Entang WIHARSO

May 26, 2015

Born in 1697, Entang Wiharso is one of the most significant artists of his generation. He speaks with a heightened sense of urgency through many mediums: painting, sculpture, video, installation, and performance. "I depict the condition of humans who are often divided by complex, multilayered political, ethnic, racial, and religious systems: they co-exist yet their communication is limited and indirect. Figures are interconnected by intuitive as well as intellectual linkages, including ornamental vegetation, tongues, tails, intestines, animal skin patterns, fences and detailed landscapes."

Wiharso lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Rhode Island, US. In 2013, he represented Indonesia in the 55th Venice Biennial and was included in the Prague Biennale 6 in 2014.

Selected solo exhibitions include "Crush me" at the Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai (2013) and "Live Me or Die" at the Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta (2010). He has been included in numerous group shows including exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2013), the Singapore Art Museum (2012), and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Italy (2011).

Entang Wiharso Oeuvre