drawing

Soni Irawan

SONI IRAWAN

Born:
Yogyakarta, 15 January 1975

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

 

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

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

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

 

Solo Exhibition

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

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

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

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

2010
"Ode to Permata Unguku", Semarang Gallery, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Group Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2001
Mural exhibition, Apotik Komik, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

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

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

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

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

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

 

Commission Works

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

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

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

Awards

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

1998
Best Graphis “Refleksi Zaman”

Published

2012
“Jogja Agro Pop”, Langgeng Art Foundation

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

Workshop

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

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

2000
Coloring etching with Red Point & Eva Pietzkers

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Agung Kurniawan

AGUNG KURNIAWAN

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

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

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. Singapore Art Museum & permanent loan at Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven, 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 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)

Solo Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1998
Ironi dan Parodi, Galeri Lontar, Jakarta, Indonesia

1995
Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1994
Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
KunstRAI, Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam
Pressing Matters, Framer Framed, Amsterdam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art Projects

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

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

Work Experiences

2003 – now

Artistic Director of Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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

2007
Artistic Director, Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta

2008
Artistic Director, Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta

Works in Collection

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
Permanent loan on Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Cemeti Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Publication/Book

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

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Arwin Hidayat

ARWIN HIDAYAT

Born:
Yogyakarta, 12 April 1983

Education:
Fine Arts Institute (ISI) Yogyakarta - Indonesia

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

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

His works have been selected several times for ArtJog, the prestigious contemporary art exhibition in Yogyakarta.

Exhibition

2018
ArtJog, Annual Contemporary Art Event, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
KunstRAI, Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam

2017
Pameran Friends of TPS, Miracle Print, Yogyakarta
Solo Exhibition, “Gombal”, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta
Slow Fashion, ARK Gallery, Yogyakarta
Keep on Fire 3, Survive Garage, Yogyakarta
ArtJog 10 "Changing Perspective", Jogja Nasional Museum, Yogyakarta
Bazaart Jakarta, Pacific place Jakarta
Volkswagen Exhibition, JEC, Yogyakarta

2016
Red Base Young Artist Award, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
The MASKS, Diesel Art Gallery, Shibuya, Tokyo
Jogja Calling, 4A Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Print Parade, Grafis Minggiran, Yogyakarta
Survive Day, Survive Garage, Yogyakarta

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

2009

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

2007

SURPRISE II, Benteng Vredenburg, Yogyakarta

2006

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

2001

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

2000

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

Residency

2014
Balai Pemuda Rahayu, Dlingo, Bantul, Yogyakarta

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S.E. Dewantoro

S.E. DEWANTORO

Born:
31 December 1972, Solo, Indonesia

Education:
Seni Rupa at The Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret (UNS)

S.E. (Gepeng) Dewantoro's bizarre drawings and artworks explore and question the relationship of man (human) with his surroundings. A complicated strings of web and thoughts about existence, politics, religion. His depictions of bare flesh and human bodies are intense and some challenge the tough Indonesian censorship.

Though he explores different media and materials, working on paper has his preference. He draws directly and almost instantaneously on the paper, connecting the lines and figures he has meticulously imagined in his head.

Next to a fine-art artist, Gepeng Dewantoro is also a performance and theatre artist in Bandung, Indonesia.

Solo Exhibitions

2015
“THE BACKYARD: CARGO CULTURE” Canopy Art Centre, Cairns, Australia

2013
“DONGENG SEBELUM TIDUR” Tembi Rumah Budaya, Yogyakarta

2012
“DONGENG SEBELUM TIDUR” COMMON ROOM, Bandung
“I&ME&MY” Galeri Kecil Kebun Seni Bandung

2010
“KaryaNaskah John Doe – “JEAN”, Ruang Budaya, Kedai Mediterrazia Bandung

2009
“DARI MASA LALU”, Ruang Budaya, Kedai Mediterrazia,Bandung

2007
“MIMPI-MIMPI” (“Dreams”) Potluck Café, Bandung

2002
“SUARA ITU DATANG DARI SINI” (That sound comes form here.”) Black Peppers Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
“A SOLO EXHIBITION” Patrizia Autore Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Group Exhibitions

2018

Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands
First Art Fair, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands

2016
Art Laren, Gallery Lukisan, Laren, The Netherlands
“BATANG ART TENTION 3” Batang, Jawa Tengah
“pra event GREECLICHE” Gedung IKA UNS, Solo

2015
“MBEBER KUTHA SALA” Balai Soedjatmoko, Solo
“OUTLINE ! INDONESIA DRAWING FESTIVAL” Gedung Indonesia Menggugat, Bandung
“KOLAM SUSU” Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

2014
“INSYAALLAH KONTEMPORER” Galeri Merak,Semarang
“TANPA NARASI” Galeri Orasis,Surabaya
“HOW TO DRAW: RE-IMAGINE” Gedung Gas Negara,Bandung
“MINI ART PROJECT” Galeri Soemardja ,Bandung
“TANDA MATA X “ Bentara Budaya,Yogyakarta

2013
“STRING THEORY” Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
“MEMAYU HAYUNING BAWANA” Galeri Surabaya,Surabaya

2011
“INI PERANG” Kelompok kembang gula rasa baru di galeri 212 STSI Bandung

2010
“MISTIK” Pameran bersama di STISI Bandung

2008
“MIMPI BURUK” Kelompok GERBONG BAWAH TANAH,
Taman Budaya Jawa Barat, Bandung

2006
“KOTA INI MILIK SIAPA?” Kelompok GERBONG BAWAH TANAH,
Taman Budaya Jawa Barat, Bandung

2004
Pameran di “Buahbatu Art Festival” STSI Bandung

2002
“TERROR!, the exhibition” Jaarmbi Gallery, Melbourne,Australia
“DAMAI ITU.INDAH” Shini Art Galelery ,Ubud,Bali
-Instalasi dan Perfomance Art “Monumen Agung yang Bernama Pembangunan” di event Indonesian Peoples Forum, Nusa Dua, Bali.
-Instalasi dan performance Art, festival performance art, UniversitasUdayana, Denpasar, Bali.
-Instalasi dalam event “Art and religiosity”, di Galeri Gaya, Ubud, Bali.

2001 – 2002
“POEM OF WOUNDS”, di Galeri Borneo, Ubud, Bali.

2000
“JENDELA”, di Galeri Archipelago, Ubud, Bali.
Pameran lukisan dan performance art “LIYANE LIYAN” di jalananUbud,Bali.

1999
Pameran lukisan “Kelompok Hatch”, Sriwedari, Solo.
Pameran lukisan “RAGAM GAYA DALAM DINAMIKA SITUASIONALNYA”, Taman Budaya Solo.
Instalasi “SENI RUPA PEMBUSUKAN”, Surabaya

1998
Pameran karya seni visual, Rumah Sewa Jurug, Solo.
Instalasi “IDEOLOGI RUANG PINGGIR”, untuk hari bumi, Solo.

1997
Pameran kolaborasi antara Universitas Sebelas Maret dan Universitas
Southern Queensland, di Solo.
“KEPADA INGAT” Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah .Solo.

1996
“BERLIMA”, Laba-laba Café, Yogyakarta.
“SERATUS FINALIS PHILLIP MORIS”, Jakarta.

1995
“PENGHARGAAN NYOMAN GUNARSA” Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah .Solo.

1994
Pameran “100 PELUKIS” Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah, Solo.

Performance art

2002
“GONG” Pada waktu pembukaan pameran “Sound” seniman Rie Watanabe dan Eric Neufield, di Galeri Sembilan, Ubud, Bali.

2000
“MALAIKAT IS DEAD”, SaiSai Bar, Ubud, Bali.
“DOA UNTUK BUNGA”,(Prayers for Flowers”) dalam event Sharing Art and Religiusity, SamuanTiga, Bali.
“RUWATAN”, berkolaborasidengansenimandariJawa, InggrisdanJermandalam event Sharing Art and Religiusity, Tejakula, Bali.
“RITUAL” berkolaborasidenganAgusBimo (Solo), WayanSudiarta (Bali)
dan Lyn Vetter (Jerman).

1999
“VICTIM OF IDEOLOGY” Solo.
“CERITA SINGKAT DALAM TOILET” (An abbreviated story in the toilet.”)Pejeng, Bali.

1996
“MY HEAD ON THE CLOSET” Solo.

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Ida Bagus Putu Purwa

IDA BAGUS PUTU PURWA

Born:
Sanur, 1 October 1977

Education:
STSI, Denpasar, Bali

Ida Bagus Putu Purwa's (or shortly Purwa) concept of art works is his continuous search of freedom. His paintings speak about human bodies in a true search and longing for freedom, realizing that human existence or ones' due rights was given to them since birth. Although the subjects in the paintings sometime take different shape or posture, they are in fact an expression of himself. For this reason they are not really different subjects, but merely bodies; embodiments of the same ultimate subject, the very artist himself. His works are expression of this quest to freedom and a reflection of movements and suffering of this urge to find his dream.

Wearing mask or painted face to hide his agony, these bodies move till the edge of the canvas (or paper) as if they are looking to break out of the frame, looking for freedom outside its confined edges. Jumping high or almost disappear to the side while running, trying to break out. Many times they dance with vigorous movements, inspired by the traditional Balinese dance, they pose anger, frustration but also happiness and acceptance. Graceful composition showing vulnerable strength and light-footed postures bear the weigh of his mental burden.

Sometime those bodies stand critically at the edge of an imaginary cliff with unknown depth, though at the same time they do not appear to be suicidal or wanting to leave this world and irresponsibly neglect his burden. They seem to realize that the burden of the limitation of ones body. A struggle for acceptance.  Abounding with heightened emotions and rich cultural traditions, Purwa's stylized figures draw upon the diversity and vibrancy of his background.

Exhibition

2017
Solo exhibition, "Vague Memories", Santrian Gallery, Sanur, Bali
Art Sampoerna, The Atrium Sampoerna Strategic Building, Jakarta
"Art-tivities Now", group exhibition, Breeze Art Space, Tangerang, Jakarta

2014
"Legacy of Power" ARTJOG 14, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
"Asah Asih Asuh" Sika Contemporary Gallery, Bali
"Locaforce 2014" Bale Pare Hall Exhibition, Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung
"Re(ART)ionship" Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta

2013
"Fascination" Avantgarde Berlin, Berlin, Germany in cooperation with Gallery Lukisan
" IMBA TUBUH " DIA.LO.GUE Art Space, Jakarta

2009
“Rising sons from the archipelago”, Gallery Lukisan, Dublin, Ireland
Solo exhibition, "Sign Session", Boya Fineart & Tony Raka Gallery, Ubud Bali

2008
Solo exhibition, "Break Out", Boya Fineart & Elcanna Art Gallery, Jakarta

2007
Joint exhibition “Question of Distance", Boya Fineart & Elcanna Art Gallery, Jakarta

2006
“Intuitive Reflection”, at Kiridesa Gallery, Kirds Singapore
“Jago”, at Niki Gallery, Ubud, Bali
“Maskulin”, at Danes Art Veranda, Bali
“Bali in Contemplation”, at O House Gallery, Jakarta
“Shape Expression of Bali Cultural Part”, at Art Centre Denpasar, Bali
“Sanur Festival”, at Santrian Gallery, Bali
“Unlimited Ten Fine Art”, at Danes Art Veranda, Bali
“Panorama Ten Fine Art”, Ganesha Gallery, 4 Season, Jimbaran, Bali

2005
“Melbourne Affordable Art Show 2005”, at Royal Exhibition Building , Carlton Melbourne, Australia
“Ten Fine Art”, at Hogart Collect Gallery, Australia
Twinning Exhibition (with Ketut Teja Astawa): “Art As Self Expresion”, at Santrian Art Gallery, Bali
“Brikolase”, at Ten Fine Art, Sanur, Bali
“Black & White Group Hybridism”, at Pilar Batu Gallery, Ubud, Bali

2004
“Sanur Painter Association Mosaic Exhibition”, at Santrian Art Gallery, Sanur, Bali.
“Drawing New Harmony II”, at Rare Angon Gallery, Sanur, Bali
“Triplet OH”, at Sudana Gallery, Ubud, Bali
“Exhibition at Guet Gallery”, at Sanur, Bali
“10 Artist Introduce Themselves”, at 10 Fine Art Sanur, Bali
“Auction”, at Swissotel the Stamford, Singapore
“Red by Black & White Group”, at Tama Gallery, Ubud, Bali
“The Journey by Sanur Painter Association”, at Puri Lukisan Museum, Ubud, Bali

2003
“TAI Black Dies Natalis STSI XXXVI”, at STSI, Denpasar, Bali
“BIG from Fine Artist In 16”, at Art Center Denpasar & Santrian Gallery, Sanur, Bali
“LELAKUT”, at Peguyangan Rice Farm, Denpasar, Bali
“New Harmony”, at Rare Angon Gallery, Sanur, Bali
“Bali Art Festival XXV”, at Art Center, Denpasar, Bali
“Sarasvaty in Imagination”, at Nandya Gallery, Ubud, Bali
“Red & White Reflection”, at Margarana National Monument, Tabanan, Bali

2002
“Trouble”, at Padang Linjong, Krobokan, Bali
Exhibition of Sanur Painters Association: “Soft Opening Santrian Gallery”, at Santrian Gallery, Sanur, Bali
“Exhibition and Demonstration”, at Apache Bar, Kuta, Bali
“Fine Artist in 16”, at Gabrig Art Gallery, Sanur, Bali
“Paradise Youth Activity for Humanity Sangga Bhuana”, at RRI, Denpasar, Bali

2001
“Exhibition of Sanur Painters Association”, at Balairung Dewi Sri, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Exhibition Hall, Jimbaran, Bali
“Indonesia-Japan Cultural Exhibition with Balinese Flowers”, at Kuta Centre, Bali

1997
“Creativity Exhibition for Welcoming Guest of PERTAMINA”, at STSI, Denpasar, Bali
3rd Anniversary of Kamasra at STSI Sanur, Denpasar, Bali

1996
"Gebyar SMK" Indonesia, SMSRN Denpasar, Bali (“All Indonesian Senior High School Creativity Show)

Awards

1989
The Best Artwork of Painting Competition, Denpasar Bali

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Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah

ABDULLAH IBNU THALHAH

Born:
Tegal, May 25, 1976

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

Next to his artistic activities, Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah currently also works as editor (Koordinator Liputan/Korlip) at Tabloid Cempaka and illustrator at Suara Merdeka Group.

List of Artworks by 

 

Exhibition

2013
‘ROB’ Galeri Nasional Jakarta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2003
Semarang Koeroeng Boeka, Dibya Puri, Semarang

2002
Spirit of Paper, Galeri Siena, Semarang

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

Award

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

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

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

2009
Komik Terbaik I, Bank Indonesia, Jakarta

2008
Poster Terbaik I, Bank Indonesia, Jakarta

2005
Kartunis Terbaik II, Lomba Karikatur YCAB – UNIC Award

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

2001
Kartunis terbaik II, Lomba Desain Kera Sakti Semarang

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

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Heri Kris

HERI KRIS

Born:
Yogyakarta May 28, 1967

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

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

Exhibition

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

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

2010
Pameran bersama cat air di Syang Art Gallery, Magelang

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

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

2005
Pameran bersama BazArt, Jogjakarta.

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

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

1999
Pameran bersama di Dirix Gallery, Jogjakarta

1998
Pameran tunggal di Kinara Galery Bali

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

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

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

1993
Pameran bersama di Galeri Baleanda, Jogjakarta

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

1990
Pameran bersama di gedung Raden Saleh Semarang

1989
Pameran bersama lustrum ISI, Jakarta

 

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