Aki Hassan


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

they/them.

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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

[For formal curriculum vitae, please email at aki.nh@outlook.com]

Education

2016-2020. Glasgow School of Art. Glasgow, UK.
2008-2016. School of The Arts. Singapore.

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Solo Presentations

2020
ex—tensions. ISLANDS Peninsula. 1 - 28 Nov.

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Selected Group Exhibitions 

2021
Maybe We Read Too Much Into Things. 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Rd. 21 - 30 Jan.

Between the Living and the Archive. Gillman Barracks. 9 - 28 March.

2020
An Exercise of Meaning in A Glich Season. National Gallery Singapore. 4 Sept - ongoing.

Like A Biennale. Civic House, Glasgow. 1 - 7 Mar 2020.

2019
Pig Rock Bothy Residency & Exhibition. Scottish Gallery of Modern Art. Nov 2019.

Show Me The Difference. Studio Pavillion, House For An Art Lover. 1 - 7 March.

Deviations: A Group Exhibition. 59 Hackney Road. 19 - 24 Feb.

2018
GSA People Of Colour Society presents ‘A Clapback’. 16 Nicholson Street.
22 Oct - 11 Nov.

Everything But The Kitchen Sink. Collaboration with Ryan Ben Lee. The Chapalang Shop, Singapore. 28 Jul.

GSA People of Colour Society presents ‘In Residence’. 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow. 16 Mar.

Hi! Hi! Fever Dream. Collaboration with Nat Walpole. The Old Hairdresser, Glasgow. 19 Feb.

2017
Borders. Performance Collaboration with Soorin Shin. The Art School, Glasgow. 8 Dec.

Rhythm Machine presents ‘Body Parts’. The Art School, Glasgow. 16 Sept.

CAHOOT Exhibition. Laurieston Arches. 27 May.

2016
While They Trim Trees, We Reshuffle The Leaves. Collaboration with artist, Ryan Ben Lee. Mettlework, 21-27 Jan.

SCOUT: Emerging Art Practice. Curated by Joanna Lee and Patricia Chen. Gillman Barracks. 18 – 24 Jan.

2015 
Destruction x Rebirth. Curated by WeJungle and Hyphen. The Mill, Singapore. 12-31 Jan.

2014
NOISE Singapore: The Apprenticeship Programme. Mentee of Pann Lim. Singapore Art Museum @8Q, 16 Aug – 14 Sep.

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Online Artwork Presentations

2021
Falling into its Thingness. Initiated by Rifqi Amirul Rosli and Aki Hassan.

2020
Singapore Memories. For BBC Storyworks.
Our Heartlands. For Plural Art Mag.
Stay-Home-Sessions.
Curated by Liana Yang.
Recirculations. Initiated by Soft/wall/Studs.

Publications

Forming An Unsettled Whole self-published, released via An Odd Resource.
Sleep Paralysis published by O Panda Gordo run by Joao Sobral.
Dysphoria Diarrhea released via Power Couple Press.

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Comic, Zine & Art Participation

2021
Glasgow Zine Fair. Online, Glasgow-based.
Singapore Art Book Fair. 72-13, Singapore.

2020
Artists’ Self Publishing Fair. Online, London-based.

2019
Ghost Comic Festival. The Art School, Glasgow.
Edinburgh Comic & Art Festival. Out of The Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh.
Dundee Zine Festival. Dundee.
East London Comic & Art Festival. Hackney Round Chapel, London.
Glasgow Zine Festival. Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow.

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Talks & Interviews

Interview. “Berny Tan in conversation with Aki Hassan.” Jan 2021.
(https://maybewereadtoomuchintothings.com/akihassan/)

Guest Speaker. Artist Talk with Khairullah Rahim, moderated by Smantha Yap.
National Gallery Singapore. Jan 2020.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X08S5_f1Pu4)

Guest Speaker. Monzoom Zchool: Art Zchool Feelingz. Oct 2020.
(https://vimeo.com/471467815)

Interviewee. “Aki Hassan on Piecing Things Together, Proposing Transformation
through Art and Amplifying Queer Voices.” Aug 2020.
(https://objectlessons.space/Aki-Hassan-on-Piecing-Things-Together-Proposing-Transformation)

Guest Speaker. Gender Fluidity & Visual Storytelling at Category Is Books. Oct 2019. (undocumented)

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Press & Reviews

For the work ‘Growing A Pair’:
http://artasiapacific.com/Magazine/WebExclusives/BetweenTheLivingAndTheArchive

For the work ‘A Tired Holder, Held and Holding’:
http://artasiapacific.com/Magazine/WebExclusives/ArtistsWonderMaybeWeReadTooMuchIntoThings
https://www.artforum.com/diary/wong-bing-hao-on-singapore-art-week-2021-84964

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[More: linkedin.com/in/aki-hassan/]