A self-made artist who put himself through art school by selling rice and peddling souvenirs in the street, Eko Nugroho is inspired by the environment in which he resides. His works are rooted in the everyday, appealing to his native Indonesia's younger audience and featuring both humorous and disturbing social satires.
Though his work is frequently comic-inspired, Nugroho doesn't limit himself to pen and ink. He creates within a diverse media, including: murals, paintings, animation, video projection, comics, and large scale embroideries. He thinks of his practice as "an ongoing storytelling journey through different medium with different audience at different sites."
Nugroho has participated in several artist-in-residencies to produce site-specific works and has been widely shown in international exhibitions, including the Busan Biennale (2008), Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (2008), Heden, Den Haag (2008), or KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki (2007).
Eko Nugroho Gallery Art
Lombard Freid Gallery, New York, NY
Arario Gallery, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea
SAM Art Projects, Paris, France
ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia
Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Asia Society Museum, New York, NY
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Private Museum of Dr. Oei Ong Djien, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Museum and Art Gallery of the Nothern Territory, Darwin, Australia
Akili Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Artoteek Den Haag/HEDEN , The Hague, Netherlands
ARK Gallerie, Jakarta, Indonesia
Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kualalumpur, Malaysia
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore