Participating Artist






FIKA RIA SANTIKA


Born January, 1987, West Sumatera, Indonesia

EDUCATIONS
2010-2012
Post Graduate Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2005-2010
Padang State University, West Sumatra, Indonesia


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
[ s p a c e ] , Tembi Rumah Budaya (Tembi Culture House) Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia
2012
Melancholia: Voice from the Darkness , Kersan Art Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
ARTJOG Common Space , Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Monumenta : in Lightness , Gajah Gallery, Singapore
Indonesian Women Artists, Into The Artist , Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Termasuk , Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2018
Power, Play, perception , Gajah gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Medium at Play , Gajah Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Bakaba #7 , Sakato Art Community, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Efflorescence , Gajah Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Landscape, Legacies : Visualisasi Alam Minangkabau , Gajah Gallery, Singapore

2017
Gajah Open House , Gajah Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Menolak sekaligus merengkuh (Reject and Reach Alltogether), Nadi Galeri, Jakarta, Indonesia
Knowing Incompletness , Gajah Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Bakaba #6 , Sakato Art Community, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2016
Third Space , ROH PROJECTS, Jakarta, Indonesia
Cadiak Indak Mambuang Pandai (The Clever Ones Won’t Waste Their Resources), BAKABA #5 , Jogja Galeri, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2015
Zona Biru (Blue Zone), Pameran Bersama Perupa Indonesia-Malaysia (Joint Exhibition of Indonesian and Malaysian Visual Artists") , Kersan Art Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Horison (Horizon) , Transit Residency, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

RECIDENCY
2015
Transit #3, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia
2013
Tembi Residency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

AWARDS WINNERS OF MURAL DESIGN CONTEST GNI 2014
2016
Finalist of Redbase Young Artist Award
2014
The Best Winners of mural design contest National Gallery of Indonesia


Tumpuk Lapis Tampak Isi: Laras 5 Stack Sheet Show Stuff: Composition 5

Variable dimensions | felt, yarn, wood, stone, neon lights
2019


Konsep Karya
Bagi Fika Ria Santika, karya Tumpuk lapis Tampak Isi: Laras 5 adalah proses merepresentasikan alam , sebagai salah satu cara untuk memahami kedalaman dan keluasan maknanya. Fika adalah seorang Minang yang dibesarkan dengan falsafah hidup Alam Takambang Jadi Guru : bahwa alam akan selalu memberikan kearifan untuk dipelajari. Apapun yang ditunjukkan oleh alam adalah kode-kode atau tanda untuk disingkap. Sehingga upaya Fika untuk memahami alam adalah juga jalan untuk mendalami budayanya--budaya Minangkabau. Fika menganggap apapun yang berada di alam--makhluk hidup maupun benda mati--memiliki karakternya sendiri yang khas. Karyanya menggunakan bahan alami dan buatan dengan kontras yang sengaja ditampilkan. Menggunakan plastik, felt, dan batu, Fika bermain-main dengan elemen-elemen rupa seperti garis, warna, cahaya dan bayangan. Meski bentuk-bentuk yang hadir di instalasinya cenderung non-representasional, semua itu merupakan hasil dari proses transformasi dan abstraksi struktur, sifat dan bahasa benda-benda yang ada di alam.

For Fika Ria Santika, Stack Sheet Show Stuff: Composition-5 is a process of representing “the nature”, as a way to understand its deep and vast meaning. Fika is a Minangkabau ethnic descent who is accustomed to the philosophy of life, “Alam takambang menjadi guru” (“The nature expanding to become our teacher): The nature will bestow its wisdom to learn. Whatever shown by the nature is code and sign to decipher. Thus Fika s effort to understand the nature is also a way to deepen her own culture--the Minangkabau culture. Fika considers every thing that exists in nature--be it living things or inanimate objects--has its own specific characteristic. Her work uses natural and artificial materials with intentional contrasts. Using plastic, felt, and stone, she plays around with visual elements such as lines, colors, light, and shadow. Although the forms present in her installation tend to be non-representational, they are the result of a process of transformation and abstraction of the structure, nature and language of objects that exist in nature.