Maryanto

b. 1977, Indonesia
Lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Maryanto is an Indonesian artist who creates black and white paintings and installations that examine socio-political structures through the depiction of landscapes. His work often explores the impact of technological development, industrialization, pollution, and resource exploitation on the natural world. Through fable-like and theatrical settings, Maryanto’s landscapes are subjected to the whims of colonisers and capitalists through technological development, industrialisation, pollution of the land and exploitation of its natural resources.

Maryanto graduated from the Faculty of Fine Art at Indonesia Institute of the Art (2005), and later completed a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2013). Maryanto has presented solo exhibitions at Yeo Workshop in Singapore (2017 and 2015); Art Basel Hong Kong, Discoveries Section (2016); the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam; ArtAffairs in Amsterdam; and Heden in Denhaag (2013). He has also participated in notable group exhibitions at the Koganei Art Spot Chateau in Tokyo (2018); the Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide; the Asia Culture Centre in Gwangju; the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (2017); the Singapore Art Museum (2015); and the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2013).

Maryanto has also been featured at international biennials such as the ‘2nd Industrial Biennale’ in Labin, Croatia (2018); the ‘Setouchi Triennale’ in Naoshima, Japan (2016); the ‘Jakarta Biennale’ and ‘Jogja Biennale’ in Indonesia (2015); and the ‘Moscow Biennale’ (2013).

Biography information from Yeo Workshop, April 2023

Country: Indonesia
Social Media: @maryantobeb