Dedy Sufriadi

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Born 1976 in Palembang, Indonesia

Dedy Sufriadi has been very active in the Indonesian contemporary art scene, and has to date had over ten solo exhibitions, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. Despite the growing success in his career, this artist has involved himself with many community projects and helps out young artists in his community. He is also a part of the Fighting Cocks art collective, an independent group aimed at the advancement of contemporary art in Indonesia, as well as a support group for young artists.

Using variations of text and naïve symbolism, Dedy Sufriadi’s works infuse both the current ubiquity and historical importance of text and symbology into intricate abstract expressionist compositions, utilizing multilayered literary excerpts, narratives and symbols to replace what would usually be the play of colors and lines.

Dedy’s more recent works take text to another level, beyond the literal and familiar. Embodying the concept of hypertext, borrowed from the world of information technology, he invites the viewers of his art to extrapolate and form their own contextual meanings from the visual imagery presented.

In some cases the text is distinct and recognizable but quite often obscured as a result of layering and overpainting. The more we scrutinize his works, the more information materializes, in the form of text and sometimes in the form of iconography, allowing us to interpret what is presented to the viewer as visual clues. This is conceptually similar to how hyperlinks – both text and icon based – facilitate us jumping from one location to another on the Internet, revealing more information along the way.

For Dedy, both processes aim to achieve a common goal – that of gaining a deeper understanding, of ourselves and of the world around us.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Art, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta

Masters of Fine Art, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta

Awards

2015

Finalist, UOB Art Award
Young Art Award (First Prize), Young Art Taipei 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

2012

Finalist, UOB ART AWARD

2009

Finalist, Tujuh Bintang Art Award 2009, Yogyakarta

2008

Best 5 works in the “Setelah 20 Mei“ visual arts competition, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2006

Third Place (Juara III) “Lomba Graffiti“ competition, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2004

Third Place (Juara III) “Lomba Graffiti” competition at AMPTA Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2000

Finalist, Philip Morris-Indonesia Art Award

1999

Finalist, Nokia Art Award

1998

Finalist, Winsor And Newton Art Competition

1997

Best Art Work, “Feksiminas IV“ Yogyakarta

1995

Best Sketch, Fakultas Seni Rupa (Faculty of Fine Arts) ISI Yogyakarta
Best Water Color & Acrylic, Main Subject Major, Fakultas Seni Rupa (Faculty of Fine Arts) ISI Yogyakarta

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Memorandum, Redsea Gallery, Singapore

2016

Re-Texs Ture, Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2015

Borderless Series, Bank Art Fair, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

2014

HYPERTEXT, interpr8 art space/Artemis Art, Kuala Lumpur

2013

Between Intelligence and Intuition, Ode To Art, Singapore
Hypertext, Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2012

The World Of Words, Philo Artspace, Jakarta, Indonesia

2011

The Body Of Text, Shyang Art Space, Magelang, Indonesia

2010

Hypertext Discrepancy, Philo Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia

2009

Hypertext, Tembi Contemporary, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2007

Re-READING, Melia Purosani Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
UN-Logical, Jamaican Bar, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2003

EKSISTENSIALISME, FSR ISI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Group Exhibitions

2017

de facto, ARTDOOR Space, Taipei, Taiwan (co-organized with Artemis Art)
Art Jakarta 2017, Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia (with Artemis Art)
ARTJOG 10 – Changing Perspective, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kecil Itu Indah, After Edwin’s (KI2AE), Miracle Print Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yogya Annual Art #2 – Bergerak, Bale Banjar Sankring, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Sharing Happiness, Limas Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kenduren #4 – Horizon, Perahu Art Community, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yes We Are, Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Putih & Hitam, Syang Art Space, Magelang, Indonesia
We Are 5, Artemis Art @ White Box, [email protected], Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Singapore Contemporary 2017, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore (with Artemis Art)

2016

AKAP, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Minimal Art Gallery (MAG) – HOME, Redbase Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
UOB Painting of the Year 2016, Ciputra Gallery, Ciputra Artpreneur, Jakarta, Indonesia
Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016, Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place (with Artemis Art)
1001 Kesempatan Pendidikan Untuk Anak Indonesia (Mandiri Art Charity event), Graha Bimasena, Jakarta
Lorem Ipsum: Sisyphus and The Stone, Sangkring Art Project, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kenduren #3, Perahu Art Connection, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Transfer Window (Malam Jumat Kliwon [MJK] art community), RuangDalam Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
@jogjacontemporary, Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Sapiens Free, OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia
Dialog, Jogja Village Inn, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Singapore Contemporary 2016, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore (with Artemis Art)

2015

Veranda Contemporary Exhibition, V-Gallery, Veranda Hotel, Jakarta (two-man show with Anusapati)
Art Kaohsiung 2015, Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (with Artemis Art)
SHOUT! 2015 (Indonesia Contemporary Art), 3 Locations in Melbourne, Australia
Liberation, Unity and Freedom: 30th ASROPA International Art Exhibition, Gunsan Culture Center, Gunsan, South Korea
6th Hotel De Imigrantes, Indonesia Contemporary Art Network (iCAN), Yogyakarta
SoulScape in Progress #3, Bentara Budaya Bali, Gianyar, Bali
Love, Live, Life, Pullman Hotel, Jakarta
UOB Art Awards, Plaza UOB, Jakarta
Urip Mung Mampir Ngombe, Langit Art Space, Yogyakarta
Sewindu MJK, Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta
CAFFA 2015 Art Project, White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur (with Artemis Art)
Kepada Republik, DPR/MPR Building, Jakarta
SoulScape in Progress #2, National Art Gallery, Jakarta
Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival (ASYAF) 2015, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea
Lost In Colour, ARTOTEL, Surabaya
MATJA, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta
Kenduren #2, Perahu Art Connection, Yogyakarta
Out Of Focus (Malam Jumat Kliwon [MJK] art community), Srisasanti Gallery, Yogyakarta
YOS (Yogyakarta Open Studio), Nalarroepa Ruang Seni & artist’s Studio, Yogyakarta
Playing On Paper, Gallery Prawirotaman Hotel, Yogyakarta
Oase, Rumah Seni Sidoarum, Yogyakarta
Mandiri Bank Art Award “Spirit Membangun Negeri, Plaza Mandiri, Jakarta
Young Art Taipei 2015, Sheraton Grande, Taipei, Taiwan (with Artemis Art)
Balance in Perfect Soul, House of Sampoerna Art Galery, Surabaya
April Mood, Rumah Seni Sidoarum (RSS), Yogyakarta
Mencetak Tercetak, Komharo Studio, Yogyakarta

2014

Art Show: Intentionality, Philo Art Space, Jakarta
Nandur Srawung, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarya
The Devotion, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
Singapore Art Fair, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (with Artemis Art)
Fitur & Figur, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
SoulScape on Progress, Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta
ARTJOG|14 – Legacies of Power, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
50:50, Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta
Untukmu Guru, Museum H. Widyatat, Magelang

2013

Behind The Myth, AKTO College of Art and Design, Athens, Greece
Behind The Myth, TIM Jakarta
Silaturahmi, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta
Art Expo Malaysia 2013, Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur (with Artemis Art)
ARTJOG|13 – Maritime Culture, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Bienalle Sumatera, Taman Budaya Padang
Pari Suka Pari, Museum Affandi, Yogyakarta
ART FOR THE BIGGEST ANGKLUNG, Performance in Jakarta

2012

THE SPEAKING HOUSE, Durbar Hall Gallery, India
Art Expo Malaysia 2012, Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur (with Artemis Art)
Vertigo, The Indonesian Ugliness, Ode To Art, Singapore
Festival Seni Melayu Asia Tenggara, Padang, Sumatera Barat
Live Inn Harmony, Warung YAYA ARTSPACE, Sanur, Bali
[s]mallseries, I AM Artspace, Yogyakarta
Tanda Mata, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta
Silaturahmi, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta
Isyarat Langit, GO ARTSPACE, Surabaya
ARTJOG|12, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
UOB ART AWARD #2, Jakarta
Free Kick, Royal Plaza, Surabaya
Tanah Air Pusaka, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
The cock still fighting, Syhang Art Space Magelang
UOB art award, Gedung UOB Jakarta
Koleksi Magelang Young Collectors, RAC Magelang
Kembar Mayang, Museum Widayat Magelang
Ruang Yang Sama, Museum H.Widayat Magelang
Meeting Point, Taksu Art Gallery Bali

2011

Food And Paper, RAC Magelang
ARTJOG|11, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Soulscape, The treasure Of Spiritual Art, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta & Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta
Mandiri Prioritas group exhibition, Jakarta
MY Space, Philo Art space Jakarta
INTELECTUS SYNDICATE, AJBS Gallery, Surabaya
JING GEY, Aseana Gallery, Singapore

2010

Unity: The Return to Art, Wendt Gallery New York, USA
BEYOND EXPECTATION INDOOR PLEASURES, Apik Gallery, Jakarta
Tramendum, Philo Gallery and Gallery Nasional Jakarta
Asia Top Gallery And Hotel Art Fair, Seoul, S. Korea
lets fly an arrow, Tujuh Bintang Gallery, Yogyakarta
Bazaar Art Jakarta, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Jakarta
Soulscape, Treasure Spiritual in Art, Toni Raka Gallery, Bali
ke-Bersamaan, Gallery Biasa, Yogyakarta
Soulscape, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
Gerakan Seni Abstrak Indonesia, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

2009

Diorama kedamaian, Hotel Melia Purosani, Yogyakarta
Hiperlink, Tujuh Bintang Art Space, Yogyakarta
The Dream, Tujuh Bintang Art Award, Jogja National Museum Yogyakarta
Subject Ekpose(s), Pure Art Space, Jakarta
Cogito, Philo Art Space, Jakarta
Selayang Pandang Bumi Sriwijaya II, group exhibition in Yogyakarta
Guruh Umar Bakri, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
Halo-Halo 1, Manila Contemporary, Manila, Philippines
Fresh 4 U, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
Realitas #3, Ketik Reg Manjoer, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta
HEADLIGHTS 2009, Valentine Willie Fine Art (VWFA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2008

Golden Box #2, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
All I Want For Xmas, Manila Contemporary, Manila Philippines
Versus, Galeri 678, Jakarta
Grand Opening of Red Sea Gallery, Australia
Too Much Painting Will Kill You, Tujuh Bintang Art Space, Yogyakarta
Perjalanan Seni Lukis Abstrak # 8, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Rumah Damawangsa Jakarta
Setelah 20 Mei, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
Fragmentasi, Philo Art Space, Jakarta

2007

Perjalanan Seni Lukis Abstrak Indonesia # 5, Semar Gallery, Malang
Optimis #2, Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta
Seni lukis Abstrak #4, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta

2006

Abstrak, Melia Purosani Hotel, Yogyakarta
Through The Limit, Koa’s Café and Dining, Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta
Vice Versa, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

2005

Group exhibition, Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta
Group exhibition, Melia Purosani Hotel, Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Museun Ulam Sentalu, Yogyakarta

2004

Art and Sculpture, Jogja Expo Center, Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Jogja Village Inn, Yogyakarta

2003

Group exhibition for Grand Opening of Rumah Seni Muara, Yogyakarta
Kelompok 8, Benteng Vredeburg Sanggar Bidar Sriwijaya, Yogyakarta
#2 Issue, Rumah Seni Muara Yogyakarta
Membaca Ruang-Ruang, Rumah Seni Muara, Yogyakarta
Pratisara Afandi Adi Karya 2003, Bantoel, Yogyakarta
Launch Exhibition for Jurnal Seni Rupa SIDI, Yogyakarta

2002

Lima pelukis Yogyakarta, Gallery Proklamasi, Jakarta
Fathomless 7, Mien Gallery, Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Etnik Kafe Yogyakarta

2001

Kelompok 8 Sanggar Bidar Sriwijaya, Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta
Imajinasi dan Warna, Bizete Gallery, Jakarta
Trio Art, Dirix Art Gallery, Yogyakarta
Dialog Multi Rupa Sanggar Bidar Sriwijaya, Palembang
Realitas II Kelompok Greget, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta
Art Festival at Bizette Gallery, Jakarta
Total Indonesia Art Award exhibition in Jakarta

2000

Young Artist exhibition in Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Dirix Art Gallery, Yogyakarta
Kelompok Solusi 4, Melia Purosani Hotel, Yogyakarta
Seni Rupa Gelar Seni Pertunjukan Rakyat, ISI, Yogyakarta
Festival Kebudayaan Yogyakarta exhibition in Yogyakarta
Seni Rupa Islami KMI ISI Yogyakarta, Masjid Istiqlal, Jakarta
Philip Moris Indonesian Art Award exhibition at Galleri Nasional, Jakarta
Art Festival, Bizete Gallery, Jakarta
Campur Sari, Galeri ISI, Yogyakarta

1999

Winsor And Newton Art Competition exhibition, Bandung
Pekan Kesenian Indonesia, Yogyakarta
Dies Natalis, ISI, Yogyakarta
Dialog Multi Rupa, Sanggar Bidar Sriwijaya, Purnabudaya, Yogyakarta
Kelompok Solusi 4, Dirix Art Gallery, Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Bizette Gallery, Bali
Group exhibition, LIPPO BANK, Jakarta
Group exhibition, Nokia Art Award 1999, Jakarta

1998

Introspeksi, Sanggar Driya Manunggal, Yogyakarta
Tujuh Pelukis Muda, Hotel Radisson, Yogyakarta
Bercermin, Sanggar Suwung, Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Mall Pondok Indah Jakarta
Refleksi Zaman, Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta

1997

Peksiminas IV, ITB Bandung
‘Realitas’ Kelompok Greget`95, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Pandean Gallery Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Gallery Kencana Yogyakarta
Group exhibition, Gallery Djuruk Yogyakarta

1996

Sketch exhibition, Sasana Ajiyasa FSR ISI Yogyakarta
Sasana Ajiyasa, FSR ISI, Yogyakarta
Dialog Dua Kota II ISI-IKJ, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta

Public Art Projects

2005

Mural Painting, Serangan Parking Lot, Yogyakarta
Relief Painting, AMPTA Yogyakarta
Mural Painting, IKIP Yogyakarta
Kareda Wall Painting, Yogyakarta

2004

Mural Painting, AMPTA Yogyakarta

Singapore Contemporary Art Show 2016

1 The art fair was a good showing by Dedy, and before the start, the organizers named Dedy Sufriadi as one of the featured artists in their 4th pre-show press release. The complete press release may be viewed here.

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2 Artitute, in their pre-show coverage, also named Dedy as one of the artists to look out for at the art fair (name misspelling notwithstanding).

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Hypertext (2014)

Artemis Art, in collaboration with interpr8 art space, hosted Dedy Sufriadi’s 10th solo exhibition, entitled HYPERTEXT. The exhibition received fairly good coverage by the media.

1 The Star (August 3, 2014)

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2 Various art websites: