Born in Singapore.
Nhawfal Juma'at makes conceptually driven artworks which is then translated into several necessary mediums. His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences (observing nature, the state of being, conversations, relationships between being qua space) from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context.
With an attitude of a bricoler, Nhawfal acknowledges the potentiality of space qua object and expands it. The abstract visual language of his aesthetics uses shape, form, color and lines to create a composition that may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in this world.
This subtle minimalistic approach he creates, works in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is created.
He also occasionally plays and writes for a local crust punk band.
upcoming exhibitions and projects
Pneuma: Of Spirituality in Contemporary Age, a group exhibition that visually discuss on the topic of an individual points of departure of spirituality in our contemporary age; mediated through art making. through the works of Fajrina Razak, Dzaki Safaruan, Huijun Lu, Noor Iskandar and Shahila Baharom, exhibition to be held at Stamford Arts Centre on January 11 2020
as part of Singapore Art Week 2020.
Seekor Singa, Seorang Putra dan Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting and Refracting Singapura, Malay Heritage Centre and Kallang Riverside Park, Singapore (Public Installation)
Sambal Goreng, The Art Space by Natalie Wong, Singapore
Through a Glass Darkly, ArtGlassCentre, Singapore
An Intimacy that Allies with Us, 203 Lavender Street, Singapore
Placing Home: Woodlands, Woodlands Waterfront, Singapore (Public Installation)
Wind Though: The Physicality of Thought, Supernormal, Singapore
Interweave, 89 Neil Road, Singapore
Liquid Light , Maya Gallery, Singapore
Happens When Nothing Happens, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade, Singapore
The Lucky Show, #03-21 Lucky Plaza, Singapore
RAID ,Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter , 78 Guan Chuan Street, Singapore
Imago Mundi #3 Nations , The Hulo Hotel Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kontemporari 2017 , ION Art Gallery, Singapore
Fiction of Precision, Millenia Walk, Singapore
RUANG, 81 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore
10th Asian Students Young Artists Art Festival, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, South Korea
A Surreal Vision, Millepiani, Rome, Italy
Undescribed #2, DECK Gallery, Singapore
Noise Art Mentorship Showcase: Proposals for Waterloo, 262 Waterloo Street, Singapore
Flagship Genius, Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2, Singapore
7th France + Singapore Photographic Art Awards, Société Générale Gallery, Singapore
APAD Contemporary 2016, Visual Arts Centre, Singapore
Field Day, Hong Lim Park, Singapore
Alt Ground, Mettlework, Singapore
Dancing on the Spot, Mettlework, Singapore
Beyond the Surface, Galeri Utama, Singapore