Participating Artist






Wiyoga Muhardanto


Born, 1984, Jakarta, Indonesia

Education
BFA, Faculty of Art & Design, Majoring Sculpture Studio, Bandung Institute of Technology

Solo Exhibition / Project / Presentation

2017
“3-IN-1”, ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia
2016
“What If”, Art Basel Hongkong 2016 – Discoveries Section, Hongkong Convention & Exhibition Center, Hong Kong
2015
“Dangling Durians”, Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2014
“Ada Perlu Sebentar (There Should be a Moment)”, Platform 3 Artspace, Bandung – West Java, Indonesia.

Selected Group Exhibition
2019
“ARTJOG Common Space”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Taipei Dangdai 2019”, Young Galleries Sector, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taiwan
“Liber Primus”, Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, Central of Java, Indonesia

2018
“Shared coordinates 2018,” The Arts House, Singapore
“Art Jakarta 2018”, Ritzs Carlton Ballroom Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
“OPEN P.O”, Omnispace, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

2017
“The 3rd Sculpture Triennale – SKALA (Scale)”, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Re-emergence”, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

2016
“All In (ROH Projects Booth)”, Art Stage Jakarta, Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Bazaar Art Jakarta, Charity Section, Ritzs Carlton Ballroom, Jakarta, Indonesia

2015
“Jakarta Biennale 2015: “Neither Forward Nor Back”, Curated By Charles Esche, Sarinah Warehouse, Jakarta, Indonesia
“London Summer Intensive – Work on Progress Exhibition”, Camden Arts Center, London, UK
“Start Art Fair 2015”, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
“Fad Democracy”, Mizuma Gallery, Gillman Barrack, Singapore

Residencies
2015
London Summer Intensive Programme, an artists residency programme led by Camden Arts Centre & the Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom
2011
AIR 3331, 3331 Arts Chiyoda,Tokyo, Japan
2009
Landing Soon # 11, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Ibukota

115 x 35 x 35 cm | Sculpture
2017-2019


Konsep Karya
Meskipun menyerupai miniatur sebuah monumen, patung ini pada dasarnya sangat berbeda dengan monumen kota yang biasanya dipersembahkan untuk penguasa, pahlawan perang atau orang-orang yang dianggap punya jasa besar dalam sejarah. Wiyoga Muhardanto justru mengangkat sosok juru parkir, orang-orang yang seringkali terabaikan dan marjinal. Baginya, juru parkir adalah salah satu unit kuasa terkecil dalam pengelolaan ruang-ruang di kota-kota besar di Indonesia. Replika handuk wajah merepresentasikan daya tahan dan kerja keras orang-orang kecil yang setiap harinya harus berhadapan dengan ekstrimnya cuaca tropis, polusi udara dan kebisingan. Juru parkir adalah sosok pekerja-petarung dalam pusaran kehidupan metropolitan yang sangat kompetitif. Profesi ini menuntut keberanian, kecepatan dalam berstrategi dan bernegosiasi di tengah ruang-ruang urban yang keras dan ganas.

Despite its resemblance to a miniature monument, this sculpture is basically dissimilar from a city monument that is usually dedicated to rulers, war heroes or people who are considered to have a great contribution in the history. Wiyoga Muhardanto brings up the figure of parking attendant, people who are often neglected and marginalized. For him, parking attendant is one of the smallest units of power in the regulation of spaces in major cities in Indonesia. A replica of towel represents the endurance and hard work of low-class people who have to deal with extreme tropical weather, air pollution and noise in their daily activities. A parking attendant is a fighter-labor figure in the vortex of highly competitive metropolitan life. This profession demands courage, speed in strategy and negotiation in the midst of hard and fierce urban spaces.