Mujahidin Nurrahman

Bandung, November 14, 1982

Lives & works in Bandung

Mujahidin Nurrahman

Mujahidin Nurrahman is an artist who was born in Bandung (1982), where he also currently resides and works. He studied and graduated with a BFA degree in printmaking major from Institute Technology of Bandung. During his long tenure in art, that has spanned over fifteen years now, he has regularly participated in many exhibitions around the world. His notable solo exhibitions are Dogmatic Desires, ArtSociates, Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta (2018); The Black Gold, Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (2017); Chamber of God, ArtSociates' booth in ArtStage Singapore, Singapore (2016); Essentia, Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France (2015); Hidden, JIKKA, Tokyo, Japan (2015); and Soft Power >< With All Reasons and Decisions, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung (2014). He also consistently takes part in group exhibitions; among others are Gairah Seni Rupa Bandung, Semarang Gallery, Semarang (2019); Assemblage, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung (2019); Power, Play & Perception, Gajah Gallery and Tabularasa Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2018); Jangan Sentuh, Visma Gallery, Surabaya (2017); Art Charity, Art Bazaar, Jakarta (2017); Waiting For It To Happen, Nadi Gallery (2016); VOID, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang (2015); The Language of Human Consciousness, ATHR Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2014); Yunnan International Prints 2012, Yunnan, China (2012); ART/JOG/11, Yogyakarta's Cultural Park, Yogyakarta (2011); ASYAAF, Seoul, South Korea (2009); and Re:(Post), Japan Foundation, Jakarta (2005). He won the Bandung Contemporary Art Award #3 in 2013.

Mujahidin's works are of immaculate artistry, as he painstakingly cut papers into intricate arabesque patterns from the images of rifles, bullets, and missile rockets. He displays high craftmanship to articulate the notions of anathema and disquietude out of an otherwise delicate and decorative appearance, seemingly free from strife. Born into a devout Islam family, Mujahidin’s artworks mostly addresses his concern with Islam and its stigmatized image in the world’s eyes, how Muslims are branded with acts of violence and terrorism. To quote his statement in the catalog of Bandung Contemporary Art Award #3: “I depict one of the perceptions that the world has on Islam: behind the beauty, there is a strong perception of violence.”

Education:

» BFA, Printmaking Major, FSRD ITB, Bandung (2007)

Accolades:

» Winner of Bandung Contemporary Art Award #3, Bandung (2013)

Past Exhibitions with ArtSociates:

» Bandung Contemporary Art Award #3 (2013)

» Soft Power >< With All Reasons and Decisions (2014, solo exhibition)

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

» Dogmatic Desire (2018, solo exhibition)

» Trajectory: A Decade of Lawangwangi, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2020)

Notable Exhibitions:

Group Exhibitions:

» SM 3025, Soemardja Gallery, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia (2004)

» Pabrik Artifisial, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2004)

» Human+Space, Soemardja Gallery, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia (2005)

» Re:(Post), Japan Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia (2005)

» Seven, Cemara 6 Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (2007)

» B-Invasion, Canna Gallery (now CAN’S Gallery), Jakarta, Indonesia (2008)

» Survey, Edwin Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (2008)

» Siapa Salim, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2008)

» Bandung Art Now, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2009)

» Dear Andry, Rumah Rupa, Jakarta, Indonesia (2009)

» Perang, Kata dan Rupa, Salihara Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (2009)

» ASYAAF, Seoul, South Korea (2009)

» Room is Mine, Edwin Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (2010)

» ART/JOG/11, Yogyakarta’s Cultural Park, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2011)

» Yunnan International Prints 2012, Yunnan, China (2012)

» BaCAA #3, Lawangwangi Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2013)

» SEA+ Triennial 2013, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2013)

» Melihat Indonesia, Ciputra Artpreneur, Jakarta, Indonesia (2014)

» The Language of Human Consciousness, ATHR Gallery, Jeddah (2014)

Solo Exhibitions:

» In The End Of Time, Cemara 6 Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (2008)

» Ornamen Kritis, Platform3, Bandung, Indonesia (2010)

Art Fairs:

» Chamber of Gold, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore, Singapore (2016)

» The Black Gold, ArtFair Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (2017)

» Persecution, Art Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia (2019)

» Beyond Painting-Extend the Boundaries, Art Expo Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2019)