Irfan Hendrian

Born 1987, Ohio, USA 

Based in Bandung, Indonesia



Master of Fine Art, Institute of Technology of Bandung (ITB), Indonesia


Bachelor of Graphic Design, Whanganui School of Design, New Zealand

Residencies And Awards


Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, South Korea


Best 50 of UOB Painting of the Year Award, Nominee


Galeri 212, Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia 


Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, South Korea

Private Collections in India, The Netherlands, Korea, USA, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia

Selected Solo Exhibitions


“Terrene”, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, South Korea


“Logical Aesthetic”, ViaVia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


“Secular World”, Asbertos Artspace, Bandung, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions 


"ART|JOG|10:Changing Perspective", Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia    

“Art Stage Singapore”, Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore, Marina Bay Sans Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore


“UOB Painting of the Year Award”, Ciputra Artpreneur, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Mild Encounter”, Boston Gallery, Manila, The Philippines

“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 2014 Reflexive transmission of cultural traditions… be associated with subject-centered reason & future-oriented historial consciousness¿™”, Galeri Hidayat, Bandung, Indonesia


“Pasar Seni ITB (Art Market of ITB)”, Stand Galeri Gerilya, Bandung, Indonesia

“15 x 15 x 15: Mini Art Project #5”, Galeri Soemardia, Bandung, Indonesia

“The Weight of Weightlessness”, Dialogue Artspace, Jakarta, Indonesia

Log: ◊ ~ ⁰

215 x 100 x 4 cm, 65 x 62 x 4 cm | Layers of paper on wood board



Proses perjalanan material menjadi medium adalah ketertarikan berkarya saya—khususnya medium kertas dan industri percetakan. Kanvas dan kertas hanya menjadi alas yang tidak mempunyai relevansi tanpa ada imaji atau citra di atasnya. Citra dan imaji memiliki kekuatan yang lebih tinggi untuk menampilkan sebuah gagasan. Untuk itu saya ingin mengubah persepsi akan bidang dan material yang disembunyikan oleh imaji dengan menampilkan objek dalam format image, sekaligus mencoba memerlihatkan material sebagai gagasan dan ekspresi yang berpengaruh terhadap ruang dan audiens sekitarnya.


The journey process of a material turning into a medium is my artistry interest—especially paper and printing industry. Canvas and paper are only the base that wouldn’t have any relevance without an image or a visual on them. Image and visual have more power to display an idea. That’s why I want to change the perception of field and material covered by image by displaying object within the format of image, and also at the same time showing the material as an idea and an expression which have influence on the room and the audience around it.