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

Working primarily through the medium of installation, Bagus 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 graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) in 2008, majoring in sculpture. Pandega’s selected solo exhibitions include A Pervasive Rhythm at Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo, Japan (2018); Random Black, ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia (2016); and A Monument That Tells Anything, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2015). Selected group exhibitions include Frieze Seoul with ROH, Seoul, South Korea (2022); WAGIWAGI at documenta fifteen, Hübner areal, Kassel, Germany (2022); Declaring Distance: Bandung — Leiden, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2022); ArtJog MMXIX: Common Space, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2019); Paris Internationale with ROH, Paris, France (2018); all of which feature his collaborative practice with Kei Imazu; Art Basel Hong Kong with ROH, Hong Kong (2023); The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial at QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia (2021-2022); Tiger Orchid presented at Art Basel OVR: Miami Beach (2020); Condo London at Project Native Informant, London, UK (2020); Ripples: Continuity in Indonesian Contemporary Art at Taipei Dangdai, Taipei, Taiwan (2019); Distorted Alteration at Project Fulfill, Taipei, Taiwan (2018); Amsterdam Light Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2017); and Clandestine Transgression at Art Basel Hong Kong: Discoveries with ROH Projects, Hong Kong (2015). 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 Freedome, Indonesia Pavilion at the London Design Biennale: Utopia by Design in 2016.

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past Exhibition
Voice Against Reason
Museum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia18 November 2023 - 14 April 2024
Art Jakarta 2023
JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia17 - 19 November 2023
Our Week 2023
PROCESS ITW, Seoul, South Korea5 - 8 September 2023
ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia27 May - 25 June 2023
Art Basel Hong Kong 2023
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong22 - 25 March 2023
Art Jakarta Gardens
Hutan Kota by Plataran, Jakarta, Indonesia7 - 12 February 2023
Frieze Seoul
COEX, Seoul, South Korea2 - 5 September 2022
Art Jakarta
Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia26 - 28 August 2022
ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia5 April - 21 May 2022
The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art
QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia4 December 2021 - 10 July 2022
Art Basel Hong Kong: OVR
Art Basel, Online19 - 23 May 2021
Tiger Orchid
Art Basel, Online4 - 6 December 2020
Art Jakarta Virtual
Art Jakarta, Online15 October 2020 - 15 February 2021
Art Basel Hong Kong: OVR
Art Basel, Online17 - 21 March 2020
Condo London 2020

Project Native Informant, London, UK

11 January - 8 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
ARTJOG MMXIX: Arts in Common
Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia25 July - 25 August 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
AAAAAH! Paris Internationale
35 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, France17 - 21 October 2018
Art Jakarta 2018
The Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia2 - 5 August 2018
Art Stage Jakarta 2017
Sheraton Grand, Jakarta, Indonesia11 - 13 August 2017
OPQRSTUDIO : Two Years In (2015-2017)
ROH Projects, Jakarta12 May - 14 June 2017
Art Stage Singapore 2017
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore12 - 15 January 2017
Random Black
ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia31 May - 21 June 2016
Gillman Barracks, Singapore6 November - 4 December 2015
ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia28 August - 28 September 2015