Farizwan Fajari, is an artist and an educator, and graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, majoring in painting. He is also professionally known as "Speak Cryptic".
Utilising personal iconographies and a cast of characters that he has been developing since 2005, Farizwan applies them to various visual narratives that stems from his inquiries into ancestral migration, ethnic dislocation, gentrification and alternative subcultures.
Exhibitions include the Singapore Biennale (2013), the Kuala Lumpur Biennale (2017), Koganecho Art Bazaar (Yokohama, Japan, 2018), Art From The Streets (Singapore, 2018), Secret Archipelago (Paris, France, 2015) and Future Proof (Singapore, 2012). Farizwan was also one of the artists commissioned by the National Arts Council in 2019 to create a sculpture as part of the Singapore Bicentennial Public Art Commission and in 2015, he was included in Singapore:Inside Out, a “showcase of Singapore’s contemporary creative talents” which travelled to Beijing, London and New York as part of the SG50 celebrations, led by the Singapore Tourism Board.
As an educator, he has conducted various workshops and lectures, teaching people from all ages in schools, community centres and institutions. Farizwan’s teaching philosophy is centred on inspiring creativity and encouraging students to explore their own unique perspectives while creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment.