Ade Darmawan | the artist




The artist Ade Darmawan
Born 1974, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Conceptual Art, Istanbul Biennial,

Ruangrupa is an artist initiative formed by Jakarta based artists in January 2000. Ruangrupa provides and arranges an autonomous art workspace for artists to live and work intensively within a period of time.


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Visual culture is infused with re-presentations of life, mechanically, technologically and digitally produced images of life. As consumers of this abundance of images, “we” run the risk of finding ourselves gradually belonging to a globalized scheme of construc-ted identities, leaving “us” with the illusion of being together.

"Hence our ruangrupa is formed to counter the individual’s inner struggling.
We are also certain that aside from the autho-rity, there always has been another interfe-rence called the production orientation. This kind of orientation intends to deal with art as an industrial commodity only.
Art will only be able to get its dynamic and critical potentials, if the artists deal with their works as an analyzed process instead of a
producing one"…

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