HANDIWIRMAN SAPUTRA

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HANDIWIRMAN

Born January 24,1975 in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Handiwirman is a cofounder and member of Jendela Art Group. He was initially known for his installations of objects and found objects he composed almost without any artistic pretension. The objects — thread, wire, bits of paper; plastic lumps, and hair were present nearly as just what they were. Such anti-esthetic tendency also appeared in his painting. Only in mid-2000 he surprisingly presented several works with neatness and fascinating realist techniques. The same thing went for his installation: it showed careful selection of materials and technical rigor What basically remained the same was Handiwirman’s view of beauty. He has been searching to offer beauty out of simple things around him. To put it simply his painting forms an extension of the still-i/fe genre. But the emphasis of Handiwirman painting is on the issue of perception, the way of seeing. So the forms of objects as seen in his painting are often the two-dimensional shapes of objects he himself has made and assembled. With careful consideration he will pick materials and colors to present in configurations of ‘objects’ that provoke us to associate the perceived forms with things that are perhaps familiar in our daily life, Any definitive meanings or conclusive narrations, in case of Handiwirman’s works, are almost always be cancelled by the spacious possibilities of association on the viewers’ part.


Education and Background:

1993-1996    -    Indonesian Institute of Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Commission Works:    Novotel, Bandung, Indonesia


Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2009    -    The Order of Handiwirman, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2008     -    In Lingo, CIGE 2008, Beijing, China, organized by Nadi Gallery
2007    -    Archaeology of a Hotel Room, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2004    -    Apa-apanya Dong? , Nadi Gallery, Jakarta. Indonesia
2001    -    Patah Hati; Broken Heart, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta,  Indonesia
2000    -    Provocative Objects’, Lontar Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
1999    -    Benda, Benda Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2011    -    Motion/Sensation: Indonesian Kinetic Art Exhibition, organized by Edwin’s Gallery, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2010    -    Pleasures of Chaos: Inside New Indonesian Art, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
2009    -    Jogja Biennale, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    Jendela: A Play of the Ordinary, NUS Museum, Singapore
2008    -    Coffee, Cigarettes and Pad Thai: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    -    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
    -    Inanimate Performance, Soka Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2007    -    Cilukba! (Peekaboo!)’, KSRJ (Kelompok Seni Rupa Jendela), Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    -    Soka’s View, Southeast Asian Contemporary Art, Soka Contemporary Space, Beijing, China; Taipei, Taiwan
    -    China International Gallery Exposition, Langgeng Gallery, Beijing, China
    -    Indonesian Contemporary Art Now, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2006    -    Belief, Singapore Biennale, City Hall, Singapore
    -    ICON, Retrospective, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2005    -    Sculpture Expanded, CP Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Realis(Me) Banal, Gracia Art Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia
    -    Eksodus Barang, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Seni Rupa Alat Bantu, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    Pseudo Still Life: Obyek dan Auranya, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
    -    Passing on Distance, NAP Gallery, Nagoya Japan, Indonesia
    -    Biasa, KSRJ (Kelompok Seni Rupa Jendela), Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Re-reading Landschap, exhibition of Sakato group, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Urban-Culture, 2nd  CP Biennale, Bank Indonesia Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
2004    -    Wings of Words, Wings of Color, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia
    -    Untitled, an Assemblage of Sign, CCF, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Object(ify), Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Mempertimbangkan Tradisi, Sanggar Sakato, The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Barcode, 16th Yogyakarta Art Festival, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2003    -     Age-hibition, 3030, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    In memory of 100 days of H. Widayat’s  death, H. Widayat Museum, Mungkid, Magelang, Indonesia
    -    Borobudur, Borobudur International Festival 2003, H Widayat Museum, Mungkid, Magelang, Indonesia
    -    Borobudur Agitatif, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia
    -    Fusion Strength, performance and installation, Benda Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    Read, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    Shock and Wave, New Media Art, Bandung, Indonesia
    -    Interpellation, CP Open Biennale, The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Country-bution, 7th Yogyakarta Biennale, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2002    -    Dream Project: Under Construction, Fabriek Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia
    -    Under Construction, New Dimensions of Asian Art ,Tokyo, Japan
    -    Ecstaticus Mundi, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung & Air Art House, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Object, Fabriek Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia
    -    Tali lkat: Fiber Connection, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    Pose, KSRJ (Kelompok Seni Rupa Jendela),  Affandi Museum, Yogyakarta. Indonesia
2001    -    Not I, Am I?, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Pink Project, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Contemporary Craft, The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2000    -    Membuka Kemungkinan, KSRJ (Kelompok Seni Rupa Jendela), Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta & Cipta Gallery, TIM, Jakarta, Indonesia
1999    -    6th Yogyakarta Biennale, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    From a Window, KSRJ (Kelompok Seni Rupa Jendela), Bali Padma Hotel, Bali, Indonesia
    -    Sakato, Benteng Vredeburg Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1998    -    Philip Morris Indonesian Art Award, The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    ASEAN Art Award, Hanoi, Vietnam
1997    -    Pelukis Muda Yogyakarta, Benteng Vredeburg Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    FKY IX, Benteng Vredeburg Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    Philip Morris Indonesian Art Award, Agung Rai Museum of Art, Ubud, Bali & Graha Lukisan TMII, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Sakato, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    Jendela, 1st  exhibition of Jendela Group, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    Paspatria I, Bahari Hotel, Tegal, Indonesia
1996    -    8th Yogyakarta Art Festival, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    Dialog Dua Kota I, Cipta Gallery, TIM, Jakarta, Indonesia
    -    Alumni SMSRN, Taman Budaya, Padang, Indonesia
1995    -    Sakato, 1st exhibition of Sanggar Sakato, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    -    Installation Object, celebrating the day of The Human Rights, ISI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia