Dzaki Safaruan (b. 1989)
Born and based in Singapore
Dzaki started out with printmaking but has since adopted a multi-disciplinary approach by deconstructing everyday ‘objects’.
He received his Bachelor’s (Hons) in Fine Art from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in partnership with Loughborough University, UK. His art is a constant exploration of the deconstruction of the mundane which involves a mix of spirituality, comic book culture and wordplay.
Dzaki is currently working at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, where he assists in the curation of its gallery and natural history collections.
2015 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Loughborough University, UK
2011 - Diploma in Fine Art (Printmaking)
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
2010 - Ngee Ann Kongsi Merit Award
Group Exhibitions (Singapore)
2019 - Pneuma: Of Spirituality in Contemporary Age, Stamford Arts Centre
2017 - Ruang, 81 Joo Chiat Rd
2016 - Contemporary 2016, Visual Arts Centre
2016 - Locals Only!, TAKSU Gallery
2016 - Affordable Art Fair (charity wall), F1 Pit Bldg
2016 - Dancing on the Spot, Mettleworks
2016 - Beyond the Surface, Galeri Utama
2015 - The Grad Expectations, Lim Hak Tai Gallery
2015 - Vernacula_, NAFA Galleries 1 & 2
2015 - Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands
2014 - APAD Contemporary
2011 - d) all of the above, NAFA Galleries 1 & 2
2010 - EXPOSE (D) Action, The Substation
2010 - I Am What I Am, Sculpture Square
2016.01.18 - "Serlah daya cipta bersifat jagat, jati Melayu agar tembusi rantau"
2015.10.05 - "Seni 'Kelas Pertama'"
2015.07.21 - "Sehari seutas benang (sejadah), lama-lama menjadi.."
The New Paper
2010.01.20 - "With an eye on visual art"