ROH is pleased to share the participation of Maruto (b. 1992, Bandung, Indonesia) and Nadya Jiwa (b. 1994, Braunschweig, Germany) at Biennale Jogja 17, entitled Titen: Embodied Knowledges, Shifting Grounds. Occupying the Bibis Monument and Taman Budaya Yogyakarta respectively, the works of Maruto and Jiwa reflect the diverse but shared movements around the Global South practices and the historical connection to South-to-South trajectories. Titen or Niteni in Javanese can be interpreted as one’s ability or sensitivity to read signs from nature. To underline the curatorial framework on decolonizing knowledge production, the biennale has been collaborating with the local communities and is spread around exhibition spaces and villages across Yogyakarta.
Biennale Jogja 17
Titen: Embodied Knowledges, Shifting Grounds
6 October - 25 November 2023
Yogyakarta 55184, Indonesia
Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Jalan Sriwedani 1
Yogyakarta 55122, Indonesia
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).View Artist
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