Aki Hassan


Multi-disciplinary artist
who shifts between drawing,
printed matter, sculpture and
installation. Based in Singapore.

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selected work
Growing A Pair
A Tired Holder, Held and Holding
ex-tensions
Weighed Down by An Uplift
Only Upwards From Here
Being Strong for You
Encountering Material & Object:
Reflecting on Support Systems 

publications
Forming An Unsettled Whole
Dysphoria Diarrhea
Sleep Paralysis

tired, trans, nonbinary formation,
examining support systems

A Tired Holder, Held and Holding


This installation follows five iterations of self-fabricated sculptures that emerged from a play on words. In this work, Aki imagines a ‘holder’ as an active word, shifting their understanding away from the noun ‘holder’ or handle as an everyday object. Through a playful arrangement of bent metal structures and workshop tools, they examine gestures of security
— of ‘holding’ in place—as well as the energy shifts of a body moving between waking, stretching, and resting.





















2020–21
Powder-coated metal, Vise-Grip pliers, C-clamp, hammer
Dimensions variable

Image Credit: Marvin Tang