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Boedi Widjaja

Boedi Widjaja

Country: Indonesia/Singapore

Driven by first-hand experiences of migration and diaspora, the practice of Boedi Widjaja (born 1975)articulates subtle reflections on migration, memory, spatial relations and cross-cultural hybridities. Trained as an architect and with a background in graphic design, the techniques, materials and tools of drawing have become a defining element of Widjaja’s artistic practice. This is expressed through a broad range of media, from photography and new media to architectural installations and Live Art, with an emphasis on process and bodily engagement.



Book of genealogy (2021)

This work features a sculptural lightbox displays photographs taken during his first visit to his ancestral hometown, alongside 20 encoded Chinese characters depicting the generational names recorded in his family’s book of genealogy.

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Boedi Widjaja A Tree 记因 基亿 2021 Image by Rob Battersby Installation view at FACT WEB RES