Indonesia / Intersections
Wayan Suja was born in Bali in 1975. He graduated from the Indonesian Art Institute of Denpasar in 2001 and from 2002 to 2006, he was a member of the avant-garde collective Klinik Seni Taxu. Suja’s work is deeply rooted in his Balinese identity and he effectively contributed to the development of a new aesthetic in the Balinese contemporary art scene. In many of his artworks, Suja utilises plastic as a symbol of the modern consumerism and globalisation, which affect the Island of the Gods and endanger its unique culture. He was a finalist of 7th Phillip Morris Art Award in 2000 and was shortlisted for the 2005 Sovereign Art Prize, Hong Kong.