Indra Dodi

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Born 1980 in Padang, Indonesia

Profile Pix 03 Indra DodiThe colorful naïve-style works of emerging artist Indra Dodi have arrived to where they are today having gone through a gradual style metamorphosis over the last several years. He was well known early in his career as an abstract painter, and for his use of soft colors. Indra is, however, a storyteller by nature, distinct and recognizable form outlines already apparent in his early abstract artworks. His visual language has developed to include figurative elements and objects, distorted but distinct in their meaning and intent, skilfully composed to tell the many anecdotes, dreams, and stories the artist has to convey.

Indra Dodi’s works have captured the attention of art enthusiasts regionally, and the artist has frequently exhibited outside his home country of Indonesia in the past few years, around Asia and in Europe.

Of important note is his participation in U(DYS)TOPIA, a collaborative project consisting of artists from Germany and Indonesia, in 2010, leading to three exhibitions in Germany, and followed up by Crossing Sign, a series of four exhibitions in four cities in Indonesia.

Originally from Padang, Indra Dodi, like many other Yogyakarta based artists, studied at the prestigious Institut Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of the Arts, or ISI), eventually making this vibrant artistic city his home. 

Indra Dody has now developed his own vocabulary of expressive forms. A visual language that is composed of different elements, objects and styles, a kind of visual grammar that allows him to build his lines or sequences of stories in a figurative way. The stories can be taken from an event in the daily life or reality, they could be as well imagined. It could be a chain of accidental events, maybe unrelated and unpredictable. The experience of abstract painting taught him to trust himself and to follow the inner voice during his artistic journey.

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Education

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

(also studied at Sarjana Wiata Institute, Yogyakarta and Academy of Leather Technology (ATK), Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Solo Exhibitions

2015

Indra Dodi Solo Show, LVS Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2010

Ekspresi Sesaat, Galeri Katamsi, ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Group Exhibitions

2017

de facto, ARTDOOR Space, Taipei, Taiwan (co-organized with Artemis Art)
Menjadi Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art Jakarta 2017, Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia (with Artemis Art)
BAKABA #6 – indONEsia, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Ping Project #3, Studio Aruna Yunizar & Kiniko Art (SaRanG Building #2), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kecil Itu Indah, After Edwin’s (KI2AE), Miracle Prints Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Art Central Hong Kong 2017, Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong (with Artemis Art)
Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium (with Gallery Lukisan, Amsterdam)
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

Cartography of Painting, Albert Art Gallery, Tangerang, Indonesia
6075 Macau Hotel Art Fair, Regency Art Hotel, Taipa, Macau (with Artemis Art)
Citizen Art Shanghai (AArt), Twelve at Hengshan, Shanghai, China (with Artemis Art)
Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, Holland
Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016, Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place (with Artemis Art)
Ping Project #2, Aruna Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
BAKABA #5: Cadiak Indak Mambuang Pandai, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
Sunny-Side Up, LVS Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2015

ROOM 2015, Gallery HUUE, Singapore
Affordable Art Fair (AAF), F1 Pit Building, Singapore
Urip ming mampir ngombe, Langit Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Affordable Art Fair (AAF), De Kromhouthal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Affordable Art Fair (AAF), Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea
Seoul Open Art Fair (SOAF), Coex Convention & Exhibition Center, Seoul, Korea
ASYAAF (Asian Student & Young Artist Art Festival), LVS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
BAKABA #4: Rendang & Rendang, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Drawing, Museum Dan Tanah Liat (MDTL), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Ping, Aruna Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
A Frozen Moment, Space Cottonseed, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
New Wave: The Road Of Memories, and.n Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Writing an Image, Space Cottonseed, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

2014

Yogyakarta Open Studio (YOS), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Affordable Art Fair (AAF), F1 Pit Building, Singapore
Nandur Suwung, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
ASYAAF (Asian Student & Young Artist Art Festival), LVS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
BAKABA #3: Kini, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
ISI isi, Gallery Kemang, Jakarta, Indonesia

2013

Art Bazzar, Alam Sutra Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Agitasi Garuda, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2012

Crossing Sign, at four locations:

  • Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
  • Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta
  • Sika Gallery, Ubud, Bali
  • TBY Lampung, Indonesia

2011

ASYAAF (Asian Student & Young Artist Art Festival), Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea (with LVS Gallery)

2010

Art For Our Life, Raday Konyveshaz Galeria, Budapest & Kis Zsinagoga Gallery, Eger, Hungary
U(dys)topia, at three locations in Germany:

  • HfBk Postfach, Dresden
  • Freise Museum, Berlin
  • Stadt Museum, Cologne

Beijing Biennale 2010, National Museum of Art, Beijing, China
Solitude of the Earth, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Jogja Art Share, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2009

Man Talk About Love, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Diantara Nama dan Nama, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2008

Bali Nang Padang Wae, Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
JAF – Jogja Art Fair, Taman Budaya,Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Metamorfosis, Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Narration Of Nation, Mondecor Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Most Wanted, Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
AHAA, V-Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Free Style, Museum Affandi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Brotherhood, Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Dedication to the Future, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Seiring Sejalan, Denindo Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2007

Musim Panas Fantasi, Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2006

NISBIH, Galeri Katamsi, ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia
No Limits, Vrederburg Fort Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Jalin Bapilin, Vrederburg Fort Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2005

Skedios Ekstempore, Taman Budaya Solo, Solo, Indonesia
Water Colours, Galeri Katamsi, ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Other Activities of Note

2010

As a committee for Art Project and Exhibition – Crossing Sign, at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta & Lampung), Sika Gallery (Ubud), Galeri Nasional Indonesia (Jakarta), Gallery Soemardja (Bandung), Indonesia

2006

As a committee for Art Project and Exhibition – “u(dys)topia”, in Dresden & Berlin, Germany

As a committee member for Art Project and Exhibition – “No Limits” and “Jalin Bapilin”, both at Vrederburg Fort Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Press Bibliography (selected)

2015

2014

2011

2010