Art JakartaJakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia26 - 28 August 2022
ROH Art Jakarta

ROH announces its participation at Art Jakarta 2022 with four presentations at GALLERY, SPOT, and SCENE sectors.

ROH is pleased to share its participation at Art Jakarta 2022 with two gallery presentations at ROH Salon (Booth D3) and tubuh (Booth B8) as well as a solo presentation of Bagus Pandega at Art Jakarta Spot (Spot 14) and a performance work by  Uji “Hahan” Handoko, Adi “Uma Gumma” Kusuma in collaboration with  Black Hand Gang at Art Jakarta Scene (Scene 6).

Our main presentation, ROH Salon, will present the works of our represented artists in conversation with artists from around the Asia-Pacific Region we have been working with closely throughout the years, namely BANGKOK CITYCITY (Bangkok, Thailand), STPI Gallery (Singapore), Silverlens Galleries (Manila, Philippines and New York, United States), Tropical Futures Institute (Cebu, Philippines), Nova Contemporary (Bangkok, Thailand), and Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong).

ROH Art Jakarta

ROH Salon (Booth D3)

Aditya Novali
Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo
Charles Lim
Davy Linggar
Dusadee Huntrakul 
Eko Nugroho
Faisal Habibi
Gary-Ross Pastrana
Heman Chong 
Kristoffer Ardeña 
Lulu Ngie 
Luqi Lukman
Maria Taniguchi 
Mella Jaarsma
Nadira Julia
Nadya Jiwa
Syagini Ratna Wulan
Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi
Uji “Hahan” Handoko
Yee I-Lann

Continuing upon the previous iteration of Art Jakarta, ROH Projects Projects will concurrently be presenting tubuh, a curated presentation of works that focus on the body and the myriad ways of its expression, interpretation, as well as positions. This presentation places within the context of each other the drawings of Agung Kurniawan (b. 1968, Jember, Indonesia) with a number of paintings by Banny Jayanata (b. 1983, Surabaya, Indonesia) as well as video works by Kawita Vatanajyankur (b. 1988, Bangkok, Thailand). Agung Kurniawan has been developing a new series of striking works on paper that interweave complex layers of history and narrative with fiction based off of his ongoing interest in the Indonesian reformation period of 1965. Banny Jayananta works on an impasto methodology of painting that looks for a balance between the figurative and abstract. In her performative videos, Kawita's Vatanajyankur transforms her body into a site upon which issues of labour, feminism, oppression and consumerism are thoroughly interrogated and challenged. Vatanajyankur undertakes various repetitive and strenuous tasks, turning herself into mechanical tools and domestic objects as she pushes her body to its limits as a testament to human capabilities and female resilience.

tubuh (Booth B8)

Agung Kurniawan
Banny Jayanata
Kawita Vatanajyankur

ROH Art Jakarta

Furthermore, ROH is pleased to present a special installation by Bagus Pandega at Art Jakarta Spot. Working primarily through installation, Pandega often challenges pre-conditioned relationships between objects and its viewers. 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.

Art Jakarta Spot 14

Bagus Pandega

Social Note (Art Jakarta Scene 6)

Uji “Hahan” Handoko and Adi “Uma Gumma” Kusuma in collaboration with Black Hand Gang, Bali, Indonesia. 

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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