J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra (b. 1984, Indonesia) creates monumental charcoal works that question one’s core identity in the search for the truth and the divine. He creates uncanny realistic portraits and theatrical figurative scenes that reference historic Christian iconography and surreal science.
Pramuhendra graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology, majoring in Printmaking in 2007. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions locally and internationally, in Indonesia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, France, UK, USA, amongst others. Recent institutional shows include: Bandung Re-Emergence, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Indonesia (2017); SEA+ Triennale, National Gallery of Indonesia (2013); Trans-Figurations: Indonesian Mythologies, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France (2011); Biennale Jogja XI: Equator, Jogja National Museum, Indonesia (2011). In 2009, he presented Spacing Identities a two-part solo exhibition at NUS Museum, Singapore and Mapping Asia, CIGE 2009, Beijing, China. Pramuhendra has received several awards: Drawing Award, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art (2006); Artist of the Year, Soemardja Art Award, Indonesia (2011); and was a finalist of the 2009 Sovereign Asian Art Prize.