Associate Artist Programme (2022/23 Cycle)Artists
Farhan Idris (b.1987, Singapore)
Farhan Idris is an arts educator/critic, and philosopher trained in Singapore, the Netherlands and Belgium. Their practice revolves various themes surrounding contemporary cultural criticism. They have conducted discussions, workshops and film screenings for diverse public audiences, focusing on critical theory.
Farhan’s current practice looks at the uses and abuses of the term “archives” in curatorial work, and also “opacity” in indigenous self-expression, drawing from philosopher Eduouard Glissant.
Farhan will be working on the political and historical trajectories of Persian Nights through its translation in Urdu and Malay. Drawing relations to Wayang Parsi, a performance art historically situated in Kampong Gelam, the trope and imagery of Bakawali/曇花 (tán huā) used in such performances will also be explored.