Fajar Abadi


Born 1985, Jakarta, Indonesia

Education
2009
Sculpture, Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013  
“… ROH projects”, UOB Tower, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Mamahkuaing”, Ruang Depan S.14, Bandung, Indonesia
“Planar#1, Kudapan Petang”, Goethe Instititute, Bandung, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
“ARTJOG Enlightenment”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2017
“Recipro(vo)cation”, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Suspense”, Roh Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Kadang Kadang Dekat Dekat Akan Datang”, A+ WORKS of ART Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo 
“Mutual Unknown by Curators lab and Goethe Institute”, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2016
“Dialogue With Senses”, Galeri Fatahilah Kota Tua, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Asia Art Space Network Kula Bazaar”, ACC, Gwangju, Korea
“Perayaan Bumi dan Budaya”, Lawangwangi, Bandung, Indonesia
“Pameran Tahun Tanah”, Salian Art, Bandung, Indonesia
2015
“Festival Masakan Mamah 0.1”, Jatiwangi Art Factory, Balai Desa, Andir, Jatiwangi, Indonesia
“A3 Recidencies Open Studio”, ABC Happy Learning Center, Siheung, South Korea
“Y:Collect”, RUCI Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia

Others
2012    
Founding Kelas Entarmalem, Study Group of Art Et Cetera
2005-2009  
Bandung Bercerita, teaching and giving workshop for children

Residencies
2017
“Roppongi Art Night, ‘how are you?’”, Art Project , Roppongi Hills, Roppongi, 
Tokyo, Japan
“Mutual Unknown”, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2015 
“A3 Recidency by MUNIMAN COMMUNITY”, Siheung-si, South Korea
“Festival Tahun Tanah”, Jatiwangi Art Factory, Jatiwangi, Indonesia
2014  
“Hackterialab 2014”, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



Everlost

Variable dimensions Chains l. 80 cm, punching bag 155 x 45 (d) cm, base 100 x 122 x 122 cm, 2018 | Mixed media including local snacks and crackers, transparent punching bad, chains and base
2018


Konsep Karya
"The Battle" of snack industry, especially in Indoneisa (a developing country), which looks like a battle between David and Goliath. How the small and middle scale business keep trying to fight and survive amidst the large scale business network of snack from abroad. It's a metaphor of struggle and resistance of those more idealistic and militant small groups from a global (industrialization) attack.


‘Pertarungan’ industry snack/makanan ringan, terutama di Indonesia (Negara berkembang) seolah pertarungan antara David dan Goliath. Bagaimana bisnis usaha kecil dan menengah terus berusaha berjuang dan bertahan dalam jaringan bisnis snack dari luar negeri dalam skala besar. Hal ini merupakan metafora dari perjuangan dan daya tahan dari kelompok kecil lebih idealis dan militant terhadap gempuran (industrialisasi) global.