Adam de Boer


Born 1984, Riverside, California, USA

Education
2011 - 2012
Chelsea College of Art, London, United Kingdom
2002 - 2006
College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Severini School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Cortona, Italy

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017
“Jungle Flame”, Redbase Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2016
“Night Swimming”, Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
2014
“Moving Monuments”, College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
“ARTJOG Enlightenment”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2017  
“Legacies Real and Imagined”, PT Jakarta Land, Jakarta, Indonesia
2015 
“ARTJOG Infinity in Flux”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2014 
“Springboard”, Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, United Kingdom
“Bend Sinister”, Indonesian Contemporary Art Network, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 

Residency
2017 
Redbase Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2014  
Cemeti Art House/Mes 56, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Awards/Fellowships
2017-2018 
Fulbright Research Fellowship, Indonesia
2015 
Joan Mitchell Foundation, Painters & Sculptors Grant Nominee




Room Screen for Margio Bin Suyeb

193 x 250 x 35 | Acrylic paint and oil paint on carved leather, polychrome carved wood, cotton string, woven bamboo
2017


Konsep Karya
“Room Screen for Margio Bin Suyeb” is a diptych painting in the form of an antique Javanese penyekat. There are manifold considerations of concept and design in this work, but in short, the imagery has been directly influenced by Eka Kurniawan’s 2004 novel Lelaki Harimau as well as stories from my father’s early childhood in Purwokerto, Central Java. The Enlightenment values of conquest and documentation of the natural world begat the fields of anthropology and zoology through European colonial projects in “distant lands”, disciplines whose modes of classification and documentation ran contrary to the era’s professed egalitarianism and deification of liberty. These considerations, in the context of Margio and my father’s troubled histories, are inherent to the work’s concerns.




Layar Ruang untuk Margio Bin Suyeb adalah lukisan diptych berbentuk penyekat antik dari Jawa. Secara singkat konsep dan desain karya ini, imejnya dipengaruhi oleh novel Lelaki Harimau, karya Eka Kurniawan yang terbit di 2004. Juga cerita-cerita dari ayah saya mengenai masa kecilnya di Purokerto, Jawa Tengah. Pencerahan dengan semangat penaklukan dan pendokumentasian alamnya, melalui proyek-proyek kolonialisme bangsa Eropa di "tanah-tanah yang jauh", menghasilkan bidang antropologi dan zoologi, cabang-cabang keilmuan yang mode-mode klasifikasi dan pendokumentasiannya bertentagan dengan semangat egalitarianisme dan pemujaan kebebasan yang mereka usung. Pertimbangan-pertimbangan tersebut, dalam konteks sejarah-sejarah Margio dan ayah saya yang demikian rumit, inheren dengan kegelisahan karya ini.