Farhan Siki

Born July 17, 1971 Lamongan, East Java, Indonesia 

Educations

2000 

Graduated from Faculty of Cultural Science, State University of Jember, East Java, Indonesia


1992 

Studied Painting at Student Fine Art Studio, State University of Jember, East Java,Indonesia  

                                         

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 

“Trace”, La Sede di Banca Generali Private Banking, Piazza Sant’ Alessandro 4, Milan, Italy


2015 

“Allegory”, Primae Noctis Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects

2017

“ART|JOG|10: Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Art Basel Hong Kong”, Nadi Gallery, Indonesia


2016

“ART Stage Jakarta”, Semarang Gallery, Indonesia

ART|JOG|9 – Universal Influence, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 “2nd Jogja International Miniprint Biennale, Sangkring Art Project, Yogyakarta,  Indonesia

“Avanzi”, Biasa Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Miart 2016”, Fiera Milano City, Milan, Italy

“Continua”, Mural Project at 167/B Street, Via Siracusa, Lecce, Italy

“Invisible Force”, Langit Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 “Arte Fiera Bologna 40 anni  “, Bologna, Italiy


2015

Rayuan: 100 Years of Basoeki Abdullah”, National Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Lugano Mostra Bandiera”, The Lugano Lakefront, Lugano, Switzerland

“Scope Basel 2015”, Basel, Switzerland

“Pulsar 2015: Encontro de Arte, Cultura e Sustentabilidade”, Minas Gerais, Brasil

“Thriving and Archiving”,Yogyakarta Open Studio 2015, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Polychromatics”, Green Art Space, Greenhost Boutique Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Miart 2015”, Fiera Milano City, Viale Scarampo, Milan, Italy

“Jogja Agro Pop Merchandise Project”,Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Borderless Home”, P House, Salatiga, Indonesia

“Arte Fiera; Fiera Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea”, Bologna, Italy


2014

“Jogja Agro Pop: Capturing Fantasy – Playing Reality”, Equator Art Projects, Singapore

“Mencetak – Tercetak”, Komharo Studio, Bantul Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Art Scope Miami Beach 2014”, Ocean Drive Miami Beach Florida, US

“Urup Uripe Tiyang Sewon”, Geneng Street Art Project 2, Sewon, Bantul Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Mereka & Coretan”, Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Melihat Indonesia”, Ciputra Artpreneur, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Art at WTC”, Jakarta Land Sudirman Jakarta, Indonesia

“Art Scope Basel 2014”, Scope Pavilion, Uferstrasse - Basel, Switzerland

“Eye Zone”, Global Prudential Eye Programme Artists”, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

“Uberinvasao 2014”, Ropre Atelie de Artes, Uberlandia, MG, Brasil

“Neo Iconoclasts”, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia

“Stick of It All Vol.5”, Vidalooka, Bilbao, Spain

“Stick Around, 1st Romania’s International Street Art Expo”, mun. Craiova, jud. Dolj, Romania

“Punk Milk’s Autograff”, The Epsy Hotel St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

“Art Among Us”, Geneng Street Art Project, Sewon Bantul Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

Awards

2013

The Nominee of Prudential Eye Awards ( Painting Category), Parallel Contemporary Art, London, UK


2010

The 3rd Winner of International Painting Competition “Jakarta Art Award 2010”, Jakarta, Indonesia


2006

The Best 20 Comics “Lass Uns Fussball Spielen, Aber wo?”, Goethe Institut Jakarta, Indonesia


2005

The Best 5 Winner “ITC Wall Painting Competition”, ITC Megagrosir Surabaya, Indonesia


1999

The Best Nominee “Student Painting Selection Peksiminal V”, STKW / Wilwatikta Art College, Surabaya, Indonesia


1997

1st Winner (Saraswati Prize) “The National Poster Art Competition Pimnas X”, Udayana  University  Bali, Indonesia

Unquenchable Sense of Deficiency

300 x 660 x 300 cm | Stencil on canvas and stencil on wrapped packaging boxes

2017

Concept

Konsumerisme senantiasa erat kaitannya dengan brand sebuah produk. Jika seharusnya kita menyandarkan asumsi kita pada kualitas sebuah produk, hingga yang sangat kita kenal adalah brand dan logo produk tersebut, maka pada level selanjutnya kita akan maniak pada brand tadi. Hal ini kemudian diikuti oleh lapisan masyarakat berikutnya, yang hanya mengenal nama brand atau logo saja, tanpa mengetahui dengan pasti bagaimana kualitasnya. Brand dan logo seolah menjadi dewa yang selalu dipuja-puja tanpa tahu persis apa dan bagaimana kebutuhan yang kita prioritaskan.

 

Consumerism closely related to the brand of a product. If we’re supposed to base our assumption on the quality of a product, until what we really know is the brand and the logo of such product, then on the next level we will get crazy about such brand. The next step is other people or the society will copy us, just knowing the name of the brand or the logo, without really knowing its quality. Brand and logo as if has become the god who we continuously worship without really knowing what and how we prioritize the needs.