy

2016 B-Movie, J:Gallery, Shanghai, China

Art Central Hong Kong 2016, Hong Kong
2015 Elephant Utopia, Future Section, Art Taipei 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

M13, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2014 Arts Kuala Lumpur – Melbourne, Space @ Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia

Cherry on Top(less), Topless, New York

MEAA 2014 (Malaysian Emerging Artists Award), Whitebox @ Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2013 Xhibit 2013, SU Gallery, UAL and Four CornersGallery, London, UK

RESIDENCY 2017 & 2015 Southeast Asian Arts Residency, Rimbun, Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia SELECTED PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

BIOGRAPHY

2017 WEBSITE

Artist Interview with Rouwen Lin – Oct 2017 Artforum News – Aug 2017
ArtAsiaPacific News – Aug 2017

www.haffendianuar.net

 

Artist CV

Artist Website

Artsy.net - Artist Profile

 

Selected Video Works

Selected Press