Ari Bayuaji – S.E.A. Focus

Ari Bayuaji

Indonesia / Mizuma Gallery

Ari Bayuaji (b. 1975, Mojokerto, Indonesia) graduated in Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in 2010 after migrating to Canada in 2005.

Ari is known mainly for his art installations that incorporate the use of found and ready-made objects collected from various parts of the world, allowing him to be exposed to different cultural traditions. He is an expert in conveying aspects of daily life within a culture as his works often expose the overlooked artistic value in everyday life expressed through objects and places and their roles within a society.

Ari has held major solo exhibitions in Singapore; Taipei, Taiwan; Ste-Alvère, France; Dusseldorf, Germany; Rotterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands; and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has undertaken residencies in Contemporary Art International Symposium, Baie-Saint-Paul QC Canada (2018); La Residence d’Artiste La Fondation Agnes B. Paris, ‘Yves de la Tour d’Auvergne’, Sainte-Alvere, Sainte-Alvère, France (2017); and Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2017); amongst others. His works are in the collections of Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, and Musée National du Québec, Québec City, Canada. Ari Bayuaji lives and works between Montreal, Canada and Bali, Indonesia.