New Undergrounds: Indonesian Contemporary




New Undergrounds: Indonesian Contemporary

July 24 - August 16 2014.



Fort Delta and MiFA Gallery are pleased to present their first collaborative exhibition New Underground: Indonesian Contemporary.

Featuring new work by Soni Irawan, Iyok Prayogo, and Lugas Syllabus; New Underground focuses on three prominent Indonesian artists who, until now, have not been presented in dialogue with one another.

As a group of contemporaries emerging from the Indo Punk scene, these three artists both critique and articulate a social revolution that has ensued since the Republic's political independence from Dutch colonization at the end of 1949.

All three artists use the devices of ancestral fables as well as narratives of rebellion to explore and comment on their country’s socio-political frameworks and to critique the previous authoritarian rulers.

Now exhibited throughout the world via the international art precincts of Hong Kong and Singapore, the work of these artists amplify the socio-political changes Indonesia underwent to achieve democracy.




Biographies (selected).


Soni Irawan completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Indonesian Art Institute, Jogjakarta, Indonesia in 1997. Solo exhibitions include Mellow Yellow, Kendra Gallery, Bali, Indonesia 2012; You and Me and Everyone We Know, Vivi Yip Art Room, Jakarta, Indonesia 2011; Ode to Permata Unguku, Semarang Gallery, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia 2010. Recent Group Exhibitions include ICONOCLAST, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia 2014; Legacies of Power, ArtJog 14, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2014; INTERIEUR RUE, Wallworks Gallery, Paris, France 2013; Indonesia’s Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragon: Development of Modern and Contemporary Indonesian Art, Artspace Galleries, Mayfair, London, UK 2011.


Iyok Prayogo graduated from The Indonesian Institute Of The Arts, Yogyakarta, in 2004. Solo exhibtions include CUT IT OUT, Krack Studio ,Yogyakarta 2013. Recent group exhibitions include Iconoclast, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang 2014; REALIS TEKNO MUSEUM, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta Biennal, Jakarta 2013; WANGSA MARABAHAYA, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney 2012.


Lugas Syllabus completed his education at the Faculty of Fine Art, Indonesian Institute of Arts Yogyakarta in 2008. Solo exhibitions include Welcome to the family Art Season, Jakarta, Indonesia 2010; Neo-Adaptasi, Arya fine art gallery, Singapore 2008. Recent group exhibitions include Postcards from the edge, Rochester contemporary art centre, New York 2012; Museum of The Unworthy Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2010.


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