Art Stage Singapore 2016
21 – 24 JANUARY 2016
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Mizuma Gallery is taking part in the upcoming Art Stage Singapore 2016, from 21 to 24 January 2016. Visit our gallery at booth F11.
Presenting artworks by:
ALBERT YONATHAN SETYAWAN (ID)
HERI DONO (ID)
PUPUK DP (ID)
FUJITA RIMA (JP)
TANADA KOJI (JP)
MIGUEL PAULO BORJA (PH)
MICHAEL LEE (SG)
CHUN KAI QUN (SG)
JENNIS LI CHENG TIEN (SG/DE)
ALBERT YONATHAN SETYAWAN (b. 1983 in Bandung, Indonesia) graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology, majoring in ceramic art in 2007. He finished his master's degree in 2012 at the same university. Since the end of 2012, he moved to Kyoto, Japan to continue his study in contemporary ceramic art at Kyoto Seika University and is now finishing his Master degree in the ceramics craft department. He will proceed to a doctoral course next year. He has participated in several important group exhibitions in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Italy and Japan, including the 55th Venice Biennale as one of the artists representing Indonesian Pavilion. Albert Yonathan Setyawan lives and works in Kyoto, Japan.
HERI DONO (b. Jakarta, 1960) studied at the Indonesian Art Institute (Institut Seni Indonesia) in Yogyakarta, where he won the Prize for the Best Painting in 1981 and in 1985. He is the recipient of the Prince Claus Award for Culture and Development (1998), the Unesco Prize (2000), and the Anugerah Adhikarya Rupa (Arts Award) from the Indonesian Government (2014). To date, Heri Dono has joined more than 270 exhibitions, including 27 international biennales, among others the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); 4th Guangzhou Triennial (2011); Gwangju Biennale (2006 and 1995); 7th Sharjah International Biennial (2005); Jakarta's CP Biennale (2005); 3rd Taipei Biennial (2004); Zone of Urgency (Z.O.U.) curated by Hou Hanrou at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003); Asia Pacific Triennale (2002 and 1993); Yokohama Triennale (2001); 7th Havana Biennial (2000); Shanghai Biennale (2000); 10th Sydney Biennale (1996); Sao Paulo Biennial (2004 and 1996). Heri Dono lives and works in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
INDIEGUERILLAS is a group of artists from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, made of husband and wife Dyatmiko Lancur Bawono (b. 1975) and Santi Ariestyowanti (b. 1977). indieguerillas was founded in 1999 as a graphic design firm. indieguerillas’s philosophy of “constantly in guerrilla to find new possibilities” has led them to become full-time artists in 2007. Nevertheless, design still plays a very important role for them. Their design background allows them to explore the use of unconventional media and techniques as part of their artistic statement. The unique intertwine between traditional values and contemporary culture has brought indieguerillas to numerous important exhibitions around the globe, including a joint exhibition with their idol, Hisashi Tenmyouya, which opened November 2015 at Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo.
PUPUK DP (b. 1964 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia) graduated from the Faculty of Fine Art and Design at the Indonesia Institute of Arts in 1994. Pupuk has already exhibited extensively in various parts of Indonesia, including Jakarta and Yogyakarta. . He was also selected as a finalist in the Philip Morris Art Competition 1997.
FUJITA RIMA was born in Tokyo, lived in New York City for thirty-two years, and now resides in Southern California. She graduated from Parsons School of Design with her B.F.A. and has exhibited her work internationally to much acclaim. Rima has collectors around the world including many high-profile clients. As a descendant of the Last Samurai her creative aesthetics is strongly influenced by the philosophy of Bushido and Buddhism.
TANADA KOJI (b. 1968 in Hyogo, Japan) obtained a Master in Fine Arts and Music from Tokyo National University. He is the recipient of 20th Takashimaya Art Award (2009) and 8th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art (2005) special prize. To date, Tanada Koji has actively been participating in exhibitions, namely Unveiling Funamentals in Contemporary Art Through Asia (OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia, 2015), Nostalgia and Fantasy: Imagination and its Origins in Contemporary Art (National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2014), 2013 International Exchange Exhibition of Wood Sculpture (Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum, Sanyi, Taiwan), ZIPANGU: The Surge of Japanese Contemporary Art (The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata and travelled to Takasaki Museum of Art, Gunma/ Hachinohe City Museum of Art, Aomori/ Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita, 2013), Yomi to Kagenmi (Noh Box, Sendai, Miyagi), Rise (Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo and travelled to Itami City Museum of Art, 2013). He currently lives in Kanagawa, Japan.
MIGUEL PAULO BORJA (b. 1987 in Manila, Philippines) graduated from University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts & Design in 2010. His riveting images surface from the deep recesses of reality: raw, undisguised, neither restrained nor devoid of its own terrors. His solo exhibition includes Gaze (Vinyl On Vinyl Gallery, The Philippines, 2014) and group exhibitions include The Collective Young (Mizuma Gallery, Singapore, 2015), Chaos In Progress (Cevio Art Haus, The Philippines, 2014), Strange Days (Light & Space Gallery, The Philippines, 2012), The Origins (Big & Small Art Co., The Philippi nes, 2011), ZOMG! Zombie, oh my God (Shotlist Gallery, The Philippines, 2010), Salungguhit (Sigwada Gallery, The Philippines, 2010), Grand Finale, UST-CFAD Painting Thesis Exhibit (Manila Contemporary, The Philippines, 2010). He currently lives and works in Manila, Philippines.
MICHAEL LEE is an artist, curator and publisher based in Berlin and Singapore. He researches urban memory and fiction, especially the contexts and implications of loss. He transforms his observations into objects, diagrams, situations, curations or texts. He has staged solo exhibitions at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), HanartTZ Gallery (Hong Kong), Baba House (Singapore) and Alliance Francaise de Singapour (Singapore). His curatorial projects include Between, Beside, Beyond: Daniel Libeskind’s Reflections and KeyWorks 1989-2014 (Singapore Art Museum, 2007). He received his Master and Bachelor of Communication Studies from Nanyang Technological University in 2001 and 1997 respectively.
CHUN KAI QUN is interested in the study of object biographies to better our understanding of how they texture and inform human identity. He examines everyday objects as a reflection of personal tastes, attributes, moral principles and social ideals. This research drives his artistic practice and materialises mainly in the form of sculptures and installations. He is also the co-founder of the curatorial collective LATENT SPACES which reinvents idle spaces in Singapore as platforms for experimental art. Chun is conferred the Young Artist Award in 2015, Singapore’s highest award for young arts practitioners. He received his Master of Fine Art from the renowned Glasgow School of Art. In 2011, Chun was awarded the prestigious NAC Arts Scholarship (Overseas). He was also the recipient of the Arts Creation Fund in that same year. Chun has participated extensively in art exhibitions, residencies and collaborations. His work has been shown in Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Esplanade Concourse (Singapore), Esplanade Jendela (Singapore), Art Stage Singapore, Singapore Management University, FOST Gallery (Singapore), Valentine Willie Fine Art (Singapore), POST-Museum (Singapore), Gertrude Contemporary Art Centre (Melbourne), National Taipei University of Education (Taiwan) and The Glasgow School of Art (Scotland).
JENNIS LI CHENG TIEN (b. 1983 in Tainan, Taiwan) studies Interactive Media Design in Singapore and worked in advertising agencies for several years. In 2008, she relocated to Germany where she received her MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies in 2010 at the Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany. Li has since exhibited internationally with her work in Germany, Spain, Norway, France and Taiwan among others.
PERCEPTION3 is an interdisciplinary art duo co-founded by artist/writer Regina De Rozario (b. 1973 in Singapore) and design practitioner Seah Sze Yunn (b. 1977 in Singapore) in 2007. Its Singapore-based practice is currently devoted to exploring the themes of memory and loss, through the examination of relationships encountered between the self and the city landscape.