Acme Studios — Haffendi Anuar

Supporting Artists since 1972

Haffendi Anuar

Khazanah Nasional Associate Artist Residency Programme

Haffendi Anuar's recent sculptural work looks at the kain pelikat, a type of colourful tubular transnational garment usually worn by males in parts of Asia. Oriented in relation to his childhood memories of encountering and being physically enveloped by the fabric, his research and exploration into the iconography of the garment encompasses personal family photos, archive images, selfies on social media and texts describing the Malaysian landscape.

Haffendi initially studied at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US before completing his undergrad degree in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK and an MFA at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. He is currently based in Oxford and Kuala Lumpu

Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia

Khazanah Nasional, in collaboration with Acme, developed the Khazanah Nasional Associate Artist Residency Programme (KAAR), a 12-week residency programme catered for emerging Malaysian artists based at Acme studios. An initiative under the Khazanah Residency Programme, the KAAR is an annual programme designed to develop and prepare young artists for the next growth phase in their professional careers. Typically, artists for the KAAR are nominated by galleries and residencies in Malaysia and subsequently selected by Khazanah Nasional and Acme.

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