Boedi Widjaja
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2000


Education
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) University of New South Wales, Australia


2022

Solo exhibitions
Kang Ouw <
侠客行>, Esplanade Tunnel,Singapore‍

2019

Declaration of, Helwaser Gallery, New York City

2018

Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
Imaginary homeland: kang ouw
(一), I_S_L_A_N_D_S, Peninsula Shopping Centre, Singapore

2016  

Black—Hut, Singapore Biennale Affiliate Project, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts         
Imaginary homeland:
我是不是該安靜地走開, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore

2014

Drawing cage, The U Factory, Singapore         
Path. 6, Unpacking my Library
。书城, Jendela (Visual Arts Space), Esplanade, Singapore

2012

Path. 1, The white city, The Substation, Singapore         
Sungai, sejarah
, 河流, 历史, 源, Yellow River Arts Centre Singapore Base



2022


Selected Group exhibitions 
10th International Video Poetry Festival, Athens

2021

Future Ages will Wonder curated by Annie J. Kwan, FACT, Liverpool
BIO:ART SEA:T curated by Tang Fu Kuen, Grassland, Taipei         
ULTRACINEMA 2021, Morelos, Mexico
Hermes Trismegistus Dreams of Futures within Futures curated by Damian Christinger, Die Diele, Zurich         
Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial curated by Yasmeen Siddiqui, Katonah Art Museum, New York
On Art International Film Festival, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej w Toruniu, Poland
A Life beyond Boundaries: Stories from Southeast Asia curated by Loredana Paracciani, JWD Art Space, Bangkok
Open to Interpretation, Asian Art Institutum, Singapore

2020

contemporary, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
When the Globe is Home
, Fondazione Imago Mundi, Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso, Italy                        
Our heartlands, #SGCultureAnywhere project          
 Streets of hope, Singapore Civic District

2019

Every step in the right direction, Singapore Biennale 2019, National Gallery Singapore
Longings / 寄望 / Jiwa, 28 Temenggong Road, Singapore
Media Art Globale, Salihara Jakarta

2018

9th Asia Pacific Triennial, QAGOMA, Brisbane
Unauthorised medium, Framer Framed, Amsterdam
Imago mundi - Art theorema #1, Salone degli incanti, Trieste, Italy
Imaginarium: Into the space of time, Singapore Art Museum
State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku, Sungei Serangoon, Singapore

2017 

Stone telling . 從土, 黑也, Jerusalem Biennale         
Air mata air, Joined by the Crown, GeorgeTown Festival, Penang

2016

Betwixt festival: Art & bytes, ArtScience Museum, Singapore         
Derwent Art Prize 2016
, Mall Galleries, London         
For an image, faster than light, Yinchuan Biennale 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, China         
MOVE W I T H (OUT) - Krísis, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

2015

From east to the Barbican, Barbican Centre, London         
London calling, British High Commissioner's Residence, Eden Hall, Singapore         
Infinity in flux: The unending loop that bonds the artist and the audience, ArtJog 8, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia         
53rd International show, San Diego Art Institute, CA, United States         
Potong ice-cream $2, Latent Spaces booth, Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands         
Sovereign Asian Art Prize finalists' exhibition, SOHO189 Art Lane, Hong Kong

2014

DiverseCity, Singapore Art Museum         
A drawing show, Yeo Workshop, Singapore         
Print lab, Grey Projects, Singapore         
Singapore, Inc., Unit 21, The Lorong 24A Shophouse Series, Singapore         
SeptFest 2014, The Substation, Singapore

2013

Closure, Free of Charge Art (FOCA), #1-52, Block 8 Teban Gardens Rd, Singapore         
Displacements, 13 Wilkie Tce, Singapore         
Masterpieces, National Museum of Singapore         
Passports: Through the red dot into other worlds, Unit 11, The Lorong 24A Shophouse Series, Singapore

2012

Celeste Prize 2012, Centrale Montemartini, Rome         
DiverseCity 2012, Singapore Art Museum at 8Q         
31st UOB painting of the year, Singapore Art Museum

2011

INSITU.ASIA, Beautiful/Banal, National Geographic Store, Regent Street, London         
INSITU Fort Canning Hill, Beautiful/Banal, Salon Space@Festival Village, Singapore

2010

Centre to periphery, Japan Creative Centre, Singapore
2010 TITAN illustration in design, ESAD College of Art and Design, Matosinhos Municipal Gallery, Portugal

2009

Space, Flat, Night and Day Gallery, Singapore

2002

Fascination, Singapore Art Museum

2000

Harbour/Metropolis, Museum of Sydney



2019

‍‍
Live Art Works
Path. 10, 梧桐语 . 菩提径 (A tree talks, a tree walks), 28 Temenggong Road, Singapore         
Threshold (with Jee Leong Koh), Helwaser Gallery, NYC 
Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore

2018

Path. 9, ))) ) ) )) (with Tong Weijie, Wei Xuan and Jeremy Sim), State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku, Singapore

2017

Path. 8, Invisible cities 。云海游, Diaspora Pavilion, Venice Biennale

2016

Imaginary homeland: 谢谢你的爱, Nottingham

2015

Path. 7, New ground, The Barbican, London

2014

Cradle song (with Dawn Fung and Naomi Huang), Jendela Visual Arts Space, Esplanade, Singapore         
My drawing is better than your drawing
(with Wong Lip Chin), Yeo Workshop, Singapore

2013

One and a half, Wilkie Terrace, Singapore         
Path. 3, The lode in my heart, Teban Gardens Road, Singapore

2012

Palimpsest (with David Letellier), Enghien-les-bains, France         
Path. 2, Travelling Body
(with Pranoto), YRAC S-base‍

2011

INSITU Fort Canning Hill: Earth moves (with David Letellier), Esplanade Recital Studio, Singapore



2021


Awards and Residencies
First Place - Michaela and Skip Beitzel Award, Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial curated by Yasmeen Siddiqui, Katonah Art Museum, New York         
Finalist, Allegro Prize
Market and Audience Development Grant, National Arts Council (“NAC”), Singapore

2020

Commission, A tree rings, a tree sings 树龄°述铃 for Open to Interpretation, Asian Art Institutum         
Creation Grant, NAC, Singapore           
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore Residency Programme 7th cycle, Singapore

2019

Exactly Foundation Artist-in-Residence, Singapore
2019 Temenggong Artist-in-Residence, Singapore         
Facebook AIR commission, Facebook Singapore office

2018

Co-commission by Singapore Art Museum and QAGOMA

2017

Top 10 Winner, FID Prize

2016

Finalist, Derwent Art Prize

2015

Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize

2014

Artist-in-residence, DRAWinternational, Caylus, France (1-31 May)

2012

First Prize, Bains Numeriques #7 (sound art; with David Letellier), Enghien-les-bains, France         
First Prize, Land Transport Authority Downtown Line Art - Beauty World Station          
Commission, Open Call//Visual Art 2012, The Substation, Singapore          
Highly Commended, 31st UOB Painting of the Year, Singapore          
Finalist, Celeste Prize 2012

2000

The Castle Mountain Prize in the Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Sydney



2022


Selected Media
Jee Leong Koh. Cover image: “A Tree Rings, A Tree Sings 树龄°述铃” (2020). Inspector, Inspector. Carcanet Press. Jun 2022. Print.        
Lynda Tay,INSIGHTS: Boedi Widjaja, Encoding the cultural experiences of a diaspora, Esplanade Offstage, 7 Mar 2022. Web.  
Ng Siang Ping, New exhibitions in Esplanade Arts Centre: Walking into a forest, wuxia and toyland, Lianhe Zaobao zbnow, 26 Feb 2022. Print: 3.
Bethany Holmes, “A provocation and a lens.” Future Ages Will Wonder – Reviewed, The Double Negative, 4 Feb 2022. Web.

2021

Patrick Kirk-Smith, Review: Future Ages Will Wonder, ArtinLiverpool.com, 11 Nov 2021. Web.
Abhijan Toto, A Life Beyond Boundaries (The Geography of Belonging), Artforum, Nov. Print.
Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, A Life Beyond Boundaries (The Geography of Belonging), ArtAsiaPacific, Oct 2021. Web.
Ku Kuangyi, BioArt’s Possible Shift into Cultural Diversity from the Perspective of Genetic Poeticness, ArtTOUCH, 31 Aug 2021. Web.
Rémy Jarry, Blurring the Borders of Southeast Asian Art in Bangkok, Ocula Magazine, 11 Aug 2021. Web.
Christina Chua, Displaced Trees: A Conversation with Boedi Widjaja, so-far focus, 6 Aug 2021. Web. 
Pojai Akratanakul, Harmony in Precarity? Southeast Asian Art Show Questions What A Nation Means, Cobosocial, 30 Jul 2021. Web.
Art exhibition questions the concept of identity and nationhood, Bangkok Post, 31 May 2021. Print: 2 (Life Section).
Michelle Lim, Behind the Business of Being Boedi Widjaja, PluralArt Mag, 8 May 2021. Web.
Joella Kiu,Boedi Widjaja on Place Imaginaries, Orbiting around a Clear Opening and Approaching DNA as a System of Language, ObjectLessonsSpace, Apr 2021. Web.

2020

Patrick Flores, Every step in the right direction, PASS, International Biennial Association, 3 Dec 2020. Web. 
Pristine L De Leon, Moving with salt, wings, bombs, The Philippine Star, 9 Mar 2020. Web.
Louis Ho, Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction, ArtAsiaPacific Issue 117 Mar/Apr 2020. Print: 82-83
Richard Horstman, Boedi Widjaja's subterranean sonic temple a highlight of 2019 Singapore Biennale,, Jplus by The Jakarta Post, 22 Jan 2020, Web.
Ester Christine Natalia, Art feast, Forbes Indonesia. Jan 2020 Issue. Print:70-73.

2019

Carla Bianpoen, Singapore Biennale takes every step in the right direction, Jakarta Post, 27 Dec 2019, Print: 16.
Tim Schneider, Editors’ Picks: 17 things not to miss in New York’s art world this week
, artnet, 4 Nov 2019. Web.
Sylvia Tsai, Tracing the void, Vulture Magazine. Issue Sep 2019. Print:66-71.
Bansie Vasvani, Boedi Widjaja: Grappling with the notion of home, CoboSocial, 30 Sep 2019. Web.
Ian Tee, Boedi Widjaja’s ‘Declaration of’ at Helwaser Gallery, Art and market, 25 Sep 2019. Web.
Natasha Gural,Witness Cold War tensions and tumult through Boedi Widjaja’s imagination and keen eye for design and detail, Forbes, 20 Sep 2019. Web.
Reena Devi, Boedi Widjaja’s debut New York show tackles contemporary global themes, Singapore Unbound, 9 Sep 2019. Web.
Katherine Keener,‘Declaration of’: exhibition of works by Boedi Widjaja explores notions of memory through a stunning body of work, Art Critique, 29 Aug 2019. Web.
Toh Wen Li, Singapore Biennale to make a hopeful case for change in the face of pressing challenges, The Straits Times, 30 Jul 2019. Print.
Alessandra Cianetti, Boedi Widjaja | May 2019, performingborders - conversations on live art | borders | crossings, 14 May 2019. Web.
Diana d’Arenberg, S.E.A. Focus and Singapore Art Week 2019, Ocula, 1 Feb 2019. Web.
Tessa Moldan, Singapore Art Week: Exhibitions to see, Ocula, 18 Jan 2019. Web.

2018

Andrew Stephens, Taking APT9’s pulse, Art monthly, Art monthly Australasia. Issue 313 Summer 2018-19. Print:10.
Zara Stanhope, Curating APT9 Staying with the questions, Art monthly, Art monthly Australasia. Issue 313 Summer 2018-19. Print:36. 
Reuben Keehan, Black—Hut, Black—Hut, Artlines, Queensland Art Gallery, Dec-Feb 2018 issue. Print:36-39.
Helmi Yusof, Hit list 2018 Feature, The Business Times. 21 Dec 2018. Print.
Naima Morelli, The Singapore Series - Motherland/Cityport, The Singapore Series. 19 Nov 2018. Web.
Sharmila Wood, Singapore interview: Boedi Widjaja, art blog, 10 Oct 2018. Web.
Kathleen Ditzig. Singapore Art Week. art agenda. 23 Feb 2018. Web.

2017

Reut Barnea. חוכמת האדמה על פי בואדי וידג’אג’ה. Calcalist. 22 Oct 2017. Web. 
Huang Xiang Jing. Photographic stories of two cities. Lianhe Zaobao, 16 Aug 2017. Print.
Ed. Tani Barlow. Cover image: “Path. 1, The White City” (2012). positions: asia critique. Duke University Press Journals. Vol 25 No. 3 Aug 2017. Print.
Carla Bianpoen. Art Jakarta 2017: The rise of youthful voices, The Jakarta Post. 9 Aug 2017. Web.
Carla Bianpoen. Art Jakarta 2017 reports successful beginning, Art Republik. 8 Aug 2017. Web.
Yunyi Lau. Art Jakarta 2017 Highlights, The Artling. 31 Jul 2017. Web.
Helmi Yusof. Arts patronage now, The Business Times. 28 Jul 2017. Print.
Helmi Yusof. Two cities, countless shared tales, The Business Times. 28 Jul 2017. Print.
Chloe. Art Jakarta 2017, Intersection. 26 Jul 2017. Web.
Junni Chen. Preview: 5 gallery highlights from Bazaar Art Jakarta, Art Radar. 25 Jul 2017. Web.
Reena Devi. Singapore pavilion opens at Venice Biennale. Today, 11 May 2017. Print: 25.
Louis Ho. 10 Asian artists who will shape the future. Credit Suisse Bulletin, 1/2017. Print: 52-53.
Priyanka Ghosh. A Guide to Singapore Art Week. Culturetrip, 23 Jan 2017. Web.
Helmi Yusof. Scene still sizzles after art stage. The Business Times, 20 Jan 2017: 24. Print: 24.
Bruce Quek. Boedi Widjaja: Black Hut. LEAP, Issue 42, 10 Jan 2017. Web.
Susie Wong. The Black Hut. d+a, Issue 95 2016/2017: 116-119. Print.

2016

Naima Morelli. Three Indonesian Artists between National History and Personal Memories. Cobo Social. 9 Aug 2016. Web. 
Dawn Fung. Interview with Boedi Widjaja. Harvest & Wine, 3 May 2016. Web.
Bruce Quek. Beyond the accessibility of the Betwixt Festival. Today, 26 Feb 2016. Print.  
The Artling. Art of the week: 'Imaginary Homeland' by Boedi Widjaja. Coconuts Singapore. Web.
Mayo Martin. Singapore Art Week 2016: From solo shows to tours. Today, 12 Jan 2016. Print.  
Zhou Yian Ping. Between the positive and negative are connections of the personal and history. Lianhe Zaobao Now, 9 Jan 2016: 4. Print.  
National Arts Council. Singapore’s Visual Artists. 2016. Print.  

2015

Cheah Ui-Hoon. Positively engaging art of negatives. The Business Times 18 Dec 2015: 24. Print.
Helmi Yusof. Gifts of art. The Business Times 13 Nov 2015. Print.
Chitra Santhinathan. Art Ascension. AirAsia Travel3sixty Dec issue: 108-117. Print.
Rebecca Vickers. Interview feature: Boedi Widjaja. art4d. 3 Jul 2015. Web.
Carla Bianpoen. ArtJog Cements Its Place as Leading Display of Indonesian Contemporary Art. Jakarta Globe. 17 Jun 2015. Web.
Yulisari Perdani. ArtJog: Into the Infinite Universe of New Media Art. The Jakarta Post. 8 Jun 2015. Web.
Serenella Ciclitira. Singapore Eye: Contemporary Singapore Art, Milan: Skira, 2015. Print.
Louis Ho. Almanac 2015: Singapore, ArtAsiaPacific Vol X: 178. Print.
Jee Leong Koh. Cover image: “Sungai, Sejarah” (2012). Steep tea. Carcanet Press. Jun 2015. Print.
Singapore International Foundation. Richard Hartung, ed. Insights from the Inside: Vol II. 2015. Print.

2014

Trent Davis. Chat: Boedi Widjaja. juice magazine. 28 Nov 2014. Web.
Mark Leong. Retracing Paths. catalog magazine. 26 Nov 2014. Web.
Think Big Case Study - Bridging Distance Bridging Generations. Canon. 24 Nov 2014. Web.
Pooja Makhijani. Path. 6, Unpacking my Library . 书城 by Boedi Widjaja. notabilia. 7 Nov 2014. Web.
Louis Ho. FutureGreats Asia 2014, ArtReview Asia Autumn/Winter Issue: 85. Print.
Audrey Yeo and Louis Ho. A Drawing Show. Yeo Workshop, 2014. Print. 
Bruce Quek. Review: A Drawing Show at Yeo Workshop. The Artling. 22 Aug 2014. Web.
Huang Lijie. Pillars of expression. The Straits Times 12 Aug 2014: C4. Print. 
Helmi Yusof. Drawing asserts its place in art. The Business Times 8 Aug 2014: 36. Print.
Amelia Tan. Hopeful Wanderer. Nylon Singapore Feb/Mar 2014: 134-135. Print.
Anton Javier. Meet the Artist: Boedi Widjaja on time and John Cage. Catalog March 2014: 74-75. Print. 
Luo Jingmei. Art and Craft. Cubes March: 156. Print.
Karen Mitchell. Boedi Widjaja: Drawing Cage. Artitute. 21 Jan 2014. Web.
Iona Whittaker. Art Stage Singapore: “An Evening at Gillman Barracks” exhibition previews. randian. 17 Jan 2014. Web.
Khairul Amri. Interview: Boedi Widjaja of Drawing Cage. IS. 13 Jan 2014. Web.
Huang Lijie. Singapore Art Week: Locals go solo. The Straits Times 7 Jan 2014: C8-9. Print.
Cheah Ui-Hoon. In time and in tune with art. The Business Times 3 Jan 2014: 27. Print.

2013

Jee Leong Koh. Featured Image: "Sungai, Sejarah" (2012). Singapore Poetry. 29 Oct 2013. Web. 
Rebecca Vickers. Interview feature: Boedi Widjaja. art4d. 15 Oct 2013. Web.
Masterpieces: Digital Art in Singapore. Ocula. Oct 2013. Web.
Kellynn Wee. ‘Masterpieces’: A Digital Art Gallery. Poached Mag. 29 June 2013. Web.
Karen Mitchell. Displacements - Goodbye Forever. Artitute. 5 Jun 2013. Web.
Bruce Quek. Art Review: Displacements. TODAY. 5 Jun 2013. Web.
Cheryl Sim. Taking the gallery system out | Free of Charge artshow. Singapore Architect Issue 274. Mar 2013: 36-37. 
Sali Sasaki. Bridging Cultures through Comic Books. culture360. 11 Mar 2013. Web. 

2012

Luana Silighini. Alla centrale Montemartini IV edizione del Celeste Prize. ANSA. 12 Apr 2012. Web.  
Justin Long, Yoichi Nakamuta and Stephanie Peh. Creative Cultures: The Singapore Showcase, Underscore, 2012. Print.  
Yen Phang. The Present Body: A conversation with local artist Boedi Widjaja. Artitute. 16 Oct 2012. Web.  
Zhou Yian Ping. Yellow River Arts Centre Singapore base - Boedi Widjaja’s journey of new paths. Lianhe Zaobao, Oct 2012. Print.  
Zehra Jumabhoy. War and Peace. artforum. 24 Sep 2012. Web. 
Goh KK. Review of Path. 1. Lianhe Zaobao. Sep 2012. Print.
Michele Adriaens. Exhibition: Path. 1 by Boedi Widjaja. culturepush. 14 Sep 2012. Web.
Adeline Chia. Watch out for vacuum cleaners, squash balls. The Straits Times. 30 Aug 2012. Print. 
Elle people | The Art Crew. Elle Singapore. Aug 2012: 97. Print.  

2011

Gretchen Miller. The politics of art: Singapore style. ABC Radio National 360documentaries. 19 Nov 2011. Radio. 
Daniel Tham. INSITU Fort Canning - Reflections. I'm waking up to… 11 Jun 2011. Web.
Kelly Tay and Cheah Ui-Hoon. Map of Poetic Spaces. The Business Times. 29 Apr 2011. Print.



2022


Selected Presentations and Workshops
Speaker, "Path. 11, Blindness", presentation hosted by Exactly Foundation, Objectifs - Centre for Photography & Film, Singapore
Speaker, “To mark. To ground. The shadows of place.”, podcast conversation with Nina Freedman of Whereing: A Podcast about Belonging and Design          
Speaker, “Jianghu + Wuxia” by Dr Stephen Teo, online talk on the occasion of Kang Ouw 侠客行 moderated by Lynda Tay, Esplanade Singapore

2021

Speaker, “Gaining Ground: Yarli Allison & Boedi Widjaja” podcast conversation moderated by Annie J Kwan, curator of Future Ages Will Wonder, FACT Liverpool          
Panel speaker, “Glances at Unstable Connections”, online talk moderated by Pablo Martínez Zárate, ULTRAcinema, Mexico          
Panel speaker, “Cladogram Artist Panel”, moderated by Yasmeen Siddiqui, Katonah Museum of Art          
Panel speaker, “From the book to the exhibition”, moderated by Loredana Paracciani, JWD Art Space, Bangkok          
Speaker, “DNA and Ancestral Memories 記因・基憶” with geneticist Assoc Prof Eric Yap, moderated by Tang Fu Kuen, BIO:ART SEA:T, Taipei Arts Festival          
Panel speaker, “Introductory Course in Medical Humanities”, moderated by Dr Tess Teo, Duke NUS Medicine in collaboration with Yale NUS College
Speaker, “An Artist’s Visit and Homeland in Transit”, webinar conversation with Angelika Li, facilitated by Dr Zhou Ying, Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

2020

Speaker, “Sunshine + Home” Shenzhen Metro Line 16 Creative Conference, Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen            
Speaker, Artist Conversation with Alessandra Cianetti for Bagri Foundation’s “Open Up”          
Speaker, Artist Conversation with Rami Ozeri for The Jerusalem Biennale’s “2020 Online”

2019

Speaker, “Artist talk - Declaration of” facilitated by Tan Boon Hui, Helwaser Gallery, NYC

2018

Panel speaker, “Ideas of Home”, Asia Pacific Triennial 9, Brisbane

2017

Speaker, Artist Conversation with Joshua Comaroff at “Boedi Widjaja: Black—Hut”, ICAS, Singapore

2016

Panel speaker, "What will you do with the gift of the rest of your left life?", Between the Mountain and the River, Yinchuan Biennale, Yinchuan, China        
Workshop facilitator, “Experimental Drawing”, Singapore Teachers Academy for the Arts (STAR), Singapore        
Panel speaker, "5 Stars Roundtable at SAM - Peace", Singapore Art Museum, Singapore        
Speaker, "Artist Talk - Imaginary Homeland: 我是不是該安靜地走開" together with poet Tse Hao Guang, facilitated by Annie Jael Kwan, Objectifs, Singapore

2015

Artist-Consultant, “Contemporary Art Practices in School: Drawing”, STAR, Singapore        
Speaker, Artist Conversation on “Path. 7, New Ground”, Idea Store Whitechapel, London        
Workshop facilitator, “Drawing”, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore         Workshop facilitator, “Drawing in the expanded field”, STAR, Singapore

2014

Adjunct lecturer, “Marathon Selfies”, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

2013

Adjunct lecturer, “INSITU X Setouchi, Japan”, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
Panel speaker, “Masterpieces” media launch, commissioned by Samsung, curated by Iola Lenzi        
Panel speaker, “INSITU.ASIA”, Singapore Writers Festival (Brand New Books), SingaporeAdjunct lecturer, “INSITU X Setouchi, Japan”, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

2012


Panel speaker, “ASEF Culture 360: Lingua Comica”, Singapore Writers Festival, Singapore        
Panel speaker, “Trans-nationaI Community Art”, YRAC S-base, Gillman Barracks, Singapore        
Speaker (with Zehra Jumabhoy), “The story of an I”, YRAC S-base, Gillman Barracks, SingaporeAdjunct lecturer, “Places as interiors”, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

2011

Speaker, “INSITU.ASIA”, FiveFootWay: This is what the future looks like, Night & Day Bar, Singapore

2010 Speaker, “INSITU.ASIA”, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

2010

Speaker, “INSITU.ASIA”, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore


Boedi Widjaja's (b. 1975, Indonesia/Singapore) practice contemplates on house, home and homeland through long-running, interdisciplinary series developed in parallel. His approach is often autobiographical and oblique. Drawing as method is a defining element in his practice; expressed through diverse media from experimental photography and architectural installations to bio art and live art, with an emphasis on process and bodily engagement. Widjaja was trained in architecture and has worked in graphic design.

Widjaja received the inaugural QAGOMA and Singapore Art Museum co-commission for his Black–Hut series, presented at the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial (2018-19) and the 6th Singapore Biennale (2019-20). His works have been included in international group shows such as Cladogram: KMA’s 2nd International Juried Biennial (2021), Katonah Museum of Art, New York, in which he was awarded First Prize; MAP1: Waterways (2017), Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale; Jerusalem Biennale (2017); Yinchuan Biennale (2016); From east to the Barbican (2015), Barbican, London; Infinity in flux (2015), ArtJog, Indonesia; and Bains Numériques #7 (2012), Enghien-les-Bains, France amongst others. Recent solo exhibitions include Kang Ouw 《侠客行》(2022), Esplanade Tunnel, Singapore; Declaration of (2019), Helwaser Gallery, New York; Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air (2018), ShanghART Singapore; and Black—Hut (2016), Singapore Biennale Affiliate Project, ICA Singapore. He was an Artist-in-Residence at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Temenggong Singapore and DRAWinternational France.

基于过往于移民和散居者背景,黄晨晗(印尼/新加坡)的艺术实践表达了对移民、记忆、空间关系和跨文化混合的微妙反思。同时,建筑师与平面设计的的训练背景——其技术、材料和工具——已成为 晨晗艺术实践的决定性元素,运用多样的媒体,如摄影、新媒体到建筑装置和现地艺术,并强调过程和身体参与。 晨晗获得了首届新加坡艺术博物馆和 QAGOMA 联合委员会的 Black-Hut, Black-Hut (2018-19)、第九届亚太三年展和第六届新加坡双年展。

Artist statement
My art is deeply tied to diasporic notions of place, identity and belonging. They are autobiographical and oblique, drawing much from my childhood migration from Indonesia to Singapore and they explore the entanglement between memory, history and myths through photography, video, architectural installations, bio art and live art.

My practice is made up of a number of long-running, interdisciplinary series developed in parallel. One of these is A Tree+++, a series that explores the embodiment of ancestral memories through DNA. At the core of A tree+++ is a hybrid DNA that I synthesised together with a geneticist, a chimeric genetic code made of my Y-chromosome, the chloroplast from a tree that my paternal grandfather was named after, and a genetically encoded text that tells of our migration stories.  

Based in multicultural Singapore, amidst Southeast Asia’s diversity of peoples and languages, I am particularly interested in the visual and semiotic intersection between words and images, where symbols and signs sometimes blur to birth new hybrid meanings that root me deeper and draw me closer to the place that I imagine house, home and homeland to be.

10TH INTERNATIONAL VIDEO POETRY FESTIVAL, ATHENS, SEP 30 - OCT 1 2022

RENCONTRES INTERNATIONAL PARIS/BERLIN VIDEO LIBRARY, MAY 3 - 8, AUG 15 - 21 2022

BOEDI WIDJAJA: KANG OUW 侠客行, ESPLANADE TUNNEL, SINGAPORE ART WEEK, JAN 14 - MAY 1 2022

ULTRACINEMA 2021, MORELOS, MEXICO, NOV 2021 - MAY 2022

BIO:ART SEA:T CURATED BY TANG FU KUEN, TAIPEI, NOV 1-30 2021

FUTURE AGES WILL WONDER CURATED BY ANNIE J. KWAN, FACT, LIVERPOOL, OCT 28 2021 - FEB 22 2022

HERMES TRISMEGISTUS DREAMS OF FUTURES WITHIN FUTURES…  CURATED BY DAMIAN CHRISTINGER, DIE DIELE, ZURICH, OCT 21 - NOV 28 2021

CLADOGRAM: 2ND KMA INTERNATIONAL JURIED BIENNIAL CURATED BY YASMEEN SIDDIQUI, KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK, JULY 11 - SEP 19 2021

ON ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, POLAND, JULY 3 - SEP 6 2021

A LIFE BEYOND BOUNDARIES (THE GEOGRAPHY OF BELONGING) CURATED BY LOREDANA PARACCIANI, JWD ART SPACE, BANGKOK, JUN 1 - SEP 30 2021

OPEN TO INTERPRETATION CONCEIVED BY BOON HUI TAN, PRESENTED BY THE INSTITUTUM WITH GASWORKS, LONDON, JAN 22-30 2021

CREATION GRANT 2021/22, NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

NTU CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS SINGAPORE RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 7TH CYCLE (2020/2021)
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Displaced Trees: A Conversation with Boedi Widjaja
so-far focus by Christina Chua, 6 Aug 2021

Artist’s Conversation, with geneticist Assoc Prof Eric Yap, moderated by Tang Fu Kuen
Presented by BIO:ART SEA:T , July 24 2021

First Prize (Michaela and Skip Beitzel Award), Cladogram: KMA 2nd International Juried Biennial (2021)
Katonah Museum of Art, NY

Boedi Widjaja on Place Imaginaries, Orbiting around a Clear Opening and Approaching DNA as a System of Language
ObjectLessonsSpace by Joella Kiu, Apr 2021

Boedi Widjaja's subterranean sonic temple a highlight of 2019 Singapore Biennale
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