My practice revolves around political and socio-economical concepts, raising the issues of cultural imperialism, Javanisation, and indigenous empowerment. Utilising performative and contemporary elements of art-making, I'm reclaiming the art space as an act of decolonisation and resistance against hyper-capitalistic culture.
By contextualising the material such as the batik fabric, tea, receipt et al., my practice reframes the archives of Indonesian history as a critique of blind nationality and chauvinism, provoking the viewers into questioning the canon and the propaganda; the colonised and the coloniser; the oppressed and the oppressor.
2018 - 2021
BA (Hon) Fine Art Painting
Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London
Paradise Island, LCF High Holborn, London UK
Tonawi Mana, online exhibition,
Ninth World, Peckham Safehouse 1, London UK
Strong and Delicious Cheapest and the Best at Penultimatum Show, Copeland Gallery, London UK
Strong and Delicious Cheapest and the Best at Stour Space, London UK
Strong and Delicious Cheapest and the Best at Venue MOT, London UK
Mambor, Victor. 'Ketika pernyataan Mahfud MD tentang korban HAM Papua menjadi sebuah karya seni', on jubi.co.id, 2 June 2020.
Firdaus, Febriana, 'Global protests throw spotlight on alleged police abuses in West Papua', on theguardian.com, 11 June 2020.
Indonesia Through Your Eyes, Imperial College London, UK
Possible Future, London College of Communication, UK