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Artist Statement 2015

– Tidak ada yang lebih berharga dari seni, kalau ada itupun pasti palsu

– Cinta itu sementara, kesepian itu abadi

– Kemiskinan adalah ibu tiri seni kontemporer

 

Biography 2016

Born on 14 March, 1968 in Jember, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Agung Kurniawan is an artist who works with a variety of mediums. His traditional media is drawing, but lately he works actively with performance art. Although he works with performance art, he refuses to be called as a performer, he preferred to call himself as the director of the crowds. He was born in Jember, East Java, and did not complete studies at several universities. He co-founded of Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA) and co-owner of Kedai Kebun Forum (KKF). He stays in Yogyakarta with her wife Yustina Neni, three dogs, and two motorcycles.

Education and Experiences

1987-1991   

  • Archeology, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (not graduated)

1991-1995

  • Graphic Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (not graduated)

Publication/Book

2015

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

 

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 Netherland
  • 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

2016

  • The Remember Day parade, Sonsbeek 2016, Arnhem, The Netherland
  • Public Spirit, Centre of Cotemporary Art Ujasdowsky, Polland
  • Home Project, North Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherland
  • Mahabharata project,  Dance Performance, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta
  • Seven Scenes, Indonesian cotemporary 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 / Possesion, Hongkong Art Center, Hongkong

2013

  • SIP, Contemporary Indonesian Art, Mathias Ardnt gallery, Singapore
  • Once Upon a Time, The Collection Now, Van Abbe Museum, The Netherland
  • Masya Allah Transgenik, Performance at Jogja Bienalle 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 Ardnt Gallery, Berlin

2011

  • Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • New Mythology, Louis Vuitton Gallery, Paris, France
  • Global Art from 1989 till Now, ZKM, Karlsuhe, 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, 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 Atellier 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, Eidhoven, the Netherlands

Cemeti Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

PRIVATE COLLECTION
Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Thailand, Singapore, Germany, Belgium, Australia, France

CONTACTS

Mailing Address
Kedai Kebun Forum
Jl. Tirtodipuran No. 3 Yogyakarta 55143 Indonesia

Phone
Office : +62 (0) 274 376 114

E-mail
mailto:forumkedaikebun@gmail.com

Website
http://www.kedaikebun.com