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Eko Nugroho

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Voted as ’50 under 50 Most Collectible Artists’ by New York’s Art+Auction magazine June 2013 issue, Indonesian contemporary artist Eko Nugroho caught the attention of curators and collectors worldwide with humorous parodies of difficult socio-political issues arising after the downfall of Suharto’s regime in the 1990s. Nugroho’s art has gained wide appeal for its easy accessibility given his comic- and graffiti-inspired iconography. His participation at major international shows this year include, Sakti:Indonesian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Writings Without Borders, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, and the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial, curated by Chief Curator Dan Cameron at Orange County Museum of Art, California. He was also commissioned to design a scarf for Louis Vuitton’s Foulards D’Artistes Autumn Winter 2013 collection. He collaborated with STPI to present “We Are What We Mask” in 2013, a major exhibition showcasing 70 original works which he produced over the course of five intense weeks at STPI.  

Other notable exhibitions and projects include Fantasy Islands, Louis Vuitton Island Maison, Singapore (2012), Témoin Hybride, the Museum of Modern Art, Paris (2012), a mural project with Le M.U.R Association at 107 Rue Oberkampf, Paris (2012), Transfiguration – Indonesian Mythologies, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2011), The Eko Chamber: Recent Works by Eko Nugroho, The Art Gallery of South Australia (2011), and Snobs Behind Ketchup, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York (2011).

His works can be found in the collections of Singapore Art Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide, Queensland Art Gallery, Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, and the Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation. The list also includes renowned Indonesian collectors Oei Hong Djien and Budi Tek.  

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