eko nugroho - Ark Galerie
EKO NUGROHO AT LYON BIENNALE, FRANCE
These eccentric figures are some of those unique to Eko
Nugroho, an artist born in Yogyakarta in 1977. He was a part
of the 2000s generation whose creations grew and developed
in the midst of all forms of popular culture, and are able to
manifest this in a variety of media, such as murals, embroidery,
comics, animation, video installation, graffiti and shadow
His work is loaded with the nuance of comics. In 2000, Eko
was the founder of the comic Daging Tumbuh, an independent
comic media that functions as a workspace for whoever wants
to make their own comics.
With human figures that appear to be a combination of men and
machines, hose hands and heads, pipes, scissor, Eko’s humans
have varied heads, cardboard boxes, astronauts, clouds, sticks
and more. These figures are depicted with heavy outlines and
dark colours; sometimes they are even monochrome. Eko’s
strange looking characters often seem to reveal how their
oddities are in the roles of humans playing out in the world.
The world is like a stage for all these eccentricities, and Eko is
recording them. Through his work, Eko seems to regard reality
Through the characters that he creates Eko also addresses
broader issues, such as the many binary oppositions that
we face each day: people tend to see black and white, as if
there are no other options. His work makes us aware of the
true surreality of life. Precisely as we claim a realistic life, we
encounter countless forms of life that are surreal.
Since his first solo exhibition, Bercerobong, at Cemeti Art House
in 2002, Eko began to be known in the international world as
one of the Indonesia’s young contemporary artists.
A number of his works were chosen to become textile designs
for Louis Vuitton.
Singapore Tyler Print Institute
ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany
SAM Art Projects, Villa Raffet in Paris, France
Veduta Project, Lyon Biennale X 2009, Lyon france
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA
Singapore National Museum, Singapore
Heden, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Artoteek Den Haag, The Hage, The Netherlands
Rimbun Dahan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Amsterdam Graphics Atlier (AGA), The Netherlands
Fukuoka Contemporary Art Museum
WE ARE WHAT WE MASK, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
WE CONCERN ABOUT NOTHING, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea
TEMOIN HYBRIDE , Musee d'Art Moderne Paris, France
THREAT AS A FLAVOUR, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
THIS REPUBLIC NEED MORE SEMELEH, Ark Galerie, Jakarta, Indonesia
SNOBS BEHIND KETCHUP, Lombard Freid Projects, New York, USA
THE EKO CHAMBER, Art Gallery of South Australia North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia curated by Rusty Kelty
HIDDEN VIOLENCE, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
IN THE NAME OF PATING TLECEK, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia. Curated by Enin Supriyanto
UNDER THE SHADOW, Pekin Fine Art, Beijing, China
SOLO EXHIBITION OF EKO NUGROHO, Galerie Nouvelles Image, Den Haag, The Netherlands
IT'S ALL ABOUT COALITION, National Museum of Singapore (commission Project), Singapore
PLEASURE OF CHAOS, Ark Gallerie, Jakarta, curated by Jim Supangkat.
MULTICRISIS IS DELICIOUS, Semarang Gallery, Indonesia. Curated by Rifky Effendi
IN WONDERLAND, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Curated by Adeline Ooi
MERDEKA ATOE SMS, Toimoi, Jakarta, Curated by Farah Wardani
SORRY I AM LATE TO CELEBRATE, Artnivora Gallery, Jakarta, Curated by Riffky Effendi
EKO NUGROHO, Artoteek, Den Haag, Netherland
JAUH DI MATA DEKAT DI HATI, Workshop and Exhibition, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Drawing Illustration in the Daily Newspaper
IN OUT, Kunstvlaai, Westerpark, Amsterdam
WELCOME BACK MAYONAISE, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
FIGHT ME, Via-via cafÃ©, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
BERCEROBONG (Like A chimney), Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta
INDONESIA VS TELEVISI Mural Exhibition for Public Space, at Panembahan no 1 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2000 HERK, Mural Exhibition at apotik Komik gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
ARTJOG13, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
VENICE BIENNALE "Art For Cancer", Jakarta, Indonesia
JOGJA BIENNALE 2013, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
SIP! INDONESIAN ART TODAY : The Past Three Generations of Indonesian Contemporary Art, ARNDT Gallery, Berlin,
WRITINGS WITHOUT BORDERS Lehman Maupin Gallery, Hongkong
INDONESIAN PAVILION FOR VENICE BIENALE : SAKTI, Venice, Italy
ARTJOG13: MARITIME CULTURE, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
SIP! INDONESIAN ART TODAY : The Past Three Generations of Indonesian Contemporary Art, ARNDT Gallery, Singapore
CALIFORNIA PASIFIC TRIENALE, Orange County Museum of Art, USA
FANTASY ISLANDS, Louis Vuitton Singapore
MIGRATION, Museum Art Contemporary, Sidney, Australia
GRAND OPENING OF ESA SAMPOERNA MUSEUM, Surabaya, Indonesia
RALLY: CONTEMPORARY INDONESIAN ART, JOMPET KUSWIDANANTO & EKO NUGROHO, National Gallery of Victoria,
NEGARI NGAYOGYAKARTA HADININGRAT, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
ARTJOG12, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
XXL: State of Indonesian Art, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
THE STRATEGIES OF YA AMPUNN!, Mural to cover the façade of Taman Budaya Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta Cultural Center) for Indonesian Art Now: The Strategies of Being, Art Jogja 2010
CREAM, International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama, Japan
National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan.
“Generasi Berat Sebelah” Collaboration with Catur Kuncoro (puppeter), Gunawan Maryanto (writer) at Kersan Art Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Dilema Generasi Sawi” Collaboration with Catur Kuncoro (puppeter), Gunawan Maryanto (writer) at Ark Galerie, Jakarta, Indonesia.
“Perseteruan Getah Bening” Collaboration with Catur Kuncoro (puppeter), Yennu Ariendra (musician), Gunawan Maryanto (writer) at Bandung Wayang Festival 2011, Bandung, Indonesia.
“Perseteruan Getah Bening” Collaboration with Catur Kuncoro (puppeter), Yennu Ariendra (musician), Ig Sugiarto (lighting designer), Gunawan Maryanto (writer) at Lembaga Indonesia Perancis, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
“Skandal Jeruk Purut” Collaboration with Catur Kuncoro (puppeter), Toro (Puppeter), Yennu Ariendra (musician). Private performance for American Arts Presenters at Yayasan Bagong Kussudiardjo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
“Perseteruan Tubuh” Anatomy Puppet Project for Biennale Anak Jogja at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
“CONTEMPORARY PUPPET PERFORMANCE” Collaboration with Catur Kuncoro (puppeter), Toro (Puppeter), Yennu Ariendra
(musician), Ig Sugiarto (lighting designer), Andy Seno Aji (stage designer) at Grand Indonesia Shopping Center.
“L'ARC EN CIEL SOUS LA PIERRE” (Rainbow Beneath A Stone) in collaboration with the inner city community of Vaulx-enVelin, Claire Truche (Theatre Director) and Bernard Fontain (Guignol puppeteer), at the Open Air Theatre, Vaulx-en-Velin, Lyon,
France . Veduta, Lyon Bienale X, France.
“WONDER DIAMOND” Collaboration with Catur Kuncoro (puppeter), Dr Matthew Isaac Cohen (Puppeter), Toro (Puppeter),
Yennu Ariendra (musician), Ig Sugiarto (lighting designer), Andy Seno Aji (stage designer) at Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta,
“BUNGKUSAN HATI DI DALAM KULKAS/A Wrapped Heart Inside the Refrigerator” Catur Kuncoro (puppeter), Joned
Suryatmoko (Theater director/writer), Eko Nugroho (Visual Artist), Yennu Ariendra (musician), Ig Sugiarto (lighting designer),
Andy Seno Aji (stage designer). Teater Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia
"The Pating Tlecek Architecture Space; Eko Nugroho's House in the Dynamic of Spatial and (Indonesian) Housing &
Architectural Critique", writer: Yoshi Fajar
“SPACE” 2011, introduction by Adeline Ooi, Writer: Enin Supriyanto
2010 Best Illustration Kompas Short Stories 2009
2008 Academy Art Award for Emerging Artist, Indonesian Institute of Arts
2005 Best Artists of the Year, Tempo magazine
Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, Netherland
Asia Society Museum, New York, USA
Gallery of Modern Art ( GOMA) Brisbane, Australia.
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, USA.
Private Museum of Dr. Oei Ong Djien, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Museum and Art Gallery of the Nothern Territory, Darwin, Australia.
Akili Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany.
Artoteek Den Haag/HEDEN , The Hague, Netherland.
ARK Gallerie, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kualalumpur, Malaysia
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore