Boedi Widjaja (b. 1975, Solo City, Indonesia) lives and works in Singapore. Trained as an architect, he started his career in graphic design, and turned to art in his thirties. His works often connect diverse conceptual references through his own lived experience of migration, culture and aesthetics; and investigate concerns regarding diaspora, hybridity, travel and isolation. The techniques, materials and tools of drawing have become a defining element of his artistic practice. This is expressed through a broad range of media, from architectural installations to text and 'live art', with an emphasis on process and bodily engagement.Read More
The artist's solo exhibitions include: Black—Hut, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore (2016); Path. 6, Unpacking my Library 。书城, Esplanade, Singapore (2014); and Sungai, Sejarah 河流, 历史, 源, YRAC S-Base, Singapore (2012). He has also shown in numerous exhibitions internationally, including: Asia Pacific Triennial 9, QAGOMA, Australia (2018); MAP1: Waterways, Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy (2017); Jerusalem Biennale: Watershed, Hamachtarot Museum, Israel (2017); Yinchuan Biennale: For An Image, Faster than Light, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, China (2016); From east to the Barbican, Barbican Centre, U.K. (2015); ArtJog 8: Infinity In Flux, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2015); and Bains Numériques #7, Enghien-les-Bains, France (2012). Recent accolades include: Top 10 Winner, FID Prize (2017); Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2015); ArtReview Asia FutureGreats (2014); Grand Prize (Sound Arts; with David Letellier), Bains Numeriques, France (2012); and First Prize, Land Transport Authority Beauty World Station (2012).
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Whereas the title An Atlas of Mirrors might bring to mind some sort of sleight of hand, the Singapore Biennale 2016 affiliate project The world precedes the eye at ICA Singapore seems, straightforwardly, to put forth the commonsensical notion that what we perceive is prior to our perceptions, having an existence which precedes our biases and...