Wiyoga Muhardanto works exclusively in three-dimensional artwork, a choice that lends itself to the discussion of consumerism today and the fetishistic inclination that is fuelled by the object. For Wiyoga, his attention is focused on the psychological impact these issues have on everyday people, which he expresses - with a healthy dose of irony - through his works. He crafts every-day commodities, such as vehicles, electronic devises and fashion accessories, subjecting them to his very own evaluating process.
Born 1984 in Jakarta, Wiyoga Muhardanto studied at the Faculty of Art and Design at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) majoring in sculpture. Muhardanto's latest solo exhibition takes place at Galerie Canna in Jakarta (2012) and marks a shift in the artist's thematic trajectory. Following his first solo exhibition at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, he participated in the artist in residence program, Landing Soon, at Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta in 2009 and 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Japan 2011. He currently works and lives in Bandung.
The artist has participated in group exhibitions in Indonesia and overseas such as the ARNDT Gallery, Berlin (2013), Shanghai Biennale, China (2012), Saatchi Gallery, London (2011), Jogja Biennale, Yogyakarta (2011), Jakarta Biennale (2009), Centraal Museum of Utrecht (2009), Soka Contemporary Space, Beijing (2008) and the National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta (2007 and 2008). An emerging presence in the midst of a dynamic and competitive art scene, Wiyoga Muhardanto offers a fresh, humorous and compelling perspective on the current conditions of consumerism.