Eko Nugroho (b. 1977 – Indonesia) is an internationally-renowned contemporary artist based in Yogyakarta, one of the major art centers in Indonesia. Having graduated at the Art Institute in the same city, his background in street art and community-based artwork is the quintessential aspect of his expanded body of works. From paintings, drawings, and embroideries, to murals, sculpture, or video, his works are deeply anchored in both local traditions and urban environment. His trademark consists of a new visual language where political messages are playfully intertwined with appropriated aesthetics of street art, graffiti, and comics.
Nugroho has held numerous solo exhibitions among which: On Site: Eko Nugroho/ Wayang Bocor, Asia Society, New York, USA (2017), WAYANG BOCOR, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA (2017), LOT LOST, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2016), WE ARE CONCERN ABOUT NOTHING, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2013), at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore (2013), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2012), Peking Fine Art, Beijing, China (2009), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (2008), and Artoteek, The Hague, The Netherlands (2005). His works are collected in major international institutions such as: Musée d’Art Moderne Paris, The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Singapore Art Museum, Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon, Artnow International A3 Collection San Francisco USA, Tropen Museum Amsterdam Netherland, Arario Collection Cheonan Korea, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane Australia, Asia Society Museum New York USA, and many more.