Born 1983 in Kebumen, Java, Indonesia
Lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Much of Hahan’s practice offers a raucously critical take on the international art market from the perspective of an emerging Indonesian artist. Themes of rejection and success filter through his highly finished works, which draw on comics and street art as well as Javanese mythology.
Hahan’s series of three sculptures at the Queensland Art Gallery, GOMA, for instance, caricature key art-world figures — the curator, the artist and the collector — representing the conflict between critical success and commercial gain.
Hahan is part of a young generation of Indonesian artists greatly influenced by popular culture and underground comics.
Hahan graduated from the Indonesian Institute of The Art, Yogyakarta in 2009. He undertook an artist residency at The National Art Studio based in Seoul in 2008 and held several solo exhibitions, such as 'Welcome Mate' at Project Gallery, Queensland College of The Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia (2013) and "Sorry, no canvas today" at Sigiarts, Jakarta, Indonesia (2009). Selected Group Exhibitions include "3 Projects by Danius Kesminas and Collaborators" at Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia (2011), 'Beastly Of Indonesia Contemporary Art 2010' at HIVOS, The Hague, Netherlands (2010), "Manifesto" at the Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia (2008) and "Terror" at the Intersection for the Art, San Francisco, USA (2006). He also participated in Art Fairs such as Art HK 12, Hong Kong (2012), ART JOG Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2012, 2011, 2010) and Art Singapore, The Contemporary Asian Art Fair, Singapore (2008).
Hahan’s artwork was featured in the AP7 Asia Pacific Triennial of Art (APT) at GoMA in 2012/2013.
Hahan, Standing Out in the Market's Barrel, 2015, Embroidery, 200 x 150 cm, HAHA0037
ARNDT Berlin is delighted to present a solo exhibition with the artist HAHAN at this years' "abc - art berlin contemporary" 2013.
Opening Thursday, 19 September 2013, 4 – 9 pm
20 September - 22 September 2013, 12 am - 7 pm
Luckenwalder Strasse 4—6
U-Bahn Gleisdreieck (U1, U2)
We are looking forward to see you there!
If you have any further questions, please contact Lisa Polten (firstname.lastname@example.org).