Born 1984, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia

Since the start of his career, Faisal Habibi has been concerned with material culture; to interrogate its culture by playfully yet critically positing and creating alterations of familiar everyday objects, thus enticing the viewers to reignite conversation with the objects.

Habibi received his Bachelor’s Degree from Bandung Institute of Technology in 2008 with concentration in sculpture. He has exhibited his works in Bandung, Jakarta, Yogyakarta and also abroad in Singapore, Berlin, Germany and Australia. Habibi's first solo exhibition, This is not an apple… was held at ROH Projects in 2015. His most recent solo exhibitions include Stretch & Fold at Jarmuschek+Partner gallery, Berlin, Germany (2021), fillet at Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore (2018) and nonsuch at Art Basel Hong Kong with ROH, Hong Kong (2018). His works have also been included in major group exhibitions, with the recent ones being at Art Cologne with Jarmuschek+Partner gallery (2022), Identität Nicht Nachgewiesen (Identity Not Proven) at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (2022); Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia at National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia (2019); as well as group shows both online and offline, including Art Jakarta with ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia (2022); Art Basel Hong Kong OVR with ROH (2021); AORA:III (2021); Art Basel Online Viewing Room with ROH (2020); Papers: Position at Brandshof Hamburg, Berlin, Germany (2021); Art Jakarta with ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia (2019); ARTJOG 10: Changing Perspective at Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Biennale Jogja XIV Equator #4 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2017). Faisal’s works have been featured in many art awards, including Kompetisi Karya Trimatra Salihara (first prize winner), Indonesia Art Award (juror’s choice), and Bandung Contemporary Art Awards (special mention). He was awarded a three-month residency program at the Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistic (ZKU – Center for Art and Urbanism) in Berlin. Faisal's work is a part of the Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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