Haffendi Anuar’s practice – which includes drawing, painting, installation, sculpture and photography – examines and explores the images, icons and architecture associated with progress and modernity in Malaysia, while also creating allusions to the culturally injected idea of Western modernism and art history. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in Provident and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in
London, he examines how countries in Southeast Asia “progress” or develop through culture and technological advancements, linking these notions of progress and modernity to the natural process of organic growth in the natural world.
Recent solo and group shows include PERSONAL STRUCTURES, Time, Space, Existence in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy (2017); Malaysian Art, A Special Preview, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2016); Art Central Hong Kong (2016); and Art Taipei, Taiwan (2014). Anuar is represented by Richard Koh Fine Art in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.