About

Haris Rashid

 Born: 1992 in Kedah, Malaysia Diploma in Illustration, The One Academy Malaysia. Art has been a part of this young artist’s life from early on, particularly since his high school days, encouraged by his mother, who also was his school’s art teacher. For a short period Haris Rashid studied Textile Technology at the tertiary level, but later switched to Illustration, obtaining his diploma from The One Academy. After completing his formal studies, he opted to pursue art as a career, and is today a full time artist. As he continues to develop his visual language, Haris often experiments with various media combinations and surfaces, wood and textured pressed paper being two surfaces he likes working with most. In addition to producing his art, Haris is also the founder and leader of a young artist collective studio known as Studio Mekar. In recent years, wild animals have become the mainstay of his topical focus, both for his concern for these animals, whose numbers in the wild are fast dwindling, as well as his fascination for them. Much of his current artworks embody the idea of animals exhibiting human characteristics, a notion that has fueled a number of pieces in the last several months. These days we hear about more and more atrocities being committed by man, leading Haris to sometimes wonder whether there is more humanity to be found in his animal subjects than in mankind itself. Awards 2016 Champion, 1st Art Battle Malaysia, Publika, Kuala Lumpur Solo Exhibitions 2018 Flow APW Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2016 HUMANIMAL White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (with Artemis Art) 2015 Beauty in the Beast Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Awards

 2016 Champion, 1st Art Battle Malaysia, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

 Solo Exhibitions

2018 Flow APW Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 2016 HUMANIMAL White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (with Artemis Art)

 2015 Beauty in the Beast Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)

 

2019

Bunnies , The Secret Hideout, Awe gallery,  Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

MEA Awards,(finalist) White box Publika, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.

BMS 2019 , Finalist , Balai Seni Lukis Negara, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.

Vice Versa 2.0, Badai Art Studio ,Tirtonirmolo Kasihan Bantul, Yogyakarta.

SHIFT, by Cendana, White Box , Publika, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.

Friendship : Art & Connectivity , Malaysian and Thai Exhibition, Chang Chui Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

2018

 Julie’s “The Best of You” Traveling exhibition: Kuala Lumpur, Alor Setar & Kuching Publika Art Show The Boulevard, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Art Taichung 2018 Millennium Hotel, Taichung, Taiwan (with Artemis Art)

 Homecoming Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

2017

In Between Leaves Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Collective Individuals Urbanscapes House, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Young Art Taipei 2017 Sheraton Grande, Taipei, Taiwan (with Artemis Art)

 Young And New 2017 HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 We Are 5 Artemis Art at White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur

 XS Titikmerah Gallery, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Mampu Art Market ChinaHouse, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

 Singapore Contemporary 2017 (installation commission) Suntec Singapore Exhibition & Convention Centre, Singapore

2016

Presence Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Ningbo International City Arts Expo Mochi Boutique Hotel, Ningbo, China.

AArt Citizen Art Shanghai 2016 Twelve at Hengshan, Shanghai, China (with Artemis Art)

 Immortal? L’Atelier Rouge, The School – Jaya One, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 #EHWAUBULAN Show Case White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

VICE VERSA Artemis Art @ Galeri Rumah Jati, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 Young Art Taipei 2016 Sheraton Grande, Taipei, Taiwan (with Artemis Art)

 

2015

 Art Kaohsiung 2015 Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

 Elusive Black Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur (curatorial work as well as participating artist)

CAFFA 2015 Art Project White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

2014


 Pesta Rabak White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Rantaiart Red Bungalow, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Untamed Bloom The New Straits Times lobby, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (curatorial work as well as participating artist)

 

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