Speak Cryptic  

Singapore 

 
 

Farizwan Fajari, professionally known as Speak Cryptic, is an artist currently working and living in Singapore. 

Influenced by the visual language prevalent within the cultures of punk, underground music and of being a Singaporean, Malay of Baweanese descent, he utilised personal iconographies along with a cast of characters that he has been developing over the years and applies them to various visual narratives inspired by his own observations on current affairs and his immediate environment. 

 

Exhibitions include Art from the Streets in the ArtScience Museum of Singapore in 2018, a solo show with Gallery Krisstel Martin in Venice, Italy in 2015 during the Venice Biennale and group exhibitions such as the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Biennale in 2017, Secret Archipelago in Paris, France in 2015, The Singapore Biennale in 2013 and Future Proof in the Singapore Art Museum in 2012 and several others. 

 

Education 

2007 BAFA (Painting) Lasalle college of the Arts

 

​Solo Exhibitions 

2017 Knives in the water, Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore

2015 SORRY, NOT SORRY, Gallery Krisstel Martin @ Officina delle Zattere, Venice, Italy 

2007 Unseen, Straits Records, Singapore 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2018 Koganecho Art Bazaar, Yokohama, Japan 

2018 ATYPICAL, Flacon, Moscow, Russia

2018 Art from the streets, ArtScience Museum, Singapore

2017 1ST Kuala Lumpur Biennale, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2017 80BY80, The Esplanade, Singapore

2017 Artling Pop-up 2017, Artspace@Helutrans, Singapore

2017 #NOTASUMMERHANG, Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore

​2017 CANNOT BE BO(A)RDERED, Espace Commines, Paris, France

2016 O.P.E.N. Festival, Old Kallang airport, Singapore

2016 CANNOT BE BO(A)RDERED, Aliwal Arts Centre, Singapore

2016 CANNOT BE BO(A)RDERED, Urbanscapes House, Medal Pasar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015 SINGAPORE: INSIDE OUT, 751 D•PARK (Locomotive Square), Beijing,China

2015 SINGAPORE:INSIDE OUT, Brick Lane Yard, London, England

2015 SINGAPORE:INSIDE OUT, Madison Square Park, New York,USA

2015 SINGAPORE:INSIDE OUT, Tan Quee Lan, Singapore

2015 These Sacred Things, Jendela Visual Arts Space, The Esplanade, Singapore

2015 Secret Archipelago, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2014 Budi Daya, Malay Heritage Center, Singapore 

2014 Modern Love, Lasalle college of the Arts, Singapore

2014 Public Order, Kingswell, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2013 If the world changed, 4TH Singapore Biennale, The National Library Building, Singapore

2013 One's Needs, Gallery Krisstel Martin @ Goodman Arts Center, Singapore
2013 Read Carefully, KULT Gallery, Singapore
2012 FUTURE PROOF, Singapore Art Museum @8Q, Singapore
2012 We set the pace, The Substation Gallery, Singapore
2012 Instinctively, The Pigeonhole, Singapore
2011 The resistance movement, Taksu Gallery, Singapore
2011 SYNESTHESIA, The Post Museum, Singapore
2011 SUPERHEROES, D-Structure Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
2010 Redrum, The Gallery at Old School, Singapore
2010 Hitchiker's guide to the galaxy, The Bloodgroup Space, Singapore
2009 LOVE IS A DOG FROM HELL, 15 minutes, Singapore
2009 U-Turn for a change, Yaddo Art Gallery, Singapore
2009 RE:PRESENT, Singapore Management University, Singapore 
2008 Singapore Contemporary young artists, Sculpture Square, Singapore
2008 Emerging Asia, Kepco Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2008 LE MONDE EST NOUS 05, Night and Day Gallery, Singapore
2006 OFF THE WALL, The Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2006 The very hairy belly jelly show, Lasalle college of the Arts, Singapore 
2005 Voices, Ngee Ann Kongsi, Singapore 

 

Collections 


Permanent Murals


-The Esplanade, Singapore
-The Projector, Singapore
-Palais de Tokyo (as part of Lasco Project), Paris, France 

Private collections


Works held in private collections in Singapore, Italy, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Switzerland, UK and USA  

Residencies


2018 Koganecho Art Bazaar, Yokohama, Japan 
2015 Cite Internationale de Paris, Paris, France
​2013 Agit, Busan, South Korea

 

 

1/10


2019 Light to Night Festival, National Gallery, Singapore
2019 Artwalk Little India, as part of Singapore Art Week,  Mural
2018 Anatomy of a Heartbreak, In collaboration with The Kaizen MD and Ape Studio, ArtScience Museum, Singapore 
2017 Hemera's Feast for the Civic District outdoor festival, Featured Artist 
2017 MOVE ____, AS WE MOVE, In collaboration with The Kaizen MD, set design, Singapore
2017 Tampines Regional Library, Mural, Singapore
2016 All that is left behind, Mural, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 
2016 Aa above, so below: Meditations on the metaphysical, Curator, Kult Gallery, Singapore  
2013 Our Museum @ Taman Jurong, Community Mural, Taman Jurong community club, Singapore 
2014 Minor cities, Mural and Installation, The Esplanade, Singapore
2013-2016 Mentor for the apprenticeship programme (Noise Singapore) organised by The National Arts Council, Singapore 
2012 CON[TEXT], Live painting, NUS Museum, Singapore
2012 Community Art Museum, Collaborative wall mural, Taman Jurong community club, Commissioned by The Singapore Art Museum 
2012 Skills Assembly, Linocut workshop at Orita Sinclair School of Design, Singapore
2012 THE SINGAPORE SHOW: FUTURE PROOF, Artist, tour and workshop at The Singapore Art Museum
2011 SLOW & STEADY, Mural and Installation, SAM @8Q, Singapore
2011 This is a photo opportunity, in conjunction with “MEETING AT SEA”, SAM @8Q, Singapore 

 

 

2016 Singapore's Visual Artists, Artist Directory, published by The National Arts Council Singapore

2015 Secret Archipelago, Exhibition Catalogue

2013 The National Archives (Monograph), published by The Math Paper Press

2013 Visual Culture 02 / Urban Peels, published by The Singapore Art Museum 

2013 If the world changed, Singapore Biennale exhibition catalogue , published by The Singapore Art Museum

2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, published by Society 6

2012 CERIPH #5, published by Kaleido Press

2012 FUTURE PROOF, exhibition catalogue, published by The Singapore Art Museum

2011 “ILLOGIC” Issue, GÖOO Magazine

2011 HEY! Magazine No. 7

 

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