Aisha Hara: Unfolded Lines

Born in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia in 2001, Aisha Hara is a recent graduate of RMIT School of Art. Majoring in painting, Hara won the inaugural RMIT School of Art ACAE Gallery Prize, awarded to a graduating artist. 

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Artist Residency - Metropolitan Fukujusou, Kyoto, Japan

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Artist Residency - Metropolitan Fukujusou, Kyoto, Japan

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Aisha Hara, Buddha's Eye, 2023

Artist Residency - Metropolitan Fukujusou, Kyoto, Japan


Aisha Hara is a biracial Australian-Japanese visual artist working on unceded Wurundjeri country in Naarm/Melbourne Australia. Her works aspire to a sense of sound or music. In a ‘call and response’ method of painterly abstraction she explores linguistics, hybridity, and inner worlds. Applying lyrical colours and evident brush strokes, she choreographs large utterances to sit beside intimate whispers. Her outcomes never sit at one tone of voice, yet travel through a developed visual language. Tension with linguistics as an Asian-Australian is the tool she uses to grasp the intangible limitations of language, whilst prodding at the suspicions of her biography.

Following on from a residency at Metropolitan Fukujusou, Kyoto, Japan メトロポリタン福寿創, Hara is presenting her first solo exhibition at ACAE Gallery featuring artworks created in Australia and Japan. Recent group exhibitions include Archives of Feeling at RMIT Design Hub Gallery (2022), Rituals at Brunswick Street Gallery (2022), Co-Exist at the Schoolhouse Studios (2022), and the CAVES Gallery fundraiser (2021). She has been a finalist for the Forty-Five Downstairs Emerging Artist Prize (2021) and the Wyndham Art Prize (2021).

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