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.


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

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

Artist in Residencies:

1991
"Double Dutch", Stichting Kunst Mondiaal, Tilburg, The Netherlands 1996 IAAB, Christoph Merian Stiftung (CMS), Basel, Switzerland

2001
Ludwig Forum Für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

2004
Studio 106, Lasalle Art College, Singapore

2005
Recyclart, Bruxelles, Belgium

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2017
“SWEET (& Sour) Sixty”, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2015
“We Do Not Belong To This High Fuckin Art Society”, Eye Love You, Basel, Switzerland

2013
“Peculiar Vibration Of The Empty Ocean”, INSIGHT Section of the 1st Art Basel Hongkong, Semarang Gallery, Hongkong

2011
"Carnival of the FUNtastic", Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2007
"Global Warming, Cool Art!", Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2005
"Captain Fuck & Co", Canna Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2004
"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

2002
"Sweat Beasts", Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia

2001
"Carnival of the Fools", Ost – West Gallery, Riehen, Switzerland
"Postcards from the Alps", Oeffentliche Fachbibliothek Schule fuer Gestaltung, Basel, Switzerland

2000
"Work on Paper", Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 1999 "ARTROCK 99", La Pasarelle, St. Brieuc, France
"Sweet Beast", Atelier Katharina F, Basel, Switzerland

1998
"Postcards from the Alps", Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"The Crowded Universe", Kunstverein Bahlingen A. K, Germany

1996
"(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

1987
Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

Group Exhibitions:

2019
KunstRAI, Amsterdam – Gallery Lukisan

2017
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

2016
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

2015
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

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

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

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

2011
“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

2010
“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

2009
"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

2008
“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

2007
"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

2005
"Invasion of Punks", Christophe Lambert & Eddie Hara, Espace Courant d'Art, Chevenez, Jura, Switzerland

2002
Art Zuerich, Asian Fine Arts Pruess and Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany Art Frankfurt, Asian Fine Arts Pruess and Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2001
Art Cologne, Asian Fine Arts Pruess and Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2000
"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

1998
"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

1997
Eddie Hara & Nyoman Erawan, Santi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Slot in the Box", Cemety Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia "Selection '97", Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland

1996
"Semar", Bentara Budaya Y ogyakarta, Y ogyakarta, Indonesia "Tiga Arus Baru", Santi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

1995
"Drawings", DiMata Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1994
9th Jakarta Biennial, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia "Nur Gora Rupa", Surakarta, Indonesia
8th Triennial India, New Delhi, India

1993
“Het Land dat in Mij Woont”, Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken, the Hague, The Netherlands

1992
"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

1988
"Ekspresi Enam", Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Hedendaaggse Indonesische Kunst”, Volkenkundig Museum Nusantara, Delft, The Netherlands

1987
“Three Indonesian Artists”, De Schone Kunsten, Heemstede, the Netherlands 1986 2nd Biennial de la Habana, Havana, Cuba

1984
5th Biennial of Young Indonesian Painters, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia 1983 Kelompok Sketsa, Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, Indonesia

 

Art Experiences:

2017
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

2013
Mural at Artotel Jakarta, Indonesia

2008
Mural at M54, Basel, Switzerland
Mural at SinSin Fine Arts, Hongkong

2007
"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

2006
"Art is Cheap – Project One", a 56 minute performance at Schalter, Basel, Switzerland 2005 Mural at La Chapelle Tunnel, Recyclart, Bruxelles, Belgium

2003
Mural at Nordstern Club, Basel, Switzerland

2002
Mural at Berlin Wall Painting Project, Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Mural at Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia

2001
Mural at Ludwig Forum fuer Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Mural at Pruess and Ochs Galerie, Berlin, Germany

1994
"Playground II", a 13 minute performance, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1993
"Art and Nature", an Environmental Art Project funded by the Goethe Institute, Munduk, Bali, Indonesia

1992
"BINAL Experimental Art", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1991
"Double Dutch", a confrontation with Dutch art and culture, Stichting Kunst Mondiaal, Tilburg, The Netherlands

1989
Mural at Jugendhaus, Muttenz, Switzerland

1986
"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