Budi Agung Kuswara

CV
BUDI AGUNG KUSWARA
Born 1982, Bali, Indonesia
Lives and works in Bali, Indonesia

EDUCATION
2009
Bachelors in Fine Art, Institute of the Arts Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
“Anonymous Ancestors” Ubud Readers & Writer’s Festival, Bali, Indonesia
“Arus Berlabuh Kita” Asian Civilization Museum Singapore
2015
“After Paradise”, Paradiso, Ubud-Bali, Indonesia
2013
“Jump!”, the Cones a long Theatre Street, The Esplanade, Singapore
“Kebon Indah”, Baba House, National University Singapore Museum
“Weaving Dreams in the Wind”, Community Wall, The Esplanade, Singapore
2012
“Floating Desires”, TAKSU Gallery, Singapore
“The 12th Winds of Artist in Residence”, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
“The Wax on Our Fingers”, Indonesian Contemporary Arts Network, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2008
“i.self” Komaneka Fine Art Gallery, Ubud-Bali, Indonesia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
“Busan Sea Art Festival”, South Korea
2018
“Celebration of the Future”, Art Bali Building, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
“RI-SING 50”, by MCCY and Singapore Art Museum
2017
“Crossing: Beyond Baliseering”, Fortifivedownstairs, Maping Melbourne. Australia
2016
“Love my in My Batik”, ILHAM Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Water and Land: International Showcases on Environmental Arts”, Taipei-Taiwan
“Guandu International Nature Art Festiva”l, Taipei-Taiwan
ARTWORK
This work presents a juxtaposition of photographic archives that are re-produced through an interpretation of a temporal duration. It also tries to show a combination of images that produce new forms. This becomes a depiction of current human consciousness and human bodies, which are composed of data in a wild artifact metaphor . Just as photographic archives, these are organized into data, those that can move freely in the social space to form their own meanings. The images presented here is a form of speculation on bodies that have been taken over by technology. Bodies that undergo headless experiences are a metaphor used by the artist to illustrate how the public today is often trapped in post-truth situations in the digital age.
Kesetaraan yang Praktis (Convenience Equality)
300 x 560 cm in total | Cyanotype, oil on canvas | 2019