Aditya Novali

b. 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 notable solo presentations include; ‘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).

Notable group presentations include; ‘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 2010.

Event information from Richard Koh Fine Art, May 2023

Country: Indonesia
Social Media: @adityanovali