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Lot 44

BAMBANG 'TOKO' WITJAKSONO
b. Indonesia, 1973

SHE WILL BE BORN, 2009

Signed and dated (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
150cm x 200cm


PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Singapore.


ESTIMATE  RM 9,000 - 11,000
PRICE REALISED  RM 8,960



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Born 1973 in Yogyakarta, Bambang Toko – as he is famously known - studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Indonesia Art Institute (ISI) Yogyakarta from 1991 - 1997. In 2002 he continued his study at the Faculty of Fine Art, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), and graduated in 2005. He participated in artist residency programmes in Liechtenstein (2003), New Delhi (2006) and Darwin (2008). He is one of the founding members of Apotik Komik (Comic Apothecary), a collective whose distinctive murals are immediately recognized on the streets of Yogyakarta and until today he continues to play an active role in the Indonesian art scene. His most recent role as curator of ArtJog12 (Art Jogja 2012) is testament to this.
 

He has been actively participated in solo and joint exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Selected solo shows are Jakarta Art District (2010); Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur (2009); Darwin Visual Art Association, Darwin (2008); Toimoi Art + Design Gallery, Jakarta (2007); Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta (2001) and the French Indonesian Society, Yogyakarta (2001). He has participated in a plethora of group exhibitions at Piccadily Place, Manchester (2011); Korea Art Fair, Seoul (2010); Abu Dhabi Art Fair (2009); Art Taipei (2009); Art HK (2009); CIGE, Beijing, China (2008); Singapore Art Fair (2008), Langgeng Gallery, Magelang (2008); Valentine Willie Gallery, Singapore (2008); Shanghai Art Fair (2007); KHOJ Studio, New Delhi (2006) and LOFT Gallery, Paris (2005).