fyerool darma

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A painter by training, Fyerool Darma is an artist who integrates sound, video, new media, sculpture, texts and craft practices into images, which juxtapose the aesthetics and ideology of modernism alongside south east asian cultures, histories, aesthetics, and politics. fyerool has gradually developed a complex visual vocabulary that draws from sources including tangible and intangible heritage, archives, the Internet, literature, popular culture, the history of craft, visual arts, manufacturing, and manual labor, by repurposing salvaged textiles, e-waste, found images, paintings, and other materials as a collaborative process with other artists and producers to blur the boundaries of authorship in his works. 

fyerool’s ongoing research into modernist forms and Southeast Asian vocabularies is encapsulated in an ongoing project - lndsc♥p€$ (2019-ongoing), that synthesises with an earlier project After Ballads (2017-2018).  
fyerool continues to live and work in Singapore, dividing ___ time teaching art to youths at a non-profit organisation situated in Yung Sheng Road, and attending to his family and caring for Pipi, their reptilian housemate.

fyerool’s recent presentations include, Refuge: Lagos BiennaleTHIS TOO IS A MAP! Seoul Mediacity Biennale (2023); Archipelagic Futurism: and land erode into..., Calle Wright, Manila (2023); Radio Malaya: Abridged Conversations About Art, National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum (2022 - 2023); and Living Pictures: Photography in Southeast Asia, National Gallery Singapore (2022-2023).

He conducted After Ballads, between 2017 to 2018 as part of the NUS Museum’s prep-room. Later between October 2019 to April 2020,
fyerool was an Artist-in-Residence at NTU - Centre of Contemporary Art Singapore where he presented Vivarium (wii fl∞w w/ l4if but t4k£ ø forms, ) at the Centre’s Vitrine. fyerool was an applicant for the National Library Creative Residency in 2022 - where he reads and listens to traces of loom productions in Singapore amidst the industrialization of Malaya. He continues to live and work in Singapore.