Eddie Hara


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

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.

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:

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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Soni Irawan


15 January 1975, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Visual Art Faculty, Fine Art Department, Printmaking, Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (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

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

“Psychedelic Jungle”, Lasaai, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

“Mellow Yellow”, Kendra Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

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

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

Group Exhibition


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

"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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

"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

"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

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

“ 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

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

“Art For Aceh”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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

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

“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

Mural exhibition, Apotik Komik, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

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

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

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

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

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


Commission Works

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

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

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


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

Best Graphis “Refleksi Zaman”


“Jogja Agro Pop”, Langgeng Art Foundation

“INDONESIAN EYE”, Contemporary Indonesian Art, Skira Publisher


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

“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

Coloring etching with Red Point & Eva Pietzkers

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Nguyen Dinh Vu


1980 in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
Lives and works in Hanoi

Vietnam University of Fine Arts (2013)

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.

Solo exhibitions

“ Box it up” at Agallery Hongkong

Group exhibitions

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 Amterdam, The Netherlands, by Gallery Lukisan

"The Language of the Images: Hungarian - Vietnamese contemporary painting exhibition” at Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum
Contemporary Art Ruhr, Essen, Germany, by 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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Agung Kurniawan


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)

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 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

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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Yoga Mahendra


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

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

Yoga Mahendra makes bizarre and richly imaginative paintings with figures which in turn are formed by other smaller figures and scenes. The grotesque images look hellish and non-hierachical scenes in undefinable worlds of fantasy. There are street lanterns jutting out through the anatomy of the figure, whose bodies appear to consist of roads with full of struggling, laughing, drunken, happy and sad figures scattered on them. Eyes are actually inlets of jet engines and some of the ribs are stairs leading to another different world born in the artist's fantasy. The clusters of the figures are pareidolias like the paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo combined with the absurb world of Piranesi.

His work particularly “I Stay” is a special work of art, inspired by his mentor Ojite Budi Sutarno, whose artworks many times consisted of objects in different parts, pieces and materials, assembled as one integral moveable sculpture or as a larger installation.

The artwork that is about 200x180 cm in size, consist of 7 painted MDF panels. Together they reminds us of Garuda, a mythological figure found in Hindu and Buddhism legends. Garuda is essentially seen as a protector with power and is shown either in the form of a giant bird with (partially) open wings or a mix of form of bird with some human features. Garuda is used as the state symbol of the Republic Indonesia and the Indonesian national airline is also called after it.

The meticulously painted panels have different shapes; one will see a head, a torso, a spread bird tail, a pair of wings and a pair of open hands. They depict a bird-like figure but with its bare bones, teeth and parts of the wings shaped like a pair of open hands. Painted on the panels are bizarre worlds and may contain comments on the social and religious life in Indonesia.

Yoga Mahendra some exhibitions and events in but also outside Indonesia, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea. Currently active in a local artists group in Malang called Portal.

Solo Exhibition

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

Group Exhibition

KunstRAI, Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam

Singapore Contemporary Art Show, with Puri Art Gallery Mandiri Charity, Jakarta
Art Stage Jakarta with Mizuma Gallery Bazaar Art Jakarta with Puri Art Gallery
How It Feels” Mizuma Gallery Singapore.
Art Taipei with Puri Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.

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

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

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

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

Group Exhibition “Javan Whimsy”, Utterly Art, Singapore
Art Expo Malaysia with Puri Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia KIAF 2010 with Puri Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Bazaar Art Jakarta with Puri Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia MAGAININ”, Jakarta Art District, Indonesia

Art Expo Malaysia with Puri Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Bazaar Art Jakarta, with Puri Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art Exhibition “Tontonan” di Perpustakaan Umum Kota Malang, Indonesia

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


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

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Agus Prasetyo


3 September 1976 in Rembang, Middle Java, Indonesia

Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Agus Prasetyo's artworks are an interesting mix of different media. Paintings of wood block prints, mixed media (textile, paper) on canvas.

Although Agus Prasetyo creates paintings nowadays, he used to make woodblock prints. Wood-block printing is an ancient method to produce repetitive motifs or text on paper or textiles. This method were used to make hand-printed batik, until the stamps were replaced by brass and other metals to make them more durable and allowing more details.

In his new works Agus Prasetyo recycles in a way his old works, or more specifically fragments of his older woodblock print works, with pieces of different kind of textiles, threads and paper, finished by lines drawn by him with drawing or marker pen.
The paintings are compound of interesting, abstract and colourful blobs, sometimes in the shapes of living organisms or even daily objects.



Solo Exhibition

"Kriminalitaria", ISI Yogyakarta

"Human Machine", Rugeblue Cafe

Group Exhibition


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

"Colorful", cultural collaboration Bumayasasta artgallery, Borobudur Magelang

"ARTBALI" via biasaart space, Kuta Bali
"UOB painting of the year 2017", Jakarta
"Netrajapu Artmosfir", Bentara Budaya Jogja

Pameran Netrajapu Onomiwae, WangiArtrom Yogyakarta

Pameran bersama JNM, Jogja

Pameran bersama di TBY, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Sound Track", Bias Bali

"Print Parade", Bersama Grafis Minggiran Jogja
"Earth Hour", IM Gallery Yogyakarta

"Trienal Seni Grafis Indonesia IV", Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Yogja, Bali, Surabaya, Solo, Bandung
"ARTjog 12",Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

"Famili", Jakarta Art distrik, Jakarta
"ARTjog 2011", Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
"BaCAA", Art Sosiatet, Bandung
"Guanlan International Print", Zen zen China

"Golden Box", Jogja Galeri, Yogyakarta
"A Diary of Jakarta", Rumah Jawa Galeri Jakarta

"Grafis Hari ini", Bentara Budaya Jakarta and Yogyakarta
"Landscape", Galeri Milenium Jakarta


"Yogyakarta Print Making", Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
"Nusantara Berkisah", Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
"Global Warming", Bali

"Trienal Seni Grafis Indonesia II", Bentara Budaya Jakarta dan Yogyakarta
"Discovery", Bika Galeri, Jakarta

"Menguak jagat Kaliurang", Museum Ulen Sentalu, Yogyakarta
"Bazart", Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta

"Tanda Mata", Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
"Gedebug", Kedai Kebun Yogyakarta
"Barcode", Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
"Bazart", Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta

"Trienal Seni Grafis Indonesia I", Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Yogya and Denpasar
"Bazart",Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta

"Grafis Ekpiorasi Medium dan Ekplorasi Gagasan", Bentara Budaya, Jakarta
"Gelart Laporan dari Jogja, Sepiring Indonesia", Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta
"Hitam putih rasa strawberi", Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
"Kata Rupa", Gelaran Budaya,Yogyakarta

"Merdeka III", Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta

"FKY XII", Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta
"Perupa Muda Yogyakarta", Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta

"Indonesia Bersinar Membentang Zaman III", Hotel Garuda, Yogyakarta
Lustrum III ISI Yogyakarta dan STSI Denpasar, Bali
"Sebaiknya pameran" ISI Yogyakarta
"FKY XI", Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta
"Seni grafis Indonesia 1999", Galeri Cipta TIM,Jakarta

"Refleksi zaman", Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta
"Seni Grafis Kelompok 96",Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
"FKY X", Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta


Finalist UOB Painting of the year 2017

Finalist Trienal Seni Grafis Indonesia

Finalist Bandung Contemporary Art Award

First Runner Up Trienal Seni Grafis Indonesia

Winner Trienal Seni Grafis Indonesia

Best Printmaking Lustrum ISI III Yogyakarta

Award for best printmaking in Pameran Seni Rupa Refleksi zaman

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Arwin Hidayat


12 April, 1983 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Indonesian Fine Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Arwin Hidayat combines primitive and contemporary motifs for his works on paper and in his paintings, and 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. The traces of these batik paintings can be found in his works on paper.

Arwin Hidayat's artworks have been selected several times for ArtJog, the annual & prestigious contemporary art exhibition in Yogyakarta.



Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
Kick-off London Book Fair, Asia House, New Cavendish Street, London
First Art Fair, Amsterdam

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

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

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


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
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


“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


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


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


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


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


SURPRISE II, Benteng Vredenburg, Yogyakarta


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


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


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


Balai Pemuda Rahayu, Dlingo, Bantul, Yogyakarta

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Ayu Arista Murti


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

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

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.

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


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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Rashid Salleh



Rashid Salleh is a self-taught visual artist of Javanese and Indian heritage, born and bred in Singapore.

The nature of his work changes over time. His artworks vary from depictions of ordinary subjects to surrealistic, poetic figures on canvas, fabric (batik) and sometimes also on paper.

Inspired by his heritage and local culture, he renders his own visual and conceptual interpretations and imaginations into artworks that emerged through observations in everyday life and immersion in local culture. Although he mostly works on commission, his passion is to promote local culture and heritage through modern art.

List of Artworks by




Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Gallery Lukisan, The Netherlands

Commissioned paintings for INFINITI car showroom in Kuala Lumpur

First Singapore Art Show (New Art) Artwork titled: The Siren

Solo Exhibition at the Fallon Gallery

3rd Prize for Parco Urban Art


Finalist for Phillip Charriol Art Award

Charity Exhibition for Historic Sultan Mosque Building Fund

Singapore Sculpture Show

Finalist for Australian Art Award

First Solo Exhibition at the Alliance Francaise De Singapour Art for Nature Exhibition at the Empress Place Gallery


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