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.

1940, Surabaya, Indonesia

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

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

Summer Expo, Gallery Lukisan, Bergen op Zoom

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

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

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

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

Grants & Awards

Knight of the Royal Order of Orange-Nassau

Sakko Award, Bergen op Zoom

WVC Prize to Italy


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


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

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Laura Casas Valle

Laura Casas Valle

Laura Casas Valle, a graphic artist based in Arnhem, The Netherlands. 

Laura Casas Valle is firstly fascinated by the etching technique, which using hair-thin lines on paper, and in combination with another technique called aquatint, allows her to produce beautiful images with sharp details and contrasting deep and dark coloured areas.

The etching technique is however a difficult and elaborate process to produce an image, that requires not only a lot of concentration and physical strength to control, but also reverse image-thinking. The artist first needs to work on the image using the etching needle on waxy zinc or other metal plates, drawing lines and scraping off the wax to expose the bare metal for the larger tinted areas. The metal plates then undergo a chemical process with acid baths, carving the bare metal to form cannelures and eroding surfaces to hold the ink. When finished, these plates will be pressed onto paper to produce a number of editions of the image.

The human figure is a recurring element in Laura Casas Valle’s works, while the architectural elements and colour intensity create the sense of depth. In her new works she explores the spatial quality of her images and the boundaries of the two-dimensional flat etching prints, into 3-dimensional creations permitting the viewers to literally peek inside the artworks. 

Amersfoort, 1974, The Netherlands

Propedeuse Kunstgeschiedenis en Archeologie, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen (1997 – 1998)
Propedeuse Spaans, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen (1997 – 1998)
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem, Vrije Kunst (1993 – 1997)

Artist’s website:

Artworks by Laura Casas Valle

Artist Bio

Group Exhibition

Paper Matters, Gallery Lukisan, Bergen op Zoom

Stockverkoop, den Bosch
Expositie, Grafisch Atelier den Bosch

Stockverkoop, den Bosch

8th Douro Biennial, Portugal
Exhibition ‘Related Impressions’ during Notre Dame des Arts in Ubbergen, The Netherlands
Group exhibition “Grenzen”, The Markiezenhof, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands

Expositie Grafiek bij C-Lab Kunst West, Amsterdam
Expositie 2nd Global Print 2015, Douro, Portugal
Expositie bij Caspar en Dot hair, Arnhem
Expositie Old Souls, New Magic, TETEM Kunstruimte, Enschede
Expositie bij Stadspastoraat, Arnhem

Exposite bij de Kreek, Oosterbeek
Expositie bij Stichting Grafische Werkplaats Daglicht, Eindhoven

Expositie SpiegelMspiegel, Velp
Expositie ‘Big Try Out’, Luchtkasteel, Arnhem
Rijnstate Arnhem, solo expositie

“Show yourself: going to the etch #3”, Koornmarktspoort, Kampen
“De Kreek” Oosterbeek, groepsexpositie
“Show yourself: going to the etch #2”, het Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
“De Kreek” Oosterbeek, solo expositie
“Show yourself: going to the etch”, Pictura Dordrecht, groepsexpositie
“Kunst op de koffie”, kunstproject Spijkerkwartier, Arnhem

“Ongerijmd”, Arnhem

Radboud Ziekenhuis Nijmegen
Verheyden, Arnhem, solo expositie

Architectenbureau Wiegerinck, Arnhem, jubileumexpositie
Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst Nijmegen, expositie
Galerie JaJa, Amsterdam, groepsexpositie
Galerie de Buytensael, Arnhem, groepsexpositie
Galerie de Zevende Hemel, Velp, tekenexpositie

Galerie de Zevende Hemel, Velp, grafiekexpositie
Bibliotheek Dordrecht, solo expositie
CBK Arnhem, groepsexpositie “Maximale Resolutie”

CBK Arnhem Grafieklokaal, expositie

Kunsthuis 13, Velp, “In gesprek met Spanje”, expositie

Kronenburg project, Arnhem, “Plein publiek”

Galerie Agnes Raben, Amsterdam, Groepsexpositie

Galerie Vlasblom, Arnhem, Groepsexpositie

Galerie Vlasblom, Arnhem, Groepsexpositie
De Gele Rijder, project Arnhem, “De keuze is aan u”

Van Ginkel Grafiekprijs, aanmoedigingsprijs
Afstudeerexpositie Arnhem

“LOK 5 (IV)” Arnhem, Grafiektentoonstelling


1997 – now
Professional graphic artist

2010 – now
Freelance master printer (meesterdrukker) at the Productiehuis Plaatsmaken, Arnhem

2015 – now
Ets Express, workshops etching for schools

2013 – 2016
Coordinator “To the Etch” Foundation for Old Souls, New Magic, Enschede/Arnhem projects
Coordinator “To the Etch” Foundation for Show yourself; going to the etch, Dordrecht – ‘s-Hertogenbosch – Kampen projects
Tekenen in metaal, workshops etsen in het  basisonderwijs in het kader van de Achterhoek maakt het
Etswerkplaatsbeheerder bij Productiehuis Plaatsmaken, Arnhem

2007 – 2010
CBKG Kunstuitleen te Arnhem

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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.

1952 in Merauke, Indonesia.

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)

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

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

“Art Hollandais” De Kamergalerie, Preporche, France

“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

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

BartArtBox, Thesinge
Galerie Lessedra, Sofia, Bulgaria

Forma Aktua, Groningen

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

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

“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)

De Kamergalerie, Preporche, France

De Kamergalerie, Preporche, France

Galerie Ariana, Den Haag

YOS (Jogya Open Studio) Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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

DOK kunstuitleen, Delft

Karta Pustaka Yogyakarta, Indonesië Installatie


Vakprijs Delftse Salon, Delft

Gemeente Epe: De Ringprijs voor artistieke presentatie

Theodorus Niemeyer BV Groningen poster ontwerpwedstrijd “Javaanse Jongens”


Geurobject t.b.v. educatieproject DOK kunst

Schetsopdracht Psychiatrisch Ziekenhuis Delta Rotterdam

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

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

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

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


(25 Aug) Indisch Museum “Voor het Voetlicht”

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

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

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

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

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

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”

(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

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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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)


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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.

1980 in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
Lives and works in Hanoi

Vietnam University of Fine Arts (2013)

Artworks by Nguyen Dinh Vu

Artist Bio

Solo exhibitions

“Box it up” at Agallery Hongkong

Group exhibitions

NordArt 2021, Museum of Modern Art in Büdelsdorf, Germany

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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.

21 May, 1982 in Solo/Surakarta, Indonesia

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


Work scholarship Sonderprogramm der Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

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

Solo Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Exhibition

Paper Matters, Gallery Lukisan, Bergen op Zoom

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.

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

“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.

“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.

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

“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”.

“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.

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

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.

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

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

Performances and collaboration projects

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

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

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

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

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

Artworks by Ayu Arista Murti

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibition


Remembering Garden of Epicurus, Artotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Flowing with The Water, Ark Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Solo Exhibition, Wada Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


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


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


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


Metafora Metamorfosa, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Art Project

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

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


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

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

Total Indonesia Award from YSRI and Total Company

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

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

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

Group Exhibitions


Group Exhibition DSMHHPP – Gallery Lukisan


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Group Exhibition, Foundation of Catholic Education, Jakarta, Indonesia

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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.

Bandung, August 8, 1968

Apprentice of Barli Kartasasmita (1982-1989)

Artworks by Wahyu Srikaryadi

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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.

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

Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Artworks by Afdhal

Artist Bio



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

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

“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

“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

Hantar – Sampai, Nallaroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta

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

ArJog Maritim Culture Yogyakarta

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

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

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

“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

“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


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

Finalist Tujuh Bintang Award

Finalist Philip Morris Award

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

Sketsa Terbaik ISI Yogyakarta

Lukis Car Minyak Terbaik SMSR Padang, Indonesia

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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.

Central Java in 1957

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

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

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

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

Lost Horizon, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

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

Batik has been Burned, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

Work of Body, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

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

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

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

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

Unspeakable Horror, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

The Dark Century, Raft Art Space, Darwin, NT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Echoes of Home, Museum Brisbane, Brisbane

Open Letter, touring exhibition, Sydney, Bangkok, Manila and Kuala Lumpur

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Survivor, Museum of Contemporary Art forecourt, Sydney

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

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

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

Litsus, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

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

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

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

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

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

Man in Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Earth Man in Solo, Solo City, Indonesia

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

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

Grants and Awards

Australia Council Grant

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York


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

School of Art, Australian National University

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

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

Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
Magdeburg and Berlin, Germany

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


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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Abdi Setiawan

Abdi Setiawan

Abdi Setiawan’s work is installation-based, and features half or life-size sculptures of everyday Indonesians in various social settings. A very skillful wood carver, he makes mainly wooden sculptures along with fibre glass hand-painted unique replicas or editions. His rendering of the figures are not only realistic but also infused with humorous satire.

29 Desember 1971, Pariaman, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

ISI Yogyakarta, Jurusan Seni Kriya, 2003

Abdi Setiawan’s sculptures return to the skill of wood carving while deploying the artist’s entire imagination and perception to depict the Indonesian human figure. The work takes form as a spatial arrangement, which presents the atmosphere of a city corner such as a waiting room, bus terminal or shopping mall; a representation of a fragment of the activities of city dwellers – which wait, come and go – just wryly. The realistic rendering of the figures pokes us with satire so that we smile away our embarrassment in recognising our own behaviour reflected. Today’s life and culture are those of the city – with all its complexity of problems: population explosion, insufficient dwelling space, transportation, excessive consumption, crime and poverty. The advancement of modernity and its related humanitarian problems are becoming obvious in urban life. Direct involvement in attempt to familiarise himself with the atmospheres of certain corners of the city as well as the characters of the people there, almost always prevails in Setiawan’s process of making works. Setiawan understands the emotional experiences that have their shares in shaping the characters of the figures he intends to offer by means of his sculptures. However, in the making and finishing of his works the artist transcends the experiences and observations. He knows he needs to add his personal interpretations and judgments to the various recorded physiognomic data of his figures. He reclaims his humanitarian intention and interest to critically understand what is going on around him. And he has to deal with discovering and defining the various formal aspects in his works so as to contain all his ideas and thoughts. Abdi Setiawan carefully calculates the elements necessary to represent in his sculpture figures. The teak wood he carves roughly so as to produce unlevelled surface. The acrylic colours enforced to mix on the surface of the polyester casts of his wood sculptures are effecting detailed accessories and clothing, and through gestures and poses (arms crossed, gripping a hand phone), facial expressions, gazes and glances – all elements which add to the rich physiognomic images in his works. Tattoos, clothing patterns and brands, graphical T-shirt imprints and other attributes from popular culture make strong references to art history. Not always Setiawan feels the need to give his figures life sizes. He has already arrived at the plane where he gives prominence to rich physiognomic images rather than merely anatomic precisions. – Enin Supriyanto

Artworks by Abdi Setiawan

Artist Bio

Group Exhibition

Group Exhibition DSMHHPP – Gallery Lukisan

KunstRAI, Amsterdam – Gallery Lukisan
Art Jakarta – Gajah Gallery, Singapore

Jogja Joget: Art Jog 2016, June 2016, Yogyakarta with work titled “Mooi Indie”

ArtJOG 13, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian Korea Contemporary Plastic, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art Hongkong, Hongkong
Indonesian Pavilion, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

A Sign of Absence, Edwin Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia
Pameran Seni Patung Baru, Galeri Salihara Jakarta, Indonesia
Yogyakarta – 5 Artists from Indonesia, Marc Straus Gallery, New York
Lintas, Jakarta Art District with Edwin Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Legacy, Esa Sampoerna Art Museum, Surabaya, Indonesia
Group Exhibition, Sin Sin Gallery, Hongkong
Atribute to A Mentor, Magelang, Indonesia

Ekspansi, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
ARTJOG 11, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Beastly, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
ART HK 11, with Nadi Gallery, Hong Kong
Intersection “Indonesian Contemporary Sculpture” East Mall Atrium Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Jakarta, Indonesia
ARCO Madrid with André Simoens Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Speak of, Jogja National Museum (JNM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Tramendum, Philo Art Space, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Shopping, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta Art District (AD) Jakarta, Indonesia No Direction Home, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art Amsterdam, RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Space & Image, Ciputra World Marketing Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia MiArt, Milan, Italy
Ecce Homo, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
Bakaba, Sakato Art Community, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”LOOK!SEE?” Indonesian Contemporary Photograpy Exhibition, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Jogja Biennalle X: JogjaJamming, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Higher Ground, Metis Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
XYZ, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
South Asia Project, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
From 2D to 3D, Summer Exhibition, Sin Sin Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Poli[Chromatic], with V-Art, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
In Rainbow, Esa Sampoerna Art House, Surabaya, Indonesia
“Grip” Young Contemporary Artists from Indonesia and China, Vanessa Art Link,
798 Art District, Beijing, China
The Spirit of Interaction, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia

Self Portrait, Famous Living Artists of Indonesia, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Lampu Merah, Kelompok Semoet, Bika Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Bentuk-Bentuk, Contemporary Indonesian Art in 3D, Melbourne Art Fair, Australia
Contemporary Apaan Tuh?, eART Space, Bali, Indonesia
Res Publicum, Canna Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Manifesto, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Kita, Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia, Organized by Japan Foundation, Centre Culturel Français de Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
IVAA Book Aid Volume 2, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing, China
Strategies Towards The Real: S.Soedjojono and Contemporary Indonesian Art, NUS Museum, Singapore

Anti Aging, Gaya Art Space, Bali, Indonesia
“Boeng Ajo Boeng” 100P Tahun Affandi, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Quota, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Habis Gelap Tak Kunjung Padam, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”Orde & Order” Archives Exhibition of Yayasan Cemeti Collection, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Beyond The Limits and Its Challenges, Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia Tobacco and Art, Magelang, Indonesia
The First Indonesian Contemporary Art Festival, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia
Jakarta Collectors II, John H. McGlynn, Jakarta, Indonesia 8 Young Contemporaries, Art Forum, Singapore
Icon: Retrospective, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia People of Asia, Art Forum, Singapore

Art of Aceh, Societet Militer, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Spirit of Play, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Indonesia
Omong Kosong #1, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Makan Seni Rupa, Michelle Chin House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Open View, Biasa Art Space, Bali, Indonesia
Urban/Culture, CP International Biennale 2005, Bank Indonesia Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
Ayo Ngguyu, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kecil Itu Indah VIII, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Yogyakarta Biennale VIII, “Di Sini & Kini”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Barcode, 16PthP Yogyakarta Art Festival, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Di Sini Akan Dibangun Mall, Public Art Exhibition, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Environmental Art, Dies Natalis Ke-27 Sasenitala ISI Yogyakarta, Bebeng, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

What’s in Your Pocket?, Purna Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Reply, 15PthP Yogyakarta Art Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Kata Rupa, Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Sepiring Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Bali, Indonesia Gelar Seni Alam Raya, ISI Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Phillip Morris Indonesian Art Award, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Kelompok Semoet II, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Gelanggang Seni Sakato, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Kelompok Semoet I, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Seni Budaya Minang, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia

9PthP Yogyakarta Art Festival, Fort Vredeburg Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

8PthP Yogyakarta Art Festival, Fort Vredeburg Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Dialog Dua Kota I, Cipta Gallery, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia

Solo Exhibition

Re-PLAY #4 Abdi Setiawan, OFCA International, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

New Sculpture , André Simoens Gallery, Knokke –Zoute, Belgium
New Sculptures, Metis Gallery, Amsterdam

The Flâneur, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta

Gairah Malam Lembaga Indonesia Prancis (Institut Français Indonesia), Yogyakarta


Finalist Phillip Morris Art Award 2001

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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)

1976 in Palembang, Indonesia

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

Artworks by Dedy Sufriadi

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibitions

Memorandum Redsea Gallery, Singapore

Re-Texs Ture Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Borderless Series Bank Art Fair
Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

Hypertext interpr8 art space/Artemis Art, Kuala Lumpur

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

The World Of Words Philo Art Space, Jakarta

The Body Of Text Shyang Art Space, Magelang

Hypertext Discrepancy Philo Art Space, Jakarta

Hypertext Tembi Contemporary, Yogyakarta

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

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

Group Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

Artworks by Yoga Mahendra

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibition

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

Group Exhibition

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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)

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

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

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

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

Actus Contritionis, Umah Seni @Mentengartspace, Jakarta, Indonesia

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

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

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

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

Ironi dan Parodi, Galeri Lontar, Jakarta, Indonesia

Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Group Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artistic Director, Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta

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


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

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Indra Dodi

Indra Dodi

Indra Dodi makes an effort to simulate childlike drawings and joyous spontaneity on his usually large canvases with expressive, art brut, naïve style but with a refined manner. The layered colours, the notion of composition and structures, together with the detailed figures which appear to have their own characters, reveal the careful thought behind his paintings.

A graduate of the prestigious Indonesian art college in Yogyakarta, ISI (Indonesian Institute of the Arts), and a pupil of Yunizar, his works have been exhibited abroad, as far as The Netherlands and Germany. With already some solo and group exhibitions in Asia, in South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, The Philippines and of course Indonesia, Indra Dodi is one of the most successful Indonesian contemporary artists.

The smaller works are specially made for outside Indonesia and framed in beautiful (teak) wooden frame.

1 January, 1980 in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Leather Academy (Akademi Teknologi Kulit), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Sarjana Wiata Institut Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Artworks by Indra Dodi

Artist Bio

Solo exhibition

KunstRAI, Amsterdam – Gallery Lukisan

“Indradodi Solo” Gallery LVS, Seoul, Korea

“ekspresi sesaat” at Gallery Katamsi ISI Yogyakarta

Group exhibition


Group Exhibition DSMHHPP – Gallery Lukisan


Art Jakarta 2019, Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
Yogyakarta Annual Art #4: Incumbent, Bale Banjar Sangkring, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Bebas, Sakato Art Community at Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Art Taichung 2019, Milennium Hotel, Taichung, Taiwan – Artemis Art
Hotel Art Fair Bangkok 2019, W Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand – Artemis Art
Hangzhou Art Fair 2019, Hangzhou International Expo Centre, Hangzhou, China – Artemis Art
AArt Citizen Art Shanghai 2019, Twelve At Hengshan, Shanghai, China – Artemis Art
KADO (Patron), Miracle Prints, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Art Tainan 2019, Tayih Landis Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan – Artemis Art
Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium – Gallery Lukisan
First Art Fair, Amsterdam – Gallery Lukisan

“Zaman Now”, Sakato Art Community, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Art exhibition after residency, Queenstown, New Zealand
KunstRAI, Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam
Affordable Art Fair Brussels – Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands
First Art Fair, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam – Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands

Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands
Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Belgium, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands
Suntec Singapore Convention Center” Artemis Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“we are 5” Artemis Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Cartography of Painting” at Albert Art Gallery Alam Sutra Jakarta, Indonesia
Art Central Hongkong, Artemis Art Gallery
Art Taipei, Artemis Art Gallery
Art Jakarta, Ritz Carlton Jakarta Indonesia
“Menjadi Indonesia” Talenta Organizer at Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Belgium, Gallery Lukisan
“Sunny-side up’’ LVS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
“bakaba 5” Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta Indonesia
“Ping project 2” Aruna Art Space Yogyakarta Indonesia
“Bazaar Art Jakarta” (BAJ) Artemis Gallery at Ritz Carlton Pacific Place Indonesia
Art Laren, Gallery Lukisan, Nederland

“ROOM 2015” Gallery HUUE, Singapore
Affordable Art Fair Singapore, Gallery HUUE Singapore
“Urip ming mampir ngombe” Langit Artspace Jogja,
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam
Affordable Art Fair Seoul, LVS Gallery Seoul, Korea
“Soaf ArtFair” LVS Gallery Seoul, Korea
“Asyaaf” LVS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
“Rendang & Rendang”, Bakaba #4, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Drawing” MDTL, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Ping” Aruna Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“A Frozen Moment”  at Space Cottonseed Gilman Barracks, Singapore
“New Wave: the road of memories”  At “and N Gallery” in Seoul, Korea
“Writing an Image” at Space Cottonseed Gilman Barracks, Singapore

“YOS” at Yunizar Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Affordable Art Fair Singapore, at Space Cottonseed, Singapore
“nandur suwung” At Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”Asyaaf” Gallery LVS, Seuol, Korea. “BAKABA#3” at Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“isi ISI” Talenta Organizer, Jakarta Indonesia

“Art Bazzar” at Alam Sutra Jakarta, Indonesia
“Agitasi Garuda” at Jogja Gallery Yogyakarta, Indonesia

”Crossing Sign” at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”Crossing Sign” at National Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia
”Crossing Sign” at Sika Gallery Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
”Crossing Sign” at TBY Lampung, Indonesia

”Asyaaf” Gallery LVS, Seol, Korea

“Art For Our Life” Indonesian Visual Art and Eszterhazy Karoly College, Eger Hungary, at the gallery of the Raday Konyvehaz Budapest and Kis Zsinagoga Gallery, Eger, Hungary
“U(dys)topia at HfBk Postfach Dresden , German
“U(dys)topia at Freise Museum, Postdamer Str91, 10785 Berlin, Germany
“U(dys)topia at Stadt Museum Cologne (Koeln), Germany
“Beijing Bienalle 2010” at Beijing Museum, Beijing, China
”Solitude of the Earth” at Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Jogja Art Share”, at Jogja National Museum Indonesia.

”Man Talk About love” at Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”Diantara Nama dan Nama” at Jogja Nasional Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Bali Nang Padang Wae” at Galery Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“JAF” at taman budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Metamorfosis” at Gallery Biasa, Yogyakarta Indonesia
“Naration Of Nation” at Mondecor Gallery, Jakarta Indonesia
“Ekspresi Sesaat” at Gallery Katamsi ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Most Wanted” at galery Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“AHAA” at Vart Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Free Style” at Affandi Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Brother Hood” at galery biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”Dedication to the future” at Jogja Gallery,Yogyakarta, Indonesia
”Seiring Sejalan” at Denindo Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Musim Panas Fantasi” at gallery Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Unlimited Embroidery” at Via-Via Café, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“NISBIH” at Katamsi Gallery, Indonesia Institute of The Arts, Indonesia
“No Limits”, Vrederburg Fort Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Jalin Bapilin” at Vrederburg Fort Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“yang error” at Kinoki Nad Café The Gate, Yogyakarta Indonesia

“Skedios Ekstempore” at Taman Budaya Solo (Cultural Arts Center), Solo, Indonesia
“Water Colours” at Katamsi Gallery, Indonesia Institute of The Arts, Indonesia


  • Jakarta Post, April 2011
  • Mereka Banyak Dapat Pelajaran Dari Beijing International Art Biennale 2010 – Oktober 18th, 2010 | 17:21.the real
  • Kuss Indarto Menapak Citra di China Minggu, 22 Agustus 2010 – 23:50
  • Pameran Bersama Perupa dari Tiga Kota Senin, 18 Otober 2010 | 17:37 WIB tempo interaktif
  • Seniman Indonesia dan Jerman gelar proyek Seni Rupa 15-06-2010
  • JY, Dialog Seniman Indonesia-Jerman Rabu, 2 Juni 2010 | 09:03 WIB. Kompas.ANT
  • Where To Go Sabtu, 9 Oktober 2010 Media Indonesia
  • Kuss Indarto Asian Art, Indonesian Artist china’ stride
  • Siaran Pers No: 64Seniman Indonesia dan Jerman Gelar Proyek Seni Rupa
  • “U(dys)topia“ di, 14 Juni 2010
  • Irianto Ibrahim, Buton, Ibu dan Sekantong luka. 2010
  • Anton Larenz, Kampung Kenangan, Majalah Arti, 2008

Other Activities

As a committee for Art project and exhibition 2011, Crossing Sign, Taman Budaya Yogya and Lampung, Sika Gallery Ubud Bali, Gallery National Jakarta, Gallery Soemardja Bandung, Indonesia. 2010 , “u(dys)topia, Dresden, Berlin, German 2006. “No Limits”, Vredeburg Fort, Yogyakarta, Indonesia & “Jalin Bapilin” Vredenburg Fort Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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