Born in 1967 in Tegal, Indonesia
Lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Entang Wiharso has a multi-disciplinary practice and is known for his dramatic visual language and unique images of contemporary life. He confronts the universal issues of power, loss and love through investigations of ideology, philosophy and identity. Particularly known for his large scale paintings, wall sculptures and installations, his work heightens our ability to perceive, feel and understand human problems like love, hate, fanaticism, religion, and ideology. Entang Wiharso’s work is layered with social, political and sexual critique, revealing a complex picture of the human condition by integrating narrative tools and placing unconventional materials together. Images from Javanese myth appear in his work in combination with contemporary elements to engage with ideas that continue to resonate and inform our daily life.
His work has been exhibited extensively including the 55th Venice Biennale, Singapore Art Museum, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, (New York), Musée d’art contemporain (Lyon, France), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) and Prague Biennale 6, among others.