Entang Wiharso (born 1967, Java, Indonesia) has been dividing his time between Indonesia and the United States for many years. Wiharso has a multidisciplinary practice and is known for his dramatic visual language and unique images of contemporary life. From universal issues of power, loss and love to broader categories of ideology, philosophy and identity, Wiharso’s work is layered with social, political and sexual critique, revealing a complex picture of the human condition. Wiharso’s recent work focuses on the duality of cultures and experiences in his two homelands, throwing into sharp focus issues of national identity, migration, race, political states and power conflicts.
Entang Wiharso graduated from the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta in 1994. He has had solo exhibitions at Marc Straus, New York; Singapore Tyler Print Institute; Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens; ARNDT Gallery, Berlin and Singapore; and National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta. Wiharso has also been part of group shows including the 55th Venice Biennale; Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas, Singapore Art Museum; Love: The First of the 7 Virtues, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York; Open Sea, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France; Prospect.3: Notes for Now, New Orleans; All You Need Is Love, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Prague Biennale 6, among others.
Residents from United States
André Hemer’s practice pursues a new mode of representation in painting, whereby image and form are transacted back and forth between materialised and de-materialised states. In doing so, Hemer’s paintings literally re-present the contemporary experience of digital media through the traditional painting object, revealing the most basic changes to our phenomenological experience of the contemporary world.
André Hemer’s work has been exhibited at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; Yavuz Gallery, Singapore; Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London; Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne; Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; and Münchner Stadtmuseum, Germany. In 2016 he was awarded a New Generation Award by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, and was the winner of the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award. He has been included in major publications such as 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson, London, and Art and the Internet, Black Dog Publishing, London. In 2016 Hemer was invited to edit the publication Painting Regarding the Present, published by Naives and Visionaries, Berlin. He is based in Vienna, Austria.andrehemer.com