Dedy Sufriadi

Dedy Sufriadi has been very active in the Indonesian contemporary art scene, and has to date had over ten solo exhibitions, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. Despite the growing success in his career, this artist has involved himself with many community projects and helps out young artists in his community. He is also a part of the Fighting Cocks art collective, an independent group aimed at the advancement of contemporary art in Indonesia, as well as a support group for young artists.

Using variations of text and naïve symbolism, Dedy Sufriadi’s works infuse both the current ubiquity and historical importance of text and symbology into intricate abstract expressionist compositions, utilizing multilayered literary excerpts, narratives and symbols to replace what would usually be the play of colors and lines.

Dedy’s more recent works take text to another level, beyond the literal and familiar. Embodying the concept of hypertext, borrowed from the world of information technology, he invites the viewers of his art to extrapolate and form their own contextual meanings from the visual imagery presented.

In some cases the text is distinct and recognizable but quite often obscured as a result of layering and overpainting. The more we scrutinize his works, the more information materializes, in the form of text and sometimes in the form of iconography, allowing us to interpret what is presented to the viewer as visual clues. This is conceptually similar to how hyperlinks – both text and icon based – facilitate us jumping from one location to another on the Internet, revealing more information along the way.

For Dedy, both processes aim to achieve a common goal – that of gaining a deeper understanding, of ourselves and of the world around us. (source: U.C. Loh)

1976 in Palembang, Indonesia

Bachelor of Fine Art, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta
Masters of Fine Art, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta

Artworks by Dedy Sufriadi

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibitions

Memorandum Redsea Gallery, Singapore

Re-Texs Ture Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Borderless Series Bank Art Fair
Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

Hypertext interpr8 art space/Artemis Art, Kuala Lumpur

Between Intelligence and Intuition Ode To Art, Singapore
Hypertext Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta

The World Of Words Philo Art Space, Jakarta

The Body Of Text Shyang Art Space, Magelang

Hypertext Discrepancy Philo Art Space, Jakarta

Hypertext Tembi Contemporary, Yogyakarta

Re-READING Melia Purosani Hotel, Yogyakarta
UN-Logical Jamaican Bar, Yogyakarta

EKSISTENSIALISME Fine Art Faculty, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta

Group Exhibitions

Art Jakarta 2017 Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place (with Artemis Art), Jakarta, Indonesia
ARTJOG 10 – Changing Perspective Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kecil Itu Indah, After Edwin’s (KI2AE) Miracle Print Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yogya Annual Art #2 – Bergerak Bale Banjar Sankring, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Sharing Happiness Limas Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Kenduren #4 – Horizon Perahu Art Community, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yes We Are Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Putih & Hitam Syang Art Space, Magelang, Indonesia
We Are 5 Artemis Art @ White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Singapore Contemporary 2017 Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore (with Artemis Art)

AKAP Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Minimal Art Gallery (MAG) – HOME Redbase Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
UOB Painting of the Year 2016 Ciputra Gallery, Ciputra Artpreneur, Jakarta, Indonesia
Bazaar Art Jakarta2016 Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place (with Artemis Art), Jakarta, Indonesia
1001 Kesempatan Pendidikan Untuk Anak Indonesia (Mandiri Art Charity event) Graha Bimasena, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lorem Ipsum: Sisyphus and The Stone Sangkring Art Project, Yogyakarta
Kenduren #3 Perahu Art Connection, Yogyakarta
Transfer Window (Malam Jumat Kliwon [MJK] art community) Ruang Dalam Art House, Yogyakarta
@jogjacontemporary Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta
Sapiens Free OHD Museum, Magelang
Dialog Jogja Village Inn, Yogyakarta
Singapore Contemporary 2016 Suntec Singapore Convention

Veranda Contemporary Exhibition (two-man show with Anusapati)
V-Gallery, Veranda Hotel, Jakarta
Art Kaohsiung 2015 Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (with Artemis Art)
Liminal Consciousness Affinity for Art, Hong Kong
Keajaiban Kecil Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta
Liberation, Unity and Freedom: 30th ASROPA International Art Exhibition Gunsan Culture Center, Gunsan, South Korea
SHOUT! 2015 (Indonesia Contemporary Art) 3 Locations in Melbourne, Australia
6th Hotel De Imigrantes Indonesia Contemporary Art Network (iCAN),Yogyakarta
SoulScape in Progress #3 Bentara Budaya Bali, Gianyar, Bali
Love, Live, Life Pullman Hotel, Jakarta
UOB Art Awards Plaza UOB, Jakarta
Urip Mung Mampir Ngombe Langit Art Space, Yogyakarta
Sewindu MJK Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta
CAFFA 2015 Art Project White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur (with Artemis Art)
Kepada Republik DPR/MPR Building, Jakarta
SoulScape in Progress #2 National Art Gallery, Jakarta
Asian Students and Young
Artists Art Festival (ASYAF) 2015
Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea
Lost In Colour ARTOTEL, Surabaya
MATJA Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta
Kenduren #2 Perahu Art Connection, Yogyakarta
Out Of Focus (Malam Jumat Kliwon [MJK] art community) Srisasanti Gallery, Yogyakarta
YOS (Yogyakarta Open Studio) Nalarroepa Ruang Seni & artist’s Studio, Yogyakarta
Playing On Paper Gallery Prawirotaman Hotel, Yogyakarta
Oase Rumah Seni Sidoarum, Yogyakarta
Mandiri Bank Art Award “Spirit Membangun Negeri” Plaza Mandiri, Jakarta
Young Art Taipei 2015 Sheraton Grande, Taipei, Taiwan (with Artemis Art)
Balance in Perfect Soul House of Sampoerna Art Galery, Surabaya
April Mood Rumah Seni Sidoarum (RSS), Yogyakarta
Mencetak Tercetak Komharo Studio, Yogyakarta

Art Show: Intentionality Philo Art Space, Jakarta
Nandur Srawung Taman Budaya, Yogyakarya
The Devotion Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
Singapore Art Fair Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (with Artemis Art)
Fitur & Figur Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
SoulScape on Progress Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta
ARTJOG|14 – Legacies of Power Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
50:50 Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta
Untukmu Guru Museum H. Widyatat, Magelang

Behind The Myth AKTO College of Art and Design, Athens, Greece
Behind The Myth TIM Jakarta
Silaturahmi Bentara Budaya, Jakarta
Art Expo Malaysia 2013 Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur (with Artemis Art)
ARTJOG|13 – Maritime Culture Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Sumatera Biennale Taman Budaya Padang
Pari Suka Pari Museum Affandi, Yogyakarta
Figuring Text, Text Figuring Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta

THE SPEAKING HOUSE Durbar Hall Gallery, India
Art Expo Malaysia 2012 Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur (with Artemis Art)
Festival Seni Melayu Asia Tenggara (Southeast Asia Malay Culture Festival) Padang, West Sumatera
Live Inn Harmony Yaya Artspace, Sanur, Bali
[s]mallseries I AM Artspace, Yogyakarta
Tanda Mata Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta
Silaturahmi Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta
Isyarat Langit Go Artspace, Surabaya
ARTJOG|12 Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
UOB ART AWARD #2 Jakarta
Free Kick Royal Plaza Surabaya
Tanah Air Pusaka Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta
The Cock Still Fighting Syhang Art Space, Magelang
Magelang Young Collectors Rumahku Art Café (RAC), Magelang
Kembar Mayang Museum H. Widayat, Magelang
Ruang Yang Sama Museum H. Widayat, Magelang
Meeting Point Taksu Art Galery, Bali

Food And Paper exhibition Rumahku Art Café (RAC), Magelang
Soulscape, The Treasure Of Spiritual Art National Art Gallery, Jakarta
Soulscape, The Treasure Of Spiritual Art Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta
ARTJOG|11 Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
MY SPACE Philo Art Space, Jakarta
Intelectus Syndicate AJBS Gallery, Surabaya
Group Exhibition Mandiri Prioritas, Jakarta
Jing Gey Aseana Gallery, Singapore
Dies Natalis ISI Yogyakarta XXVII Fine Art Faculty, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta

Unity: The Return to Art Wendt Gallery, New York
Beyond Expectation Indoor Pleasures Apik Gallery, Jakarta
Tramendum Philo Art Gallery & National Art Gallery, Jakarta
Asia Top Gallery And Hotel Art Fair Seoul, Korea
Let’s fly an arrow Tujuh Bintang Gallery, Yogyakarta
Bazaart Ritz Carlton Hotel, Jakarta
Soulscape, The Treasure Of Spiritual Art Toni Raka Gallery, Bali
ke-Bersamaan Galery Biasa, Yogyakarta
Soulscape Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
Gerakan Seni Abstrak Indonesia Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta

Diorama Kedamaian Hotel Melia Purosani, Yogyakarta
Hiperlink Tujuh Bintang Art Space, Yogyakarta
The Dream, Tujuh Bintang Art Award Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta
Subject Ekpose(s) Pure Art Space, Jakarta
Cogito Philo Art Space, Jakarta
Selayang Pandang Bumi Sriwijaya II Yogyakarta
Guruh Umar Bakri Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta
Halo-Halo 1 Manila Contemporary, Manila
Fresh 4 U Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta
Realitas #3, Ketik Reg Manjoer Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta
HEADLIGHTS 2009 VWFA, Kuala Lumpur

Golden Box #2 Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
All I Want For Xmas Manila Contemporary, Manila
Versus Galeri 678, Jakarta
Grand Opening Exhibition Red Sea Gallery, Brisbane
Too Much Painting Will Kill You Tujuh Bintang Art Space, Yogyakarta
Perjalanan Seni Lukis Abstrak # 8 Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Rumah Damawangsa, Jakarta
Setelah 20 Mei Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
Fragmentasi Philo Art Space, Jakarta

Perjalanan Seni Lukis Abstrak Indonesia
# 5 Semar Gallery, Malang
Optimis #2 Galeri Biasa Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta
Seni lukis Abstrak #4 National Gallery, Jakarta

Abstrak Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta
Through The Limit Koa’s Café and Dining, Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta
Vice Versa Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

Group Exhibition Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta
Group Exhibition Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Museun Ulam Sentalu, Yogyakarta

Art & Sculpture Exhibition Jogja Expo Center, Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Jogja Village Inn, Yogyakarta

Grand Opening Exhibition Rumah Seni Muara, Yogyakarta
Kelompok 8 Benteng Vredeburg Sanggar Bidar Sriwijaya, Yogyakarta
#2 Issue Rumah Seni Muara, Yogyakarta
Membaca Ruang-Ruang Rumah Seni Muara, Yogyakarta
Pratisara Afandi Adi Karya Bantul, Yogyakarta
Launch Exhibition for Jurnal Seni Rupa SIDI Yogyakarta

Five Yogyakarta Artists Gallery Proklamasi, Jakarta
Fathomless 7 Mien Gallery, Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Etnik Kafe, Yogyakarta

Kelompok 8 Sanggar Bidar Sriwijaya Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta
Imajinasi dan Warna Bizete Gallery, Jakarta
Seni Lukis Bertiga Dirix Art Gallery, Yogyakarta
Dialog Multi Rupa Sanggar Bidar Sriwijaya Palembang
Realitas II Kelompok Greget Purna Budaya Yogyakarta
Art Festival Bizete Gallery, Jakarta
Total Indonesia Art Award Jakarta

Seni Rupa Perupa Muda Yogyakarta
Bersama Dirix Art Gallery, Yogyakarta
Kelompok Solusi 4 Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta
Seni Rupa Gelar Seni Pertunjukan Rakyat Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta
Seni Rupa Islami KMI ISI Yogyakarta Masjid Istiqlal, Jakarta
Philip Moris Indonesian Art Award National Gallery, Jakarta
Art Festival Bizete Gallery, Jakarta
Campur Sari ISI Gallery, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta

Winsor And Newton Art Competition Bandung
Pekan Kesenian Indonesia Yogyakarta
Dies Natalis Fine Art Faculty, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI),
Dialog Multi Rupa Sanggar Bidar Sriwijaya, Purnabudaya, Yogyakarta
Kelompok Solusi 4 Dirix Art Gallery, Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Bizette Gallery, Bali
Group Exhibition LIPPO BANK Jakarta
Nokia Art Award 1999 Jakarta

Introspeksi Sanggar Driya Manunggal, Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition of Seven Young Artists Hotel Radison, Yogyakarta
Bercermin Sanggar Suwung, Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta
Refleksi Zaman Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta

Peksiminas IV ITB Bandung
Realitas Kelompok Greget `95 Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Pandean Gallery, Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Gallery Kencana, Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Gallery Djuruk, Yogyakarta

Sketsa di Sasana Ajiyasa Fine Art Faculty, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta
Kelompok Greget, Sasana Ajiyasa Fine Art Faculty, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta
Dialog Dua Kota II ISI-IKJ Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta