About

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(b.1991)

Moch Hasrul is a media artist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Currently, he is the director of Serrum (an organization that focuses on education and fine arts), and also a lecturer in the graphic design department at Kalbis Institute in Jakarta. He received a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in Art Education from Jakarta State University and a Master of Arts (M.FA) in Fine Arts from the graduate program in Fine Arts at the Bandung Institute of Technology.

He currently runs and manages his own studio called Bagendit, aka Studio Batur in Jakarta. He is actively involved in Gudskul Ekosistem and has also founded GudRnD (engineering and trial and error) an initiative, which aims to provide alternative knowledge through trial and error. The group loves experimenting with recycling plastics, electronics, mechanics, and even indoor hydroponics.

Hasrul's artistic practice involves exploring computational devices, mechanical and electronic systems, and plastic recycling. He uses art as a representation of social and political issues and phenomena that he sees, feels, and experiences. He captures these phenomena, articulates them as symbols, and metaphors them as a critique, hoping to become a stimulus for the meaning of knowledge captured by his audience. He is interested in issues and problems in society, such as urban and socio-political, and cultural issues, and interprets, questions, and maps social-political and cultural relationships, as well as interpreting, questioning, and mapping the relationship between humans and technology, sees in a social, political, and social context. Hasrul articulates these ideas through media such as video, art performances, and interactive sensor-based installation art, where the sensor is used as a trigger for interactivity in his work. For Hasrul, direct interaction in artworks is necessary to create an aura in an artwork, and that aura conveys information to the public. The use of readymade objects arranged and configured in a space is also an artistic approach in his works.

One of his series of works, 'Bibitulit', is an onomatopoeia resulting from the sound of a horn speaker commonly used, a sound resulting from the numeric programming he created. He articulates the horn speaker into a meaning related to social-political issues occurring in society. The horn speaker becomes a symbol of power and 'bibitulit' is a metaphor for chaos.

For Hasrul, art is a powerful tool to complement traditional forms of knowledge and provide a unique way to access and distribute information or knowledge. By bridging the gap between various fields such as culture and society, art can help foster alternative knowledge, collaboration, and critical awareness in society.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition

Group Exhibition

2010

Jakarta 32 c @ National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta. Indonesia

2011

“Indonesia and the World 1959-1969 Critical Decade”@ Goethe Institute Jakarta. Indonesia

“Remind” Video art exhibition @ KontraS’s Gallery, Jakarta. Indonesia

2012

Hybrid Project “Little Box”, Bentara Budaya Jakarta. Indonesia

2 City 4 Institutions “Ps Senen-Lempuyangan”, 7 Bintang Art space, Yogyakarta. Indonesia

Exhibition of ACT’s @ Bentara Budaya Jakarta. Indonesiac

Black September @ KontraS’s Gallery, Jakarta. Indonesia.

“Membaca Bumi” @ Walhi’s Gallery, Jakarta. Indonesia

2013

“Animal Instinct” @ Cipta 3’s Gallery, TIM, Jakarta. Indonesia

“Objects intervening Usability @ Asbestos Art Space, Bandung. Indonesia

“Smart City The Next Generation” @ Aedes Am Prefferberg, Berlin. Germany

“Festival OK.Video 6 MUSLIHAT” @ National Gallery of Indonesia. Jakarta. Indonesia

Indonesian Art Award 2013 "POST MEDIUM" @ National Gallery of Indonesia

“PELICIN” Satellite Program Jakarta Biennale 2013 @ Salihara Gallery, Jakarta. Indonesia

2014

“Suitcase PROJECT” @ University for the Creative Art, Canterbury. England

Exhibition Kerabat @ Gallery Serrum, Jakarta. Indonesia

“kurikuLAB” @ Galeri Cipta 2, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta. Indonesia

2015

Project “Tebet di Balik Tebet” @ Halte Park Tebet, Jakarta. Indonesia

Exhibition “Untaian Sotis” @ Gallery Oko Mama, Cultural Park NTT, Kupang, Indonesia.

Open Lab Residency” Nature & Technology” RRRECT Fest In The Valley 2015 @ Rumamera,
Tanakita Camping Ground. Sukabumi. Indonesia

2016

“May Contain Critisicm” @ Titik Temu Space, Bandung. Indonesia

2017

“Emang Jadi Omongan” @ Gallery Hidayat, Bandung. Indonesia

“Emang Jadi Pilihan” @ Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung. Indonesia

2018

"Soemardja Sound Art Project" @ Soemardja's Gallery, Bandung. Indonesia

“XSPACE” @ Foundry 8 SCBD, Jakarta. Indonesia

"ART Unlimited", Art Jakarta @ Ballroom Pasific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia.

"It's A Match" @ Parlor, Bandung, Indonesia.

“KOTA.EDU” Project @ Auditorium Gudskul, Jakarta.

"INSTRUMENTA : Sandbox" @ National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

"Jauh Tak Antara" @ NuArta Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia.

“XYZ ArtUnlimited”, PGN’s Building, Bandung, Indonesia.

2019

Artidentity 2019 @ Rempoa, Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia

Bandung Contemporary Art Award @ Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung, Indonesia.

2021

Merespon Lirik Lagu @ RURU Gallery, Jakarta Indonesia

“Land, Water and Border” Majhi Art Residency, Steentjeskerk, Eindhoven, Netherland

“Kultur Pangan” Artidentity, City Gallery, South Tangerang, Indonesia

2022

'Berkelanjutan' Distrik Seni, Sarinah Building Jakarta, Indonesia

2023

Nandur Srawung X 'Habitat' Taman Budaya Yogya, Yogyakarta Indonesia

Performances

2018

Jailbreak : Visual-Audio Perfomance. RURU Gallery, Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta. Indonesia.


Festival Seni Performa Kaliwungu : Visual-Audio Performance. Mranggen Village. Central Java. Indonesia.


Sering-Sering Syering : Mantra Matra. Rumah Lifepatch. Yogyakarta. Indonesia

Residency

2015

Residency RRRECT fest in the valley 2015 “Technology and Nature”

Tanakita Camping Ground, Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia .


2017

Residency Coastal Art Project

Sendang Sikucing Village, Kendal Regency, Central Java, Indonesia

2020

Al-Balad Residency, The Saudi Ministry of Culture, Jeddah. Change to Online Residency.


2021

Majhi Internatinal Art Residency, Steentjeskerk Church, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2022

Ker Thiossane, Sicap Liberte 2, Dakar, Senegal

Awards

2010

60 Best in BaCAA #2

Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung Indonesia

2013

30 Best in Indonesia Art Awards (Finalist)

National Art Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta Indonesia

2017

30 Best in BaCAA #5

Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung Indonesia

2019

10 Best in 32 Art Awards

Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Open Labs

Open Labs : Home Sprint

June 2020 | By Google Arts & Culture Lab, MIT Media Lab


farid rakun, Artist, Ruangrupa, Indonesia
Moch Hasrul, Artist, Serrum Studio, Indonesia
Muhamad Hafiz, Artist, Serrum Studio, Indonesia
Prathima Muniyappa, Research Assistant, Space Enabled group, MIT Media Lab, India
Eyal Perry, Research Assistant, Molecular Machines group, MIT Media Lab, US
Aruna Sankaranarayanan, Research Assistant, Viral Communications group, MIT Media Lab, US

Bali Fab Lab Festival 2022

Participant Fab Island Challenge (Precious Plastic Indonesia),
Jimbaran Hub, Bali Indonesia. 2022
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