Ade Darmawan

b. 1974, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lives and works in Jakarta, Indonesia

Ade Darmawan is an artist, curator and director of ruangrupa. He studied at Indonesia Art Institute (ISI), in the Graphic Arts Department. In 1998, a year after his first solo exhibition at the Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery (now Cemeti Art House), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, he attended a two year residency at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His works range from installation, objects, drawing, digital print, and video.

Exhibitions include ‘Magic Centre’, a solo show held both in Portikus, Frankfurt, 2015, and Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven, 2016, Gwangju Biennial and Singapore Biennale, both in 2016, and ‘Doing Business with the Dutch’, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, in 2018.

As a curator, he has contributed to Riverscape in flux 2012, Media Art Kitchen 2013, Condition Report 2016, and Negotiating the Future: 6th Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan. Together with ruangrupa, he co-curated ‘TRANSaction: Sonsbeek’ in 2016. From 2006- 2009, he was a member of Jakarta Arts Council, which led him to be appointed to become the artistic director of Jakarta Biennale in 2009. He was the executive director of Jakarta Biennale during 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Biography information from the artist’s website, July 2022

Country: Indonesia
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