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Abdi Setiawan

ABDI SETIAWAN

Born:
29 Desember 1971, Pariaman, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

Education:
ISI Yogyakarta, Jurusan Seni Kriya, 2003

 

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Solo Exhibition

2010
"New Sculpture" André Simoens Gallery, Knokke –Zoute, Belgium
"New Sculptures" Metis Gallery, Amsterdam

2007
"The Flâneur" Nadi Gallery, Jakarta

2004
"Gairah Malam" Lembaga Indonesia Prancis (Institut Français Indonesia), Yogyakarta

Group Exhibition

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

2012
"Yogyakarta—5 Artists from Indonesia" Marc Straus Gallery, New York

2011
"Jakarta Biennale #14: Maximum Cuty"

2005
CP International Biennale: Urban/Culture

2003
"What’s in your pocket?" (Purna Budaya 2003)

1996
"Dialog Dua Kota I" di Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

Awards

Finalist Phillip Morris Art Award 2001

 

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Dadang Christanto

DADANG CHRISTANTO

Born:
Central Java in 1957

Education
1975–77 Studied painting, Pawiyatan Sanggarbambu, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1975–79 Studied painting, Sekolah Menengah Seni Rupa (SMSR), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1980–86 Studied painting, Indonesia Institute of Arts (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

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.

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Solo Exhibitions

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

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

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

2011
Lost Horizon, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

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

2008
Batik has been Burned, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

2007
Work of Body, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

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

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

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

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

2002
Unspeakable Horror, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2005
Echoes of Home, Museum Brisbane, Brisbane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performances

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

2010
Survivor, Museum of Contemporary Art forecourt, Sydney

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

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

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

2003
Litsus, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

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

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

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

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

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

1995
Man in Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1994
Earth Man in Solo, Solo City, Indonesia

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

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

Grants and Awards

2004
Australia Council Grant

1997
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York

Residencies

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

2003
School of Art, Australian National University

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

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

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

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

Collections

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

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Purnomo

PURNOMO

Born:
Yogyakarta, May 1982

Education:
2003-2007 Ceramic Art  at The Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta

Purnomo is one the very few ceramic artists from Indonesia. Although the subjects of his art are ordinary objects, many times with incredible realistic details, they bear deeper thoughts while at the same time still keep a sense of humour. Purnomo works range from simple individual ceramic objects to ceramic installations, now collected in Indonesia and abroad.

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Solo exhibitions

2009
Boots Party, Ceramic Solo Exhibition, VIA-VIA Cafe Yogyakarta.

Group exhibitions

2016
Art Laren, Gallery Lukisan, Laren, The Netherlands
“Alam – benda dan gambar lainnya" at Museum Dan Tanahliat Yogyakarta
Acemart GrosirSeni at AceHouseCollective Yogyakarta

2015
AceMart GrosirSeni at AceHouseCollective Yogyakarta
Pameran Seni Rupa Keajaiban Kecil at Nallaroepa Art Space Yogyakarta

2014
- JAKARTA CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS BIENNALE #3, COEFFICIENT OF EXPANSION, GALERI NASIONAL INDONESIA, Jakarta, Indonesia

2013
- "Sweet Seventeen", VIA-VIA Cafe Yogyakarta
- Pameran Seni Keramik " Vacuum Learning", Ikatan Mahasiswa Keramik ISI Yogyakarta,
Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta.

2012
- Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2012, Singapore
- "Reposisi" Pameran Kriya Indonesia 2012, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta

2011
- Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2011, Singapore
- International Furniture Fair Singapore 2011/28th ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS 2011)
- Satu Cerita Dari si Markisa, VIA-VIA Cafe Yogyakarta

2010
- Exhibitions at Bintang Cafe, Yogyakarta
- Bazaar Art Jakarta 2010 at Ballroom 1 & 2 The Ritz Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place.
- “Wouw!“, Tujuh Bintang Art Space, Yogyakarta

2009
- Deer Andry, An Exhibition of Andry Moch. with Friends and Family, MES 56, Yogyakarta.
- Emerging Artist, Art Exhibition, Plaza Senayan, Jakarta.
- Kunduran Truk, Art Exhibition, Kersan Art Studio, Yogyakarta.

2008
- Versus, Exhibition of Indonesian Contemporary Art, Galeri 678, Jakarta.
- Geliat, ceramic exhibition, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta.

2007
- TARIAN JIWA , Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta.
- DIESNATALIS XXIII, art exhibition, Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta.

2003
- ceramic workshop, Yayasan Kanisius, with teapot ceramic, Yogyakarta.
- OBJECT HOOD, contemporary art exhibition, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta.

 

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Ugo Untoro

UGO UNTORO

Born:
Purbalingga, Central Java, 1970

Education:
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).

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Wahyu Srikaryadi

WAHYU SRIKARYADI

Born:
Bandung, August 8, 1968

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

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

 

 

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Putut Wahyu Widodo

PUTUT WAHYU WIDODO

Born:
5 Februari, 1964 in Semarang, Indonesia

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

Solo Exhibition

2009
"Serene Bodies" Tony Raka Art Gallery, Mas Ubud, Bali

2008
"Radical Moderation", Elcanna Art Gallery, Jakarta

Group Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards

2010 : Finalist of Contest Competition Indonesia Art Award 2010

2008 : Finalist of Contest Competition Indonesia Art Award 2008

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

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

Event Managent

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

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

Artist's statement (Bahasa Indonesia)

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

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

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