S. Teddy Darmawan

Born in 1970 in Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia. Currently lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The works of S.Teddy, be they drawings, paintings and installations, always shows formal as well as technical simplicity. He seems to be ever suspicious of, or keeping from, making works of “high art” pretension, in other words, he is an artist ceaselessly inquiring about the meaning of art to himself. With such a stance, S. Teddy never gets entrapped in given limited techniques, media and themes. The simple techniques and forms of his works convey from personal issue through socio-political criticism full of humor.

Education and Background
Residency at Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Residency at Ludwig Art Forum, Achen, Germany

Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia School of Arts, Surakarta, Indonesia

Selected Solo Exhibitions
"Reposisi: Art Merdeka", Gallery 1, LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore

"Mindscape", Kendra Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
"Mendonge & Destruction", Wallworks Galerie, Paris, France
"Reposisi: Art Merdeka", Langgeng Art Foundation, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
"Sandiwara", Galeri Langgeng, JAD, Grandd Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Sandiwara", Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong
"WAR", Art Gallerie, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Love Tank", National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
"I Want To Be Your Nest", Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Meditation of Peanut, CIGE Beijing, China

PICTURA - Nadi Gallery, Jakarta

Metallic shit - Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta

Solo Exhibition - Essence Art Gallery, Jakarta

Gambarsari - Kedai Kebun, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

House - Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta

Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta

Selected Group Exhibitions
"REACH", Art Basel Hong Kong, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong
"Indonesian Pavillion", Art Stage 2013, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

"p(l)e(i)sure principle", DNA Projects, Sydney, Australia
"Recent Paperworks from Indonesia", Gajah Gallery, Singapore
"Design, Art - Renegotiating Boundaries", Lawangwangi Art & Science Estate, Bandung, Indonesia
"Duchampiana", Equator Art Projects,Gillman Barracks, Singapore
"The Legends of Jogja", Primae Noctis Art Gallery in Lugano, Switzerland
"Earthly Evocations: Indonesian Art Now", Sin SIn Fine Art, Hong Kong
"ART l JOG l 12", Taman Budya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Celebrate the Inspiring Eternal Discovery of Art with Martel, Hotel Melia, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Locafore", Bale Pare, Kota Baru Parahyuangan, Bandung, Indonesia
"Tribute to Nurcholis", Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"ART l JOG l 11", Taman Budya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Ekpansi", Galerie Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Beyond the self: Contemporary Portraiture From Asia", National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia
"Homo Luden #2", Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia
"motion & Reflection: Indonesia Art & Monitoring", National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Sin City: E{art}h Project #1", National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
"The Alleys of a City Named Jogya", Primo Marella Gallery, MIlano, Italy
"Jakarta Contemporary", Ciputra Marketing Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Indonesian Contemporary Art", Beijing, China
"The Collections", Kendra Gallery, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
"ART l JOG l 10", Taman Budya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Power Wagon", Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Soccer Fever", Galerie Canna, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Rehorny", Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Pseudo Agony", Elcanna Fine Art, Jakarta, Indoneisa
"Art Amsterdam", RAI Exhibition Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"PERCAKAPAN MASA", Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Masih Ada Gus Dur", Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia
"Watercolor", Syang Art Space, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
"Post Psychedelia", Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia
"Oasis To Be", maha Art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
"Transubstansiation", Kendra Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
"from 2D to 3D", Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong
"Emotional Drawing", Drawing Centre at Seoul Olimpic Museum of Art, Korea
"Friendship Code" Syang Gallery, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
"Re-Form" Jogja Nasional Museum, organized by Langgeng Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

"Contemporary Art, Apaan Tuh?", Organized by HeArt Space, Affandi Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"The Front Line", Kendra Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
"Re-Form", Langgeng Art Project, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"ISI Highlight", Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Family Life", Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"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
"Strategies Towards The Real" S. Sudjojono and Contemporary Indonesia Art, NUS Museum, Singapore

ANTI AGING - Gaya Fusion Art Space, Bali
BOOK AID IVAA - Nadi Gallery, Jakarta
Thermocline of Art - New Asian Waves - Karlsruhe, Germany
IMAGINED AFFANDI - Gedung Arsip, Jakarta
FETISH - Biasa Art Space, Bali

DRAW - Museum dan Tanah Liat, Yogyakarta
Signed & Dated - Valetine Wilie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
DRAW - Biasa Art Space, Bali
Gelar Akbar - Taman Budaya, Surabaya

Expanded Sculpture - CP Artspace, Jakarta
Culturen in Contact II - Museum Het Oude Raadhuis, The Netherland

Object(ify) - Gallery Nadi, Jakarta
Multi Sub-Culture, Two Dimensional Indonesian Fine Art - Berlin, Germany

Borobudur Agitatif - Langgeng Gallery, Magelang
Interpellation - Cp Open Biennale, Jakarta

Under Construction - Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

Osaka Trienalle - Osaka Culture Foundation, Japan
Not I, am I - Circle Point Gallery, Washington DC, USA

AWAS! Recent Art from Indonesia - Australia, Japan & The Netherland

Biennale VI Yogyakarta - Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta

The 7th Yogyakarta Art Festival - Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta

Sapu Lidi - Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah, Surakarta

Performance Art

"Happening Art Transustansiation", Kendra Gallery, Bali, Indonesia


"Happening Art Hi June Exhibition, with Pitri and Emilia Javanica", Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

"Sorak Sorai Identitas", Performance at Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia

With Bob Sick Yudhita and Yustoni Volunteero, make a group punk noise performance music band ‘STEAK DAGING KACANG IJO’  

"Berbicara Dengan Aquarium", performance with Yustoni Volunteero, Indonesia Institute of Art (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Land Art at Sumba Beach, together with Sony Rajah & Rita Oerters,  Sumba, East Lesser Sumba’, Indonesia

"Street Art on Human Rights Day - 10 December", together with Yustoni Volunteero, Malioboro Street, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Other Projects of Art
Film, "Opera Jawa", director by Garin Nugroho, installation art, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Forest Art Festival", Randublatung, Blora, Central Java - Kedai kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"Festival Mata Air", Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

"Gedebook (Get The Book)" involving local children, artitsts, activists, teachers in the country side Yogyakarta-Gamping
"Fussion Strength", collaboration project, Indonesian and Singapore artists at Benda Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

"Sama –sama" City Mural Project Paintings, Layang Bridge, Lempuyangan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Twelve Choise Lucky Strike Young Talented, (Sculpture Artist). Gedung 28 Jakarta, Indonesia

The Best Five Finalist Philip Moris Indonesian Art Awards