Born 1978, Surakarta, Indonesia
Lives and works in Surakarta, Indonesia

Aditya Novali received his Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia, in 2002; and an IM Master of Conceptual Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 2008. Novali works with a variety of materials, often first conceiving an idea and then finding the right medium to transcribe his vision. His background in architecture influences his sensitivity to structure, space, and knowledge of construction – key elements of his approach and aesthetic. Addressing themes such as boundaries, identities, materialism, and urban life, Novali’s work interacts with the viewer and transforms with each viewing.

Novali’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and institutions both locally and internationally. Some of his previous exhibitions include recent solo presentations New Obsolescence: ADITYAVOVALI at ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia (2023); WHY at Tumurun Museum, Solo, Indonesia (2022); ME:DI:UM with ROH Projects at Liste Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland (2019); Significant Other at ShanghArt Gallery, Singapore (2019); Caprice with ROH Projects at Art Basel Hong Kong: Discoveries, Hong Kong (2018); and ACRYLIC at ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia (2016); and notable group presentations Dhaka Art Summit: বন্যা/Bonna, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2023); On Muzharul Islam: Surfacing Intention at Dhaka Art Summit: Seismic Movements, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2020); The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia (2018); DIASPORA: Exit, Exile, Exodus of Southeast Asia, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2018); The 15th Asia Art Festival: Multiple Spectacle Art from Asia, Ningbo Art Museum, Ningbo, China (2017); Imaginary Synonym, Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan (2016); Aku Diponegoro, National Gallery of Indonesia, Indonesia (2015); Shout! Indonesian Contemporary Art, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO), Italy (2014); Little Water, Dojima River Biennale, Osaka, Japan (2013); South East Asia (SEA)+ Triennale, National Gallery of Indonesia, Indonesia (2013); Of Human Scale and Beyond: Experience and Transcendence, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong (2012). Novali was nominated for Best Emerging Artist Using Installation at the 2016 Prudential Eye Awards in Singapore; Finalist in the 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, and awarded Best Artwork in the Bandung Contemporary Art Awards (BaCAA) in the same year. 

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past Exhibition
Art Basel Hong Kong 2024
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong26 - 30 March 2024
Taipei Biennial 2023
Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan18 November 2023 - 24 March 2024
Art Jakarta 2023
JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia17 - 19 November 2023
AAAAHHH!!! Paris Internationale, 15-17 Rue du F. Poissonnière, Paris, France17 - 22 October 2023
Art Basel Hong Kong 2023
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong22 - 25 March 2023
New Obsolescence: ADITYAVOVALI
ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia15 March - 7 May 2023
Art Jakarta Gardens
Hutan Kota by Plataran, Jakarta, Indonesia7 - 12 February 2023
Dhaka Art Summit: বন্যা/Bonna
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh3 - 11 February 2023
Art Jakarta
Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia26 - 28 August 2022
Art Basel Hong Kong: Satellite
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong27 - 29 May 2022
Art Jakarta Gardens
Hutan Kota, Jakarta, Indonesia9 - 14 April 2022
ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia5 April - 21 May 2022
Tumurun Museum, Surakarta, Indonesia26 March - 26 September 2022
Art Basel Hong Kong: OVR
Art Basel, Online19 - 23 May 2021
Art Jakarta Virtual
Art Jakarta, Online15 October 2020 - 15 February 2021
12 Rue de Montyon, Paris, France22 - 29 September 2020
Art Basel Hong Kong: OVR
Art Basel, Online17 - 21 March 2020
Dhaka Art Summit: Seismic Movements
Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh7 - 15 February 2020
West Bund Art & Design 2019
West Bund Art Center, Shanghai, China7 - 10 November 2019
Art Jakarta
Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia30 August - 1 September 2019
Liste Art Fair, Burgweg 15, Basel, Switzerland10 - 16 June 2019
Art Basel Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong24 - 31 March 2019
RIPPLES: Continuity in Indonesian Contemporary Art
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan18 - 20 January 2019
Significant Other
ShanghART Singapore, Singapore9 September - 21 November 2018
Art Jakarta 2018
The Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia2 - 5 August 2018
These Painter's Painters
ROH Projects, Jakarta25 April - 26 May 2018
Diaspora: Exit, Exile, Exodus of Southeast Asia
MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand4 March - 1 October 2018
Shared Coordinates
The Art House, Singapore20 - 26 January 2018
Westbund Art & Design 2017
Westbund Art Center, Shanghai, China10 - 12 November 2017
Art Stage Jakarta 2017
Sheraton Grand, Jakarta, Indonesia11 - 13 August 2017
Lines, Borders, Boundaries and The In-Betweens
Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo, Japan1 - 29 July 2017
Shared Coordinates
Tha Art House, Singapore9 - 13 January 2017
ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia3 - 24 November 2016
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore21 - 24 January 2016
Gillman Barracks, Singapore6 November - 4 December 2015
ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia28 August - 28 September 2015
Painting Sense
ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia12 July - 16 August 2014