Wedhar Riyadi


Born 1980, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Education
1999-2006
Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014
“Bones After Bones: Echo”, Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore
2013
“Bones After Bones: Shadow”, Arndt Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011
“Daging & Pedang: Kegaduhan di Negeri Yang Subur”, Ark Galerie, Jakarta, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
“ARTJOG Enlightenment”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2017
“ArtStage Jakarta”, Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City, Indonesia
“ARTJOG Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“When I Think About Death of Painting, I Play”, Ark Gallery Yogyakarta
“ArtStage”, Singapore 
2016
“ArtStage Jakarta”, Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City
“ARTJOG Universal Influence”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2015
“Belum Ada Judul”, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Polychromatic”, Greenhost Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Awang-awangan”, Langgeng Art Foundation,Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Residency
2008
Wanakio 2008, Okinawa, Japan

Projects
2008
Wanakio 2008, Okinawa, Japan
2007
Get It (W)all, France Culture Centre, Yogyakarta
2006
Midnight Live Mural Project, Beringharjo Centre, Yogyakarta

Performances
Bermain Api, a collaboration with Kelompok Batu Dalam Kulkas, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta
Lavatory LW523J/TX446SE, a collaboration with Kelompok Batu Dalam Kulkas, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
Rizo Osmosis, a collaboration with Kelompok Batu Dalam Kulkas, Museum Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta

Awards
2008
The Young Artist for Painting, Academic Art Awart, Program Hibah Seni A-2 Indonesian Institute of the Arts & Jogja Gallery 
2000
Best Sketch, Fine Art Faculty, Indonesia Institute of the Arts
1999
Pratita Adhi Karya Award for the best oil painting 



Departure/Arrival

400x600x300 cm | Wood, fabric, batik and hand embroidery
2018


Konsep Karya
In Javanese perspective, house is called Omah, from the word Om (Sky) and Mah or lemah (earth). Therefore there are two elements in defining a house, it's called Bapa Angkasa (Father Sky) and Ibu Pertiwi (Mother Earth). Ibu Pertiwi or the earth is a place for human to be born and to die. It's not only a place to take a rest, but also to take shelter. Everything starts from a house and it's a life source for every living thing.
 
Inside a house, some family members live. An ideal place for character building, education and socialization for family before going to the future and the wider world. At house, every would go back to too. Every side of the house stores works, memory, moment, that would be remembered and resurrected, reconnecting us to the world we were born and grow.


Dalam perspektif Jawa rumah disebut Omah, dari kata Om(angkasa) dan Mah atau lemah (tanah). Jadi ada dua unsur dalam penyebutan rumah, yang disebut dengan Bapa Angkasa dan Ibu Pertiwi. Ibu pertiwi atau bumi adalah dimana tempat manusia lahir dan dikebumikan. Bukan cuma sekedar tempat berteduh, juga bernaung, dari rumah semua bermula dan rumah merupakan sumber kehidupan untuk seluruh makhluk hidup.
 
Di dalam rumah tinggal terdapat para anggota keluarga. Dan ini merupakan tempat tinggal yang ideal bagi arena pembentukan karakter, pendidikan dan sosialisasi keluarga sebelum melangkah ke masa depan dan dunia luar yang lebih luas. Di rumah juga setiap orang akan kembali. Di setiap sisi rumah tersimpan karya, memori, momen, yang akan diingat dan dihidupkan kembali, terhubung kembali ke dunia dimana kita lahir dan tumbuh.