JOKO AVIANTO

Sculpture Artist, Indonesia

 Born in 1976, Joko Dwi Avianto graduated from Faculty of Art and Design (FSRD) of The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 1996 before continuing his studies at the Master Program in the same college. He teaches sculpture at the Indonesian Arts College (ISBI) Bandung. Joko is widely known through his bamboo installation works that form intertwined structures. As an artist, he began to utilize bamboo as a non-conventional material for a sculpture in 2003 as part of an exhibition entitled /’bæmbuw/ in Bandung. This was the place where he explored the modular technique of bending bamboo ⎯ in which he could make any kind of object without having to split them.

For Joko, bamboo is a symbol of his anxiety towards the destruction of Indonesia’s cultural diversity due to industrialization, which is a backbone of modern Indonesian society today. His works have been shown at Esplanade Singapore 2018, Yokohama Triennale 2017, ARTJOG 2012 at the Village of Arts Lerep, Semarang. He was also presented in several joint exhibitions in galleries including Gallery H20, Semarang; Biasa Art Space, Bali; Salihara Festival, Jakarta, and Ciputra World Marketing Gallery. His first solo exhibition was held in Benda Gallery, Yogyakarta (2001) and in Social Activator Mobile Object (SAMO) in Bandung in the same year.

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Joko is also a prolific scholar, having researched, presented and written on the subjects of statues and sculptures.

Joko Avianto was in George Town in 2013 for his project Theatre of Ships, a massive George Town Festival-commissioned bamboo structure.

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JOKO AVIANTO

Sculpture Artist, Indonesia

 Born in 1976, Joko Dwi Avianto graduated from Faculty of Art and Design (FSRD) of The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 1996 before continuing his studies at the Master Program in the same college. He teaches sculpture at the Indonesian Arts College (ISBI) Bandung. Joko is widely known through his bamboo installation works that form intertwined structures. As an artist, he began to utilize bamboo as a non-conventional material for a sculpture in 2003 as part of an exhibition entitled /’bæmbuw/ in Bandung. This was the place where he explored the modular technique of bending bamboo ⎯ in which he could make any kind of object without having to split them.

For Joko, bamboo is a symbol of his anxiety towards the destruction of Indonesia’s cultural diversity due to industrialization, which is a backbone of modern Indonesian society today. His works have been shown at Esplanade Singapore 2018, Yokohama Triennale 2017, ARTJOG 2012 at the Village of Arts Lerep, Semarang. He was also presented in several joint exhibitions in galleries including Gallery H20, Semarang; Biasa Art Space, Bali; Salihara Festival, Jakarta, and Ciputra World Marketing Gallery. His first solo exhibition was held in Benda Gallery, Yogyakarta (2001) and in Social Activator Mobile Object (SAMO) in Bandung in the same year.

Joko is also a prolific scholar, having researched, presented and written on the subjects of statues and sculptures.

Joko Avianto was in George Town in 2013 for his project Theatre of Ships, a massive George Town Festival-commissioned bamboo structure.

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