‘A Feast for the Eyes’ : Alya Hatta

Alya Hatta (b.1999, Malaysia) is an interdisciplinary artist based between London and Kuala Lumpur.

She graduated from her BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London before finding herself in the MA Painting Course at Royal College of Art. She has exhibited internationally in London, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Milan and Tübingen amongst others and is exhibiting her fourth solo show in London in August of 2022. Hatta is a member of ‘FloorFive’ collective, who are currently part of a year long residency at Goldsmiths CCA.

Drawing on personal experiences and memories, Hatta uses the dynamism of colour, form, sound and space to explore the realm of digital and physical in representing her Southeast Asian identity, and to portray the colourful intimacies of the diasporic human condition. She takes inspiration from the communities of both her South-London and Kuala Lumpur residences as well as Southeast Asian mythology to create alternate realities in an attempt to find new spaces in which she can call home.


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