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

Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Environmental Science at Universitas Indonesia. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Printmaking Studio from Institut Teknologi Bandung. Syaiful, fondly known as Tepu, previously pursued education in agronomy before pursuing experimental fine arts, where he applies his scientific background to create a conceptual foundation for his art. Tepu’s works in installation, painting, drawing, printmaking and video show a remarkably strong vision of art that collides with science in a graceful manner. His creation of an immersive environment was sparked by his interest in the networked and interconnected nature of ecologies, and the evocative power of microorganisms as symbols of death and decay, as well as life. Infusion between art and science transcends through Tepu’s work and gives way to a new gateway of knowledge, which is illuminated within his prints and installations.

Garibaldi has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions, the most recent ones being tumbuh at ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia (2022); Sudor at Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines (2020); Lemniscate at Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan (2018); Limaciform at Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines (2017), Quiescent at ROH Projects, Jakarta (2016); and Abiogenesis: Terhah Landscape at Pearl Lam, Singapore (2014). He has been a part of major group exhibitions in various countries, such as Indonesia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, France, Italy, Belgium, and Hong Kong. The most recent ones include 1 (2022) at ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia; Chromatic Network at Galeri Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia; And Life Goes On (2020) at Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan; Art Basel Hong Kong 2019, Hong Kong; Natural Capital (Modal Alam), Europalia Indonesia, BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium (2018); West Bund TALENT at West Bund Art Center in Shanghai, China (2017); the 2017 edition of Jogja Biennale and Art Stage Jakarta, Southeast Asia Plus (Sea+) Triennale at Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2016), and Prudential Eye Zone at ArtScience Museum, Singapore (2015). Tepu with Lokus Foundation is also currently part of Iron Placenta (2022), an ongoing research project by Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina. He had residencies at ABC Learning Town, Siheung, South Korea in 2015 and Centre Intermodes, La Rochelle, France in 2014. He is awarded Best Artist for Tempo Magazine Award in 2016 and Bandung Contemporary Art Award (BaCAA) in 2013. Tepu is currently living and working in Bandung, Indonesia.

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past Exhibition
Art Basel Hong Kong 2024
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong26 - 30 March 2024
Unbearable Lightness
ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia27 January - 25 February 2024
Art Jakarta 2023
JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia17 - 19 November 2023
Art Collaboration Kyoto 2023
Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan27 - 30 October 2023
Irmo Ehoor
Seishodo Yamashita THE ROOM, Kyoto, Japan26 October - 26 November 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
Indonesia Bertutur
Borobudur, Central Java, Indonesia7 - 11 September 2022
Art Jakarta
Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia26 - 28 August 2022
ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia21 June - 31 July 2022
Art Jakarta Gardens
Hutan Kota, Jakarta, Indonesia9 - 14 April 2022
ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia5 April - 21 May 2022
Art Basel Hong Kong: OVR
Art Basel, Online19 - 23 May 2021
Art Jakarta Virtual
Art Jakarta, Online15 October 2020 - 15 February 2021
Art Basel Hong Kong: OVR
Art Basel, Online17 - 21 March 2020
Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines18 January - 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
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
Art Jakarta 2018
The Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia2 - 5 August 2018
Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan28 July - 1 September 2018
Westbund Art & Design 2017
Westbund Art Center, Shanghai, China10 - 12 November 2017
Silverlens Galleries, Philippines26 October - 25 November 2017
Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong6 - 28 September 2017
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
ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia13 February - 13 March 2016
Gillman Barracks, Singapore6 November - 4 December 2015
ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia28 August - 28 September 2015