PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
Entang Wiharso

Entang Wiharso

born in 1967 in Tegal (Indonesia)

“Our life is a lot of mystery and sometimes we understand it but sometime we don’t know anything. For me I like to keep the mystery alive, to give something exciting." EW
His provocative works face issues of power, love and loss and represent an intense exploration of the human condition. He delivers personal reflections and critiques by integrating narrative tools with several unconventional materials, including balloons, yarn, wires and nails, in the print-and paper-making process. Recently, an increasing use of written text broke into his works: slogans, signs, philosophy or common phrases are collected from newspapers, political campaigns, quotes from important or influential people or characters from TV or films. Used directly or altered, they add a further component to the complex artistic language of his work.

Born in 1967 in Tegal, Indonesia, Entang Wiharso studied Painting at the Fine Art Department of the Indonesian Art Institute of Yogyakarta. His most representative exhibitions include "Conversation: Endless Acts in Human History. Entang Wiharso & Sally Smart" at Galeri Nasional Indonesia (2016),"From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku" at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2013), "Love Me or Die" at Primo Marella Gallery (2011). He also took part to the Art Stage Singapore (2014), the 55th Venice Biennale and the Prague Biennale 6 (both 2013) as well as in the Yogyaqkarta Biennale XI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2nd Open Terra Cotta Biennale (2007). He currently lives and works between Rhode Island, US and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2017

Promising Land, Marc Straus, New York, US 

2015
Untold Stories, Dirimart, Istanbul, TR
Never Say No, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, SG
Perfect Mirror, Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, GR

Entang Wiharso, Marc Straus, New York, US

2014
Second Homeland, Hiromi Yoshi Gallery, Tokyo, JP
 
2013

Geo-Portrait #2, Galeri Salihara, Jakarta, ID
Geo-Portrait, Primae Noctis, Lugano, CH
Crush Me, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, CN

2012

Untold Stories, ARNDT, Berlin, DE
 
2011

2nd Skin. Peeling back Layers, Kamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, US
Love Me or Die, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, IT

2008 

Black Goat, The Drawing Room Contemporary Art, Manila, PH

2006
Puppet Blues, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, US

2005
Inter-Eruption, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta, ID

2003 
Hurting Landscape: Between Two Lines”, Gallery Agniel, Providence, US

2001
NusaAmuk, Indonesian National Gallery and Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, ID

2000
Melting Souls, Gallery Agniel, Providence, Rhode Island, US
Visit to Sacred Place: Cultural Interrogation, Installation, Taman Martani, ID

1998
Evidence on Earth, CenterCity Contemporary Arts, Providence, US
Strange Journey, Santi Gallery, Jakarta, ID

1997
Strange Journey, Native Gallery, Providence, US
Strange Journey, Benteng Vrederburg Museum, Yogyakarta, ID

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017
Allegories & Identities, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, SG
Land, Landscape, and Utopia, Arndt, Singapore, SG

2016
Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas, Singapore Art Museum, SG
Manifesto, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, ID
Looks Good on Paper, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, SG
 
2015
Six Degrees of Separation, Galeri Canna, Jakarta, ID
Open Sea, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, FR

LUST, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, US

2014
Spirits and ritual transformations of modernity in South East Asia, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE
Mooi Indie– Beautiful Indies, Indonesian Art Now, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, AU
 

2013
Crush Me, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, CN
On Deck, Marc Straus, New York, US
Indonesian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, IT
Expanded Painting, Prague Biennale, CZ

2011
Closing the Gap: Contemporary Indonesian Art,“ MiFA, Melbourne, AU

9 Lifes, Canna Galeri, Jakarta, ID

2008

Highlights from ISI, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, ID
Self Portrait: Famous Living Artists of Indonesia”, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, ID
Grounded in Space, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst, US

2007

(Un) Real, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta, ID

2006

Waging Peace, Peace Art Gallery, New York, US

2005

Here and Now, Yogyakarta Biennale, ID

2003

Face, Chouinard Gallery, Hk 
Wings of Color, Wings of Words”, Kyai Langgeng Art House, Magelang, ID
Borobodur Budweiser, Kyai Langgeng Art House, Magelang, ID

2002

Operasa, Kyai Langgeng Art House, Magelang, ID
Mata Hati Demokrasi, Taman Budaya Surakarta, Surakarta, ID

2001

Reflection of Our Time”, One Gallery, Jakarta, ID

1999

ArtBeat, Bank RI, Providence, US

1996 

A New Wave, Santi Gallery, Jakarta, ID
Untitle, Bentara Budaya Art Center, Yogyakarta, ID

1992

Dies Natalies, Purna Budaya Art Center, Yogyakarta, ID

1990

Painters of Indonesia, Museum Negeri, Bandung, ID

1989

Group 87 Painting Exhibition, Sasana Ajiyasa, Art Institute of Indonesia, Yogyakarta, ID

Entang Wiharso - Melting Landscape: Promising Land Story
Melting Landscape: Promising Land Story
2011
Oil on canvas
Cm 200 x 300
Entang Wiharso - Melting Landscape: Promising Land Story
2011 - Oil on canvas - Cm 200 x 300
Entang Wiharso - Undermind
Undermind
2011
Cast aluminium
Entang Wiharso - Undermind
2011 - Cast aluminium
Entang Wiharso - The Untold Stories
The Untold Stories
2011
Oil on linen
Cm 250 x 120
Entang Wiharso - The Untold Stories
2011 - Oil on linen - Cm 250 x 120
Entang Wiharso - Temple Of Hope : Forest of Eyes
Temple Of Hope : Forest of Eyes
2011
Lava stone, aluminum plate, clear resin, color pigment, thread, customized chandelier
Cm 500 x 400 x 400
Entang Wiharso - Temple Of Hope : Forest of Eyes
2011 - Lava stone, aluminum plate, clear resin, color pigment, thread, customized chandelier - Cm 500 x 400 x 400
Entang Wiharso - Feast Table
Feast Table
2010
Cast aluminium, colonial style teak table, car paint, resin
Cm 175 x 400 x 100
Entang Wiharso - Feast Table
2010 - Cast aluminium, colonial style teak table, car paint, resin - Cm 175 x 400 x 100
Entang Wiharso - Over Licking - Comic Book Series
Over Licking - Comic Book Series
2009
Cast aluminium
Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Over Licking - Comic Book Series
2009 - Cast aluminium - Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Over Power - Comic Book Series
Over Power - Comic Book Series
2009
Cast aluminium
Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Over Power - Comic Book Series
2009 - Cast aluminium - Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Possessive
Possessive
2009
Cast aluminium
Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Possessive
2009 - Cast aluminium - Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Wiharso Identity for Fun
Wiharso Identity for Fun
2009
Oil on canvas
Cm 250 x 450 (triptych)
Entang Wiharso - Wiharso Identity for Fun
2009 - Oil on canvas - Cm 250 x 450 (triptych)
Entang Wiharso - Erased
Erased
2009
Mixed media on canvas
Cm 168 x 120
Entang Wiharso - Erased
2009 - Mixed media on canvas - Cm 168 x 120
Entang Wiharso - Untitled
Untitled
2009
Mixed media on canvas
Cm 168 x 120
Entang Wiharso - Untitled
2009 - Mixed media on canvas - Cm 168 x 120
Entang Wiharso - Trapped
Trapped
2009
Mixed media on canvas
Cm 168 x 120
Entang Wiharso - Trapped
2009 - Mixed media on canvas - Cm 168 x 120
Entang Wiharso - There is Medicine for Illness, but No Medicine for a Broken Heart
There is Medicine for Illness, but No Medicine for a Broken Heart
2009
Cast aluminium, car paint
Cm 210 x 130
Entang Wiharso - There is Medicine for Illness, but No Medicine for a Broken Heart
2009 - Cast aluminium, car paint - Cm 210 x 130
Entang Wiharso - Unspeckable superhero
Unspeckable superhero
2008
Oil on canvas
Cm 300 x 600 (triptych)
Entang Wiharso - Unspeckable superhero
2008 - Oil on canvas - Cm 300 x 600 (triptych)
Entang Wiharso - Explicit - Your power becomes our problem
Explicit - Your power becomes our problem
2008
5 Aluminium plates
Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Explicit - Your power becomes our problem
2008 - 5 Aluminium plates - Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Desire alive: I love too much
Desire alive: I love too much
2008
Aluminium plate
Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Desire alive: I love too much
2008 - Aluminium plate - Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Unspeakable victim Series 3
Unspeakable victim Series 3
2008
Aluminium plate
Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Unspeakable victim Series 3
2008 - Aluminium plate - Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Desire alive: let your desire alive
Desire alive: let your desire alive
2008
Aluminium plate
Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - Desire alive: let your desire alive
2008 - Aluminium plate - Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - I love you too much
I love you too much
2008
Aluminium plate
Variable dimensions
Entang Wiharso - I love you too much
2008 - Aluminium plate - Variable dimensions