Aki is a multi-disciplinary visual artist whose practice shifts between drawing, printed matter, sculpture and installation. They are invested in how forms, materialities and objects encounter one another in both concrete and metaphorical terms. Through carefully placed forms and object installations, Aki observes their interrelations and interdependence through a play in balance and proximity. The activities and vocabularies revealed in this process continues to fuel and ground Aki’s practice. For RSA New Contemporaries 2022, they hope to present a body of sculptures that further explores a queer embodiment through the bending of metal rods.
Aki Hassan (b. 1995) is a Singaporean-Malay visual artist. They graduated from Glasgow School of Art, where they pursued the Sculpture & Environmental Art undergraduate programme.
In the past years, they have taken part in both local and international exhibitions, such as INNATE (Yeo Workshop, Singapore, 2021), Maybe We Read Too Much into Things (72-13, Singapore 2021), An Exercise of Meaning in A Glitch Season (National Gallery Singapore, 2020) and Pig Rock Bothy Residency and Exhibition (Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh 2019). Recently, they have been selected to take part in the first cycle of Singapore Art Museum (SAM) International Residency programme.