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.

Education

2015 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Loughborough University, UK

2011 - Diploma in Fine Art (Printmaking)

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Awards 

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

Publications

Berita Harian

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"

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