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Born 1976 in Bukit Lama, Palembang, Indonesia

It would not be an understatement to say that we were blown away the first time we saw this artist’s works back in 2012. His ability to create the illusion of texture on an otherwise very flat piece of canvas is something truly astounding. Riduan, originally from Palembang, currently lives and works in Yogyakarta, arguably the epicenter of the Indonesian contemporary art world, and one of the key regional art hubs. Riduan, like many other Indonesian artists we work with, is a graduate from Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) in Yogyakarta.

Artemis Art began displaying his works sometime last year, and featured his iconic “Invasion” during Art Expo Malaysia 2012.

According to art writer Anton Larenz, in his write up on the artist as part of his solo exhibition, Riduan has not always been a figurative painter but was previously known for his abstracts earlier in his career. His current works, however, fall within the genre the writer calls “Yogya Surrealism”, an embodiment of a city that whose traditionalism is constantly being morphed by the movement of young people into the city, known for its numerous institutions of higher learning.

Artemis Art hosted Riduan’s solo exhibition in 2013. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition, and his first major exhibition outside of Indonesia.


Bachelor of Fine Arts from Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Solo Exhibitions



  • Abstraction In Shape, Fine Arts Building, Fakulti Seni Rupa (FSR), Institut Seni Indoneseia, Yogyakarta


Group Exhibitions


  • MEMO #3 The Deepest Trajectory, Nalarroepa Ruang Seni, Yogyakarta
  • FITUR & FIGUR, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta


  • Mbok turah, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
  • Art Expo Malaysia 2013, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur (with Artemis Art)


  • Kembar Mayang, Museum H. Widayat, Magelang
  • Art Expo Malaysia 2012, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur (with Artemis Art)
  • Freekick, Royal Square, Royal Residences, Surabaya


  • Flight for Light: Seni Rupa Indonesia dan Religiositas, Mon Décor Gallery, Jakarta
  • Jakarta Biennale: Maximum City, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta
  • UOB Exhibition, Graha Bank Buana, Jakarta
  • East Java Biennale, Go Art Space, Surabaya
  • MEMO #2: Recovery, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta


  • Bank-bank Krut, Betara Budaya Yogyakarta
  • Carpe Diem, Philo Art Space, Jakarta
  • Illustrasi Cerpen Kompas, Bentara Budaya (in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Bali)


  • Atectment, Roomate Art Space, Yogyakarta
  • The Green Earth, Petrick Studio, San Francisco, USA
  • Guru Oemar Bakri, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
  • Selayang Pandang Bumi Sriwijaya, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
  • Jogja Insight, Sozo Art Space, Surabaya
  • Borderless World, Taman Budaya and Srisasanti Gallery, Yogyakarta
  • Hope & Up, D’Peak Gallery, Jakarta


  • MEMO, Mon Décor Gallery, Jakarta
  • Survey, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta
  • The Other, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta
  • Emotional Home, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta
  • Freedom, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
  • Freedom, Mon Décor Gallery & National Gallery, Jakarta
  • Teksture Dalam Lukisan, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
  • Fragmentsi, Philo Art Space, Jakarta
  • Ini Baru Ini, Viviyip Art Room, Jakarta


  • Homage 2 Homasite, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta
  • Eksisten, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
  • Borobudur Visual Art, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
  • Ilusi-ilusi Nasionalisme – 200 Tahun Raden Saleh, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
  • Boeng Ajo Boeng – 100 Tahun Affandi, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
  • Portopolio 1 Tahun, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
  • Luar Biasa, Biasa Gallery, Yogyakarta
  • Jogja Biennale IX – Neo Nation, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta


  • Art For Jogja, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
  • Group Exhibition by Lana Gallery, Melia Purosani, Yogyakarta
  • Vice Versa, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
  • Culture Vol.1, Patrick Stark Home Studio, San Francisco, California, USA


  • KotaKatiKotaKita, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
  • BazArt, Museum Benteng Vrederberg, Yogyakarta
  • Kecil Itu Indah, Edwin Gallery Jakarta


  • Balikbalikin Jaman 21, Rumah Budaya Tembi, Yogyakarta
  • Barcode (Festival Kebudayaan Yogyakarta), Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
  • Bazart (Festival Kebudayaan Yogyakarta), Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta


  • Borobudur International Festival (BIF), Borobudur, Magelang
  • Sukasuka Gue, Rumah Budaya Tembi Yogyakarta
  • Alternatif Membaca Ruangruang, FKY Venue, Yogyakarta
  • Group Exhibition, Rumah Seni Muara, Yogyakarta
  • Pratisara Affandi Adikarya, Institut Seni Indonesia Gallery, Yogyakarta


  • Official Launch Exhibition, Rumah Seni Muara, Yogyakarta
  • Issue I, Rumah Seni Muara, Yogyakarta
  • Kelompok 8, Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta
  • Hari Ulang Tahun 12 Sanggar Suwung, Benteng Vredebrug, Yogyakarta


  • Dialog Multi Rupa II SBS, Balai Putra Dewa, Palembang
  • ‘Tropis’ Kelompok Durilatu, Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta
  • Dies Natalis ISI XVIII, Institut Seni Indonesia Gallery, Yogyakarta


  • Gesper, Institut Seni Indonesia Gallery, Yogyakarta
  • Seni Islam (KMI), Yogyakarta & Jakarta
  • Bersama, Bizzete Gallery, Jakarta


  • Kelompok Lepas 97, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta
  • Bersama, Bizzete Gallery, Jakarta
  • Dialog Multi Rupa I SBS, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta
  • Perupa, 4-city exhibition in Yogyakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, & Malang
  • LUSTRUM ISI, Institut Seni Indonesia Gallery, Yogyakarta
  • Kelompok 8, Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta


  • Refleksi Zaman, Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta
  • Bersama, Bizzete Gallery, Jakarta


  • Sketsa Seni Murni, FSRD Gampingan, Yogyakarta
  • Perdana Angkatan 97, FSRD Gampingan, Yogyakarta




  • Best Sketch, Faculty of Fine Art, ISI Yogyakarta
  • Best Artwork, Dies Natalis ISI XVIII
  • The Best 5 for Visual Art, Borobudur Art Competition
  • Nominated for UOB Painting of the Year Competition
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