Yogie Ginanjar Indonesian, b. 1981

Yogie Ginanjar (Bandung, 1981) is a contemporaryIndonesian artist (painter) and Curator. Graduated Cum Laude from the Faculty of Fine Art and Design, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), majoring in Painting. Since 2004, Yogie has been participating in art exhibitions and programs worldwide. In 2005, Yogie participated a workshop initiated by Agus Suwage in Soemardja Gallery, Bandung-Indonesia. In the same year (2005) he was invited to participate in Curatorial Workshop with Malcolm Smith, the program was initiated by Asia Link and Kelola Foundation. In 2009, Yogie was invited for Artist in Residence Program in Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia.

Some of the artist’s notable group exhibitions are: I Play Therefore I Am, National Gallery, Jakarta-Indonesia (2005); Bandung in Emergence, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung-Indonesia (2006); REFRESH, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore (2008); Korea International Art Fair (KIAF), South Korea (2010-2011); ArtStage Singapore, Singapore (2010-2013); South East Asia (SEA)+ Triennale, National Gallery-Indonesia (2013); Bazaar Art Jakarta (Annually since 2012-2017); Sovereign Asia Art Awards Exhibition, Espace Louis Vuitton, Singapore (2013). The 2017 Sovereign Asia Art Prize-Finnalist Exhibition Opening, Hong Kong (2017). Silent Imagination, G13 Gallery, Selangor-Malaysia.

Solo Exhibitions: Neo Chiaroscuro, Valentine Willie Fine Arts, KL-Malaysia (2009); VERISIMILITUDE, Valentine Willie Fine Arts, KL-Malaysia (2013).

Some of the artist’s notable achievement: Public Vote Winner for Sovereign Asia Art Prize (2017), 1st Place for Curatorial Competition, Sri Baduga Museum- a West Java Province Museum-Indonesia (2004); Best Student of The Year for Fine Art Department, Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (2005); The Best Artwork, West Java Painting Competition (2006, 2007)

Curatorial works: Parrhesia, A Solo Exhibition by Tjutju Widjaja, Pullman Jakarta Central Park (2017); Interface: Bandung, Valentine Willie Fine Arts Malaysia (2012); Hear No Evil, See No Evil: A Solo Exhibition by Tjutju Widjaja, Cemara 6 Galeri, Indonesia (2016)

Using binaries composition and popular codes as his visual reference, his painting represents criticism towards contemporary and global society. Since 2017, Yogie  has been developing a new technique, combining the practice of abstract, action painting and hyperrealism. 

Yogie currently works and lives in Bandung, Indonesia