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 - Holy dream in the second homeland
Holy dream in the second homeland
2013
Brass, resin, pigment, thread
78 × 60 × 15 cm Ed. 2/2 + 1 AP
Entang Wiharso - Holy dream in the second homeland
2013 - Brass, resin, pigment, thread - 78 × 60 × 15 cm Ed. 2/2 + 1 AP