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

Faisal Habibi received his Bachelor’s Degree from Bandung Institute of Technology in 2008 with a specialty in sculpture studio. He has exhibited his works in Bandung, Jakarta, Yogyakarta and also abroad in Singapore, Berlin, Germany and Australia. Since the start of Faisal’s career, he 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'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 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 at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (2022); Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia at National Gallery of Australia (2019); as well as group shows both online and offline, including Art Basel Hong Kong OVR (2021); AORA:III (2021); Art Basel Online Viewing Room (2020); Papers: Position at Berlin, Germany; Art Jakarta with ROH Projects at Jakarta Convention Center, 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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