studio Fendry Ekel
Berlin – Neukölln
Artists with works at this studio
Fendry Ekel (b. 1971, Jakarta) graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and went on to study at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. His monumental, layered works often painted after black and white photographs explore the shadow side of human ambition and investigate the line where ethical and aesthetical values cross. Through his depiction of appropriated portraits, architecture or other remnants of historic events from our collective memory, he investigates the use of art, architecture and figuration as propaganda for ideology of any kind. A recipient of an International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) residency in New York, he has exhibited throughout Europe, the US, South America and Asia. Recent exhibitions include Kindred by Choice I, ARNDT (Singapore); Prague Biennale 6 (Prague); Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York); HVCCA (New York) and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (Belgium). Fendry Ekel currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Jumaldi Alfi (b. 1973, Lintau, Indonesia) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta and is a founding member of the Jendela Art Group. His paintings are epitomized by emotive gestures and symbolism and have a complex and highly diverse style, marked by innovation, sophistication, skill and emotional depth. Through the chaos of lines, colors, and symbols, Alfi explores life, death, the spiritual, the supernatural, and the physical in a concrete, visual space. His work is exhibited across Asia and Europe and pivotal recent exhibition include Jumaldi Alfi’s Blackboard Paintings, Primo Marella Gallery (Milan), Life / Art # 101: Never Ending Lesson, Sangkring Art Space (Yogyakarta) and The Collectors Show – Weight of History, Singapore Art Museum (Singapore). Jumaldi Alfi lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Heri Dono (b. 1960, Jakarta) studied painting at Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Dono is mainly active as an installation artist and works with materials that come from varying places in the world. His style of mixing humorist comments on political and social problems in Indonesia in his work is often placed in the art form of new internationalism. His work is influenced by the life of the ordinary man and Indonesian cultural traditions such as wayang kulit or tau tau sculptures of the Toraja death cult in Sulawesi. He presented his work worldwide in a great number of solo and group exhibitions. In 1998 he won a Prince Claus Award granted by the Dutch Government. Heri Dono lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Taufik Ermas (b. 1984, Bukittinggi, Indonesia) studied painting at Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta. In recent years his work, which includes both painting and sculpture, has rigorously considered the human body and its forms, especially hands and feet. In his paintings he explores how gestures can convey narratives, while his sculptures add another dimension to this examination of forms, condensing the values of painting, both in terms of form and finish. He has exhibited in Indonesia and Asia and recent exhibitions include Fragment of Lie, Bentara Budaya (Yogyakarta) and Maximum City, Jakarta Biennale, Galeri Nasional Indonesia (Jakarta). Taufik Ermas lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Desrat Fianda (b. 1983, Padang Pariaman, Indonesia) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta in 2009. His work, which is primarily installations and paintings, explores critical aesthetic values by reconstructing the basic principles of the media used. Desrat’s most recent works are stone carvings of books and texts and paintings depicting books made from stone. A finalist in the 2013 Indonesian Art Awards, Desrat has exhibited throughout Indonesia. Recent exhibitions include SEA+ Triennale, Indonesian National Gallery (Jakarta); Fragments of Lie, Bentara Budaya (Yogyakarta) and Bakaba #2, Sangkring Art Space (Yogyakarta). Desrat Fianda lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Entang Wiharso (b. 1967, Tegal, Indonesia) studied painting, graduating from the Indonesian Institute of Arts in Yogyakarta in 1994 and is widely regarded for his dramatic visual language which draws on popular culture and ancient mythology to create unique images of contemporary life. A recipient of numerous award and residencies including a Pollock-Krasner grant, a Copeland Fellowship at Amherst College, and residencies at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, NY, USA and the STPI Singapore, Wiharso has exhibited throughout the world and represented Indonesia in major international biennales. Recent exhibitions include Prospect 3, New Orleans, USA, the 51st and 55th Venice Biennale, Prague Biennale 6, Second Asian Art Biennale, Taiwan, Yogyakarta Biennale XI and Panorama at the Singapore Art Museum. He is represented in numerous notable collections including the Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation, Switzerland; the Olbricht Collection, Germany; Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Rubell Family Collection, Miami USA; RISD Museum of Art, Rhode Island, USA and the Singapore Art Museum.