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)

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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Eddie Hara

Eddie Hara

EddiE haRa is one of the few among the Indonesian contemporary artists, who has succeeded in finding a new visualisation vocabulary.

His colourful, layered works are a clash between children's innocence and raw street life, charaterised by the urban murals quality. A mixture of fresh wildness of children's mischievous fantasies and the more generic raw art in his works, eventually emerging to a new painting genre.

Typical of his works are the recurrent figures of jellyfishes, squids, rabbits, the hat-wearing shoes/boots, and human skulls that are scattered flying and tumbling all over his canvas. Their contour lines and colours connect and cross the confined borders. The painting seems thus to be just a tiny fraction, a mere frame in this endless continuity. Eddie Hara's works keep dealing with various themes and sub-culture mindset: from environment deterioration through the absurdity of contemporary people's life.


10 November, 1957 in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia
Currently lives and works in Basel, Switzerland

1980 – 1989 Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1989 – 1990 Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst Enschede (AKI), The Netherlands


Artist in Residencies:

"Double Dutch", Stichting Kunst Mondiaal, Tilburg, The Netherlands 1996 IAAB, Christoph Merian Stiftung (CMS), Basel, Switzerland

Ludwig Forum Für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

Studio 106, Lasalle Art College, Singapore

Recyclart, Bruxelles, Belgium


Solo Exhibitions:

“SWEET (& Sour) Sixty”, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

“We Do Not Belong To This High Fuckin Art Society”, Eye Love You, Basel, Switzerland

“Peculiar Vibration Of The Empty Ocean”, INSIGHT Section of the 1st Art Basel Hongkong, Semarang Gallery, Hongkong

"Carnival of the FUNtastic", Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Global Warming, Cool Art!", Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Captain Fuck & Co", Canna Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

"We Are Not Alone-Lost Heroes and Sensible Weirdoes", Jendela Art Space, Esplanade, Singapore
"Blues for Mimmo (Part II)", Danes Art Veranda, Denpasar, Indonesia 2003 "Blues for Mimmo", Eulenspiegel Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
"The Beasts in Me", Chouinard Gallery, Hong Kong

"Sweat Beasts", Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia

"Carnival of the Fools", Ost – West Gallery, Riehen, Switzerland
"Postcards from the Alps", Oeffentliche Fachbibliothek Schule fuer Gestaltung, Basel, Switzerland

"Work on Paper", Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 1999 "ARTROCK 99", La Pasarelle, St. Brieuc, France
"Sweet Beast", Atelier Katharina F, Basel, Switzerland

"Postcards from the Alps", Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"The Crowded Universe", Kunstverein Bahlingen A. K, Germany

"(Peculiar) Vibration from Beyond the Java Sea", Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland
Christoph Merian Stiftung (CMS) Atelier, Basel, Switzerland 1993 Rue 50, Basel, Switzerland
"Pacifico Weirdo – Vibrations from Beyond the Pacific Rim", De Schone Kunsten, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Galerie Frenhofer, Enschede, The Netherlands
Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
C – Line Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia 1990 Galerie Kolin, Zug, Switzerland
Galerie Frenhofer, Enschede, The Netherlands 1989 Atelier Thomi Keller, Basel, Switzerland
"The Hidden Mountain", De Schone Kunsten, Heemstede, The Netherlands 1988 Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Group Exhibitions:

Group Exhibition DSMHHPP – Gallery Lukisan

KunstRAI, Amsterdam – Gallery Lukisan

Art Stage Jakarta, Nadi Gallery Jakarta, Canna Gallery Jakarta, Semarang
Gallery Jakarta, Sri Sasanti Gallery Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Ping Pong Basel-Miami-LA-Berlin, M54 Basel, Switzerland
Art Stage Singapore, Nadi Gallery Jakarta and Sri Sasanti Gallery Yogyakarta, Singapore

Aqua Art Fair, GX Gallery London, Miami, USA Ping Pong Basel-Miami-LA, Downtown Miami, USA Art Basel Hongkong, Nadi Gallery Jakarta, Hongkong
Art Stage Singapore, Nadi Gallery Jakarta and Semarang Gallery Semarang, Singapore

Manifesto, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art Paris 2015, Element Art Space, France
Art Basel Hongkong, Nadi Gallery, Hongkong
Art Philippines, Equator Art Project, Manila, The Philippines
Art Stage Singapore, Nadi Gallery and Semarang Gallery, Singapore

Art Basel Hongkong, Nadi Gallery, Hongkong
Art Stage Singapore 2014, Nadi Gallery and Semarang Gallery, Singapore

“1st Art Basel Hongkong 2013”, Nadi Gallery, Hongkong Art Stage Singapore, Nadi Gallery. Singapore

Scope Art Fair, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Basel, Switzerland Art Hongkong 2012, Nadi Gallery, Hongkong
Art Stage Singapore, Nadi Gallery, Singapore

“Indonesian Eye: Fantasies and Realities”, Ciputra Artpreneur Center, Jakarta, Indonesia and the Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
“Art Amsterdam”, Artipoli Gallery, Noorden, the Netherlands
“Art Stage Singapore”, Nadi Gallery and Canna Gallery, Singapore
“Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK 11)”, Nadi Gallery, Hong Kong “New Pop New World”, Element Art Space, Singapore

“Jazzcraft Vaganza”, Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia “Emptiness”, International Art Redlight, Amsterdam.
”Art Amsterdam”, Artipoli Gallery Noorden, the Netherlands.
“Scope Basel”, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts New York, Switzerland.
“Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK 10)”, Nadi Gallery, Hong Kong

"CIGE 2009" (China International Gallery Exposition), Nadi Gallery, Beijing, China “The Next Wave – Outsider Lowbrow Punk Art?”, Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland
“Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK 09)”, Nadi Gallery, Hong Kong
“Jogja Jamming” Biennale Jogja X 2009, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Art Asia Miami”, Canna Gallery, Miami, USA
“Ping Pong”, A Basel-Miami Artist Inisiative, M54, Basel, Switzerland
“Crazycurators Biennale II”, Space Galeria Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
“Expose #1 - A Presentation of Indonesian Contemporary Art by Deutsche Bank & Nadi Gallery”, Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Manifesto”, the National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
"CIGE 2008" (China International Gallery Exposition), Nadi Gallery, Beijing, China “Beyond Cartoon”, Beyond Art Space, Beijing, China
“Indonesian Invasion”, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hongkong

"Imagined Affandi", Gedung Arsip Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia, organized by Semarang Gallery
"Celebr'art'e Fire Boar", CSIS, Jakarta & Griya Santrian Gallery, Bali, Indonesia, organized by Kupu-Kupu Gallery
"You Say Art We Say Yeah", Daeppen Galerie, Basel, Switzerland "Indonesian Contemporary Artists", Sin Sin Fine Art, Hongkong

"Invasion of Punks", Christophe Lambert & Eddie Hara, Espace Courant d'Art, Chevenez, Jura, Switzerland

Art Zuerich, Asian Fine Arts Pruess and Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany Art Frankfurt, Asian Fine Arts Pruess and Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Art Cologne, Asian Fine Arts Pruess and Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany

"Gambar Ajal dan Kegirangan Baru", Ivan Sagito & Eddie Hara, Santi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

1999 – 2002
"Awas! Recent Art from Indonesia", Tour Exhibition: (Yogyakarta) Indonesia, (Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Cairns) Australia, (Hiroshima, Ashikawa) Japan, (Amsterdam) the Netherlands, (Aachen, Berlin) Germany, (Jakarta) Indonesia

"Art Amsterdam", De Schone Kunsten, Haarlem, The Netherlands
"Schwischen Raume", Blatter AG, Bern, Switzerland
"Imaging Selves", Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
"Sisi Lain Orang Indonesia dan Negerinya", Santi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Eddie Hara & Nyoman Erawan, Santi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Slot in the Box", Cemety Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia "Selection '97", Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland

"Semar", Bentara Budaya Y ogyakarta, Y ogyakarta, Indonesia "Tiga Arus Baru", Santi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Drawings", DiMata Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

9th Jakarta Biennial, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia "Nur Gora Rupa", Surakarta, Indonesia
8th Triennial India, New Delhi, India

“Het Land dat in Mij Woont”, Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken, the Hague, The Netherlands

"ASEAN Festival of the Arts", Yogyakarta, Indonesia 1991 "Double Dutch", Art Project, Tilburg, The Netherlands
"Sama-Sama", Centrum Beeldende Kunst Oosterpoort, Groningen, the Netherlands (catalogue); traveled to Tilburg, the Netherlands, Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia "Umsonst", Lighthouse, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
The Drawing Room Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
"Pacific Rim Art Book Show", Pasadena & Hayward, California, USA 1989 "Namenlose", Charlotte Buri Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

"Ekspresi Enam", Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Hedendaaggse Indonesische Kunst”, Volkenkundig Museum Nusantara, Delft, The Netherlands

“Three Indonesian Artists”, De Schone Kunsten, Heemstede, the Netherlands 1986 2nd Biennial de la Habana, Havana, Cuba

5th Biennial of Young Indonesian Painters, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia 1983 Kelompok Sketsa, Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, Indonesia


Art Experiences:

Window Glass painting at Adams CBD Store, Basel, Switzerland 2016 Window Glass painting at Terror Samba Club, Basel, Switzerland 2015 Mural at Eye Love You, Basel, Switzerland

Mural at Artotel Jakarta, Indonesia

Mural at M54, Basel, Switzerland
Mural at SinSin Fine Arts, Hongkong

"Art is Cheap – Project Two", a 60 minute performance at Imprimerie, Basel, Switzerland
Mural at Daeppen Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Mural at Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Art is Cheap – Project One", a 56 minute performance at Schalter, Basel, Switzerland 2005 Mural at La Chapelle Tunnel, Recyclart, Bruxelles, Belgium

Mural at Nordstern Club, Basel, Switzerland

Mural at Berlin Wall Painting Project, Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Mural at Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia

Mural at Ludwig Forum fuer Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Mural at Pruess and Ochs Galerie, Berlin, Germany

"Playground II", a 13 minute performance, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

"Art and Nature", an Environmental Art Project funded by the Goethe Institute, Munduk, Bali, Indonesia

"BINAL Experimental Art", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

"Double Dutch", a confrontation with Dutch art and culture, Stichting Kunst Mondiaal, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Mural at Jugendhaus, Muttenz, Switzerland

"Playground", a 10 minutes performance with Luluk Purwanto (violin) and Juan Mor’O (Philippine artist); music, visual arts and theatre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Seni Derita/Hardship Art", a 24 hour performance with Dutch artist Ellen Urselmann, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Homage to the Sun God", a performance with WACAE’s textile dept. students (Perth, Australia), Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Work in Collections:

  • Artotel Thamrin, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Iniala Designer Hotel/Residence, Phuket, Thailand
  • Artipoli Art Gallery, Noorden, the Netherlands
  • Canna Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Cemeti Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Deutsche Bank Central Frankfurt, Germany
  • Deutsche Bank, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Lontar Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Ministry of Social Affairs, Den Haag, the Netherlands
  • Municipal of Filderstadt, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland
  • Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Oei Hong Djien Museum, Magelang, Indonesia
  • PT. Kawan Lama, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
  • Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Widayat Museum, Magelang, Indonesia
  • Zurich Insurance, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Nadi Gallery
  • In private collections



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Nguyen Dinh Vu

Nguyen 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)

Solo exhibitions

“Box it up” at Agallery Hongkong

Group exhibitions

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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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

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

Selected 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

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

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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

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


Finalist, UOB Art Award 2015
Young Art Award (First Prize), Young Art Taipei 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

Finalist, UOB Art Award 2012

Finalist, Tujuh Bintang Art Award 2009

Best 5 Works, Setelah 20 Mei Visual Art Competition, Jogja Galery

Third Place, Graffitti Competition, Yogyakarta

Third Place, Graffitti Competition, AMPTA Yogyakarta

Finalist, Philip Morris Indonesia Art Award

Finalist, Nokia Art Award

Finalist, Winsor and Newton Art Competition

Best Painting, Feksiminas IV Yogyakarta

Best Sketch, Fine Art Faculty, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Yogyakarta
Best Painting (Watercolor and Acrylic), Fine Art Faculty, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Yogyakarta

Media Coverage

2017, Review: Singapore Contemporary Art Show 2017
Satu, Pameran Seni Rupa "Sharing Happiness"

Press Release, Singapore Contemporary Art Show 2016 (pg. 5)
(, Singapore Contemporary Art Show 2016 Pre-show Coverage
Berita Jogja, “Menyandarkan Naluri Berkesenian di Pundak Perupa Muda” (Placing Artistic Instinct
on the Shoulders of Young Artists)

The Star (Malaysia), “Artist Dedy Sufriadi reads between the lines” (August 3, 2014)
The Edge Galerie (online), “Hypertext by Dedy Sufriadi”
Art Malaysia (blog), “HYPERTEXT” (
Lifestyle Asia (online), “Art & The City: 5 must-see exhibitions in KL for August”

Berita Jogja Satu, “Perjalanan Dedy Sufriadi”
(video, via YouTube:
Public Art Projects

Mural Painting Serangan Parking Lot, Yogyakarta
Relief Painting AMPTA Yogyakarta
Mural Painting IKIP Yogyakarta
Kareda Wall Painting Yogyakarta

2004 Mural Painting AMPTA Yogyakarta

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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

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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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


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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Herlambang Bayu Aji

Herlambang Bayu Aji

Herlambang Bayu Aji lives and works as an artist, painter and graphic artist since 2010 in Berlin, Germany. During his study, he 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.

“Wayang Rajakaya” is Herlambang Bayu Aji’s interpretation of the traditional shadow play. It is deliberately different from the figures of the classic shadow puppetry. The title “Wayang Rajakaya” is composed of the word “Wayang” which means shadow and the word “Rajakaya” which means kingdom, as well as for livestock or cattle. The title can therefore be understood as an homage to the cultivated nature. The figures are created with a specific character and personality in mind. Herlambang Bayu Aji’s wayang and chimeras (creatures with combines features of different species) raise the question of the relationship between man and nature.

Herlambang Bayu Aji collaborates in Indonesia and Germany with different artists of the visual and performing arts for his performances.

Solo/Surakarta, Indonesia

Institute for Art in Context, Universität der Künste Berlin
Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jurusan Seni Rupa Murni, Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa (Study of Fine Arts) Surakarta, Indonesia



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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



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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Ugo Untoro

Ugo Untoro

Purbalingga, Central Java, 1970

The Indonesian Institute of Art (ISI), Yogyakarta.

Ugo Untoro held his solo exhibitions at Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta (1996, 1998), Kedai Kebun Gallery, Yogyakarta (1999), Essence Art Gallery, Yogyakarta (2000) and Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta (2002). He participated in several group exhibitions at Purna Budaya Yogyakarta, Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta (1997), Galeria Jangva, Helsinki, Finland (1998), Singapore, National Gallery Jakarta, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Bali, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht, The Netherlands (1999), Nadi Gallery Jakarta (2000, 2001, 2003).

Artworks by Ugo Untoro




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