IRFAN HENDRIAN (b.Ohio, 1987) is an artist, industrial printmaker and graphic designer known for his formal explorations in abstraction. Working mainly with paper, his interest is in the Bauhaus approach and method: to reduce, subtract and simplify everything to its most sublime, essential and substantial state.

Hendrian values efficient, logical and utilitarian modes of thinking and acting which are reflected directly in his work. Collage provides methodology that maintains Hendrian’s purist approach to materials, utilizing paper as a raw material with sculptural capabilities. Rather than creating images, he believes that through composing visual arrangement of objects, a particular aesthetic value emerges. Currently based in Bandung, Indonesia and represented by Sullivan+Strumpf.


  • Institute Technology of Bandung, ITB - Master of Fine Art, 13-16
  • Wanganui School of Design, NZ - Bachelor of Graphic Design with Distinction 07-09
  • LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore - Visual Communication Design Year 2 06-07

Solo Exhibition


  • Constructed _scape, Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore


  • Some Other Matter, Aloft at Hermes, Singapore


  • SANS, Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore


  • Terrene, EK Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea


  • Terrene, Jeonbuk Museum of Art Residency Program, Jeonju, South Korea
  • Sediments, Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Sediments, Galeri Hidayat, Bandung, Indonesia


  • Logical Aesthetic, ViaVia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


  • Secular World, Asbestos Artspace, Bandung, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibition


  • Constructing Matter, Appetite.sg, Singapore
  • S.E.A. Focus, Singapore


  • 2020 Taipei Dangdai with Sullivan+Strumpf, Taiwan
  • Arisan #1, Museum Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara
  • Art Jakarta Online, Jakarta, Indonesia


  • Out of Registration, Bale Tonggoh, Selasar Sunaryo Artspace, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Art Jakarta with Sullivan+Strumpf, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Future Past: Tradition and Transgression in Contemporary Art From Asia, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia
  • IN/OUT of Paper, Mizuma Art Gallery, Singapore
  • Crossing The Equator, ISA Art Advisory, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • SEA FOCUS with Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore
  • S+S Annual Summer Group Show, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia


  • ART021 with Sullivan+Strumpf, Shanghai, China
  • SSAS AS IDEAS, Bale Tonggoh Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Papershere, Galeri Soemardja, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia


  • Rising 50, The Contemporary Art of Singapore & Indonesia, World Trade Center 2, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Jangan Sentuh Karya, Visma Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Artstage Jakarta with Sullivan+Strumpf, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • ART JOG 10, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • That Was Then, This is Now, Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore
  • Artstage Singapore with Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore
  • Martell: Living with Art, Ambiente, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Main Artist Exhibition, EK Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea


  • Singapore Affordable Artfair with EK Art Gallery, Singapore
  • UOB Painting of the Year Awards, Ciputra Artpreneur, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Mild Encounter, Boston Gallery, Manila, Philippines
  • Seoul Affordable Artfair with EK Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
  • Bazaar Art Jakarta with Artsphere, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Gyeongnam International Art Fair, EK Art Gallery, Gyeongnam, South Korea
  • Seek a Seek, Dialogue Artspace, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Mulat Sarira Nagri Parahyangan, Nu Art, Bandung, Indonesia


  • ASEAN 5, Wei-Ling Contemporary Gallery, Penang, Malaysia
  • Karyawisata, Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • All the fancies & all the dreams that flutter through consciousness & lodge in thought, all the hopes & all the beliefs we ever hold, the highest theories like the lowest superstitions, all these elements of error & knowledge come to mind from experience, Lawangwangi, Bandung, Indonesia


  • Reflexive transmission of cultural traditions … be associated with subject-centered reason & future-oriented historical consciousness¿™, Galeri Hidayat, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Pasar Seni ITB (Art Market of ITB), Galeri Gerilya, Bandung , Indonesia
  • 15x15x15: Mini Art Project #5, Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, Indonesia
  • The Weight of Weightlessness, Dialogue Artspace, Jakarta, Indonesia


  • BANDUNG CONTEMPORARY: Disposition, Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Bazaar Art Jakarta 2013, Pasific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Karya Ilustrasi Cerpen KOMPAS Th.2012, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Solo, Bali, Indonesia


  • Indonesia Contemporary Fiber Art #1: MAPPING, Art One, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 6 to 5, S14, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Unforgettable, Jakarta Art District by 8 Galleries, Indonesia Jakarta Art District by Koong Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Refleksi 11 Tahun Rumahproses, Rumahproses, Bandung, Indonesia


  • Jakarta Bienalle 14 with Rumahproses, Galeri Cipta 2, TIM, Jakarta, Indonesia Distraksi, Galeri Titik Oranje, Bandung, Indonesia ART JOG 2011 / Jogjakarta Art Fair 2011, Indonesia Ini Perang, Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia (STSI), Bandung, Indonesia


  • Leipzig International Art Programme, Leizig, Germany, 2021-2022
  • Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, South Korea, 2016
  • Galeri 212, Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia, 2011

Awards & Grants

  • Grant from Deutsche Bank Pasific - Leipzig International Art Programme, 2021
  • Grant from The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, 2019
  • Nominated for Sovereign Art Award, 2018
  • Nominated for Best 50 of UOB Painting of the Year Awards, 2016

Public Collections

  • Jeonbuk Museum of Art, South Korea
  • Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • Tumurun Museum, Solo, Indonesia
  • Seoul National University Dental Hospital, South Korea
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