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Bagus Pandega

Born in 1985 in Jakarta, Indonesia, Bagus Pandega graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung (Bandung, Indonesia) with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) in 2008, majoring in Sculpture. His work has been exhibited in Jakarta, Taipei, Amsterdam, Singapore, Manila, Stuttgart, Utrecht, and Beirut with recent exhibitions including Distorted Alteration at Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei (2018) and Random Black at ROH Projects, Jakarta (2016).

Working primarily through kinetics, sounds and lights, Pandega often challenges the pre-conditioned relationship between objects and their audience by emphasizing the notion of the physical space around the latter. His inclination in assembling together various electronic systems as ‘modules’ in his work and constant medium explorations of voice recorders, cassette and record players, lamps and electronic circuit boards to name a few, plays with the accumulation of perceptions. Many of his artworks encourage audience interaction through movement, sound and light.

Having finished his Masters in Fine Art at Institut Teknologi Bandung in 2015, he went on to having his solo presentation at Art Basel Hong Kong’s Discoveries section in the same year, as well as another solo exhibition at Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta. A nominee of the 2016 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, collaborated with Adi Purnomo and Irwan Ahmett in presenting Indonesia’s pavilion at the London Design Biennale 2016, most recently Pandega had participated at the Amsterdam Light Festival 2017.