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Ade Darmawan - Ruangrupa

He was born in 1974 in Jakarta, Indonesia, then move to Yogyakarta (central Java) for 5 years to study at Indonesia Art Institute of (I.S.I), in Graphic Art Department. A year after his first solo exhibition in 1997 at the Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta (now Cemeti Art House), he stay in Amsterdam for two years residency at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten. Back from Amsterdam in 2000, with five other artists from Jakarta he founded ruangrupa. He has been participated in art project and exhibition in several cities in Indonesia and more such as; Durban, Bangkok, Mumbai, Mexico City, Antwerp, Istanbul, Sydney. Now he lives and works in Jakarta as an artist, director of ruangrupa, and member of Jakarta Arts Council - since 2006.

ruangrupa - www.ruangrupa.org An artists' initiative founded in the year 2000 by a group of Jakarta based artists. A non-profit organization, which focuses in art and its relation with the social cultural context especially in urban environment, through research, study, and documentation. Along with intensive collaboration and cooperation with artists and people from other discipline through exhibitions, art project, workshop and publishing.


Flavio de Carvalho, Experiencia 3, 1956


During a warm summer day of 1956, Flavio de Carvalho, an engineer and avant-garde artist from São Paulo, walked from home to his workplace wearing a self made suit he had given the name of “New Look: summer fashion for a new man”.