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Evi Pangestu

Evi Pangestu (b.1992, Indonesia) is a painter who investigates rebellion and control within the parameter of convention. Working mainly in square, she expresses her concerns by creating paintings that stretch limits and adjusting forms as a constructed rebellion. Pangestu is currently based between Oakland and Jakarta. She has lived and worked itinerantly since she graduated from Royal College of Art in 2019.


2017 - 2019 MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2015 - 2017 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

2011 - 2015 Seni Murni - Lukis, Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Evi Pangestu

Solo Exhibition:

2021 Dalam Sangkar / Within Square, Galeri Ruang Dini, Bandung, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2021 Suksesi, ISA Art & Design, Jakarta, Indonesia

2021 Influx: Inauguration, Ruang Dini, Bandung, Indonesia

2020 Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2020 Almost There, virtual exhibition of PADA Studios March Residency

2019 Sekala / Niskala, Kinship Studio, Bali, Indonesia

2019 Royal College of Art Graduate Show 2019, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2019 We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days, Stour Space, London, UK

2019 MICRO, Air Gallery, Altrincham, UK

2018 Component, The Old Biscuit Factory, London, UK

2018 Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery Royal College of Art, London, UK

2018 RCA WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2017 Parataxis, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

2016 UK Young Artist National Festival, Derby, UK

2016 School of Visual Art Summer Residency Open Studio, New York, USA

Publications and Related Experiences:

2021 Jakarta Post: ‘Influx: Inauguration’ show marks birth of new creative space

2020 Online interview with Where’s The Frame

2020 Arisan Karya edisi pertama, Museum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia

2020 PADA Studios residency, Barreiro, Portugal

2019 Longlisted for Ivan Juritz Prize

2019 Shortlisted for New Contemporaries

2019 Selected artist on Friend of the Artist Volume 10

2019 Online interview with Heap Magazine

2019 Visiting lecture, Reading University, UK

2018 Workshop scholarship, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Vlg, Colorado, USA

2016 Interview on Birmingham East Side on UK Young Artist National Festival Derby

2016 SVA Summer Residency, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, USA

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