Haffendi (b. 1985, Malaysia) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working between Malaysia & UK. Anuar’s practice includes sculpture, paintings, installations and drawings. His recent work looks at the construction of identity and postcolonialism through objects, history, iconography and architecture, more specifically centred around memories and histories documenting the garment kain pelikat.
Anuar completed a BFA at Rhode Island School of Design, USA and a BA (Hons) Sculpture at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London (2013). as well as an MFA at Ruskin school of Art, University of Oxford (2020). He is the joint winner for the first outdoor sculpture commission for the Battersea power station development in partnership with the Cass Sculpture Foundation in 2017. Anuar was the recipient of the Vivien Leigh 2020 award from the Ashmolean Museum. Anuar's work was exhibited in Head Heap Heat at The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Singapore and The Horizon is Just an Illusion: New Thoughts on Landscape, Our ArtProjects, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2018. The artist has exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include: Condo Shanghai (2018), J:Gallery, Shanghai; The Foot Beneath the Flower (2020), Nanyang Tech University ADM Gallery, Singapore; Midday Stanza (solo) (2019), Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore; head, heap, heat (2018), Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore and Powerhouse Commission (2017), Battersea Power Station and Cass Sculpture Foundation, London.
Anuar attended Kooshk Residency, Tehran (May 2019). In September 2019 Anuar was selected as one of the artists in the publication '100 Sculptures of Tomorrow' by Kurt Beers.
Haffendi Anuar, "Cobweb (home)", (2021). Oil on Giclée, Hahnemuhle Pearl, 42 x 29.2cm. Courtesy A.I. & artist.
Haffendi Anuar, Untitled, (2021). 60 x 45 cm.