Born: June 24, 1961, Semarang, Indonesia

Awards

2005 - John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award (The Asian Cultural Council, New York)

1987 - Pratita Affandi Adi Karya (The Art Institute of Indonesia, Yogyakarta)         

Education/ Training/Workshop and Residency

1981 -  ’88   The Art Institute of Indonesia, Yogyakarta

1986 -  ’87   The State Academy of Fine Arts Amsterdam The Netherlands

1999 -           Residency in Bute Town Studio (The Visiting Art Cardiff Wales)

2002             Residency in Fukuoka Asian Art Museum for the 2nd Fukuoka Triennale

2004             Residency in Studio Joo Chiat Road 106-Lassale College of the Art, Singapore

2005             Hongkong International Artists Workshop, Kowloon, Hongkong

2006             Residency in Amsterdam Graphic Studio AGA Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007          Residency in Tamshui with Bamboo Culture International, Taipei, Taiwan

2009             ASEAN contemporary art exchange, Yangoon, Myanmar 

2010             Short Residency Project at Jatiwangi, West Java, Indonesia

Solo Exhibitions

2010

NAPOLEON KOMPLEKS SAUDAGAR KOMPRANG

Galeri Semarang at Jakarta Art District, Jakarta (with post event catalogue)

Curator : Rifky Effendi

2008

WWW DOT JAVA 

in an alternative art space Rumah Seni Yaitu, Semarang

(with post event catalogue written by Tubagus Svarajati and Dony Danardono)

2006

SELF PORTRAIT 

Amsterdam Graphic Studio AGA, The Netherlands

2005

MACHOW : Tradisi dan Tegangan

Rumah Budaya Tembi, Yogyakarta

MACHOW

Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Indonesia

2002

BEYOND THE MODESTY 

Plastic Kinetic Worms Gallery, Singapore

2000

LIYAN 

Sunaryo Contemporary Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia

Curator : Rizki A. Zaelani

PORTRAIT OF RESIDENCY IN CARDIFF

Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1998

HELMET YOUR ART, HELMET YOUR EARTH, HELMET YOUR HEART art project

LIP French Cultural Centre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1990

THE FLOOR PATTERN

Cemeti Art Gallery (Yogyakarta), C-Line Gallery (Jakarta), Foundation of Fine Arts and

ABN Bank Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012

“TOEKAR TAMBAH” Exhibition and Project Presentation on PERANAKAN together with Mella Jaarsma  

Semarang Gallery, Indonesia (with catalogue)

Writers : Asmudjo Jono Irianto, Ay Mey Lie, Inge Widjajanti, Peter Lee

2011

“ARTJOG” Jogyakarta Art Fair 2011 

Taman Budaya Yogyakarta/Yogyakarta Art Council (with catalogue)

Curator : Th. Aminudin Siregar

“De Kustvaaders” (The Coast) of  “Kaap” (Cape) group of art projects and exhibition in Utrecht, The Netherlands – in Collaboration with Mella Jaarsma (with catalogue)

Curator : Tiong Ang

“Indonesian Eye” Group Exhibition of Contemporary Indonesian Artist

Ciputra Marketing Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia and Saatchi Gallery, London 

(with catalogue written by Jim Supangkat, Asmudjo Jono Irianto, Leonor Veiga, Amanda Katherine Rath, Susan Ingham)

“Re-Interpreting Tradition – 1001 doors” 

Ciputra Marketing Gallery, Jakarta (with catalogue)

Curator : Asmudjo Jono Irianto

2010

ILIHAT video screening

Galeria Jesus Gallardo, Leon Guanajuanto, Mexico 

Curator : Katerina Valdivia Bruch

CROSSING AND BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES: Medium in Indonesian Contemporary Art – with Andy’s Gallery at National Gallery Jakarta (with catalogue)

Curator : Asmudjo Jono Irianto

ARSITEK LEUTIK

Jatiwangi Artists Residency Festival, West Java, Indonesia

GLOBAL VILLAGE

The Grand Church Alkmar, The Netherlands

2009

JOGJA JAMMING: Jogjakarta Biennale X 

Jogjakarta National Museum (with catalogue)

NEXT NATURE (Group Exhibition with VANESSA ART LINK)

National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (with catalogue)

Curator : Rizki A. Zaeilani

THE MUSEUM OF THE UNWORTHY

Video Performance – a Collaboration Project with Cassandra Lehaman Schuldz

Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta

2008

Sonsbeek International Sculpture Exhibition - in collaboration with Mella Jaarsma (with catalogue)

Curator : Ana Tilroe

2007 

FETISH (Group Exhibition of Indonesian Contemporary Artist) 

BIASA Gallery, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

Curator : Enin Supriyanto

WHERE EVER WE GO

Walter and MC Bean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA

Curator : Hou Hanru and Garbi Scardi

2006

SAIGON OPEN CITY 

Museum of War, Saigon, Vietnam

Curator : Jaeb Gridthiya Gawewong and Rikrit

WHERE EVER WE GO

Spazio Oberdan, Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

Curator : Hou Hanru and Garbi Scardi

2005

TABOO AND THE POWER OF TRANSGRESSION IN INDONESIAN CONTEMPORARY ART

Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University Ithaca, New York

Curator : Amanda Katherine Rath

THE WAHANA PROJECT  IMAGINED LEGACIES

Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia

Curator : Agung Hujatnikajennong

2004

FILLING OF CHASM, UNITING PEOPLE 

Busan Metropolitan Museum of Art, Busan Biennale 2004, South Korea 

Curators : Tae Man Choi and Manu D. Park

ART SUMMIT

Jakarta, Indonesia

Curators : Asmudjo Jono Irianto and Rizki A. Zaelani

PORTRAITS 

Valentine Willie Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Curator : Noor Mahnun Mohamed

GLOBALISATION VERSUS IDENTITY

Chiang Mai Art Museum Thailand, National Gallery Bangkok, Thailand, and Dahlem Museum Berlin, Germany

Curator : Jorg Loschmann

2003

INTERPELATION CP Open Biennale 

National Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia

Curators : Rizki A. Zaelani and Asmudjo Jono Irianto

READ 

Gajah Mada University Library, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

WITNESSING TO SILENCE: ART AND HUMAN RIGHTS 

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Australia

Curators : Christine Clark,  Lisa Byrne  and Caroline Turner

2002

Fukuoka Triennial II 

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Curators : Masahiro Ushiroshoji, Kuroda Raiji, Toshiko Rawanchaikul

ART OF BAMBOO Project 

Nitiprayan Village, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2001

ZWISCHEN TRADITION UND MODERNE – JUNGE KUNSTLER AUS INDONESIEN

Rautenstrauch Joest, Museum fur Volkerkunde, Cologne, Germany 

Curator : Alexandra Kuss

SMALL ART WORK 2001 FESTIVAL 

Skydoor Artplace Aoyama Tokyo, Japan

AWAS; RECENT ART FROM INDONESIA 

Ludwig Museum Aachen (Germany), Asian Fine Arts Pruss and Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2000

AWAS; RECENT ART FROM INDONESIA 

Contemporary Art Space (Canberra, Australia), Ivan Dougherty Gallery (Sydney, Australia), Cairns Regional Gallery (Cairns, Australia), Wollongong University Gallery (Wollongong, Australia), Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima, Japan), Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art Asahikawa (Japan)

Curators : Damon Moon, Mella Jaarsma, Alexandra Kuss and M. Dwi Mariant

1999

AWAS; RECENT ART FROM INDONESIA

Benteng Vredeburg (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), Australian Centre of Contemporary Art Melbourne (Australia)

VOLUME AND FORM An Enviromental and Urban Sculpture Exhibition

Singapore

GARIS TEPI 200+0 

Cemeti  Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1997

CONTEMPORARY ART IN ASIA : TRADITIONS/TENSIONS 

Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver, Canada

Curator : Dr. Apinan Posyhananda

DE LA SEXTA BIENNIAL DE LA HABANA 

Havana, Cuba

Curator : Hilda Maria Rodriguez

THE WEIGHT OF TRADITION A Permanent Collection Exhibition 

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Curator : Joanna Lee

A GIFT FOR INDIA 

Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries, Rabindra Bawan New Delhi, India

KOPI SUSU 

Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia

1996

ORIENTATION 

Stedelijk Museum ‘de Lakenhal’ Leiden, The Netherlands 

Curator : Esther De Sharon de Saint Germain, Mella Jaarsma

ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL II 

Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane, Australia 

Curator : Timothy Morell

CONTEMPORARY ART IN ASIA : TRADITIONS AND TENSIONS 

Asia Society Galleries New York, USA 

Curator : Dr. Apinan Posyhananda

1995

ASIAN MODERNISM 

The Japan Foundation Asian Centre Tokyo, travelling exhibition through Bangkok - Manila - Jakarta 

Curator : Tatehata Akira

WEATHER REPORT 

Travelling Exhibition and Art Project through Amsterdam, Bangkok, Yangoon, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Chong Qing, Singapore and Hongkong 

CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION OF THE NON ALIGNED COUNTRIES 

National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Curator : Jim Supangkat

1990

INDONESIAN MODERN ART 

Municipal Gallery Filderstadt Stuttgart, Germany

INTRO-EXTRO VARIFORM

Cemeti Gallery Yogyakarta Indonesia

Curators : Nindityo Adipurnomo and Mella Jaarsma

NOTHING IS EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING IS NOTHING 

Tropical Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands

THREE GENERATIONS, TRADITION AND CHANGE 

San Diego Museum of Man Houston (USA), Mills College Art Gallery Oakland (USA), Wing Luke Art 

Museum Seattle Washington (USA)

Curator : Dr. Joseph Fischer and Astri Wright.

SAMA-SAMA 

Center of fine arts ‘Oosterpoort’ Groningen, The Netherlands; Centre of Fine Arts Zouavenlaan, 

Tilburg, The Netherlands; Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia

INDONESIAN MODERN ART 

Oude Kerk Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Curator : Helena Spanjaard

BIENNIALE IX 

Jakarta Art Council, Jakarta, Indonesia 

Curator : Jim Supangkat

BIENNIALE  VII 

Yogyakarta Art Council, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Bibliography

Adi Wicaksono, “[email protected]”, KOMPAS

Agung Hujatnikajennong, “Imagined Legacies, Floating Memories”, The Wahana Project 

IMAGINED LEGACIES Exhibition Catalogue at Selasar Seni Soenaryo, September 2005

Amanda Katherine Rath, “Nindityo Adipurnomo” in the Catalogue Exhibition of ‘Taboo and

The Power of Transgression in Indonesian Contemporary Art, Herbert F. Jonhson Museum, 

Ithaca, New York 2005

Amanda Katherine Rath, “REREADING THE DIALOGUE OF ELEMENTS THROUGH ANTAGONISTIC

RELATIONS” for the book ‘Machow www’  2007, production of Nindityo Adipurnomo Yogyakarta

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Astri Wright,”Young Painters Synthesizes Tradition and Modernism”, The Jakarta Post, July 16, 1989

Astri Wright,”Two Artists, Two Bridges, One World”, The Jakarta Post, May 21, 1990

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Helena Spanjaard,”Nindityo Adipurnomo – Mella Jaarsma”, Museum of 

Ethnography, Groningen (Exhibition catalogue)

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Website

1. http://www.soves.net/~frogpeak/AGI/Cemeti.html

2. virtual gallery http://www.kulturbox.de/univers/car/havanna/english.htm

3. http://www.cemetiarthouse.com

Public Collections

Municipal of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Municipal of Filderstadt, Stuttgart, Germany

Zurich Assurance, Jakarta, Indonesia

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Foundation of Fine Arts Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Dutch Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia

Sampoerna Group Jakarta, Indonesia

Widayat Museum Magelang, Indonesia

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Deutsche Bank, Jakarta, Indonesia

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka Japan.

Vallentine Willy Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Ciputra Museum of Art- Jakarta Indonesia

 
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