LAPER - Live Art and Performance Group


Henri Affandi (he/they) is a multi-disciplinary artist based between Jakarta, Indonesia and London, United Kingdom. He earned his degree in BA(Hon) Fine Art: Painting from Wimbledon College of Arts in 2021. Affandi has been involved in a number of exhibitions, including a solo exhibition at Huxley-Parlour Gallery, a feature performance at ICAD 12 Jakarta, and the If Things Grow Wrong exhibition at Museum de Lakenhal. Affandi is also part of Unamed Collective and School of the Damned since 2022.

Affandi’s practice revolves around political and socio-economical concepts, raising the issues of imperialism, globalisation, postcolonialism, and indigenous empowerment. Utilising performative and contemporary elements of art-making, he seeks to reclaim the art space as an act of decolonisation and resistance against hyper-capitalistic culture.

Weaving symbols and metaphors into the material, Affandi’s works often invoke juxtaposing double entendre that viewers may decipher through multiple lenses. By contextualising the material, he reframes the archives of history as a critique of blind nationality and chauvinism, provoking the viewers into questioning the canon and the propaganda; the colonised and the coloniser; the oppressed and the oppressor.


Babirusa (2023)

Ending the Void (2022)