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.
Jakarta 32 c @ National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta. Indonesia
“Indonesia and the World 1959-1969 Critical Decade”@ Goethe Institute Jakarta. Indonesia
“Remind” Video art exhibition @ KontraS’s Gallery, Jakarta. Indonesia
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
“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
“Suitcase PROJECT” @ University for the Creative Art, Canterbury. England
Exhibition Kerabat @ Gallery Serrum, Jakarta. Indonesia
“kurikuLAB” @ Galeri Cipta 2, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta. Indonesia
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
“May Contain Critisicm” @ Titik Temu Space, Bandung. Indonesia
“Emang Jadi Omongan” @ Gallery Hidayat, Bandung. Indonesia
“Emang Jadi Pilihan” @ Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung. Indonesia
"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.
Artidentity 2019 @ Rempoa, Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia
Bandung Contemporary Art Award @ Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung, Indonesia.
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
'Berkelanjutan' Distrik Seni, Sarinah Building Jakarta, Indonesia
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 RRRECT fest in the valley 2015 “Technology and Nature”
Tanakita Camping Ground, Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia .
Residency Coastal Art Project
Sendang Sikucing Village, Kendal Regency, Central Java, Indonesia
Al-Balad Residency, The Saudi Ministry of Culture, Jeddah. Change to Online Residency.
Majhi Internatinal Art Residency, Steentjeskerk Church, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Ker Thiossane, Sicap Liberte 2, Dakar, Senegal
60 Best in BaCAA #2
Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung Indonesia
30 Best in Indonesia Art Awards (Finalist)
National Art Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta Indonesia
30 Best in BaCAA #5
Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung Indonesia
10 Best in 32 Art Awards
Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Open Labs : Home Sprint
June 2020 | By Google Arts & Culture Lab, MIT Media Lab
Bali Fab Lab Festival 2022
Jimbaran Hub, Bali Indonesia. 2022