Eddy Susanto

Born in Jakarta, May 12, 1975

Lives & works in Yogyakarta

Eddy Susanto

Lives and works in Yogyakarta, Eddy Susanto is one of ArtSociates’s most important artists. He studied graphic design before embarking in his art career; this was possibly the influence to his prudent, erudite approach in art. His artworks are created by conducting extensive researches on certain points in history, exploring the notions of historical narratives and the development of identity. They portray fragments of local history parallel to the world’s history, interpolating cultural identity of the East into the historical elements of the West.


Eddy’s paintings mostly incorporate Javanese passages in its native hanacaraka script, taken from several important Javanese pieces of literature. His series of Sembilan Mata Hari Centhini (2012), for example, was created around the analogy found between the character of Mata Hari and the dance movements described in Serat Centhini, and his works titled Java of Dürer (2011) – the artwork that earned him the accolade of Bandung Contemporary Art Award #2 in 2012 – replace Albrecht Dürer’s engraved lines with passages from Babad Tanah Jawi.


Eddy has showcased his painting series in various national and international exhibitions. Solo exhibitions worth considering include The Irony of Ruralism, Art Jakarta, Jakarta (2018); Project 10+3, Baik Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (2018); Occultism: A Shared Phenomenon, ArtStage Jakarta (2017); Kalatida Toward Capitalism, ArtStage Singapore, Singapore (2017); Java Script, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta (2015); The Passage of Panji: Memory, Journey and Desire, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung (2014); Albrecht Durer and the Old Testament of Java, Galerie Michael Janssen, Singapore (2014); and Matahari Centhini, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung (2012). He also has participated in numerous group exhibitions. To mention a few: JAVA Art Energy, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, France (2018-2019); Singapore Biennale, Atlas of Mirror, Singapore Art Museum (2016-2017); ArtJog IX, Universal Influence, Yogyakarta (2016); Southeast Asia Platform, ArtStage Singapore, Singapore (2014); Indonesia Art Award 2013, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta (2013); ArtJog: Maritime Culture, Yogykarta (2013); ArtJog: Looking East, Yogyakarta (2012); Bandung Contemporary Art Award #2, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung (2012); and ART/JOG/11, Yogyakarta (2011).


His accolades include Indonesian Presidential Museum Collections, Bogor (2014); finalist of Indonesian Art Award 2013, Jakarta (2013); winner of Dharmawangsa Award, Nyoman Gunarsa Museum, Bali (2012); finalist of UOB Painting #2, Jakarta (2012); and Bandung Contemporary Art Award #2 winner.

Education:

» Graphic Design, Modern School of Design, Yogyakarta (1994)

» Graphic Design, ISI Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta (1996)

Accolades:

» Finalist, Bandung Contemporary Art Award, Bandung (BaCAA #1), Indonesia (2011)

» Winner of Bandung Contemporary Art Award #2 (BaCAA #2), Bandung, Indonesia (2012)

» Finalist, Indonesia Art Award 2013 (IAA 2013), Jakarta

» Winner, Dharmawangsa Award, Nyoman Gunarsa Museum, Bali, Indonesia (2012)

» Finalist, UOB Painting of the Year #2, Jakarta, Indonesia (2012)

» Indonesian Presidential Museum Collections, Bogor (2014)

Past Exhibitions with ArtSociates:

» Bandung Contemporary Art Award #2, Lawangwangi Art & Science Estate, Bandung, Indonesia (2012)

» Mata Hari Centhini, Lawangwangi Art & Science Estate, Bandung, Indonesia (2012, solo exhibition)

» Albrecht Durer and the Old Testament of Java, Galerie Michael Janssen, Singapore (2014, solo exhibition)

» The Passage of Panji: Memory, Journey and Desire, Lawangwangi Art & Science Estate, Bandung, Indonesia (2014, solo exhibition)

» Java Script, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2015, solo exhibition)

» Spiritualitas Dalam Seni Rupa Indonesia: Pameran & Lelang Amal R.S. Salman Hospital (2017)

» 10+3 Project, Baik Art, Seoul, South Korea (2018, solo exhibition)

» Eclipse, Komunitas Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia (2019, group exhibition)

Notable Exhibitions:

Group Exhibitions:

» G8, Bale Black Box Laboratory, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2008)

» FKY, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2009)

» Collaboration with Galam Zulkifli, Tramendum, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2010)

» Bandung Contemporary Art Award #1, Lawangwangi Art & Science Estate, Bandung, Indonesia (2011)

» E(art)H Project: Sin City, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2011)

» ART/JOG/11, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2011)

» Bandung Contemporary Art Award #2, Lawangwangi Art & Science Estate, Bandung, Indonesia (2012)

» UOB Painting of the Year #2, Jakarta, Indonesia (2012)

» ArtJog: Looking East, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2012)

» ArtJog: Maritime, Yogyakarya, Indonesia (2013)

» Indonesian Art Award 2013, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2013)

» Southeast Asian Platform, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore (2014)

» The Next Insight, The Sahid Rich Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2015)

» Art Project [Wonder Way of Wallacea], Lombok, Indonesia (2016)

» ArtJog 9, Universal Influence, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2016)

» Singapore Bienalle, Atlas of Mirror, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore (2016-2017)

» JAVA Art Energy, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, France (2018-2019)

Solo Exhibitions:

» Seabad Pers Kebangsaan: “Re-Design Front Page Newspaper”, Gedung Indonesia Menggugat, Bandung, Indonesia (2007)

» Seabad Pers Kebangsaan: “Re-Design Front Page Newspaper”, Gedung Juang, Semarang, Indonesia (2008)

» Seabad Pers Kebangsaan: “Re-Design Front Page Newspaper”, Newseum Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2008)

» Abad Partai Indonesia, Newseum Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2008)

» TANDA/NDATA, Domus Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia (2008)

» Pandu Bangsa Pandu Negara, Gedung Indonesia Menggugat, Bandung, Indonesia (2009)

» The Alphabet, Blora Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia (2009)

» Pandu Bangsa Pandu Negara, Gedung Indonesia Menggugat, Bandung, Indonesia (2009)

» 10 Bapak Bangsa 10 Ibu Bangsa, Domus Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia (2010)

» Newseum for Cup of World, Newseum Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2010)

» Indonesia Menggugat (Collaboration with Galam Zulkifli), Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia (2010)

» Newseum Soccer, Kitabuku Art Space, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia (2011)

» Matahari Centini, LawangwangiCreative Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2012)

» Panji: Encounter World Stories, Rumah Topeng dan Wayang, Setia Darma, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia (2013)

» Albrecht Durer and the Old Testament of Java, Galerie Michael Janssen, Singapore, Singapore (2014)

» JavaScript, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (2015)

» Teosofi, Sukhavati Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2016)

» Project 10 +3, Baik Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2018)

» Trajectory: 10 Years of Lawangwangi Creative Space (2020)

» A Decade Encounters with Eddy Susanto, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2020)

» ArtJog MMXXI: Time to Wonder (2020)

Art Fairs:

» Occultism – a shared phenomenon, ArtStage Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia (2017)

» Kalatida toward Capitalism, ArtStage Singapore, Singapore, Singapore (2017)

» The Tales of Genji and Panji, ArtFair Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (2017)

» The Irony of Ruralism, Art Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia (2018)

» Occidetalism: Asian Influences on Europe, Art Expo Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2018)

» The Renaissance of Panji, Art Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia (2019)