Maharani Mancanagara

b. 1990, Depok, Indonesia
Lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia

Maharani Mancanagara is an Indonesian artist who graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Faculty of Art and Design, majoring in printmaking. Primarly working in the mediums of print, mixed media and drawing, her works explores Indonesia’s history. Exploring the ancient time to the present, her work is based on her personal and family experiences.

Ideas arise within our natural consciousness in the present, while history connects us to the past. This is a key component of Maharani’s storytelling, from the outer realm of popular documented history, to the reconstruction of memories.

Taking her personal background, Maharani grew her interest upon visualizing the long history of education in Indonesia – a part of history left on artifacts from her late grandfather’s possessions. Maharani then aimed to express these belongings to a work of art, a path she took in identifying herself which she hopes could provide recognition for a larger sphere of people with similar backgrounds.

Biography information from The Artling, July 2023

Country: Indonesia
Social Media : @mancanagara