Taipei Biennial 2023Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan18 November 2023 - 24 March 2024
ROH Taipei Biennial 2023

ROH is pleased to share Aditya Novali’s (b. 1978, Surakarta, Indonesia) participation at the Taipei Biennial 2023 with a new work from The Wall series.

Curated by Freya Chou, Reem Shadid, and Brian Kuan Wood, this year’s edition of the Taipei Biennial, titled small world, will feature works from more than 50 international and local artists and musicians, transforming the museum into a space of listening, gathering and improvising.

ROH Taipei Biennial 2023


Opening Week Program
The Biennial will launch with a two-day opening program on 18 and 19 November 2023, consisting of conversations, live music performances, and listening sessions presented by artists, musicians, and writers from the Biennial. The conversation series of Artist on Artist invites groups of participants to share their work in the exhibition and exchange thoughts on their artistic practices in general. The Biennial transforms a gallery into a music room. During the opening program, Listening sessions focused on artist-run music labels will take place in the Music Room and invite presenters to share stories, challenges, and most importantly, music from the various artist networks that the labels have nurtured over the years.

Highlighted artworks by Taiwanese artists to be revealed for the first time

In addition to the various public and Music Room programs, 19 new works and commissions will be featured at the Biennial, including the new works of artists such as Yang Chi-Chuan, Hsu Tsun-Hsu, and Jen Liu.

ROH Taipei Biennial 2023

#預告片 #敬請期待
本屆雙年展由周安曼、莉姆.夏迪德和穆柏安共同策劃,以「小世界」爲主題,展出超過 50 多位臺灣及國際藝術家和音樂人的作品,使北美館成為一個聆聽、聚集與即興創作的空間。
2023台北雙年展將於18日與19日匯聚多位參展藝術家、音樂人和作家,舉辦對談講座、現場音樂表演,以及音樂廠牌賞聽會等。「#藝術家對談」系列邀請了四組嘉賓分享他們在雙年展的展出作品以及創作理念。本屆雙年展特別將其中一個展廳改造成「Music Room」🎶。開幕週期間,除了在此空間舉辦一系列的對談活動,另策劃獨立音樂廠牌的「#音樂廠牌賞聽會」,邀請廠牌主持的音樂人親臨分享經營的心路歷程,以及介紹代理藝術家的作品。
除了精彩的公眾活動與Music Room計畫,#19件全新創作和委託製作也將於雙年展亮相,其中包括藝術家楊季涓、許村旭及劉艾真的全新創作。

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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