ROH Projects is pleased to present a group presentation of new works by Aditya Novali, Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo, Bagus Pandega, Kei Imazu, Syagini Ratna Wulan, and Syaiful Garibaldi in West Bund Art and Design 2019, Shanghai, China which centers around the premise of their respective practices in relation to landscapes, with its rich underlying conceptual groundings rooted in modernity through a more multifocal, subliminal context. As opposed to more literal representations of nature and environment, the works presented propsoe alternative viewpoints that showcase the more complex nuances of how these artists respond to their surroundings.
This presentation is running concurrently with a solo presentation of Aracha Cholitgul at Art021, Shanghai, China, in collaboration with NOVA Contemporary, Bangkok, Thailand.
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 WHY, Tumurun Museum, Solo, Indonesia (2022); ME:DI:UM, ROH Projects at Liste Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland (2019); Significant Other, ShanghArt Gallery, Singapore (2019); Caprice, ROH Projects at Art Basel Hong Kong: Discoveries, Hong Kong (2018); and ACRYLIC, ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia (2016); and notable group presentations 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.View Artist
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