Faiq Airudin is a Brunei-based creative passionate about widening participation in Brunei’s creative industry. His current collaborative project, ‘Just Bruneians’ is a grassroots community project that aims to empower the creative industry through offline and online community engagement and mentorship.
He holds a Master of Arts in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Faiq’s artistic practice scrutinises ‘the everyday’ through juxtaposition, re-contextualisation and repetition. His primary medium is installation, utilising commercially available material to uncover new meanings.
Faiq is a co-founder of Bruneians Read – a reading advocacy group, and a core committee member of the National Theatre Festival Brunei. In addition, he is a creative producer, advisor and mentor with creative NGOs, galleries and production houses. Faiq works closely with The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, advising on the creative arts and youth engagement.
He is actively interested in regional youth development and is an ASEAN Youth Fellowship Fellow 2022, eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN 2021 programme participant, and YSEALI Professional Fellows 2020, among other youth programmes. In 2021, he was nominated as The Bruneian’s ’50 Most Inspiring LinkedIn Icons’.