BIOGRAPHY

J u m a l d i   A l f i


Born in 1972 in Lintau, West Sumatra, Indonesia He is a cofounder and member of Jendela Art Group who in the early phase of their careers, surprised art audiences in Indonesia with their works that were very much removed from socio-political themes while being also removed from the kind of works capitalizing on the technical sophistication of realist painting. Instead, they showed inclination for extreme naïvism in the form of meaningless ‘doodles’ or formalism – that was also extreme – by drawing exclusively on minimal visual elements of line, color and texture. In 2010, he co-founded the Artists Collective, Office: For Contemporary Art International in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Education and Background
1999
Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta

1993
Indonesian High School of Arts, Yogyakarta


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011
"Melting Memories #2” at Nadi Gallery, jakarta Art District, Indonesia

Nightswimmer, Metis Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

“Melting Memories” STPI (Singapore Tyler Print Institute), Singapore

 

2010
"Life/ Art # 101: Never Ending Lesson” Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

"Life/ Art # 101: Never Ending Lesson” Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia "Life/ Art # 101: Never Ending Lesson” Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore


2008
"Color guide Series", Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2007
"ALFI" IPRECIATION, Singapore

2006
IPRECIATION, Singapore

2003
"Cover" Lembaga Indonesia Perancis Yogyakarta
"Current Trend" Regent Hotel, Jakarta

2001
"Alfi-Lukis" Lontar Gallery, Jakarta
"Derau-Noise" Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta

1998
"REKONSTRUKSI", AIKON, Yogyakarta


Selected Group Exhibitions

2012
“Legacy, a Trace of Civilization” Esa Sampoerna Art Museum, Surabaya, Indonesia

“Art Stage Singapore” Nadi gallery, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

 

2011

“Documenting Now: Person to Person” Gallery ISI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“ Backt to the Future” Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta

“ARTJOG” Yogya Art fair, Yogyakarta

“Homo Ludens” Emmitan Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia

“Bayang” The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK 11), Nadi Gallery, Hong Kong

“Art Stage Singaore 2011” Gajah Gallery, STPI, Singapore

“Art Amsterdam” Metis Gallery, Amsterdam

 

2010
“The Sow Must Go ON” celebrating 10th anniversary of Nadi Gallery, National Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Unity: The return of Art” Wendt Gallery, New York, USA

“Hong Kong International Art fair (ART HK 10), Nadi gallery, Hong Kong

“Homo Ludens” Emmitan Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia

“Space and Image” Ciputra World Marketing Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Transfiguration” Jakarta Art District, Indonesia

“Masih Ada Gus Dur” Langgeng Gallery, magelang, Indonesia

“Bakaba, Sakato Art Community” Jogja National Museum, Indonesia


2009
“Bienale Jogja X 2009” Sangkring Art Space II, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Kado #2” Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Two Sides of Solitude: Jumaldi Alfi and Andy Dewantoro” Garis Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia

“ Diverse- 40x 40: Andy Dewantoro, Jumaldi Alfi, Nasirun” Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

“2nd Odyssey, Srisanto Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

"AWARENESS, Indonesian Art Today", Canvas International Art, The Netherlands
"REACH FOR THE HEART", Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

“The Topology of Flatness” Edwin Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

“In Rainbow” Esa Sampoerna Art House, Surabaya, Indonesia

“Shanghai Art fair” Nadi Gallery, Shanghai, China

“Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK 09), Nadi Gallery, Hong Kong

“Jendela-A Play of the Ordinary” NUS Museum, Singapore

“Friendship Code” Syang Art Space, magelang, Indonesia

 

 

2008
"Friendship Code", Syang Gallery, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
"Ruang dan Waktu", V’art gallery Jogjakarta, Indonesia
"Loro Bloyo Kontemporer", OHD Wedding, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
CIGE Beiing, China
"SH Contemporary 08", Nadi Gallery, Shanghai, China
"Expose #1 – A Presentation of Indonesian Contemporary Art by Deutsche Bank & Nadi Gallery", Four Season Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Manifesto", The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Tribes", Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong
"Indonesian Invasion", Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

2007
Shanghai Art Fair, Langgeng Gallery, Shanghai, China
"Fetish Part I", Biasa Gallery, Bali
"TIME", V-Art Gallery, Yogyakarta
"COMMON GROUNDS", Nasional Gallery, Jakart

2006
"ICON: Retrospective", Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta
"Tobacco Wedding & Art", Magelang, Central Java

2005
"Beauty & Terror", Loft Gallery, Paris, France
"Indonesian Contemporary Art", Ipreciation Fine Art, Singapore
"CP 2nd Biennale", Urban Culture Museum Bank Indonesia, Jakarta

2004
"Multi Sub Culture", Berlin, Germany
"Sanggar Sakato", Gallery Nasional, Jakarta

2003
"Read Art Project", Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta
"Bazart FKY-XV 2003", Museum Benteng Vandenberg, Yogyakarta
"Membaca Ruang-Ruang", Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta
"Interpellation", CP Open Bienalle, Gallery Nasional, Jakarta

2002
"Bertiga", Gallery Jogjakarta Fine Art Community, Yogyakarta
"Re-Reaksi", Museum H. Widayat Mungkid, Magelang, Central java
"Pose", Museum Affandi, Yogyakarta

2000
"Silaturahmi Budaya", PT. Semen Gresik, Gresik – East Java
"Keras kepala", Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta

1997
"NAMNAMA", TBS Surakarta & Ganesa Gallery, Yogyakarta

1996
"Lukis KECIL", Prasida 93

1994
"Lustrum II ISI", Yogyakarta
"PRASIDHA 93", Yogyakarta

1992
"FKY IV", Yogyakarta

Awards
2003
Finalist of the 10th Indonesian Art Awards

1998
The Best Painting Awards, Indonesian Insitute of Art (ISI), Yogyakarata, Indonesia

Finalist of the 5th Indonesian Art Awards