Born 1992, Bandung, Indonesia
Lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia

Maruto Ardi is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist who utilizes ready-mades and assemblage into building a complex lexicon that looks into the ontological nature of utility and function. There is an interest in the aesthetic of the mass produced, in relation to how one thereafter interacts as well as perceives, as well as how human behavior plays initially a role in defining the design of the objects around them, but also how these objects then permeate in turn our daily consciousness.

Maruto Ardi’s solo exhibitions include Luang, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2021); Liste Showtime, ROH Projects, Basel, Switzerland (2021); site-specific project at Jalan Surabaya 66, Jakarta, Indonesia (2019); and Gallery Specific #01: Lir Space, Lir Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2018). Selected group exhibitions include Biennale Jogja 17: TITEN at Bibis Monument, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2023); Art Basel Hong Kong with ROH, Hong Kong (2023) Art Fair Asia Fukuoka, Japan (2022); To Draw A Line: Reflections on Drawing as Form, ADM Gallery NTU, Singapore (2021); Art Jakarta Virtual (2020-2021), S.E.A. Focus, ROH Projects, Singapore (2020); and ARTJOG MMXIX, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2019). 

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