Artists

Boedi Widjaja

Boedi Widjaja (b. 1975, Solo City, Indonesia) migrated to Singapore at the age of 9 due to ethnic tensions, separated from his parents. His practice draws on his own transmigrant lived experiences, researching diaspora and homelands; Indo-Asia-Pacific geopolitics; and cross-cultural hybridities. Trained as an architect and with a background in graphic design, the techniques, materials and tools of drawing have become a defining element of Widjaja’s artistic practice. This is expressed through a broad range of media, from photography and new media to architectural installations and Live Art, with an emphasis on process and bodily engagement. Widjaja was recipient of the Singapore Art Museum and QAGOMA co-commission for Black—Hut, Black—Hut (2018-19), for the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial and the 6th Singapore Biennale. His works were featured prominently in several international exhibitions, including MAP1: Waterways (2017), Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale; Jerusalem Biennale (2017); Yinchuan Biennale (2016); From east to the Barbican (2015), Barbican, London; Infinity in flux (2015), ArtJog, Indonesia; and Bains Numériques #7 (2012), Enghien-les-Bains, France. His solo exhibitions include: Declaration of (2019), Helwaser Gallery, New York City; Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air (2018), ShanghART Singapore; Black—Hut (2016), Singapore Biennale Affiliate Project, ICA Singapore; Path. 6, Unpacking my Library 。书城 (2014), Esplanade, Singapore; and Sungai, Sejarah 河流, 历史, 源 (2012), YRAC S-Base, Singapore

Exhibitions

2019                Declaration of, 

Helwaser Gallery, New York City

 

2018                 Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air,

ShanghART Singapore, Singapore

 

Imaginary homeland: kang ouw (一),

I_S_L_A_N_D_S,

Peninsula Shopping Centre, Singapore

 

2016                 Black—Hut, Singapore Biennale Affiliate Project,

Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts

 

2014                 Imaginary homeland: 我是不是該安靜地走開,

Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore

 

Drawing cage,

The U Factory, Singapore Path. 6,

 

2012                 Unpacking my Library。书城,

Jendela (Visual Arts Space), Esplanade, Singapore

 

Path. 1, The white city, The Substation, Singapore Sungai, sejarah, 河流, 历史, 源,

Yellow River Arts Centre Singapore Base