My name is Mohamad Hafiz bin Yahaya. I was born in 1983 in Kedah. Now I live and work in Perak. I’m a visual artist that work in various medium and technique in fine art practice like paintings, sculpture, digital media and installation. My idea in creating artworks always relate to my surrounding. As we live in this world right now, everything that happen is all about relate to our life. For visual artist all info from surrounding can be the input to develop idea for artworks.
For me, the visual arts practice includes ideas that assist in the creation process of artworks. The artist applies individual practices by controlling the presentation of artworks as a source of knowledge. Hence images and ideas that are produced have the capacity to not just change the artist 'perspective towards reality, it also influences the audience's perception towards certain artworks. According to Leo Tolstoy, art is a human activity that has in it individual awareness which refers to exterior signs of input, then sends them to other individuals, whilst the other individuals get influenced by this feeling and are infected by it.
2001 - 2003 : Diploma in Fine Art MARA University of Technology (UiTM Seri Iskandar) 2003 - 2005 : Hons. Degree of Fine Art (Sculpture), MARA University of Technology (UiTM Shah Alam) 2014 - 2015 : M.A Fine Art (Mix Mode) University of Science Malaysia (USM) 2019 – Present : PHD in Arts and Design, MARA University of Technology (UiTM Shah Alam)
2019 : Gold Award (Art-DuGami) – Innovative Teaching & Learning Competition organized by UiTM Perak, Malaysia. : Silver Award (PoToPo) – Innovative Teaching & Learning Competition organized by UiTM Perak, Malaysia. : Silver Award (Wisdom) – Innovative Teaching & Learning Competition organized by UiTM Perak, Malaysia. : Bronze Award (TriME) – Innovative Teaching & Learning Competition organized by UiTM Perak, Malaysia. : Finalist - UOB Painting of The Year organized by UOB , Malaysia 2018 : Finalist - UOB Painting of The Year organized by UOB , Malaysia 2016 : Bronze - 3th International Innovation Design & Articulation organized by UiTM Perlis, Malaysia 2010 : Finalist - Young & Contemporary Award organized by National Art Gallery, Malaysia 2006 : Finalist - Young & Contemporary Award organized by National Art Gallery, Malaysia 2005 : Finalist - Upstart 05: The Nokia Creative Art Awards organized by Nokia Malaysia
Talk & Presentations
2020 : IADC, International Art Talk. Practicing Art & Design In The New Norm. Organised by UiTM Perak, Malaysia. 2019 : PMIAX, Pakistan & Malaysia International Art Exchange. Organised by Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan.
Writing & Publications
2020 : Not A New Norm, But A New Paradigm, published in AICAD Virtual Art Exhibition (IVAE 2020) Catalogue
(eISSN: 2773 – 5524) : Idealogy Journal. Vol 5, No 2 (Editor). Idealogy Journal: Jurnal Seni & Budaya. : Idealogy Journal. Special Issue (Editor). Idealogy Journal: Jurnal Seni & Budaya. : Idealogy Journal. Vol 5, No 2 (Editor). Idealogy Journal: Jurnal Seni & Budaya. 2019 : ‘Seni dalam kehidupan, kehidupan dalam seni’ (journal article) published in Idealogy Journal Volume 4, Issue 1
(m/s) 59 2018 : Art Appreciation titled ‘STRANGER’ in exhibition catalogue of 2nd International Conference of Art & Design
(AICAD) 2018 Langkawi, Malaysia. : Art Appreciation titled ‘Tanpa Tajuk’ in exhibition catalogue of Still (a) Live art exhibition in Al Biruni Gallery
UiTM Perak. : ‘Visual Art Practise Through Personal Experience’’. Published in Idealogy (vol 3, issue 4) : Journal of Art & Culture (UiTM, Malaysia & ISBI, Indonesia) 2016 : ‘Objek Harian, Memori & Momen serta Hubungkaitnya Dengan Karya Seni Visual’. Published in Idealogy
(vol 2): Journal of Art & Culture (UiTM, Malaysia & ISBI, Indonesia). 2015 : ‘Hubungkait Di antara Pelukis dan Penjenamaan’. Published in Idealogy (vol 1): Journal of Art & Culture
(UiTM, Malaysia & ISBI, Indonesia). : PERIPETEIA: Legasi Titik Pemula Buat Pelukis. Published in Final Year M.A (mix mode) student art exhibition
catalogue, USM. : Momen dan Memori : Estetika Objek Harian Dalam Pendekatan Karya Visual – Published in USM M.A Art &
Design Journal, USM. 2014 : Kejayaan Pensyarah dan Pelajar FSSR UiTM Perak di dalam Pertandingan Bakat Muda Sezaman – Published
in CANANG UiTM Perak 2011 : WET Coal (Alternative Charcoal from Waste Material) – Presented in Asian Fiber Arts, UiTMPerak.
2007 : KERAjaan, Group Performance ( Ruang-Ruang Kosong Art Group), at Jalan Bukit Nenas,
K.L for “SAMA-SAMA events” at Notthatbalai Art Festival 2007.
2007 : A Group Residency (Ruang-Ruang Kosong Art Group) at Gudang Alternative Art Space at Damansara,