Born 1985, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia

Bagus Pandega graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung (Bandung, Indonesia) with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) in 2008, majoring in Sculpture. Working primarily through the medium of installation, Pandega often challenges pre-conditioned relationships between objects and its viewer. In his works, Pandega assembles various electronic systems as ‘modules’ and explores objects such as voice recorders, cassette and record players, lamps and electronic circuit boards— among others— to construct his works. Many of his artworks become activated through the interaction of movement, sound and light. 

Pandega’s selected solo exhibitions include A Pervasive Rhythm (2018) at Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo, Japan; Random Black (2016), ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia; A Monument That Tells Anything (2015), Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Group exhibitions include Frieze Seoul (2022), COEX Mall, Seoul, South Korea; WAGIWAGI at documenta fifteen (2022), Hübner areal, Kassel, Germany; Declaring Distance: Bandung — Leiden (2022), Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia; AAAAHHH!!! Paris Internationale (2018), Paris, France, all of which feature his collaborative practice with Kei Imazu; The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial (2021-2022) at QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia; Tiger Orchid (2020), presented at Art Basel OVR: Miami Beach; Condo London (2020) at Project Native Informant, London, UK; ArtJog MMXIX: Common Space (2019), Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Ripples: Continuity in Indonesian Contemporary Art (2019) at Taipei Dangdai, Taiwan; Distorted Alteration (2018) Project Fulfill, Taipei, Taiwan; Amsterdam Light Festival (2017), Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Clandestine Transgression (2015) at Art Basel Hong Kong: Discoveries with ROH Projects, Hong Kong. After winning third place at Bandung Contemporary Art Awards #2, Pandega completed his first residency at Le Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France in 2012. A nominee of the 2016 Sovereign Art Prize, Pandega had also collaborated with Adi Purnomo and Irwan Ahmett in presenting Indonesia’s pavilion at the London Design Biennale in 2016.

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