Sekarputri Sidhiawati

b. 1986, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lives and works in Indonesia

Sekarputri Sidhiawati studied in the Ceramic Art studio in the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Indonesia. Her interest in ceramics led her to start ‘Derau’, a brand of home-made ceramics that could be sold in shops, while also developing a solo practice built around exhibition pieces. In 2018, she and her family relocated to Bali to set up a ceramics studio to expand her production. When asked what inspires her work, Sekarputri says: “Girls – women of all ages, ethnicities and tendencies. Their stories, politics and powers. Their magic, beauty and sins”.

Sekarputri had been a finalist of several fine art awards such as the Soemardja Art Award (2010) and the Bandung Contemporary Art Award (2013). Notable exhibitions include ‘Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale’, National Gallery of Indonesia (2014); ‘Temperature Affect’, Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics, Jakarta (2017); ‘Manifesto’, National Gallery of Indonesia (2017); ‘Termasuk’, Darren Knight Gallery, Australia (2018); ‘Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned’, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljublana-Slovenia (2019); and ‘Tudung Sudung’ at ISA Art Gallery, Indonesia (2023).

Biography information from 16albermarle, July 2023

Country: Indonesia
Social Media : @sekarepeputi