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Erwin van Duijnhoven

Erwin van Duijnhoven

Erwin van Duijnhoven (1967) studied at Vrije Academie, The Hague and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. He is keen to explore the narrow zone between discomfort and comfort in composition, use of colour, brushstroke and themes. His painting style is spontaneous and can be regarded as a reflection of emotional release

Born:
1967

Education:
Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam
Vrije Academie in Den Haag

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Erwin van Duijnhoven zoekt het liefst naar de scheidslijn van het ongemak en het comfortabele zowel in compositie, kleurgebruik, verftoets als eventuele thema. Na zijn studie aan de Gerrit Rietveld Academie, richtte Van Duijnhoven zich op ontwerpen en produceren van interieurs en meubels. Maar het schilderen geeft hem de gelegenheid om zichzelf te kunnen zijn. Van Duijnhoven probeert in het werk een poëtische dubbele laag aan te brengen, waarvan hij zelf de betekenis moeilijk lijkt te kunnen doorgronden. Objecten en vormen die in het werk verschijnen lijken door herhalingen een bepaalde betekenis te krijgen. Het schilderen gebeurt veelal als spontane actie, die gepaard gaat met emotionele ontlading.

“Mijn werk is op een bepaalde manier verwant aan het werk van de beroemde Brabantse cabaretiers en daardoor misschien wel aan een soort Brabantse manier van beschouwen en mentaliteit.

Wellicht ben ik gewoon zo geboren en berust de verwantschap op een toevalligheid, ik ga dat wel onderzoeken de komende tijd. Ik heb het over cynisme ontkrachten, op het verkeerde been zetten en onverwacht emotie oproepen alsook iets nooit te serieus laten worden.

Praktisch gezien schilder ik erg snel zonder enige voorbereiding. Ik begin te werken en zie vandaar waar het heen gaat…

Sommige van de werken die er nu staan, zijn eigenlijk een soort zelfportretten. De donkere meer non-descripte werken gaan over het totaal verloren zijn, als een soort geest door het leven zonder anker. Daarna komt er meer verhaal in de portretten. Langzaamaan lijken het duidelijkere in de vlotte beschouwing letterlijkere verhalen.

Het is in mijn ogen dan ook heel interessant om het hele proces en dus meerdere werken over de hele serie te laten zien.”

▪︎ Erwin van Duijnhoven

Artworks by Erwin van Duijnhoven

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Jan Wessendorp

Jan Wessendorp

Johannes George (Jan) Wessendorp, born in 1940 in Surabaya (Indonesia), started at the MTS voor de Fotografie en Fototechniek, The Hague before pursuing his artistic desire and education at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, The Haque, specialising in painting, drawing and design technique. He became lecturer in Drawing, Colour and Form Technique at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten St. Joost, Breda and was one of the apprentices of Paul Citroen, Rein Draijer, and Hugo Liebe.

Primarily a painter, Jan Wessendorp is a versatile artist whose works range from drawing and graphic to plastic arts (sculpture). Wessendorp creates figures and characters that show openness, even vulnerability, yet they are never defenceless let alone aggressive. They manifest themselves by their unusual look and posture. Despite their subdued emotions, one can sense the fear, compassion, happiness, loneliness and even some love there.

From time to time the frame around the canvas no longer becomes boundaries of the image, it rather becomes integral part of the artwork. While in some, it transforms to an autonomous entity with its own shape, materials and meaning.

Wessendorp’s works have been collected by a number of museums and national organisations across The Netherlands and Belgium. His graphic piece paired with poetry by Albert Hagenaars is now in the collection of Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven. In collaboration with Auke van der Heide, he created the striking  sculptural landscape object, titled “De Emmer van Toen is de Buis van Nu”, a concrete tower adorned with zinc buckets, in the vicinity of the utilitarian waste water treatment plant.

Born:
1940, Surabaya, Indonesia

Education:
MTS voor de Fotografie en Fototechniek, The Hague
Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, The Haque, specialising in painting, drawing and design technique

Artist’s Statement (freely translated)

“Art is embedded in nature and they who can extract it, have it.” (Albrecht Dürer)

This quote by Albrecht Dürer is the guideline in my work and life. It not only relates to nature, which becomes visible around us as an object world, but also, as far as we are nature ourselves, to our physical and intelligent existence. Nature makes herself known in us as our own special nature and specific talent. This quality determines the kind of attention for that object world, through which a world of ideas and feelings opens up. The artist’s struggle is to arrive at a distinct form of experience that is then expressed in a specific painterly ability. The development of vision, originality and expression is determined by an uninterrupted self-education and training, in all aspects of the artist’s life. In doing so, all lower impulses become subservient to the higher and are absorbed! 

“Art is hidden in nature” 

Artistic image is not so much supported by external characteristics, but even more by substantive implications, which are the result of that growing consciousness. The possibility to move and communicate in art: to set the viewer inwardly in motion and thus to encourage a self-experience, does not lie in the passionate desire of the maker to communicate himself, to influence others, or in the lust of design. This possibility lies in the artist’s ability to create from the source of life that he has been able to tap into and to which he has been able to give an authentic visual form! 

“Whoever can extract it, have it!” 

Jan Wessendorp

Artworks by Jan Wessendorp

Artist Bio

Collected Works

Collection of the State of The Netherlands
Rijksdienst Verspreide Kunstvoorwerpen (currently: Collectie Nederland)
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library), Brussels, Belgium
Museum Plantyn-Moretus, Antwerp, Belgium
Museum De Beyerd, Breda
Kunstcollectie Rabobank Nederland (Art Collection Rabobank Nederland)
Museum Het Markiezenhof, Bergen op Zoom
Municipality Bergen op Zoom
Municipality Roosendaal
Municipality Woensdrecht
Art Borrow Artotheek 18, Bergen op Zoom/Roosendaal
Art Borrow Artotheek Breda

Selected Exhibitions

2024
“Lichtende Grenzen” Solo Exhibition at 3 locations in Bergen op Zoom: the Markiezenhof Museum, Gallery Lukisan and Arsis Art and Society Foundation

2023
Summer Expo, Gallery Lukisan, Bergen op Zoom

2022
Ontmoeten, Graphic Arts Exhibition, Gallery Lukisan, Bergen op Zoom
Aan het licht gebracht, Solo Exhibition, Gallery Lukisan, Bergen op Zoom

2021
Teder Indringend, Solo Exhibition at Gallery Lukisan, Bergen op Zoom

2018
HOMM’AGE À TROIS – SynapsZ Kunstcollectief eert Fons Gieles, Joop Mijsbergen en Jan Wessendorp at the Markiezenhof, Bergen op Zoom

2015
Double exhibition in the former sugar plant De Zeeland, Markiezaatsweg 17, Bergen op Zoom

Grants & Awards

2002
Knight of the Royal Order of Orange-Nassau

1990
Sakko Award, Bergen op Zoom

1973
WVC Prize to Italy

Experience

1980-1990
Lecturer Drawing, Colour and Form Technique at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten St. Joost, Breda

Links

Jan Wessendorp, beeldend kunstenaar
“De Emmer van Toen is de Buis van Nu” – in collaboration with Auke van der Heide

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Edith Bons

Edith Bons

Edith Bons was born in Indonesia, in the city of Merauke, West-Papua (Irian Jaya). However she grew up in The Netherlands. Graduated from the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten en Vormgeving Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands, and is active as visual artist since 1985.

In her art, Edith Bons deliberately seeks to express her bicultural roots and living environment, the so-called Indische Identiteit, or Dutch-Indies (read Indonesian) identity. The Poleng [1] motif, occurs many times in her art, is a dualistic symbol of many contrasts: black and white, good and bad, East and West etc. It is striking that poleng in Balinese culture is a symbol of balance of the universe.

Characteristic of her art is also the use of recycled waste materials as repurposed objects and the many elements from traditional Indonesian artefacts, organic materials such as palm and banana leaves, reed, rattan, wood, but more importantly rice seeds. As the main staple of many people of the East, rice has important meanings to which many symbolisms are assigned. Edith Bons creates several art installations consisting of rice as their main material or subject. 

[1] Poleng is a trademark black-and-white checkerboard woven fabric wrapped around objects considered sacred in Bali. A symbol of balance of the universe, the cloth will be put around as banners or tucked in and around statues or rocks, or draped over objects, in which the Hindu Balinese people believe a spirit is living, such as trees, poles, house shrines, etc.

Born
1952 in Merauke, Indonesia.

Education
Schilderen en Grafiek aan de Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten en Vormgeving, Groningen, The Netherlands

Artworks by Edith Bons

Artist Bio

Group Exhibition (last 10 years)

2022
Bijdrage Kunstmoment Diepenheim
“Kleurijk” Zuid-oost Amsterdam
“Dicher Bij” Roden
“Merdeka” galerie Lukisan “Merdeka” Bergen op Zoom
“Salon der Leden” Pictura Dordrecht

2021
“Art Hollandais” De Kamergalerie,Preporche Frankrijk
Forma Aktua Groningen
CBK Zuid-oost Amsterdam
Multi disciplinaire tentoonstelling Bellingen, Belgium

2020
“Art Hollandais” De Kamergalerie, Preporche, France

2019
“Anti Chambre” Firma van Drie, Gouda
“Moeder de Vrouw” De Nieuwe Ruimte, Velp
“Van Rembrandt tot Roerei” K38, Roden
“Art Hollandais” De Kamergalerie, Preporche, France

2018
Galerie Achttien18, Baarland (duo)
“L’Art Hollandais” galerie De Kamergalerie, Preporche, France
Sein vormgeving Waalwijk (duo)
Pictura: Portrettengalerij n.a.v. 400 jaar Dordtse Synode

2016
BartArtBox, Thesinge
Galerie Lessedra, Sofia, Bulgaria

2015
Forma Aktua, Groningen

2014
Pictura, Dordrecht “200 Jaar Koninkrijk, 200 jaar schilderkunst”
Bart Art Box, Thesinge ‘IndoMalukuTotok 1 2 3 4 GenerasiGeneratie’
Coda museum / ACCEC, Apeldoorn “Indisch DNA”

2013
Cemety Art House, Jogyakarta, Indonesia “OneNightStand”
Galerie Ariana Den Haag (duo)
Galerie Holtrop Tilburg
Bart Art Box (duo), Thesinge

2012
“Buah-Kembang” een kruisbestuiving van het werk van Rosemarijn van Limburg Stirum en Edith Bons , OD 36, Delft (duo)
Galerie/kunsthandel Welkenhuysen, Utrecht
“Inspiring Spirits” Sieboldhuis, Japanmuseum

Solo Exhibition (last 10 years)

2018
De Kamergalerie, Preporche, France

2017
De Kamergalerie, Preporche, France

2016
Galerie Ariana, Den Haag

2015
YOS (Jogya Open Studio) Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2010
Creatief Laboratorium 38CC, Delft. Retrospectieve tentoonstelling 25 jaar kunstenaarschap

2009
DOK kunstuitleen, Delft

2007
Karta Pustaka Yogyakarta, Indonesië Installatie

Award

2005
Vakprijs Delftse Salon, Delft

1992
Gemeente Epe: De Ringprijs voor artistieke presentatie

1988
Theodorus Niemeyer BV Groningen poster ontwerpwedstrijd “Javaanse Jongens”

Assignment

2009
Geurobject t.b.v. educatieproject DOK kunst

2002
Schetsopdracht Psychiatrisch Ziekenhuis Delta Rotterdam

1998
Ontwerp postkaart ter gelegenheid 50 jarig bestaanUniversele Rechten van de Mens i.o.v. Stichting Contrapost Groningen

1997
Muurschildering peuterspeelzaal Klein Duimpje i.o.v. Stichting Stipehosa Hoogezand- Sappemeer
Schetsontwerp Umbel-Umbel t.b.v. Wapperkunst-galerie i.o.v. Gemeente Delfzijl

1996
Ontwerp zeefdruk i.o.v. galerie cemety Jogyakarta (Indonesië) Ontwerp zeefdruk i.o.v. galerie Forma Aktua Groningen

1993
Vormgeving gedichtenbundel “Gedichten (Sajak Sajak)i.o.v. dichter Winarko Bazoeni Boesrie Leidschendam

Publication

2018
(25 Aug) Indisch Museum “Voor het Voetlicht”

2016
(14 Okt.) “Delftse Kunst: Edith Bons”, internetpublicatie Nieuwsbrief Gemeente Delft. 15th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, 2016 Lessedra Contemporary Art Projects

2013
(28 juni) Den Haag Centraal. In de rubriek Society “We’ll meet again” door Vilan van de Loo.

2012
Delft-op-zondag: Edith en Rosemarijn delen hun liefde voorIndonesie

2010
(dec) Moesson (maandblad) In de rubriek Uit de Kunst: Edith Bons door Frans Leidelmeijer.
(dec) BBK-krant(kwartaalblad) “Het zelfportret van Edith Bons”

2007
(6 aug.) KOMPAS (Indonesisch landelijk dagblad)
Pencarian Identitas Seniman Belanda Kelahiran Papua door WKM.

2005
Catalogus Religie in de Beeldende Kunst door Piet Augustijn, conservator Gorcum’s museum. Uitg. Gorum’s Museum, Gorinchem
Algemeen Dagblad (AD): Saskia Herberghs – “Knooppunt van kunst”

2003
(31 mei) Delftse Courant (dagblad) Een Hollands koetje met een Oosterse Huid” door Hendrik van Leeuwen
Boek (ISBN 9066570326) “Tussen Twee Werelden wacht het Verlangen van een ceaan”, een verkennend onderzoek naar Indische beeldende kunst- en cultuuruitingen. Kempen Uitgevers BV, Liempde

2001
(juni) Moesson (onafhankelijk Indisch maandblad): Ëen hommage aan de Indische ondefinieerbaarheid” door dr. Helena Spanjaard (kunsthistoricus)

2000
(maart) Bijeen (maandblad) in de rubriek Kunstgesprek Edith Bons verknipte wajangpoppen en zwarte en witte blokken”door Patricia Wessels
(29 januari) Delftsche Courant (dagblad) “Collages van Verzoening en Vertedering door Hendrik van Leeuwen

1999
(15 december) O.O.G. tv Groningen “Portret van Beeldend Kunstenaar Edith Bons”in het programma Groningen Wereldstad
(1 november) Gelders Dagblad “Stijlvolle opening met gamelanmuziek en poëzie door een hunner verslaggevers
(6 oktober) Advertentie Rabo-bank Delfzijl e.o. Edith Bons exposeert in kantoor Delfzijl

1997
(21 oktober) De Faenster “Moderne kunst met oosters accent in galerie De Estrik
(22 oktober) Dagblad van Noordoost Friesland “Keramiek en schilderijen harmoniëren prima in De Estrik”door S. Hogendorp

1996
(21 april) Jakarta Post (dagblad) Indo-painter expresses cultural dillema”door R. Fadjri
(14 april) Mingu Media Indonesia Edith Bons dua budaya dan orisinalitas door RFX
(15 juni) Radio Noord interview door Kirsten Klijnsma in het programma “Met Andere Ogen”
Boek (november) Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling n.a.v. expositie in Pulchri Studio den Haag 1995
(10 november) TV Noord: interview t.b.v. journaaluitzendingen n.a.v. expositie “Tempo Biro, Tempo Baru” Groningen
Catalogus “Edith Bons” door dr. Helena Spanjaard

1993
(maart) Tjabe Rawit, verhalen met een Indische achtergrond (kwartaalblad) “Dat ik naar Indonesie ging, was toevallig”door Dane Beerling
(november) Ruimte (kwartaalblad) No. Culturele Identiteit “De Insulinde ontmaskerd” door Deanna Herst (kunsthistoricus)

Links

Website for more information: www.edithbons.nl
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edith.bons/

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Arwin Hidayat

Arwin Hidayat

Arwin Hidayat combines primitive and contemporary motifs for his works on paper and in his paintings, and also by folk art inspired refined unique batik pieces. Although many of his works are inspired by his personal experiences and thoughts, his works of art can be seen as a subtle manner to pose questions about socio-economic and moral situation in Indonesia.

Arwin Hidayat loves the medium batik. It is traditionally a method to decorate cloth with motifs, pattern or designs using colour dyes and wax. It requires quite an elaborate manner of painting (writing) by hand, unlike the modern printed textile production for the mass. Although the method can be found in many places in (South-East) Asia, in Java especially this method of cloth decorating has found its high refinement, where every motive has its own meanings, and whom are allowed to use depending on the gender and even ranks of social and heritage. The traces of these batik paintings can be found in his works on paper.

Arwin Hidayat’s artworks have been selected several times for ArtJog, the annual & prestigious contemporary art exhibition in Yogyakarta.

Born:
12 April, 1983 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Education:
Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Artworks by Arwin Hidayat

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibition

2012
Solo Exhibition “Flash Show Drawing”, West Brunwich, Melbourne, Australia

2013
Solo Exhibition “BLUES BAU KENCUR”, Via Via Café, Yogyakarta

2017
Solo Exhibition, “Gombal”, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta

Residency

2014
Balai Pemuda Rahayu, Dlingo, Bantul, Yogyakarta

Exhibition

2020

Group Exhibition DSMHHPP – Gallery Lukisan
Keep The Fire On #6, Survive Garage, Yogyakarta
Pameran virtual bersama, alumni UOB Painting of The Year, “Indahnya berbagi dalam berkarya, dari Seniman untuk seniman”
Pameran bersama, “Art in Isolation”, UTTARA The Icon, Yogyakarta
Pameran bersama, “Manusia Manusia”, Galeri Katamsi, Yogyakarta
Pameran virtual, “Art Jakarta”

2019

First Art Fair, Passagiers Terminal, Amsterdam
“TERMASUK”, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney
Indonesian Cultural Late, London Book Fair, London
“Kontraksi pasca tradisionalisme”, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
Letter callus post-war, Lorong Galeri, Yogyakarta
KunsRAI 2019, Amstelhal, Amsterdam
Full HD, Survive Garage, Yogyakarta
Letter, callus,post-War, Taipei Kuandu museum, Taiwan
FKY Mulanira, ” Wirama”, Museum Sonobudoyo, Yogyakarta
Keep The Fire On #5, Survive Garage, Yogyakarta
Celebration of Compassion, Tirtodipuran Link, Yogyakarta
Asmara day, Tebar Pesona, Asmara Art and Coffee Shop, Yogyakarta
Pameran Sagilik Saguluk, Rumah Sanur, Bali
Pameran bersama “Between Ngoyo and Nrimo”, Studio Kalahan, Yogyakarta
Pameran Stockroom, “In What We Believe” (100 tahun Widayat), Galeri Lorong, Yogyakarta

2018

ArtJog, Annual Contemporary Art Event, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
KunstRAI, Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam
Keep on Fire 4, Survive Garage, Yogyakarta
Art Jakarta in Ace Houce Collective, Pasific Place Jakarta
Art on Paper Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contemporary Art Ruhr, Zollverein – Essen, Germany

2017

Pameran Friends of TPS, Miracle Print, Yogyakarta
Solo Exhibition, “Gombal”, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta
Slow Fashion, ARK Gallery, Yogyakarta
Keep on Fire 3, Survive Garage, Yogyakarta
ArtJog 10 “Changing Perspective”, Jogja Nasional Museum, Yogyakarta
Bazaart Jakarta, Pacific place Jakarta
Volkswagen Exhibition, JEC, Yogyakarta

2016

Red Base Young Artist Award, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
The MASKS, Diesel Art Gallery, Shibuya, Tokyo
Jogja Calling, 4A Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Print Parade, Grafis Minggiran, Yogyakarta
Survive Day, Survive Garage, Yogyakarta

2015

Drawing Durhaka, DGTMB Shop, Yogyakarta
Nandur Srawung, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
“Revitalisasi Hj.Widayat”, Museum Haji Widayat, Magelang
Check Your Connection, DGTMB Shop, Yogyakarta
Keep Fire On, Survive Garage, Yogyakarta
“Pameran Berdua AMONG” , JOGJA CONTEMPORARY
FKY XXVII Laras Sinawang, Sasono Hinggil, Yogyakarta
UOB Finalist Exhibition, UOB Plaza, Jakarta
“Main Grafis”, Nalarrupa Gallery, Yogyakarta
Batik Archipelago, Daya Juang, Solo
Keep on Fire 2, Survive Garage, Yogyakarta
Relation in Print, Tirana House, Yogyakarta
Print Parade, Grafis Minggiran, Yogyakarta

2014

“Neo Folk” , IKKAN Gallery, Singapore
Asia Print (Krack Project), Sydney. Australia
“Fenomena Perjaka Lembab”, DGTMB Shop, Yogyakarta
“Merayakan Agar-Agar”, DGTMB Shop, Yogyakarta
“Silk Screen Attack”, Ascos, Yogyakarta
“Golden Age”, Lokananta Art Space, Solo
“Solid”, Krack Gallery, Yogyakarta
Neo Iconoclast, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang
ArtJog14 Legacies of Power, Yogyakarta
“Yang Maha Benda”, Studio Grafis Minggiran, Yogyakarta
Cut and Remix, Jogja Gallery. Yogyakarta
Agropop (Equator Project), Singapore

2013

Solo Exhibition “BLUES BAU KENCUR”, Via Via Café, Yogyakarta
Via Via Sweet Seventeen, Via Via Café, Yogyakarta
ArtJog Maritime Culture, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
Postcard DGTMB Exhibition, Dialogue, Jakarta
3D KRACK Exhibition, Yogyakarta
“Pameran Persembahan Survive Garage”, Yogyakarta

2012

Postcard Exhibition “Just Because I Love You”, Via Via Café, Yogyakarta
Postcard Exhibition “MUBAL GENERATION”, LIR Café, Yogyakarta
Postkad “Postcard Exhibition”, Singapore
(s)mallseries #1, IAM (Independent Art Space & Management), Yogyakarta
Solo Exhibition “Flash Show Drawing”, West Brunwich, Melbourne, Australia

2011

Mail Art Movement, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Semarang
Drawing Revolution I, DGTMB Shop, Yogyakarta

2009

Turun dalam Rupa Cahaya, LIP, Yogyakarta
Expo Sign, Jogja Expo Center, Yogyakarta
Oemar Bakrie, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
Rolling Draw, IVAA Gallery, Yogyakarta
ISIOTHERAPY, Benteng Vredenburg, Yogyakarta

2007

SURPRISE II, Benteng Vredenburg, Yogyakarta

2006

Pameran Bersama Kobe, Jepang
SURPRISE I, Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta

2001

FKY XI, Benteng Vredenburg, Yogyakarta
“Pameran Berdua ASA”, SMSR, Yogyakarta

2000

“Pameran Lukisan Kaca”, Purnabudaya, Yogyakarta
FKY X, Benteng Vredenburg, Yogyakarta
“Anjing Kampung”, SMSR, Yogyakarta

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Nguyễn Dinh Vu

Nguyễn Dinh Vu

Vietnamese painting is mainly a twentieth century phenomenon. In contrast to other Asian countries, Vietnamese artists in the feudal period did not practise the art of painting, but devoted themselves to sculpture and the decoration of temples and pagodas. At the end of the nineteenth century, the French introduced the technique of oil-painting to Vietnam and in 1925 they established the ‘Ecole des Beaux-Art l’Indochine’ in Hanoi. This marks the beginnings of a professional class of painters, who painted ‘after nature’ in a realistic and impressionistic style.

After the war against France, the separation of North and South Vietnam in 1954, followed by the war between the North and the South, the artists followed completely different courses. The artists from the North (under influence of the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China) turned in the direction of the social-realistic stream, while the southern artists embraced western trends, influenced by the presence of the Americans. Nevertheless, neither the influences was decisive in the development of Vietnamese Modern Art.

Despite the “Doi Moi”, Vietnam’s Perestroika – which allowed contemporary Vietnamese artists more freedom, was introduced in 1986, most of the artists did not direct their attention to the (western) preoccupation with changing of the frontiers of Vietnamese art. Combining traditional methods on modern materials like lacquer on wood, using (traditional) motifs and techniques, the younger generation of Vietnamese artists have gone throught a revival of the use of traditional elements in stead, involving different forms of arts, such as installation, performance and video art.

Nguyen Dinh Vu combines materials as metaphor for the layers of history. Old newspaper often forms a second base on his canvas. The figures in blue and white have resemblance with the antique Chinese porcelain. His famous metaphoric man in suits with golden box head surrounded by Chinese/Vietnamese motifs slowly make room for more impasto* abstract works.

In fine art, the Italian word ‘Impasto’ (dough or paste) denotes a painting technique in which undiluted paint is applied so thickly (like toothpaste) onto the canvas or panel (often with a palette knife) that it stands out from the surface.

Born:
1980 in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
Lives and works in Hanoi

Education:
Vietnam University of Fine Arts (2013)

Artworks by Nguyen Dinh Vu

Artist Bio

Solo exhibitions

2015
“Box it up” at Agallery Hongkong

Group exhibitions

2021
NordArt 2021, Museum of Modern Art in Büdelsdorf, Germany

2019
KunstRAI, Amsterdam – Gallery Lukisan
Vietnam – Korea, at 16 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi
The Confounding Miasma of Being at Altro Mondo, Arte Contemporanea, The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, Makati City, Philippines
First Art Fair Amsterdam – Gallery Lukisan

2018
“The Language of the Images: Hungarian – Vietnamese contemporary painting exhibition” at Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum
Contemporary Art Ruhr, Essen, Germany – Gallery Lukisan
Under the broad umbrella at Kaida contemporary, Quezon city Philippines
NordArt 2018, Museum of Modern Art in Büdelsdorf, Germany

2017
Vietnam Contemporary Art Exhibition in Thailand
NordArt 2017, Museum of Modern Art in Büdelsdorf, Germany

2016
Korea-Vietnam, Gwangju Museum of Art, Geumnamno Gallery, Korea
NordArt 2016, Museum of Modern Art in Büdelsdorf, Germany
“Turning point II”, Veintiane, Laos
“Dialogues” Goethe-Institut Ha Noi, 56-58-60 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ha Noi, Vietnam

2015
Vietnam fine art exhibition, 2 Hoa Lu, Van Ho, Ha Noi, Vietnam
“We open” Viet Nam fine Arts Museum, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam
“3 dinh 1 roi ” Viet Nam fine Arts Museum, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam

2014
Embassy of Denmark, 19 Dien Bien Phu, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Festival art young 2014, Hanoi university of fine art, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Embassy of Germany in Vietnam, 29 Tran Phu, Ha Noi, Vietnam

2013
Davines Art Series at Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Ha Noi, Vietnam
The Dogma prize in self-portraiture 2013 at the fine arts Museum, HCM City, Vietnam

2012
“Dai gia Viet Nam”, 16 Ngo Quyen, Ha Noi, Vietnam
The 3rd Bangkok Triennale International, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
Top Art Gallery, Meta House, K’nyay Restaurant & Bar, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The 5th Beijing International Art Biennale, China

2011
“Sale Off”, 16 Ngo Quyen, Ha Noi, Vietnam

2010
“1000 years of Thang Long Hanoi” of young Artist Club, 16 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi, Vietnam
“suburb” of the young Artist Club, 16 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi, Vietnam
“Remove” in the center Vietart Centre, 42 Yet Kieu, Hanoi, Vietnam
“One Day”, 36 Dien Bien Phu, Hanoi, Vietnam

2009
“Dong tong” of young Artist Club, 16 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi, Vietnam

2008
“Vong khuc”, 31A Van Mieu, Ha Noi, Vietnam

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Herlambang Bayu Aji

Herlambang Bayu Aji

Herlambang Bayu Aji is originally from Indonesia, but works and lives since 2010 in Berlin, Germany. He works with various techniques and art genres such as shadow puppets, paintings, education art, installation and graphic art. 

Herlambang Bayu Aji developed a strong interest in the traditional Indonesian shadow puppet theatre. Shadow puppet performance, also known as shadow puppetry or shadow play, is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment, found from as far as to the West as Turkey and all over Asia. The narratives and these performances are often humorous and entertaining, and can be regarded as a kind of societal-critical cabaret.

Next to art exhibitions, the artist also uses his storytelling and performance skills on various art workshops and theater performances, as entertainment as well as education for children and adults, many times in collaboration with other artists.

Since 2016 he is working on a series of works titled Animalgination. The title is rooted in the two words “animal” and “imagination”, and as such is the output of his plays and imagination of new animals which do not exist in real life. 

The artist believes that everything is changing. The climate is changing and sooner or later forcing nature to change as well. The gobal warming threatens plants, land creatures and aquatic animals with extinction and pushes the environment to adapt those changes in many ways. Unusual attitudes of animals, awaking small plants or microorganisms in the land which have been covered by ice for thousands of years and even mutated viruses.

Animalgination provides the opportunity to create fictional forms of animals, like an elephant with a rabbit’s body and a crocodile’s tail, a flying cow with butterfly wings and a mackerel’s head, or a pig with an eel’s tail. The series symbolises, that every single person is changing during their life. These changes influence the people around that person and in turn is influenced by them as well. There are no absolute criteria to define identities, as identities are fluid and interdependent.

Animalgination is executed in linocut using oil paints on paper, painting with acrylic on canvas and an installation of paintings, papercuts, paper mâché, sounds and various natural materials.

Born:
21 May, 1982 in Solo/Surakarta, Indonesia

Education:
Master of Arts, Institute for Art in Context, University of Arts, Berlin
Bachelor of Arts, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta 

Artworks by Herlambang Bayu Aji

Artist Bio

Awards

2020
Work scholarship Sonderprogramm der Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

2007
Scholarship Beasiswa Unggulan P3SWOT Award from the Indonesian Ministery of Education.

Solo Exhibition

2018
“Tierisch gut!” – at Kakadu, Berlin.
“AN_IMA(L)GINATION” Cafe Kraft, Berlin.

2016
Schattenpuppen Ausstellung “Wayang Rajakaya” at the Projektraum Art.endart, Berlin.

2011
“Wayang Rajakaya – Contemporary Shadow Puppets” at the Erstererster Gallery, Berlin.
“Wayang Rajakaya is here” at the Fincan/Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V. , Berlin.

2009
“Mencari Seorang Raja” 13rd -17th of September, in Kedai Kopi, Surakarta, Indonesia.

2008
“Herlambang Bayu Aji” at the Seniorenresidenz Martinsbrunnen, Dornbirn, Austria.

2006
“Sebuah Tafsir Seni Kontemporer”, V Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Group Exhibition

2021
Paper Matters, Gallery Lukisan, Bergen op Zoom

2020
Wayang play using puppets of Wayang Rajakaya and of the Ghent University Museum´s collection. The documentation is displayed in the permanent exhibition of Ghent University Museum, Belgium.

2019
The London Book Fair 2019, at the Asian House, London, UK.

2018
“Wir! Eine Welt Gemeinschaft?”, FHXB Museum, Berlin, curated by nohow collective.
“An_ima(l)gination. Curated by Camilla Kussl. art.endart, Drontheimer Str. 2-23, Berlin.
“Mitmachstadt Bernau”, participative art project initiated by Claudia Hummel at “Kontext Labor Bernau”, 21st of Juny until 13th of September in Heeresbekleidungsamt, Bernau bei Berlin.

2015
“Taisersdorf lebt”, Taisersdorf, Owingen, Germany with a painting “Weltkarte Internationales Berlin, an interactive art work “Gegen das Vergessen” and Poster “ Wir dürfen überall wohnen, weil die Erde uns allen gehört.

2014
Guruku –Mein Lehrer, art education project with children from Heinrich Zille Grundschule in the context of the exhibition “Tagore’s Post Office”, NGBK, Berlin.

2013
“Rundgang”, University of Arts, Berlin with the poster “Wir dürfen überall wohnen, weil die Erde uns allen gehört“ and Video art “Der Reis, du und ich in Berlin”.

2012
“The Roma Image Studio”, Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin. Auf der Suche nach Raum X für Schattenpuppentheater, January in Nürtingen Grundschule, Kreuzberg, Berlin. An educative art Project. The children created their own puppets and story and performed for their school.
“Desiderata”, Berlin. Installation, shadow puppets, linocuts, paintings.

2010
“Kunsträume Taisersdorf”, Taisersdorf, Owingen, Germany. Linocuts.

2009
Indonesian Art Award, Indonesian’s National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.
“Menilik Akar”, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta with “Perjalanan Hidup”, nstallation, 10 painted wood boxes, silkscreen prints on fiber glass, lamps, oil lamp, hoe.

2008
“Kunst am laufenden Meter”, Skulpturenpfad Herdwangen – Schönach, Germany. Drei Waldhüter – four meters high painted figures of wood.

2007
“Neo Nation” Biennale Jogja IX, at the Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Wayang Rajakaya in urban version – Installation, 10 painted wood boxes , cloths, straw, lamps and 10 shadow puppets of paper and bamboo.

2006
“Pekan Seni”, Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah, Surakarta, Indonesia. Wayang Rajakaya – Installation, 40 shadow puppets of paper and bamboo, screen, video, straw.
“Klang und Eisen”, Owingen, Germany. 14 paintings, oil on canvas.

2005
“All Out”, Balai Soedjatmoko, Surakarta, Indonesia. 2 paintings, oil on canvas.
“Aku bermain maka aku ada”, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia. 1 painting, oil on canvas.

2004
“Seni Rupa” at the Galeri Seni Rupa, University of Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia. 3 paintings, oil on canvas.
“Gulaklapa – Dies-Count 0,00%”, at Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah, Surakarta, Indonesia. 1 painting, Mixed Media. Makan tiada henti – Installation, table, chairs, plate, paper, price labels, Fotos
Trap zone – installation, betony, nails, and paper.

2003
“Dasar Kita”, April in Fine Art Gallery, University of Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia. 3 Paintings, Acrylic on paper.

Performances and collaboration projects

2018
“Die Kuh”, Theater der kleinen Form, Berlin.

2017
“Die Kuh”, Brot für die Welt, Berlin.
The adventures of the Cow, Karakulit Shadow Puppet Festival, Hungary.

2016
Collaborating Balinese Gender Wayang with contemporary shadow puppetry, SOAS, University of London at Gamelan Composers Forum 2016.

2015
“Sindbad der Lastträger”, at the Projektraum art.endart, Berlin, with Laleh Torabi and Camilla Kussl.
“Sinbad, der Lastträger” , with Laleh Torabi and Camilla Kussl, Linden Museum, Stuttgart.

2014
“Jamakakarta – The land of Apes”, participates art project with a group of adults from Aliansi Peduli KBRI Jerman and Watch Indonesia! at the Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Berlin.
“The Adventure of a Cow” wiith Dorothea Ferber in Tong Tong Fair, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2013
“Ich bin kein Froschkönig” collaboration with Laleh Torabi and Camilla Kussl, in Galerie Erstererster, Berlin.
“Kunst im Komplex” with Camilla Kussl, in the Schönstedtstraße 7, Neukölln, Berlin.
“Enjoy My Berlin” collaboration project in ”Archex12” with Dorothea Ferber and Camilla Kussl, Bodensee.

2012
“The Demise of Free Speech” with Dorothea Ferber and Indonesian reporters from Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
“Ich bin kein Froschkönig” collaboration with Laleh Torabi and Camilla Kussl, in Galerie Erstererster, Berlin.
“Wayang Barat”, collaboration project in the frame of „Nächte des Ramadan” with 17 Hippies and Aris Daryono, in Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

2011
“Meet in Berlin and Jakarta’s Aliens in Berlin”, collaborations projects followed „Jakarta Berlin Arts Festival” with PM Toh, in Schaubude and Märchenhütte, Berlin.
“Die Kuh”, in “ID Indonesian Contemporary Art” at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin.

2009
“The Adventure of a Cow”, 5th Indonesian Performance Art Mart (IPAM) with musicians Ngadimin, Sri Waluyo, Cawati, Joko, Sigit and Kukuh, Teater Besar ISI (Indonesian Art Institute) Surakarta.
“Sapi Mbalelo”, Slamet Riyadi Street, in Surakarta, Indonesia with Ngadimin, Sri Waluyo and Kukuh.

2008
“Die Kuh und Der Befreiung der Tiere Tour 2008” with Dorothea Ferber, Baden – Württemberg.

2007
“The Adventure of a Cow”, V Art gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, with Ngadimin und Jantit.
“Die Kuh und Der Befreiung der Tiere Tour 2007”, with musicians Dorothea Ferber, Baden – Württemberg.
“Sapi Mbalelo”, with musicians Ngadimin and Surakarta’s Scooter Club followed “Wayang on the street”, Surakarta, Indonesia.

2006
“Astaga” with Dorothea Ferber and Agus Purwantoro, in Pringapus, Magelang, Indonesia.
“Die Kuh”, with musicians Dorothea Ferber, in Mojosongo, Surakarta, Indonesia.
“Die Kuh”, with Dorothea Ferber, Germany und The Netherlands.

2005
“Angel” Performance, Surakarta, Indonesia.
“Hans Im Glück”, intercultural Theaterproject with KEJAR Street Art Community and Eurythmiemobil, in Surakarta and Makassar, Indonesia.
“Shoperman”, video performance, in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.
“MbanyuMili”, Tanztheater mit KEJAR Street Art Community, Germany and Switzerland.

2004
“Indonesia Be-Shining”, art action with Jrabang Slamet, Aga Sampurna, and Jabrik, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Bali, Indonesia.
“Super-Ngen”, Installation and Performance, in Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah, Surakarta, Indonesia.

Art Education works

2018 – now
Regularly educational art work with Prinzen Akademie, Berlin for kids.

2004- now
Regularly workshops for Youth Art School, Atrium Jugendkunstschule, Berlin.
Invited in events, festivals and program in divers institutions for giving workshop and art education.

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Ayu Arista Murti

Ayu Arista Murti

Ayu Arista Murti is one of the few female artists in Indonesia. Her works evolve around the theme of love and harmony among living organisms. “Nature, in all of her aspects, is beautiful”.

In her creative process to achieve an art work, the intellectual thoughts as well as natural processes are equally important. She absorbs things from different sources and let herself inspired by manga comics, but also writings and books.

Ayu Arista Murti intentionally chooses different environment and weather conditions in and around her studio to allow nature directly influence the result of her works. The elements like sun rays, wind or breeze, damp or water, dust or dirt should make an integral part of the end result. Working with many kinds of media at the same time, Ayu will sometimes work under the glaring tropical sun to allow the paint to dry quickly. She will then bring the painting to a more shadowed area to allow strongly diluted paint to spread and dry its transparent layer on the canvas. And these will later on be coloured and modified with soft pastel, charcoal, dust or dirt. And a piece of cloth, metal or wire will later be applied.

Ayu’s concerns about the genetic manipulation culminated in the Cloning Series, in the (resin) sculptures, paintings and drawings. However, her positive approach still shows the Deformed organisms in their beauty in stead.

Born:
14 December, 1979, in Surabaya, East-Java, Indonesia

Education:
2004 – Graduated from Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Artworks by Ayu Arista Murti

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibition

2018

Remembering Garden of Epicurus, Artotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2017

Flowing with The Water, Ark Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2011

Solo Exhibition, Wada Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010

Cloning Garden, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cloning Garden, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta Art District, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

2008

Rhyme of Lines, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2006

Sweet Bitter Sour, 24HR ART Gallery, Darwin, Australia

2005

Metafora Metamorfosa, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Art Project

2013
Knyt Somnia “Genesis of Terror”, Exhibition and workshop PE. Biennale Jogja XII

2007
Art Director of Monolog Sungai (The River Monologue), A Solo by Project Erythrina Baskorowati, Teater Garasi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Awards

2003
Top 5 of Indonesian Art Awards by Phillip Morris Company and YSRI, Indonesia
Finalist South East Asean Art Awards by Phillip Morris Company

2002
Best Artwork, Dies Natalis Indonesian Institute of Art, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2001
Total Indonesia Award from YSRI and Total Company

2000
The Best Drawing Sketch from Indonesian Institute of Art, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1999
The Best Water Color and Sketch from Indonesian Institute of Art, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1996
The Best Encounter of Two Millennial Country Peru – Indonesia, Embassy of Peru, Jakarta, Indonesia

Group Exhibitions

2020

Group Exhibition DSMHHPP – Gallery Lukisan

2019

Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
First Art Fair, Amsterdam

2018

The Primacy of Seeing, Semarang Galeri
KunstRAI, Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam
ArtStage Singapore, Gajah Gallery, Marina Bay, Singapore
Form of Diversity, REDBASE, Yogyakarta
Medium Play, Gajah Gallery, Yogyakarta
Yogya Annual Art #3, Positioning, Sangkring, Yogyakarta
Auckland Art Fair, The Cloud, Auckland, New Zealand
Seyogyanya, Tenggara Group exhibition, Jogja Galeri, Yogyakarta

2017

Kembulan, Studio Kalahan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Open Studio, Gajah Gallery, Yogyakarta
Lost and Found, Art Merdeka, Bumbon #3, Pararel Biennalle, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yogya Annual Art #2, Sangkring, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Turbulance, by Martel, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Hanoi march connection, Art Exhibition and Workshop, by Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts and Asia Art Link, Hanoi, Vietnam
Bumbon #2, Sangkring, Yogyakarta 2016 – ArtStage 2016, Marina Bay, Singapore
Equilibrio, Artemis gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Equilibrio, China house, Penang, Malaysia
Kecil Itu Indah, Edwin’s Gallery & Bazaar Art Jakarta – Print Parade, Grafis Minggiran, Yogyakarta

2015

Dystopia 1000 pulau, Cata Odata, Bali, Indonesia
Bazaar Art, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Polychromatic, Green host Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2014

Socio Landscape – Indonesia & Cambodia Artist, National Museum, Cambodia
Communicating In Art Making Today, Edwins Gallery, Jakarta , Indonesia – ReDraw, Edwins Gallery, Jakarta, – KIAF, Coex, Seoul, South Korea
Bazaar Art , Jakarta , Indonesia
Indonesia – Thailand Artist, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Iconoclast, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia
Manifesto #4 : Keseharian : Mencandra Tanda Masa, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
ArtJog 14, Legacies of Power, Cultural Park/Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2013

Parallel Event Biennale Jogja XII, Knyt Somnia – Genesis Of Terror, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Bazaar Art ++, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Homoludens 4, Bentara Budaya, Denpasar, Bali

2012

Unforgettable, Exhibition Hall, Jakarta Art District, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Vertigo, The Indonesian Ugliness, Ode To Art, Singapore
The Winner’s Creation, Indonesian Arts Award, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
Beauty Case, Jakarta Art District, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta Biennale #14, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lintas, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Bazaar Art Jakarta, Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia The Everyday Fantastic, S. Bin Art Plus, Singapore
Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Survey #1.10, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Dua Kota Dua Cerita, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia

2011 – 2010

Latitudes in Transit, A collective sample of Mexican and Indonesian women artists, Embassy of Mexico, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Perversion, Pure Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia

2009

Jogja Jamming Biennale X Yogyakarta, Sangkring Art Space,Yogyakarta Indonesia
Palais Project – Palais Breuner, Singerstraβe 16,A – 1010, Vienna, Austria

2008

The Highlight: dari Medium ke Transmedia, FSR ISI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Arttriangle, Soka Gakkai Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KOMPAS Daily’s Short Story Illustration, Gallery Soemardja, Bandung,

2007

Indonesian Contemporary, 1918 ArtSpace, Collaboration with Edwin’s Gallery, Shanghai, China
KOMPAS Daily’s Short Story Illustration, Orasis Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia
KOMPAS Daily’s Short Story Illustration, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
KOMPAS Daily’s Short Story Illustration, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta, Indonesia
Boys and Girl, IVAA Book Aid Vol. 2, Edwin Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Manifesto, Galeri National Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
A New Force of South East Asia: Group Exhibitions of Indonesian
Contemporary Artists, Asia Art Centre, Collaboration with Edwin’s Gallery, Beijing, China
Beyond Cartoon, Beyond Art Space, Beijing, China
Survey, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Renjana, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Conscience Celebrate-September Art Events, Fine Art Exhibition, organized by Edwin’s Gallery, Gandaria City, Jakarta, Indonesia

2006

Young Arrow, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Metafora Metamorfosa 2, Puri Art Gallery, Malang, Indonesia – Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia

2005

Fragments – KII 13, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
21st and Beyond – Personality and Variance -, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Small World, Vanessa Art House, Jakarta, Indonesia
Equatorial Heat, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jejak-Jejak Drawing, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Tanda Kasih, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art for Aceh, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2004

Equatorial Heat, Sichuan Museum, Collaboration withEdwin’s Gallery, China
Bingkai Narasi Kecil, KII 12, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Asean Art Awards, Ancient Roots: Modern Bridges, National Art Gallery, Thailand
Mager Nusantara, Yogya – Kuala Lumpur, Galeri Pitoe, Rumah Djoko Pekik, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Group Exhibition, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Persepsi dalam Vibrasi, Drawing Exhibition, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia 2003 – Indonesian Art Award, by Phillp Morris, Jakarta, Indonesia
Kecil itu Indah 11, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Girl Talk, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Third of Indonesia Art Festival, Balai Pemuda, Surabaya, Indonesia – Kria ISI 2003, National Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia

2002

Sepiring Indonesia, Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Metropolitan, Museum Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kata Rupa, Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Age-hibition, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jeruk Polkadot, with Kanae Asada and Rahma Dewi, Dusun Jogya Village, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Bersatu dalam Rasa, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2001

Kecil itu Indah 9, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Her Story, Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Gelart , Report from Yogyakarta, Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2000

Yogyakarta Art Festival (FKY), Museum Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Art Workshop, STIE Koewera , Malang, Indonesia
Gelar Karya Perempuan, Museum Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Group Exhibition with Yogyakarta Young Artists, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1999

Group Exhibition with Kelompok Lepas, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Pratisara Affandi Adi Karya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1998

Bias Kuntum Saraswati, Museum Affandi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia Art Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1996

Encounter of Two Millennial Country Peru – Indonesia, World Trade Center, Jakarta, Indonesia

1994

Group Exhibition, Foundation of Catholic Education, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Olexandr Pinchuk

Olexandr Pinchuk

Since 2013, Olexandr Pinchuk has been engaged in object art and is a teacher and speaker for students in the field of interior and object design. Participant of contemporary art exhibitions in Moscow, Russia and Kharkov, Ukraine. Collaborates with contemporary collection art galleries in New York, Brussels, Amsterdam and Kyiv.

Pinchuk creates art objects and multimedia installations. All works are aimed at the search and identification of mental and cultural characteristics, the search for answers to questions of human existence and society. For him, the creation of an object is a special story, a story without words. A conversation through an object is an attempt to reach the viewer through emotions, feelings, images.

Pinchuk directs the creation of the short animated film “The Big Vault” based on the poem by Taras Shevchenko. The poem is a philosophical and mystical story about life and death, past, present and future.

Website:
www.pinchuk.art

Instagram:
olexandr.pinchuk

Born:
Ukraine, 1986

Education:
Master of Laws, studied at the International Law Institute and Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Artworks by Olexandr Pinchuk

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Putut Wahyu Widodo

Putut Wahyu Widodo

Putut Wahyu Widodo (deceased 2021) was an artist living and working in Semarang, Indonesia. His works reflect his background as a journalist and editor of one of the leading newspaper in Java. He found his inspiration in news and media events. The blurry images in his paintings are reminiscences of  frozen captures of the video or film frames.

As a painter-cum-visual editor, Putut was especially aware and sensitive towards the power of images. In commercial photography and art, and in particular advertising, the meaning must be clear and distinct and most importantly must provoke a desire to consume. Similarly, Art can communicate feelings and emotions, or thoughts and ideas. These portraits exemplify a modern realism where graphic abstraction, semi-Cubist elements, and figuration meet to create images which are ‘less’ portraits of people and ‘more’ about the creation of a mood, an emotional state, and even alienation. The portraits are more than a mere visual artistic rendition of human gestures and poses. Putut’s task is to reveal what resides underneath the surface appearance of observed empirical reality. The images are mainly free of perspective and have an intensity of line, a flatness of form, minimal use of colour, and most importantly, a harmony of all over design. An aesthetic concern that dominates his entire body of work. Even the picture frame seems to imprison the nude and the elements depicted, enhancing feelings ranging from the serene to uneasiness. Some of the images are physiologically unnerving.

Putut worked with all kinds of digital imaging software. By exploring, exploiting, and experimenting with digitally created images, he is showing us how image making technology can help us to radically change our way of looking, and, thus, enhance our understanding of the world. His artworks reflect an intensive interrogation into our contemporary culture which is increasingly being governed by commercially produced images. Putut did not want to simply copy the work of a machine, but, he wanted to illustrate the problems of converting a digitally produced image into an ‘artwork’. Consequently, in the artworks created for his exhibition, ‘Serene Bodies’, Putut attempted to marry the figurative or narrative contents of photography, with the abstract qualities of painting.

As the works ‘Daylight Fading’, ‘Waiting So Long’ and ‘No In Between’ demonstrate, Putut attempts to depict the ‘alienation’ and ‘self control’ of the modern human being in a contemporary society. Putut thought that “the human body is a space for testing our behaviour and recognizing ourselves, even our own sense of belonging to our own body”. Within these works, Putut apparently wished to erase all the narrative associations which usually can emerge from a photographic image, and, instead, combine this ‘narration’ into a simplified unity of body language, as the subject matter. Putut was exploring a unified image of the human body to stimulate the viewers own sensations and our own unexpected perceptions. However, as the works ‘Groan’ and ‘Waiting Angel’ further demonstrate, Putut was also interested in capturing the character and expressions of the abstracted moment. By utilizing painting techniques such as cropping, placement, color, shape and form, then, by further applying coats of thin acrylic washes and sharp pencil markings to his artworks, Putut succeeded in creating images that do not represent a ‘natural’ object, but, rather express an exploration of a whole new sensual dimension.

Artist’s statement (Bahasa Indonesia)

Belajar tentang kesadaran dan belajar dari kebajikan adalah belajar dengan mengalami sendiri secara langsung dan bukan karena percaya berdasarkan mitos atau pendapat yang diyakini orang lain. Menguji pengalaman diri sendiri baik yang bersifat vertikal ataupun horizontal. Yang mendapatkan pengajaran dari “hidup” ini sendiri maupun yang Ilahiah.

Hal tersebut di atas sangat berpengaruh pada proses berkarya saya, baik contents maupun visual. Tentunya sangat subyektif dan agak tersembunyi. Dan ini adalah pilihan saya dalam berkesenian, dan merupakan konsekuensi logis yang saya hadapi. Tapi berkesenian seperti ini membuat saya bahagia, karena saya punya keyakinan bahwa apa yang saya ceritakan melalui karya saya tetap ada orang-orang yang dapat menangkap atau menerima “tanda” yang saya sampaikan. Ibarat seseorang yang pernah mencicipi atau makan buah apel, tentunya dia dapat dengan mudah menceritakan bagaimana rasa, warna dan kondisi buah apel kepada orang yang punya pengalaman mencicipi atau makan buah tersebut.

Born February 5, 1964 (Semarang, Indonesia) – Died June 11, 2021 (Semarang, Indonesia)

Education:
Jurusan Seni Rupa (Visual Art Department), FPBS, IKIP Semarang, Indonesia (1987)

Artworks by Putut Wahyu Widodo

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibition

2009
“Serene Bodies” Tony Raka Art Gallery, Mas Ubud, Bali

2008
“Radical Moderation”, Elcanna Art Gallery, Jakarta

Group Exhibition

2013
“Semarang Art Map ROB”, Indonesia National Art Gallery, Jakarta
“Spirit for All : City and Space” tribute to 100 th S.Sudjojono, Merak Gallery, Semarang
“Jagad Jawa”, Amanjiwo, Borobudur

2012
“Indonesia Contemporary Fiber Art”, One Art Museum, Jakarta
“nDodog Lawang”, Kampung Semarang, Semarang
“SocioBorobudur”, Tuksongo Visual Art House, Borobudur
“Karya Sang Juara”, Indonesia National Art Gallery, Jakarta

2011
“Inaugural”, Mon Décor Gallery, Jakarta
Bazaar Art Jakarta 2011, Pacific Place, Jakarta
“Bayang” Indonesia National Art Gallery, Jakarta
“Membikinnya Abadi” Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, Semarang
“Indonesia Art Motoring 1” Indonesia National Art Gallery, Jakarta
“Romance De Amor” Bandung -Jakarta
“Life is Amazing” Green Art Space, Jakarta

2010
“Sign and After” LAWANG WANGI-ART Sociates, Bandung
“Green Carnival” Pasific Place, Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta
Bazaar Art Jakarta 2010, Pacific Place, Jakarta
“Dimention” Elcanna Art Gallery, Jakarta
“In the eyes of the beholder” Kendra Gallery of Contemporary Art in Bali
Indonesia Art Award 2010, Indonesia National Art Gallery, Jakarta
“Masterpiece: Percakapan Masa” Indonesia National Art Gallery, Jakarta
“Transfiguration” Literature response text” Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, Jakarta Art District, Jakarta
“Dimentions” Elcanna Art Gallery,Jakarta
“Coexistence” Dimensi Art gallery Gallery, Surabaya
“Edge of Indonesia” EDGE Gallery, Causeway Bay Hong Kong

2009
Biennale Sastra 2009 “Traversing [Merandai]” Salihara Gallery,Jakarta
“Up & Hope” Grand opening d’Peak Art Space, Jakarta
“Poetical Junctures” La Lanta Fine Art Gallery, Bangkok
“Rising sons from the archipelago” Gallery Lukisan, Dublin
“Technosign” Surabaya Artlink, Surabaya
“Difference” Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, Semarang
“Re-born” H2 Art Gallery, Semarang

2008
“Image(in)action”. Elcanna Gallery, Jakarta
Indonesia Art Award 2008, Indonesia National Art Gallery, Jakarta
“Myth without Mistique” Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
Indonesia Art Award 2008, Indonesia National Art Gallery, Jakarta
“Space/ spacing” Opening Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, Semarang
“Manifesto”, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
“Progress Report” Dahara Art Gallery, Semarang
“Silent Celebration” Tony Raka Art Gallery, Mas Ubud, Bali

2007
“Neo-Nation” Jogja Biennale IX, Yogyakarta
“A Memorabilia Exhibition” Tribute to Arie Setiawan, Bu Atie Gallery, Semarang
“Boeng Ajo Boeng” (100th Affandi Anniversary), Affandi Museum, Yogyakarta
“Force Majeure” International Literary Biennale 2007, Langgeng Art Gallery Magelang
Nationalism Imagine (200th R Saleh Anniversary), Yogya Gallery
“Demi Mas[s]a”, Indonesia National Art Gallery, Jakarta, Jakarta
“Tribute to Barli”, Bale Seni Barli, Kota Parahyangan Padalarang
“Imagined Affandi”, (Semarang Gallery) in Gedung Arsip, Jakarta
“Beautiful Death” (roadshow) Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, City Library of Malang, Orasis Gallery Surabaya, Darga Gallery Sanur OAP, B`OK Art House, Semarang

2006
“Memories of Semarang” (roadshow), City Library of Malang, Gracia Gallery Surabaya, B`OK Art House Semarang
“Rupa Kata” (roadshow) Darga Gallery Sanur, Galeri Orasis Surabaya, City Library of Malang
Pre discourse “Gate”, Semar Gallery, Malang(roadshow Indonesia – China (Guangzou))
“Visual of Words”, Semarang Gallery, Semarang

2005
“Color of Information”, Barli Museum , Bandung
“Space:Sign” Biennale Bali, Tony Raka Gallery,Mas Ubud, Bali
“Side Line”,Galeri Cipta II TIM, Jakarta
“Pleasure & Pressure”, Elcanna Gallery, Jakarta
Pre Bali Biennale 2005, Rumah Seni YAITU, Semarang
“Realistage” (roadshow) Goong Gallery Bandung, Widayat Museum Magelang, Semar Gallery, Malang
“Meta-Etalase”, Semarang Gallery, Semarang
“Intermezzo”, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang
“Fundraising for Aceh”, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta
Multimedia Installation”Wind road to Darwin” for readings of poetry Triyanto Triwikromo and Sitok Srengenge, Semarang

2004
“Bouquet”, Ronggowarsito Museum, Semarang
“Artclips”, Ronggowarsito Museum, Semarang
“Wing of Words, Wing of Colors”,Langgeng Gallery, Magelang

2003
“Semarang Koeroeng Boeka” Festival, Dibia Puri Hotel Semarang
Philip Morris-Indonesian Art Award 2003, ASEAN Building, Jakarta
“Cultural Camp” Tapak Kaki TBRS, Semarang
“MetamorphArt” Ciputra Hotel, Semarang

2002
“Ragaula”, Lengkong Cilik, Semarang
“Spirit on Paper” Sienna Gallery, Semarang
“Digital Painting” Sienna Gallery, Semarang

Awards

2010 : Finalist of Contest Competition Indonesia Art Award 2010

2008 : Finalist of Contest Competition Indonesia Art Award 2008

2003 : The Big Ten Contest Competition Indonesia Art Award – Philip Morris 2003

2000 : First Winner National Poster Contest Competition ”Peace”, Limpad Foundation

Event Managent

2010 : Semarang Art Festival I and Awards of The Indonesia Record Museum (MURI) for 4 Masters Cartoonist Indonesia

2009 : Painting Competition “3G” Suara Merdeka Daily, Semarang, Indonesia

Artist’s statement (Bahasa Indonesia)

Belajar tentang kesadaran dan belajar dari kebajikan adalah belajar dengan mengalami sendiri secara langsung dan bukan karena percaya berdasarkan mitos atau pendapat yang diyakini orang lain. Menguji pengalaman diri sendiri baik yang bersifat vertikal ataupun horizontal. Yang mendapatkan pengajaran dari “hidup” ini sendiri maupun yang Ilahiah.

Hal tersebut di atas sangat berpengaruh pada proses berkarya saya, baik contents maupun visual. Tentunya sangat subyektif dan agak tersembunyi. Dan ini adalah pilihan saya dalam berkesenian, dan merupakan konsekuensi logis yang saya hadapi. Tapi berkesenian seperti ini membuat saya bahagia, karena saya punya keyakinan bahwa apa yang saya ceritakan melalui karya saya tetap ada orang-orang yang dapat menangkap atau menerima “tanda” yang saya sampaikan. Ibarat seseorang yang pernah mencicipi atau makan buah apel, tentunya dia dapat dengan mudah menceritakan bagaimana rasa, warna dan kondisi buah apel kepada orang yang punya pengalaman mencicipi atau makan buah tersebut.

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Heri Kris

Heri Kris

Heri Kris studied at FSRD ISI Yogyakarta in 1986. He is regarded one of the important contemporary artists in Indonesia. His first solo exhibition outside Indonesia was in Germany in 1994. Heri Kris participated in several group exhibitions such not only in Indonesia but also in Denmark and The Netherlands (by Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam). 
Although his neo-expressionistic boldly coloured works show influences by the (outsider) artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, they are not necessarily political. The works focus mainly on the visual effects. Unlike the artist Heri Kris himself who is a fierce advocate of individual freedom. 
Nowadays Heri Kris works mainly on canvas and is experimenting with sculpture.

Born:
Yogyakarta May 28, 1967

Education:
Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Jogjakarta Indonesia jurusan seni rupa (seni lukis/FSRD)

Artworks by Heri Kris

Artist Bio

Exhibition

2012
Pameran bersama patung dan lukisan “Emergency Code” di Sangkring Art Project Jogjakarta.
Pameran bersama di galeri ISI, Jogjakarta

2011
Pameran bersama patung dan lukisan di Syang Art gallery, Magelang

2010
Pameran bersama cat air di Syang Art Gallery, Magelang

2009
Pameran bersama patung dan lukisan “Borderless. World Jogjakarta.

2008
Pameran bersama ‘New Java’ Sri Sasanti, Jogjakarta
Pameran bersama ‘Senang senang’ digaleri Tujuh Bintang, Jogjakarta
Pameran bersama ‘Manifesta” di galeri Nasional, Jakarta
Pameran bersama Asean Contemporary Art Singapore dan USA

2005
Pameran bersama BazArt, Jogjakarta.

2001
Pameran bersama ‘Not just the political’ di Museum Widaayat, Magelang

2000
Pameran bersama di Linda Gallery, Jakarta
Pameran bersama di One Gallery, Jakarta

1999
Pameran bersama di Dirix Gallery, Jogjakarta

1998
Pameran tunggal di Kinara Galery Bali

1996
Pameran lukisan dan performance art di Bentara Budaya, Jogjakarta
Paneran seni Installasi di Museum Affandi, Jogjakarta

1995
Pameran tunggal di Cemeti Galery, Jogjakarta
Pameran bersama di Cok Art Promotion, Amsterdam
Pameran tunggal di Instituut Indonesische Cursussen, Leiden, The Netherlands

1994
Pameran tunggal di galeri Kunst und Werk, Munich, Germany
Pameran bersama di di galeri Art For You, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pameran kompetisi lukisan Pratisara Affandi Adikarya, Jogjakarta.

1993
Pameran bersama di Galeri Baleanda, Jogjakarta

1991
Pameran bersama di DKS Surabaya. 1991- Pameran experimental art, Jogjakarta

1990
Pameran bersama di gedung Raden Saleh Semarang

1989
Pameran bersama lustrum ISI, Jakarta

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Wahyu Srikaryadi

Wahyu Srikaryadi

Wahyu Srikaryadi is an established visual art artist from West-Java, Indonesia. Although he mainly makes paintings, he now also creates some installations and occasionally also sculptures.

Starting his art career as an apprentice of Barli Kartasasmita (1982-1989), one of the modern painting masters of Indonesia, he later works together with Ida Bagus Suadjana and I Gusti Matre (1994-1995). While the former masters influenced his early expressionist style, he grows gradually more interested in depicting details sharply, with clear lines and high contrasts. Rather than realist artist, he also set his subjects in dreamy overly romantic landscape or surroundings. While his paintings of Javanese Hindu and Buddhist temples are proven to be popular, his nude paintings earn a selective collectors group.

Born:
Bandung, August 8, 1968

Education:
Autodidact
Apprentice of Barli Kartasasmita (1982-1989)

Artworks by Wahyu Srikaryadi

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Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah

Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah

The fine graphical lines in Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah’s artworks reflect his background as member of the editor and illustrator at a tabloid and newspaper.

Next to his artistic activities, Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah currently also works as editor (Koordinator Liputan/Korlip) at Tabloid Cempakaand illustrator at Suara Merdeka Group. Currently living and working in Semarang, Indonesia.

Born:
Tegal, May 25, 1976

Education:
Sarjana Hukum Islam (SHI) Fakultas Syariah, IAIN Walisongo Semarang

Artworks by Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah

Artist Bio

Exhibition

2013
‘ROB’ Galeri Nasional Jakarta

2011
‘Menjadi Abadi’ 70 years Gunawan Muhammad, Galeri Semarang

2010
Sign & After, Contemporary Islamic Art, Lawangwangi, Bandung
Coexistence, Dinamic Art Galery, Surabaya
Transfiguration, Galeri Semarang, JAD Jakarta
Bayang, Contemporary Islamic Art, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta

2009
Different, Galeri Semarang
Poetical Junctures, La Lanta Art Galery, Bangkok
Traversing, Galeri Salihara, Jakarta

2008
Manifesto, Galeri Nasional Jakarta
Sketsa, Drawing & Cartoon, Galeri Semarang
Indonesia Art Award (IAA), Galeri Nasional Jakarta

2007
The Beautiful of Death, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta.
Immagined Affandi, Gedung Arsip Nasional by Galeri Semarang, Jakarta
Demi Massa, Pameran Seni Rupa Nusantara, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta
Force Majeure,International Literary Biennale, Galeri Langgeng, Magelang

2006
Visual of Words, Galeri Semarang, Semarang
The 12th International Bienial Print and drawing Exhibition, R.O.C., Taiwan

2005
Pameran seni rupa untuk Korban Tsunami, Bentara Budaya Jakarta
Intermezzo, Galeri Langgeng, Magelang
Jalan Angin, Respon Sastrawan Triyanto Triwikromo dan Sitok Srengenge, Semarang
Pra Bali Biennel 2005, Rumah Seni Yaitu, Semarang
Bali Biennel 2005, Ubud-Bali

2004
Pameran Karikatur “ Pemilu Langsung dalam Karikatur”, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta

2003
Semarang Koeroeng Boeka, Dibya Puri, Semarang

2002
Spirit of Paper, Galeri Siena, Semarang

2001
Respondent book “Rezim Sex” by Triyanto Triwikromo, Lengkong Cilik, Semarang

Award

2012
Komik “lamafa”, runner up III, Kompetisi Komik Indonesia, Kementrian Pariwisata dan Industri Kreatif, Jakarta

2011
The Best Cartoon.Prize, the 20 th Daejeon International Cartoon Contest, South Korea

2010
The Best Illustration Prize, Master Cup International Cartoon and Illustration Biennial, Beijing, China
Comic Award: Most Conceptual Design Prize, Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest China

2009
Komik Terbaik I, Bank Indonesia, Jakarta

2008
Poster Terbaik I, Bank Indonesia, Jakarta

2005
Kartunis Terbaik II, Lomba Karikatur YCAB – UNIC Award

2004
Kartunis Terbaik II, Lomba Karikatur nasional “pemilu Langsung” Koran Kompas Jakarta.

2001
Kartunis terbaik II, Lomba Desain Kera Sakti Semarang

1997
Kartunis terbaik II, Lomba Kartun Mahasiswa nasional, Univ. Jember Malang

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Afdhal

Afdhal

Afdhal experiments with non-traditional combinations of materials – sponge, silicon caulk sealant, paint and electricity cables. Many times he also uses waste materials in his artworks. Living in Yogyakarta with his young family, not far from the ever active volcano Mount Merapi, Afdhal is much concerned with the environment, especially with the relation of human to the nature. It is a delicate balance that easily tips to other side of the scale.

Afdhal makes installations, paintings and sculptures to depict this vulnerability and insignificance of human. He creates figurative sculptures without faces postured as if deep in thought. His larger paintings many times depict large animals in a surreal environment, surrounded by mysterious mathematical objects. There are fine lines leading to celestial bodies or simply spanning across the canvas. The animal figures while undoubtedly are symbols of strength, are set against tiny human figures or manly created objects. One could wonder who is more vulnerable; Nature of Human…

His art gains more recognition not only in Indonesia but also outside the country (Singapore, The Netherlands, Belgium). Afdhal recently also makes small works in wooden frames or plexi glass boxes – again using many artificial materials, as if to stress the artificiality of current human existence.

Born:
29 March, 1981 in Dumai, Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia

Education:
Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Artworks by Afdhal

Artist Bio

Exhibitions

2019

Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
First Art Fair, Amsterdam

2018
Art Jakarta, The Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia
Energi Seni Art Exhibition Plaza Jakarta Indonesia
ArtJog – Annual Contemporary Art Event, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2017
“Estreallas” Breeze Art Space, Serpong, Tangerang, Indonesia
Menolaksekaligusmerengkuh, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Bakaba #6 IndONEnesia, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Deepest Imagination Rain Three BoutiqueVilla and Gallery Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Ping Project #3, Studio Yunizar, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2016
“If Time Stopped”, Yogya Art Lab, Gajah Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kecil Itu Indah, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Archaeology Of The Present, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
Bakaba #5, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
Ruang Dalam Art, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Art Point, Rachel Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Affordable Art Fair, Gallery Lukisan, Brussels, Belgium

2015
Hantar – Sampai, Nallaroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta

2014
“Instinct”, Fang Gallery Ciputra World Jakarta
BAKABA #3, KINI Sakato Art Community, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta

2013
ArJog Maritim Culture Yogyakarta

2012
BAKABA #2, Sangkring Art Space Yogyakarta
Behind The Surface One East Asia Singapore

2011
“Homo Ludens 2”, Emmitan Gallery, Surabaya
“BACCA”, Bandung Contemporari Art Award, Lawang Wangi, Bandung

2010
Pameran IAA (Indonesian Art Award), Galeri Nasional Jakarta
“Let’s Fly an Arrow”, Tujuh Bintang Art Space, Yogyakarta
“Packaging”, Philo Art Space, Jakarta
BAKABA, Jogja Museum, Yogyakarta

2009
“Jogja Exposign”, JEC, Yogyakarta
“September Ceria”, Jogja Nasional Museum, Yogyakarta
Tujuh Bintang Art Award, Jogja Nasional Museum, Yogyakarta
Pameran Komunitas Nostalgia “Nostalgila”, Tujuh Bintang Art Space, Yogyakarta
“Pesta Gagasan”, Ars Longga, Yogyakarta
“Di Antara Nama & Nama”, Jogja Nasional Museum, Yogyakarta

2008
“Dies Natalis Sanata Dharma”, Pendidikan, Kemanusiaan, Kebangsaan, Yogyakarta
“Famili Life”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
“Inner Space”, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta
“Nostalgia”, Launching Joglo Seni ArtSociates, Yogyakarta
“New Age – New Blending: New Generation Chinese & Indonesian Artists Exhange”, New Age Gallery, Beijing, China
“Kecil Itu Indah”, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta
“Missing Trees”, Ide Global Art Bika, Jakarta
“Kaba Rang Rantau”, Ego Gallery, Jakarta
“Komedi Putar”, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta

Awards

2010
Finalist BACCA (Bandung Art Contemporary Art Award)
Finalist Indonesian Art Award

2009
Finalist Tujuh Bintang Award

2003
Finalist Philip Morris Award

2002
Lukis Cat Air Terbaik, ISI Yogyakarta
Gambar Bentuk Terbaik, ISI Yogyakarta

2001
Sketsa Terbaik ISI Yogyakarta

2000
Lukis Car Minyak Terbaik SMSR Padang, Indonesia

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Ronald Apriyan

Ronald Apriyan

Ronald Apriyan has long been active in the art world and is himself a talented artist. Although his style gradually changes during his lifetime as an artist, his works of art bare witness of his relentless and continuous pursue of expressing (his longing of) the idealistic life in the ever changing surroundings around his home in Yogyakarta. The development and progress have not only changed the landscape of the island rapidly, but also mean a permanent change of the quality of life. The change does not necessary mean worse life condition, but since villages, rice fields and green forests become concrete buildings and houses, people are struggling to find the balance financially as well socially in the tinier free space.

The abrupt change of his art recently has not gone unnoticed and he gains much appreciation in the art world in not only Indonesia but also abroad, with the latest successes in Singapore and Hong Kong. Although it definitely marks the new era in his works of art, at the very essence the paintings reflect the artist’s true himself.

Born:
Prabumulih (Southern Sumatra), 29 April 1979

Education:
Padjadjaran University Bandung
Sarjanawiyata Taman Siswa University Yogyakarta
Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta

Artworks by Ronald Apriyan

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibition

2018
“The Metropolis” Element Art Space Singapore

2017
“Persembahan Cinta Ronald Apriyan” Bentara Budaya Jakarta
“Batik meet Shio” Art Jakarta Special Solo Project. Ritz Carlton Jakarta

2015
“Rainbow Breakfast” Via Via Resto and Art space Yogyakarta

2014
“Lure and Rules” Tirana Art Space, Yogyakarta

2011
“Meet the Rabbit” Arya Duta Art Space Surabaya

2008
“ALHAMDULLILAH”Affandi Museum Yogyakarta

2007
“HUMAN AND HOUSE” Nagano, Japan

2005
“Football, Politics, and Entertainment” Indonesia Institute of Arts
“Footballism” Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta

Group Exhibition

2018
Art Jakarta Pacific Place Jakarta 2018
“PING” project Yunizar Studio 2018 Yogyakarta
“Pick Season” Simply Life Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta
“Caraka” Sanggar Anak Alam Yogyakarta
“Into the Space of Time” IMAGINARIUM 2018, Singapore Art Museum,Singapore

2017
Group Show Home Wares, Cayenne x DGI Jakarta
Group Show YAA Bale Banjar Sangkring Yogyakarta
“Simply Life” Yogyakarta, Yudi Art Space, Yogyakarta
”Back To basic” Element Art Space Singapore
”Art Serpong “ Tangerang

2016
Bazaar with Art Element art Space Jakarta
“Kecil itu Indah” Edwin Gallery, Jakarta
Paperu FKY Yogyakarta
“Re-draw” Edwin Gallery Jakarta
Simply Life Yudi art space Yogyakarta
YAA Yogya Annual Art Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta
Ping Project Aruna Studio Yogyakarta

2014
“Dolanan 2” Yogya National Museum, Yogyakarta
“Terima Kasih Guru” Widayat Museum, Mungkid, Magelang
“Fitur and Figure” Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta

2013
Indonesian Revolution UpFront gallery Singapore
TRIBUTE Art Front Gallery Singapore

2012
“Freekick” Royal Art Square Surabaya Indonesia.

2011
“Indonesia – Myanmar Art Exchange Program (second edition) Tanah Tho Gallery Ubud Bali
“BUDI(man)” two Indonesian Contemporary artists. Momentous Contemporary Art Gallery Singapore

2010
“International Malaysian Print Festival
“Indonesia – Myanmar Art Exchange program Bektano Ar Gallery and New Zero Art Space, Yangon Myanmar

2009
“MENJADI INDONESIA” Gedung Arsip Jakarta
“OBJECOBJECT” PURE ARTSPACE Jakarta
Jogjakarta Biennale

2008
“ Most Wanted” Biasa Gallery Yogayakarta
“Ya-shin” Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta
“The Golden Box” Jogja Galery Yogyakarta
“Transcent” CSIS Building jakarta
“Goro – Goro Art Project” Pra Bienale Event Solo 2008

2007
“TUPADA07”, 4th International Action and Art Event. Hacienda Café and Galery, Angono City Philippine
“International Communication And Art Festival”, Tokyo-Nagano Japan

2006
“Enjoy Sculpture”, Indonesia Institute of The Arts Yogyakarta
“NIPAF Exhibition”, Morishita Studio Tokyo, Japan
” Nagano International Video Art Festival” Nagano, Japan

2005
“Backpackers Painting Exhibition” Maharani Hotel, Bali
“Portion” Galeri Sembilan, Bali
“Ligeros de Equipaje” Taman Budaya Yogyakarta (in cooperation with Universidad de Castilla Spain)

2003
“Dolanan” Puppet Exhibition, Studio Tanah Liat Yogyakarta
“Launching Exhibition” Rumah Seni Muara, Yogyakarta
“Peace First Conference” Jakarta
“Bermain Jerami Installation Exhibition” Warung Sawah, Yogyakarta
“Petasan” Purna Budaya Yogyakarta

2002
“Murky Moral World Exhibition” Scotland, Canada, Japan, Australia, Indonesia (in cooperation with Australian National University)
“3 D Passion” Kafe Kecil, Yogyakarta
“Tribute to Mas Tri” Tin Can Exhibition, Kedai Kebun Forum Yogyakarta
“Message from Indonesia” Kobe Design University, Japan
“Gedebook” Fundraising Exhibition, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta

2001
“Dialog Multirupa Yogyakarta – Palembang” Yogyakarta
“Pesta Seni Ancol” Jakarta

2000
“Deklarasi Forum Celah Rupa UST” Yogyakarta

Performance Art Activities

2008
“Yogyakarta Performance Art Urban Festival #4” Colaborating, Ilham J Badai and Huang Ming Chi

2007
Tupada04 “Social Contact” Hacienda Café and Gallery, Angono City, Philippine. CCP Manila Philippine, Baguio City Philippine
Yogyakarta International Performance Art and Urban Festival #3
“Occopying Space”, Jakarta International Performance Art Festival

2006
“Playstation Winning Eleven” Madman Distro, Yogyakarta
“Perfurbance #2”: Jogjakarta Performance Art Urban Festival
The 11th NIPAF Asia Performance Art Series 06: Asia Meets Latin America, Tokyo, Nagoya, Nagano, Kumagaya

2005
“Silent Logistics” Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta (in collaboration with Dominic Gaignon and Julie Andree, Canada)
Chandra Skaran in Colaburating. Rumah Panggung Nitiprayan
“A Mall will be Built Here!”, Tugu Train Station Yogyakarta
“Last Supper” for Perfurbance Jogjakarta Performance Art Festival
“Last Supper” in BTW! Space, Bandung
“We’re Dependent” in National Gallery, Ambulance Peformance Art Festival Jakarta

2003 – 2004
Routine Performances for “Wed Action Monthly Performance Event” Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta

2003
“Packages” Universitas Gadjah Mada Boulevard, Yogyakarta
“Fetishism” for Opening of Muara Art House, Yogyakarta
“The Red” for Launching of Performance Klub, Yogyakarta’s Main Streets
“Borobudur International Art Festival”, Magelang

2001, 2002
“Hari Bumi (Earth Day)” Malioboro Streets, Yogyakarta

2000
UST Inauguration Performance

Artist and Residency

2007
Social and Cultural contact Tondo and Happy land Manila, Philippine

Nagano International Artist And Residency Program

Related Experience

2013
Mural Project Tirana Butik and gallery Jogjakarta

2006
Program Manager For Jan Cornell ” Mom and The Bastard Son’s”

2005
Facilitator for Chandra Sekaran, performer artist from Singapore
Curatorial Management of Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung
Artistic Coordinator of PERTAMINA (National Oil Company) Christmas Event
Facilitator Artist for “Gardanalla Toko Cerita”, Galeria Mall Yogyakarta

2004
Display Coordinator for Yogyakarta’s Art Festival (FKY)

2003
Publication Staff for Yogyakarta Biennale “Countrybution”
Stencil Workshop Coordinator for Cemeti Art Foundation, Yogyakarta
Now Management Board of PerformanceKlub Yogyakarta

2003 – 2005
Students’ Board of Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta

2002 – 2004
Public Relations for Rumah Seni Muara Yogyakarta
Management Board of “Muara” art bulletin

Awards

2003
Best Mural in STP AMPTA, Yogyakarta

2002
Best Sketch of Fine Art Indonesia Institute of The Arts, Yogyakarta

2001
Best Caricature for Hari Kartini (Commemorating Kartini), Yogyakarta

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Dadang Christanto

Dadang Christanto

Dadang Christanto has spent his career honouring the countless victims of political violence and crimes against humanity. His work expresses the suffering of victims and lays bare the anguish and grief that is endured in silence by those left behind. Despite the raw socio-political nature of his work, Christanto continues to produce art which pleads for compassion, regardless of differing faiths and political beliefs.

Dadang Christanto is an internationally acclaimed artist who has been curated into major art events worldwide including the Sydney Biennale (2010), the Venice Biennale (2003), Yogyakarta Biennial, Indonesia (2003), Kwangju Biennale, South Korea (2000), the Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil (1998) and the first and third Asia-Pacific Triennials of Contemporary Art, Brisbane (1993 & 1999). His work is held in major public and private collections around the globe.

The series of heads exhibited in ‘austral-asia zero three’ (Sherman Galleries, 2003) and shown previously at the Alliance Française Gallery in Yogyakarta, refer to the relentless cruelty of humankind among those of different faiths or political systems. The disappearance of multitudes of Indonesian political dissidents during the mid-1960s purges, when Dadang’s father was lost without trace, is a recurring theme in the artist’s oeuvre.

Born:
Central Java in 1957

Education
1975–77 Pawiyatan Sanggarbambu, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (painting)
1975–79 Sekolah Menengah Seni Rupa (SMSR), Yogyakarta, Indonesia (painting)
1980–86 Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1999–03 Lecturer, School of Art and Design, Northern Territory University, Darwin
2004 Lecturer, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Artworks by Dadang Christanto

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Once Upon a Time, Gallerysmith, Melbourne Survivor, Lumpur Lapindo Sidoarjo, Indonesia

2013
Dadang Christanto, painting and sculpture, Sydney Contemporary 13, Sydney Lost and Found, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

2012
Remembering Silence, Yuz Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia Seeing Java, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta
Hidden, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2011
Lost Horizon, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

2010
Dadang Christanto: Wounds in our Heart, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra
Behind the Veil, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
The Rivers, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

2008
Batik has been Burned, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

2007
Work of Body, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

2006
Pilgrim Project, Gaya Fusion Gallery, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

2005
Testimonies of the Trees, CP Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
Heads and Trees, Sherman Gallery, Sydney

2004
Head from the North, Marsh Pond, Sculpture Garden, NGA, Canberra

2003
Count Project, Northern Territory University Gallery, Darwin, NT
They Give Evidence, Asian Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2002
Unspeakable Horror, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

2001
The Dark Century, Raft Art Space, Darwin, NT

2000
Beginning of the Dark Age, Centre de Reflexion sur I’Image et ses, Sierre,,Switzerland Reconciliation, 24 Hour Art Gallery, Darwin and Watch This Space, Alice Springs, NT 1998 Cannibalism or Memoir, Guarrant Gallery, Canberra School of Art, ACT
Switchback Gallery, Faculty of Art and Design, Gippsland, Vic

1997
About the Heads and Hearts, LIP Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1996
1001 Earth Humans, Marina Beach-Ancol, Jakarta, Indonesia

1995
Terracotta or The Case Land, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1991
Contemporary Indonesian Artist, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA and VCA, Melbourne, VicSelected Group Exhibitions

2012
Controversy, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Melbourne 2010 Setouchi International Art Festival, Kagawa, Japan
In the Balance: Art for a Changing World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2009
Temperature 2, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane
Niigata Water and Land Art Festival, Niigata, Japan

2008
Recovering Lives, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, ACT
Handle with Care, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, AGSA

2007
Three Ways : Contemporary Sculpture from the Collection, Queensland Art Gallery

2006
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial III, Niigata, Japan
Artery-Inaugural Exhibition, Singapore Management University, Singapore

2005
Echoes of Home, Museum Brisbane, Brisbane

2005-06
Open Letter, touring exhibition, Sydney, Bangkok, Manila and Kuala Lumpur

2005
Future Tense: Security and Human Right, Dell Gallery, Griffith University, Brisbane

2004
Contact pre Text Me, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, NSW
Contemporary Territory, Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, NT

2003
They Give Evidence, opening exhibition for contemporary Asian space, Art Gallery of NSW Country-bution, Yogyakarta Biennial, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Interpellation, CP Open Biennial, Jakarta, Indonesia
Witnessing to Silence: Art and Human Rights, School of Art Gallery, ANU
Mourning Lost Paradise, Indonesian Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, Italy
Austral-Asia Zero Three, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, NSW

2000
Kwangju Biennale 2000, Kwangju, South Korea
From Asian Forests, Yokohama open-air art exhibition, Japan

1999
From Asian Forests, Kanazu Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan
The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 1999, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

1998
XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
Begegnung 3:3 in Yogya, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Plastic (or Other Waste), Center of Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok Art Project, Bangkok, Thailand

1997
Art in Southeast Asia 1997: Glimpses into the Future, MCA Tokyo, Hiroshima CMCA, Japan Befragung Der Raume, Magdeburg Museum, Magdeburg, Germany
Yokohama International Open Air Art Exhibition’97, Yokohama, Japan

1996
Tradition/Tension: Contemporary Arts in Asia, Asia Society Gallery, New York, then Vancouver and Perth
Linkage and Leakage, The Tanks, Cairns, Ql
Mata Perupa, Pagelaran Kraton Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1995
Realism as an Attitude 4th Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, travelling exhibition
Asian Peace Art, War and Art

1995, Osaka International Peace Centre, Osaka, Japan
Osaka Triennial 1995: Sculpture, Dome exhibition Hall, Osaka, Japan

1994
Quinta Bienale de la Habana, Nasional Museum, Havana, Cuba
Nur Gora Rupa, Taman Budaya Surakarta, Solo, Indonesia

1993
The First Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld
The 9th Jakarta Art Biennial, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia

1992
Binal, Senisono Art Gallery, Yogakarta, Indonesia
New Art from Southeast Asia II, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Apace Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Kirin Plaza, Osaka, Japan Mobile, Museum City Project, Fukuoka, Japan

Performances

2012
Survivor, Gallery 4A, Sydney (touring to regional Qld, NSW)

2010
Survivor, Museum of Contemporary Art forecourt, Sydney

2007
For those: Who are poor, Who are suffer(ing), Who are oppressed, Who are voiceless, Who are powerless, Who are burdened, Who are Victims of violence, Who are Victims of a dupe, Who are Victims of injustice (1993), Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld

2005
Searching Displaced Bones, Old Canberra House, Australian University, Canberra
Litsus, Griffith University, Brisbane

2004
Family Portrait, Old Canberra House, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
For Those Who Have Been Killed, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

2003
Litsus, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

2000
Reconciliation, 24 Hour Art Gallery, Darwin and Watch This Space, Alice Springs, NT

1999
Api di Bulan Mei, The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 1999, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1998
Violence, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
For Those Who Have Been Killed, Switchback Gallery, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

1997
Violence, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada; Magdeburg Museum, Magdeburg, Germany For Those Who Have Been Killed, Dock 11, Berlin, Germany

1996
Earth Man in Jakarta, Marina Beach-Ancol, Jakarta, Indonesia Violence, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Qld
Violence, Z Gallery, New York

1995
Man in Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1994
Earth Man in Solo, Solo City, Indonesia

1993
For Those Who Have Been Killed, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Museum Affandi, Yogyakarta and UNS, Solo, Indonesia

1992
I’m Human Being, Daimaru Shopping Center, Fukuoka, Japan
Earth Man in Tenjin, Tenjin Area, Fukuoka, Japan

Grants and Awards

2004
Australia Council Grant

1997
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York

Residencies

2007
School of Visual Arts, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand 2004 School of Art, Australian National University

2003
School of Art, Australian National University

1999
Ecole Cantonale d’ Art du Valais (ECAV), Switzerland

1998
Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Vic

1997
Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
Magdeburg and Berlin, Germany

1991
University of South Australia, Adelaide, SABibliography
Courtney Kidd, ‘Voice for Freedom’, Profile, Art Collector, July-September issue, 2013
Agung Hujatnikajennong, ‘Mengingat Senyap (Remembering Silence)’, ex. cat. 2012
Caroline Turner & Nancy Sever (eds), Wounds in our Heart, ex. cat. ANU Press, 2011
Alison Kubler, ‘Temperature 2: New Queensland Art’ (Review) ARTWORLD Issue #8, APR-MAY 2009, pp. 162-163
Wolfe, Ross., ‘Visual Arts in Adelaide’, Eyeline Magazine, Number 66 2008, p. 41
Anne Kirker, ‘Dadang Christanto’ , ARTWORLD Issue 4, Aug / Sep 2008, pp. 180 – 183 Felicity Fenner, ‘HANDLE WITH CARE’ Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, 2008
‘50 Most Collectable Artists’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 43, Jan – Mar 2008, p. 122 Sally Butler, ‘Dadang Christanto’, Art and Australia, Volume 45. Spring 2007, p. 132
Louise Martin-Chew, ‘Works of nature’s betrayal honour life’s preciousness’, The Australian, May 2007
Andrea Stretton, ‘Reading; Dadang Christanto’, Art & Australia, Volume 42, No. 2, summer 2004, pp. 271-273

Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Australian National University, Canberra
Fukuoka Museum of Modern Art, Fukuoka, Japan
Kanazu Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan
Magdeburg Museum, Magdeburg, Germany
Murdoch University Art Collection, Perth
Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory (MAGNT), Darwin Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Oie Hong Djien Museum, Magelang
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Wesfarmers Collection, Perth
Yuz Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
Private collections national and international

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Soni Irawan

Soni Irawan

As an artist with a formal art education and as a musician, (he was one of the founders of Yogyakarta experimental band Seek Six Sick), Soni Irawan has different approach to create his artworks.

His art is greatly influenced by the spirit and energy of rock music, but also his printmaking background, especially in the creation of woodcut prints. His paintings on canvas or wood pieces are filled with spontaneous brush strokes and have sketchy street-art appearance. The subject matters are however largely personal, revolve around his family, his social environment and an effort to capture the spirit of human survival in everyday life.

Rather than painting a depth impression of gradual colour changes or shadows, he uses main and unmixed colours for his objects, that are laid over each other in a free composition. The roughness of the lines of these subjects and forms are inherent to his expressive primitivism woodcut prints. Unlike the relatively more free handpainting, and inherent to the process of the making of woodcut prints, the artist needs not only to think about the image but also how to build up the image using the different wood carved blocks for different colouring etc to achieve the images as an artwork entity.

Born:
15 January 1975, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Education:
Visual Art Faculty, Fine Art Department, Printmaking, Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Artworks by Soni Irawan

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibition

2017
“Nothing Perfect Noise”, D’Gallerie, Jakarta, Indonesia
“From Zero To Zorro”, Wallworks Gallerie, Paris, France

2015
“Psychedelic Jungle”, Lasaai, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2012
“Mellow Yellow”, Kendra Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

2011
“You and Me and Everyone We Know”, Vivi Yip Art Room, Jakarta, Indonesia

2010
“Ode to Permata Unguku”, Semarang Gallery, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Commission Works

2018
Mural at GO-JEK Headquarter Office, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Life Must Grow”, guitar installation for Prambanan Jazz Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Table set design for Art Charity Jantung Sehat, Art Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

2017
Artotel Project – 8th floor, Artotel Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2016
Mural at IFI, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mural at Yello Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia

Awards

2001
Phillip Morris ASEAN Art Award finalist
Best Five Phillip Morris Indonesian Art Award

1998
Best Graphis “Refleksi Zaman”

Published

2012
“Jogja Agro Pop”, Langgeng Art Foundation

2011
“INDONESIAN EYE”, Contemporary Indonesian Art, Skira Publisher

Workshop

2017
Street art workshop for 3 days at La Lucciola Cultural Center, La Fere, France

2016
“Off The Wall”, Graffiti workshop at LycéeFrançais Louis-CharlesDamais, Jakarta
Stencils workshop at Tumbuh Primary School, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Shoes Painting workshop at Tumbuh Primary School, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2000
Coloring etching with Red Point & Eva Pietzkers

Group Exhibition

2019

Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
First Art Fair, Amsterdam

2018
“Java Art Energy”, Institut des Culture d’Islam, Paris, France
ART JAKARTA, with Column Gallery (Korea), Ritz Carlton, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Enlightment” ARTJOG XI, Jogja National Museum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Pick Season”, Simply Life with Bazaar Art, Hotel Melia Purosani, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Indonesia Connecting The World”, Spring meeting IMF-WBG, World Bank Headquarter, Washington DC

2017
Estrellas, Art Serpong, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art Stage Jakarta, Sheraton Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Off The Wall”, Allcaps Gallery, Gandaria City, Jakarta, Indonesia
Pekan Seni Grafis Yogyakarta, Jogja National Museum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Changing Perspective”, ArtJog X, Jogja National Museum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Bright Side”, Natan Art Space, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Faces Of Life”, Artsphere, Artotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
“ART STAGE Singapore”,Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2016
“DUPLEX”, Natan Art Space, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Bazaar Art Fair, Ritz Carlton Ballroom, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Off The Wall”, D Gallerie, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Universal Influence”, ArtJog 9, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2015
Commision work, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
“Galactic Highway”, duo exhibition, Vallette Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bazaar art fair, Ritz Carlton Ballroom, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Polychromatics”, drawing exhibition, Green Host, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yogyakarta Open Studio (YOS), GrafisMinggiran, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Villette Street Festival”, Parc de la Villette, Paris, France
“DISINTERESTED”, Phillo Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia

2014
“ICONOCLAST”, Langgeng Art Gallery, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

2013
“INTERIEUR RUE”, Wallworks Gallery, Paris, France
“HOMOLUDENS 3”, Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
“Maritim Culture”, ArtJog 13, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fund raising Steak Daging Kacang Ijo, MDTL, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“P(L)E(I)SURE PRINCIPLE”, DNA Projects, Sydney, Australia

2012
“Romancing Indonesia”, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London, UK
“HOMOLUDENS 2”, Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
ArtJog XI”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“La La Land”, One East Asia Artspace, Singapore
“Jogja Agropop”, Langgeng Gallery, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2011
“Finding Me”, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
“Indonesia’s Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragon” Development of Modern and Contemporary Indonesian Art, Artspace Galleries, Mayfair, London, UK
“Humanimal”, Drawing Exhibition, Sangam House, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Locality and Universality”, MAPKL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Locality and Universality”, Chandan Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Homo Luden”, Emitan CA Gallery, Surabaya Indonesia
“Kendra’s 3rd Anniversary”, Kendra Gallery ,Bali, Indonesia
“ArtJog XI”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Wallworks inaguration”, Wallworks Gallery, Paris, France
“Closing The Gap”, MIFA Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2010
“Wall Street Art”, Salihara Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Spacing Contemporary” ARTJOG, Taman Budaya Yogya, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Being Artpreneurship”. Ciputra Art Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Dua Kota Dua Cerita”, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia

2009
Biennale Jogja “Jogja Jamming”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Malaysia Art Expo”, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Bazaar Art Fair”, Ritz Carlton, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Jogja Art Fair” #2, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Fundrising Online IVAA archive aid 2009”, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“We’re Millionaire”, AOD Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
“In Rainbow”, Esa Sampoerna Art House, Surabaya, Indonesia
“Guru Oemar Bakrie”, Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“HYBRIDIZATION”, North Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
“STREET – NOISE”, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
“Fresh 4 You”, Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2008
“ Jogja Art Fair” (JAF), Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Loro Blonyo Kontemporer”, Oei Hong Djien, Magelang, Indonesia
“Urban Art Fest” Mural Project, Kompas newspaper anniversary, Pantai Karnaval,Ancol, Jakarta, Indonesia
“69 Sexy Nian “, OHD anniversary Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Komedi Putar “, Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2006
“Fringers Art”, Toi Moi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2005
“Art For Aceh”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2004
“Neo Indies”, Kedai Kebun, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“GEDEBOOK!!!”, Kedai Kebun Forum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Mural Exhibition, Duke Distro & Clothing, Bali, Indonesia

2003
Biennale Yogyakarta VII “CountryBution”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Digital Art Exhibition, Gramedia Bookstore, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“NOBODY”, Mon Décor Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2002
“Age-hibition”, Edwin Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mural exhibition “Mural Sama-sama” (Apotik komik), Lempuyangan fly over, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian Graphis Exhibition “Eksplorasi Medium dan Gagasan”, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta, Indonesia
Asean Art Award exhibition, Bali, Indonesia
“Hitam Putih Rasa Strawbery”, Purna Budaya, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian Art Award exhibition, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Plus (+) Edisi Khusus”, Gelaran Budaya, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2001
Mural exhibition, Apotik Komik, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2000
Graphis exhibition “Kelompok Otak Berbenah”, Lembaga Indonesia Perancis, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis exhibition coloring etching with Red Point & Eva Pietzkers

1999
Indonesian Graphis Exhibition, Cipta Taman Ismail Mardjuki Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition Jogjakarta Art Festival (FKY), Benteng Vredeburg, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“Sebaiknya Pameran “, Graphis Exhibition, ISI Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition FKI I , Benteng Vredeburg, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Sanggar Bidar Sriwijaya, Purna Budaya, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition Lustrum III ISI Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta & Bali, Indonesia
Printmaking exhibition Tiga Kota, Yogyakarta, Bandung & Jakarta, Indonesia
“Menjelang Millenium Ketiga, Menuju Indonesia Baru” Graphis Exhibition Bersama Alumnus ASRI, Natour Garuda Hotel, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

1998
Graphis Exhibition “ Refleksi Zaman”, Benteng Vredeburg, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Printmaking exhibition Alugraf with Red Point, ISI Etch Studio Jogjakarta, Indonesia

1997
Graphis Exhibition Jogjakarta Art Festival (FKY), Benteng Vredeburg, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Dies Natalis, ISI Gallery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition Kelompok MISI Grafis 93, Galleria Mall, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition “Dialog Dua Kota”, Cipta Taman Ismail Mardjuki Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jogjakarta Art Festival (FKY), Bentang Vredeburg , Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Graphis Exhibition Student Visual Art with many artists from Australia, Indonesia
Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Dies Natalis, Sasana Ajiyasa ISI, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

1996
Multimedia Exhibition with Yogyakarta and Dutch artists, Cemeti, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Maryanto

Maryanto

With his activist art, Maryanto has gained international recognition, a number of international art collaboration projects and exhibitions in important art events. His works come into existence from his deep desire to expose the negative ecological damage human brings into the nature and to the living environment.

Maryanto creates evocative, black and white paintings, drawings, and installations that undermine the romantic language of traditional landscape painting to examine socio-political structures in the physical spaces that he depicts. Through fable-like and theatrical settings, these landscapes are subjected to the whims of colonisers and capitalists through technological development, industrialisation, pollution of the land and exploitation of its natural resources. (Source: Yeo Workshop, Singapore)

Maryanto makes artworks that serve as a form of storytelling with the impression of theatrical stage or landscape setting. The work as stories explores and transfers knowledge through historical research, myths and stories combined with the artist’s own artistic imagination and constructed forms. The results are dramatic and romantic black and white installations made of paintings, etchings, rich charcoal drawings that evoke stories and environments. The subject of his ongoing project that commenced several years ago has to do with his curiosity on resources and its effect on a country and politics. In his daily observations of life in Indonesia, combined with his formal training in the arts at the Institute of the Art, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and his subsequent residencies in the Netherlands at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and the Esculea de Orient programme at Casa Asia Barcelona, Spain, as well as his gallery solo shows, he is able to compare and explore the history of colonialism and its role in the allocation of resources. He sees “resource” as a pandora’s box; that a country with big resources could cause tension and conflict between the systems that navigates and governs economics and daily life of the people.

Maryanto recently exhibited at the “Discoveries” section of Art Basel Hong Kong 2016, the Setouchi Triennale 2016, Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016, and Art Stage Singapore 2017. He also participated at the Yogyakarta Biennale 2015 “Hacking Conflict, Indonesia meets Nigeria”, creating a large entrance piece, and the Jakarta Biennale 2015 “Neither Forward Nor Back” as curated by Charles Esche with an installation work “Temah Ruah di Wonocolo”.
(Source: The Artling)

Born:
1977, Indonesia

Education:
Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta (Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, ISI Yogyakarta)

Residency:
The Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (2013)

Born:
1977, Indonesia

Education:
Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta (Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, ISI Yogyakarta)

Residency:
The Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (2013)

Artworks by Maryanto

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Yeo Workshop, Singapore

2015
Yeo Workshop, Singapore

2016
Art Basel Hong Kong, Discoveries Section

2013
The Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ArtAffairs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Heden, The Hague, The Netherlands

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
Koganei Art Spot Chateau, Tokyo

2017
The Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Australia
The Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju, South Korea
The Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2015
The Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2013
The Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Art Events

Maryanto has also been featured at international biennials such as the 2nd Industrial Biennale, Labin, Croatia (2018); the Setouchi Triennale, Naoshima, Japan (2016); the Jakarta and Jogja Biennales, Indonesia (2015); and the Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia (2013).

Residency

2013
The Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Dedy Sufriadi

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)

Born:
1976 in Palembang, Indonesia

Education:
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

2017
Memorandum Redsea Gallery, Singapore

2016
Re-Texs Ture Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2015
Borderless Series Bank Art Fair
Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

2014
Hypertext interpr8 art space/Artemis Art, Kuala Lumpur

2013
Between Intelligence and Intuition Ode To Art, Singapore
Hypertext Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta

2012
The World Of Words Philo Art Space, Jakarta

2011
The Body Of Text Shyang Art Space, Magelang

2010
Hypertext Discrepancy Philo Art Space, Jakarta

2009
Hypertext Tembi Contemporary, Yogyakarta

2007
Re-READING Melia Purosani Hotel, Yogyakarta
UN-Logical Jamaican Bar, Yogyakarta

2003
EKSISTENSIALISME Fine Art Faculty, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta

Group Exhibitions

2017
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)

2016
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

2015
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

2014
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

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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

2010
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

2009
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

2008
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

2007
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

2006
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

2005
Group Exhibition Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta
Group Exhibition Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Museun Ulam Sentalu, Yogyakarta

2004
Art & Sculpture Exhibition Jogja Expo Center, Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Jogja Village Inn, Yogyakarta

2003
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

2002
Five Yogyakarta Artists Gallery Proklamasi, Jakarta
Fathomless 7 Mien Gallery, Yogyakarta
Group Exhibition Etnik Kafe, Yogyakarta

2001
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

2000
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

1999
Winsor And Newton Art Competition Bandung
Pekan Kesenian Indonesia Yogyakarta
Dies Natalis Fine Art Faculty, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI),
Yogyakarta
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

1998
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

1997
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

1996
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

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Yoga Mahendra

Yoga Mahendra

The works by Yoga Mahendra show the influence and the artist’s affinity with hardrock, comic strips and science-fiction.

Mahendra makes bizarre and richly imaginative paintings with grotesque figures built by other smaller figures or objects. The clusters of the figures are similar to pareidolia in the paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, combined with Piranesian absurd and hellish world.

Come closer and one will soon find out. The main subject of the painting then appears to be a compound of roads, houses, ladders and bizarre objects. Street lanterns jutting out through the anatomy of the bodies. Eyes appear to be inlets of jet engines and some of the ribs are actually stairs leading to another room filled with bizarre objects. The roads are scattered with automotive machines, and little figures can be seen clinging and climbing the ladders. The houses are filled with struggling, laughing, drunken, happy and mad figures, playing music of enjoying themselves..

The particularly special artwork titled “I Stay”, inspired by his mentor Ojite Budi Sutarno, consists of different shaped, painted panels. The hybrid artwork which keeps between sculpture and painting, resembles Garuda, the state symbol of the Republic Indonesia. Garuda is a mythological figure found in Hindu and Buddhism legends and essentially seen as a protector with power and is shown either in the form of a giant bird with (partially) open wings, or a mix of form of bird with some human features. The Indonesian national airline is also called after it.

Yoga Mahendra some exhibitions and events in but also outside Indonesia, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea. Currently active in a local artists group in Malang called Portal.

Born:
4 February, 1982 in Malang, Jawa Timur (East Java), Indonesia

Education:
Desain Komunikasi Visual – Universitas Negeri Malang, East Java, Indonesia

Artworks by Yoga Mahendra

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibition

2011
“Wonder Friend”, Puri Art Gallery, Jakarta Art District, Indonesia.

Group Exhibition

2019
Mini Art Malang Beyond The Lines, Malang Art Council, Indonesia
Hopes & Dialogues in Rumah Kijang Mizuma, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

2018
Art Jakarta, Mizuma Gallery, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mini Art Malang Exploring, Malang Art Council, Indonesia
TRA! Artificial Home, Panji Museum, Indonesia
KunstRAI, Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam

2016
Singapore Contemporary Art Show, with Puri Art Gallery Mandiri Charity, Jakarta
Art Stage Jakarta with Mizuma Gallery Bazaar Art Jakarta with Puri Art Gallery
How It Feels” Mizuma Gallery Singapore.
Art Taipei with Puri Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.

2015
Art Expo Malaysia by Puri Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Collective Young, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

2014
ARTSTAGE, Mizuma Gallery, Marina Bay Sands Singapore 2013 VERSUS, Mizuma Gallery, Tokyo-Singapore

2012
Bazaar Art Jakarta, with Puri Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2011
Money Culture, Garis ArtSpace, Jakarta, Indonesia
Bazaar Art Jakarta, with Puri Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
We Are Now Open, Garis ArtSpace, Jakarta, Indonesia

2010
Group Exhibition “Javan Whimsy”, Utterly Art, Singapore
Art Expo Malaysia with Puri Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia KIAF 2010 with Puri Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Bazaar Art Jakarta with Puri Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia MAGAININ”, Jakarta Art District, Indonesia

2009
Art Expo Malaysia with Puri Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Bazaar Art Jakarta, with Puri Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art Exhibition “Tontonan” di Perpustakaan Umum Kota Malang, Indonesia

2008
“Ilustrasi Sebelum Tidur”, Perpustakaan Umum Kota Malang, Indonesia Djarum Black Urban Art, Surabaya-Yogyakarta-Bandung-Jakarta

Awards

2008
1st Prize Djarum Black Urban Art 2006 2nd Prize Malang Mural Festival

2006
2nd Prize Malang Mural Festival

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Agung Kurniawan

Agung Kurniawan

Agung Kurniawan is one of the most important contemporary artists of Indonesia. He is an artist who works with a variety of media. Agung Kurniawan has developed his artistic work within the field of concrete socio-cultural activism; he believes an artist has more and larger social responsibilities than simply producing artistic work. His traditional medium is drawing, but lately he works actively with performance art and videography. Although he works with performance art, he refuses to be called as a performer, and preferred to call himself as the director of the crowds in stead. Both as a studio artist and an art activist, he takes up clear positions and his approach often leads him either down to street level or to intervening in bureaucratic structures.

Agung Kurniawan’s work is reputed to be fairly “coarse” due to themes of violence, controversial politics and taboo subjects. The artist started out with book illustrations, drawings and comics, which offered a harsh, often satirical critique of Indonesian society at that time. With his drawing Happy Victim (1996), depicting people hanging upside down while laughing cheerfully, he won a 1996 Philip Morris Art Award and gained international recognition.

His famous trellis works series started in 2006. The series was inspired by an old family photo album from 1974, consisting of a photo diary of the artist’s mother during the last days of her dying father. Agung tried to recreate the personal as well collective memories by working the panels as a kind of comic book where the trellises are the contours of the figures and the shadows cast the blurred memory.

Agung Kurniawan co-founded “Indonesian Visual Art Archive” (IVAA) and co-owner of Kedai Kebun Forum (KKF) in Yogyakarta. His works are to be found worldwide mostly in museums e.g. Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), Singapore Art Museum, as well as in private collection. His recent works include his performance in The Netherlands “Remember Day Parade and after”, during the so-called transHISTORY (Arnhem June 2016) and his video art during the Europalia Festival 2017 (Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / BOZAR / Centre for Fine Art Brussels, Belgium).

Artist’s Statement 2015 (in Bahasa Indonesia, freely translated)

– Tidak ada yang lebih berharga dari seni, kalau ada itupun pasti palsu (Nothing is more truthful than art, if there is any, then it is false)
– Cinta itu sementara, kesepian itu abadi (Love is temporary, Loneliness is forever)
– Kemiskinan adalah ibu tiri seni kontemporer (Poverty is the stepmother of contemporary art)

Born:
14 March, 1968 in Jember, Jawa Timur (East Java), Indonesia

Education:
Archeology, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (not graduated)
Graphic Art Faculty, Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia (not graduated)

Artworks by Agung Kurniawan

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibition

2015
Hanya Kematian Yang Setia Menunggu, performance at Indonesian French Institute (IFI), Yogyakarta

2013
Milik Nggendong Lali (Owning Cradling Forgetting), Richard Koh Gallery, Singapore

2012
Actus Contritionis, Umah Seni @Mentengartspace, Jakarta, Indonesia

2011
The Lines that Remind Me of You, Kendra Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

2006
Budiman Project, ArtiIpol Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mural Project: Could I entertain you sir, Esplanade, Singapore

2003
Sex, Lies, and Drawing, Goethe Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia

2001
Lick me, please!, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Lapendos, Centre Culturel Français (CCF) Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Lapendos, Barak Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia

1998
Ironi dan Parodi, Galeri Lontar, Jakarta, Indonesia

1995
Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1994
Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Group Exhibitions

2018
Art on Paper, Gallery Lukisan, Zuiveringshal Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
KunstRAI, Gallery Lukisan, RAI, Amsterdam
Pressing Matters, Framer Framed, Amsterdam

2017
Europalia’s Power and other things, BOZAR Fine Arts Centre, Brussels, Belgium

2016
The Remember Day parade, Sonsbeek 2016, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Public Spirit, Centre of Contemporary Art Ujasdowsky, Poland
Home Project, North Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mahabharata project, Dance Performance, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta
Seven Scenes, Indonesian Contemporary art and Design (ICAD), Grand Kemang, Jakarta

2015
Masya Allah Transgenik part 2, performance at Bazaar Art Jakarta 2015, Jakarta
Monuman, Ten Second Monument, Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta

2014
Ten Million Years of Yearning, Sex in Hongkong, Para Site gallery, Hongkong
Passion / Possession, Hongkong Art Center, Hongkong

2013
SIP, Contemporary Indonesian Art, Mathias Ardnt gallery, Singapore
Once Upon a Time, The Collection Now, Van Abbe Museum, The Netherlands
Masya Allah Transgenik, Performance at Jogja Biennale XII, Yogyakata, Indonesia

2012
Penumbrae, at Art Stage Singapore 2012, presented by Umahseni Art Space, Marina Bay Sands,Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore
Legacy: The Trace of Civilization, Esa Sampoerna Art Museum, Surabaya, Indonesia
Michael Jansen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Domestic Stuff, Cemeti art house Yogyakarta, Salihara Jakarta
Looking East, Art Jog 2012, Yogyakarta
Gwangju Biennale, Roundtable, Gwangju South Korea, 2012
SIP, Contemporary Indonesian Art, Mathias Arndt Gallery, Berlin

2011
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
New Mythology, Louis Vuitton Gallery, Paris, France
Global Art from 1989 till Now, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Beastly, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2010
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Space & Image, Ciputra World Marketing Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Crossing and Blurring the Boundaries: Medium in Indonesian Contemporary Art, Andi’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Manifesto In the New Aesthetic, ICA, Singapore

2009
Beyond the Dutch, Central Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jogja Art Fair II, Jogjakarta Art Centre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The Living Legends, National Gallery Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jogja Biennale X, One Minute Mute; Performance Project, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2008
Be(com)ing Dutch “The dutch day Dreaming”, Van Abbe Museum, The Netherlands
The Scale of Black Drawing Exhibition, Valentine Willie Gallery, Singapore
Grafis Hari Ini, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Indonesia

Art Projects

2015
Proyek Peristiwa Teater: Hanya Kematian yang Setia Menunggu, 15 May 2015 7:30 pm at Auditorium IFI Yogyakarta

2011
Pause: Automatic Drawing Simple and Dangerous, Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Work Experiences

2003 – now

Artistic Director of Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2004 – now
The Chairperson of Cemeti Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2007
Artistic Director, Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta

2008
Artistic Director, Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta

Works in Collection

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands,
Heden, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
National Art Council, Singapore
Queensland Arts Gallery, Australia
Graphic Atelier Utrecht, The Netherlands
KLM, The Netherlands
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, Indonesia
Deutsche Bank, Jakarta, Indonesia
Artpoli Gallery,The Netherlands
Nadi Galeri, Jakarta, Indonesia
Oei Hong Djien’s private museum, Indonesia
Loft gallery, Hongkong, Barcelona
Cemeti Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Publication/Book

2015
Lubricant, Agung Kurniawan, Brigitta Isabella, Farah Wardani, Umah Seni, Jakarta

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