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ALBERT YONATHAN SETYAWAN EKO NUGROHO SRI ASTARI
ENTANG WIHARSO TITARUBI RAHAYU SUPANGGAH
EKO NUGROHO

Eko Nugroho (b. 1977) graduated from the Painting Department at the Indonesian Art Institute in Yogyakarta.  His works are grounded in both local traditions and global popular culture.  The imaginary and the real are fused into comics and hybrid images to narrate the happenings of our time.  Eko includes craft, such as embroidery and batik, in his artworks.   He also reinterprets the old wayang shadow plays, taking actual issues as a theme.

Eko extends his art to nurture and reinterpret these branches of culture for the benefit of his art as well as to sustain the livelihood of 24 artist who make the sculptures, embroidery, batik, and puppet theaters.

For the pavilion, the artist made Menghasut Badai-badai (Instigating Storms), a bamboo raft with his iconic figures depicted on it, referring to the ability of the country to survive amidst overwhelming political, social and religious challenges, and the struggle to overcome and uncertain present.

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