Irfan Hendrian

Born 1987. Athens, Ohio, USA
Lives and works Bandung, West Java, Indonesia


Bahasa Indonesia


IRFAN HENDRIAN  is an artist, industrial printmaker and graphic designer known for his formal explorations in abstraction. He uses paper as his artistic medium, exploring its transformative potential to craft three-dimensional forms. His recent works feature familiar objects commonly found on construction sites such as concrete blocks, bricks, and corrugated steel panels, which he recreates through a meticulous process of cutting and layering sheets of paper. His artworks reflect his fascination with construction and the impact of development on our evolving environments.

Since 2010 Hendrian has arranged 10 solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. His works have been featured in both public and private institutions such as the Singapore Art Museum, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, MACAN, Jeonbuk Museum of Art and Tumurun Museum. He has also participated in various international fairs including ArtStage Singapore, SEA Focus Singapore, Taipei Dangdai, ArtJog Indonesia, Art Jakarta and Art021 Shanghai. He is a recipient of The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès grant in 2019 and Deutsche Bank Pasific grant for Leipzig International Art Programme, 2021. He is part of Museum MACAN curator’s circle and represented by Sullivan+Strumpf Australia & Singapore.

Artist Statement

Most of the time, I always thought the pandemic isolation was an imaginary barrier but my memory of the pandemic was dominated by road barrier. By staying at home all of the time made each chance going outside something to be celebrated, yet the travel is always hindered by the barrier, a real physical matter that could literally stop your acceleration. Even now, in the supposed post-pandemic era, those heavy, indispensable object littered everywhere, lingered like heavy debris. They serve as a stark reminder that a complete return to pre-pandemic normalcy seems distant, replaced by a messy global landscape marked by increased isolation. Maybe today is a good time to slow down again, a time to reflect and caring for others, even in the pandemic era every country is trying to solve the problem together and helping each other throughout the crisis.

All of the material for the artwork came from the leftover materials from bookmaking production from my shop and other printing shop, bounded as it should to be materialised once more becoming an object of reflection.

Acknowledgements & Collaborators

Represented by Sullivan+Strumpf.
Supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.

Exhibiting at

Curtin DBE Exhibition Space

At Building 418, the new facility for Curtin University's School of Design and the Built Environment.


1 Koorliny Way, Bentley, WA 6102