Ketemu Project | Budi Agung Kuswara (Kabul)
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Budi Agung Kuswara (Kabul) was born in Bali in 1982 and had graduated in a Bachelor in Fine Art from Indonesia Institute of the Art, in Yogyakarta. His first solo exhibition “i.self” was at Komaneka Fine Art Gallery in 2009. In the same year he presented work at regional gallery Valentine Willie Fine Art and was presented for the “3 Young Contemporaries” program as one of the most cutting edge young contemporary artist in Southeast Asia. Moving on in his career, Kabul has presented collaborative works on an international level at the Asian Triennial in Manchester and at the San Francisco Art Institute. Kabul was invited to participate in the prestigious Artist in Residency Program at the Fukuoka Asian Art Musem and produced work based on his Balinese traditions. Together with Mintio, Kabul presented Ketemu’s first collaborative project “Malam di Jari Kita” at the Indonesian Contemporary Arts Network in Yogyakarta and at the Baba House of National University of Singapore Museum.


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Kabul's Detailed CV


2009        Bachelors in Fine Art, Institute of the Arts Indonesia, Yogyakarta


2009        Tujuh Bintang Gallery (Yogyakarta) Art Award “THE DREAM (The Power of the Dream)”


2015        “Our Lake of Imagination”, Torch Up Program, 28th SEA Games in Singapore

                  “Pasar Singapore”, Spotlight Singapore Mexico, Ciudadela (Biblioteca De Mexico), Mexico City

2014        Art Forum, Connexion by Farrer Park


2012        Fukouka Asian Art Museum, Residence Program (Japan)

TAKSU Kuala Lumpur, Artist Residency Program (Malaysia)

Solo Exhibitions

2013        “Jump!”, the Cones a long Theatre Street, The Esplanade, Singapore

“Kebon Indah”, Baba House, National University Singapore Museum

“Weaving Dreams in the Wind”, Community Wall, The Esplanade, Singapore

2012        “Floating Desires”, TAKSU Gallery, Singapore

                  “The 12th Winds of Artist in Residence”, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

“The Wax on Our Fingers”, Indonesian Contemporary Arts Network, Yogyakarta

2008        “i.self” Komaneka Fine Art Gallery, Ubud-Bali

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013              “I Imagine”, Jendela, The Esplanade, Singapore

“Water”, TAKSU Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

“TEASE!”, TAKSU Gallery, W Hotel Bali

2012              “Nasi Campur”, TAKSU Gallery, Singapore

2011               “Peripheries”, Asian Triennial Manchester, United Kingdom

“Drawing Conversations”, Siena Art Institute, Italy

Jogja Art Fair 2011, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta

“Foreign Exchange”, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute

“Halo Halo 5”, Manila Contemporary, Manila

“Bali, Making Choices”, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta

2010               “SDI Now”, Toni Raka Gallery, Ubud Bali

“ExpoSign”, Jogja Expo Centre, Yogyakarta

“Jogja Gumergah! Jogja Bangkit!”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta

2009              “3 Young Contemporaries”, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia

“Seeing You, Seeing Me, Contemporary Portraiture”, Manila Contemporary, Manila

2008              “Reinventing Bali”, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta

“Hybridity, Bali Art Now” Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta

“The Last Supper” Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta

2007              “KALIYUGA”, Gallery TEMBI, Jakarta

“Global Warming – Local Warming I Bumi” Garuda Wisnu Kecana, Jimbaran-Bali

“NEO-NATION”, Jogja Biennale IX, Yogyakarta

2006              “Rotten Head”, The Art Center, Denpasar-Bali

2005             “Indonesian Art Festival” Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia, Bandung

“Obesity” (A performance art piece), Bali Museum, Denpasar-Bali

2004             “Having Fun” Langgeng Gallery, Magelang

2003             “Open Air” Borobudur International Festival, Magelang

“Termogram” Neka Art Museum, Bali


2012              “Budi Agung Kuswara reflects on staying afloat in daily life”, Blouin Artinfo

2009             “Kritik Ekologi Bernuansa Surealis” by Wayan Sunarta for arti Magazine

“Contemplating the Future” by Mas Zetti Atan for The Star Magazine

“Tragedi Narsisme ala Kabul” by Anton Muhajir, for Bale Bengong

2008              “Witness the Self-evident: Budi Agung Kuswara at Koumaneka Gallery” by Susi Johnston