Artist Profile: Seruni Bodjawati

- Seruni Bodjawati's first painting was made when she was 10 months old. She grew up as an artist in a very good environment, Yogyakarta, center of the fine arts in Indonesia. Since her first canvas painting in 2000, she has made numerous artworks in various sizes and media. 
Seruni has achieved numerous art awards and exhibited her paintings and drawings in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, France, England, Hungary, Germany, Australia, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, and US. In 2011 she was elected as one of Indonesian Young Heroes by Aplaus The Lifestyle Indonesia for her achievements in international art scenes. In 2012 she was awarded as The Most Inspiring Woman in Art and Culture by Kartini Magazine Indonesia and Indonesian First Lady Ani Yudhoyono.
Seruni Bodjawati:   The Most Inspiring Woman in Art and Culture, Kartini Awards 2012 by Kartini Magazine Indonesia and Indonesian First Lady Ani Yudhoyono. Nominees: Agnes Monica (singer, actress), Atilah Soeryadjaya (Director and screenwriter of Sendratari Matah Ati), Kamila Andini (Director and screenwriter, the winner of Piala Citra 2011), Encim Masnah (87-year-old maestro gambang kromong classic), Astaliah (119-year-old maestro of South Kalimantan Barikin mask dance), Roesina (Dayak Deyah dancer from South Kalimantan).

- Seruni also produces art films, became the ambassador of 50 museums in Yogyakarta, makes Javanese Puppet theatre and writes poems, short stories and essays. Her private galleries in Yogyakarta are collecting more than 700 paintings, sketches and sculptures created by Basuki Abdullah, Dullah, Hendra Gunawan, Hendro Juwono, Surono, Kartono Yudhokusumo, Widayat, Saptoto, Batara Lubis, Djajeng Asmara, Kartika Affandi, Mersad Berber, Loe Boen Koen, Abdul Salam, Zaini, Sudarisman, Ivan Sagita, Edie Hara, Heri Dono, Dadang Christanto, Mudjiono D, I Nyoman Masriadi, Heri Kris, Made Sukadana, Pupuk Daru Purnomo, Lulus Santoso,Ugo Untoro, Edi Sunaryo, Faizal, Anis Ekowindu, Hayattudin, Robi Fathoni, etc.

Curriculum Vitae

Basic Info:
Name : Seruni Bodjawati
Place and Date of Birth : Yogyakarta, September 1st 1991
Contact: serunibodjawati@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seruni.bodjawati 
Occupation : Painter, Writer, Filmmaker, Museum Ambassador
Education : - Master of Fine Art, Indonesian Arts Institute of Yogyakarta (2015-2017)
- Graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in fine art from Indonesian Arts Institute of Yogyakarta (2009-2013)

Awards:
2016: - 50 Putera Puteri Terbaik Indonesia, The Power of Climatrix, Elunar Publisher.
2015: - First Winner of "Special Region of Yogyakarta Museum Ambassador 2015" by Governor of Special Region of Yogyakarta and Department of Culture in Special Region of Yogyakarta.
- Perempuan Keren Indonesia Pilihan TRANS TV, Televisi Transformasi Indonesia.
2013: - Cultural Preservation Award for Ensuring The Continuation of Wayang in Global Contexts by Rumah Wayang Indonesia.
2012: - Inspirational Woman to Other, La Femme Awards 2012 by Leo Club Monas Family (Lions Clubs International).
- Indonesia's Most Inspiring Woman in Art and Culture, Kartini Awards 2012 by Kartini Magazine and Indonesian First Lady Ani Yudhoyono.
-  Honorary Award from Director General of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia.
- The Best High-Achieving Student by Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta and the Rector of ISI, Prof. Dr. AM. Hermien Kusmayati, S.S.T., S.U.
2011: - The Best Painting Artwork Dies Natalis XXVII Indonesian Institute of Arts Yogyakarta.
- Awarded as The Most Successful International Visual Artist under 20 by La Société des Artistes Contemporains, France.
-Top 12 The Best Artwork Bazaar Art Award 2011, Harper's Bazaar Indonesia and Vanessa Art Link Jakarta.
- Elected as one of Indonesian Young Heroes by Aplaus The Lifestyle Indonesia.
2010: - The Best Painting Artwork, Dies Natalis XXVI, Indonesian Institute of Art Yogyakarta.
2010: - The Best Watercolor Painting, Indonesian Institute of Art Yogyakarta.
2010: - The Best Sketch, FSR Indonesian Institute of Art Yogyakarta.
1997: - Selected Painter: Local Government of Yogyakarta and Kyoto Japan Painting Cooperation.
1995-1997: - The champion of 15 children art competitions in Jogjakarta and Central Java.



Exhibitions (selected):
2019:
“The Politics of Moisture”, Siger Gallery, London, England.
“Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong”, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong.
2018:
“Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong”, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong.
"Affordable Art Fair Singapore", F1 Pit Building, Singapore.
"Pameran Koleksi Tetap Museum", Museum Wayang Beber Sekartaji, Yogyakarta.
"Nggelar Kloso", Pendhapa Art Space, Yogyakarta.
2017:
“CLASH, Divergent Artistic Discussion”, Siger Gallery, London, England.
“MUSEOTOPIA, Pameran Tugas Akhir S2 Penciptaan Seni Lukis”, Galeri Pascasarjana Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta.
“INDONESIA  DAMAI: Peran Peranakan dalam MengIndonesia”, MaxOne Dharmahusada, Surabaya.
“The Madness of Art: Giant Paintings of The Lunatics”, Galeri RJ KATAMSI ISI, Yogyakarta.
 “Amor Fati in Absentia”, Greenhost Boutique Hotel, Yogyakarta.
“MOVE ART #3”, Tahun Mas ArtRoom, Yogyakarta.
“AKSI ARTSY #2 ”, Galeri RJ KATAMSI ISI, Yogyakarta.
2016:
"Artist Toys", Lite-Haus Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
“FKY 2016: PAPERU”, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta.
“RUKUN IMAN”, TahunMas ArtRoom, Yogyakarta.
"Let's Talk About Culture", Ullen Sentalu Museum, Yogyakarta.
"Time is Love: International Video Screening", Plateau Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
"Internet's Black Market Yami-Ichi", TATE Modern, London, England.
"Rupa-Rupa Warnanya", Tahun Mas Art Room, Yogyakarta.
“European Association of Social Anthropologists Biennial Conference 2016”, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.
“Cycle d'art Vidéo International & Performance 2016”, Galerie de la Voûte, Paris, France.
2015:
"FOOK: A Festival of The Arts", Issyara Gallery, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.
“Affordable Art Fair Milano 2015”, Superstudio Più, Milan, Italy.
"Art-chipelago: Pameran Seni Rupa Nusantara", Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta.
"Pameran Koleksi FSR ISI Yogyakarta", Galeri Katamsi, Yogyakarta.
"Women's Creativity in Indonesian Cinema", Cultural Study Center Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta.
2014:
“Socio-Landscape”, National Museum of Cambodia, Preah Ang Eng, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
“Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair 2014”, The Excelsior, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
“Asian Aesthetic; Retrospective of Indonesia and Thailand Art”, Universiti Teknologi Mara Perak Kampus Seri Iskandar, Ipoh, Malaysia.
 “Manifesto #4, Keseharian: Mencandra Tanda-Tanda Masa”, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta.
“Art in Dangerous Time”, Le Petit Versailles, New York, USA.
 “Video Screening: Phantasmagoria “, Sunview Luncheonette, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, USA.
2013:
"International Contemporary Art Exhibition", Art Gallery Le Logge Piazza del Comune, Assisi, Italy
"8th Spiral Channel: Art Exhibition and Film Screening", Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Santa Maria di Lignano, Italy.
“Jiwa Ketok dan Kebangsaan: S. Sudjojono, Persagi dan Kita”, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta.
Imagining Indonesia: Tribute to S. Sudjojono”, Tonyraka Art Gallery, Ubud, Bali.
“Silahturahmi #2: Seni Rupa sebagai Jalan Persaudaraan”, Bentara Budaya Jakarta.
"Re_existence, An English Poetry Book Launching Written by Jiwangga Diwangkara & Illustrated by Seruni Bodjawati', Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta.
"To Earth with Love: Art Exhibition & Film Screening", Art Point Gallery, Prievidza, Slovakia.
"To Earth with Love: Art Exhibition & Film Screening", UNITED DESIGNS in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
"Padmanaba Dedicart #2: Talkshow with Seruni Bodjawati", Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta.
“Non Expression”, Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah, Surakarta.
“Pameran Tunggal Tugas Akhir”, Sasana Aji Yasa Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta.
2012:
"Global Art Project (Indonesia & Korea) - Frida Kahlo Love & Tragedy by Seruni Bodjawati & Higi Jung", Ewho Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.
“ARTJOG 2012: A Gaze upon Indonesian Contemporary Art”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta.
“Harmonia & Diverzitas”, Templom Galeria, Eger, Hungary.
"Le Soleil de Minuit", Galerie Lefèvre Paris, France.
"Pesta Perupa Menggores Jogja", XT Square Yogyakarta.
“Hydropirates: TK Fest #3”, Galeri ISI Yogyakarta.
2011:
“Survey III: For Whom The Bell Tolls”, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta.
"Bazaar Art Jakarta 2011", Harper's Bazaar Indonesia- Vanessa Art Link, The Ritz - Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place, Jakarta.
“The Best of the Best”, Tujuh Bintang Art Space, Yogyakarta.
"Art of Motorcycle: Tribute to Nur Kholis", Taman Budaya Yogyakarta.
"Imaji Ornamen: Pameran Nusantara 2011", Galeri Nasional, Jakarta.
“Revolution of Indonesia”, Art Front Gallery, Singapore.
"Art in Transit", the 1st International Graphic Art Festival, City of Cuenca, Spain.
L’exposition «La Vie de Bohème», La Maison des Artistes Contemporaines-Galerie Lefèvre , Paris, France.
“Art To Say The Truth” FKY XXIII, UPT Galeri ISI Yogyakarta.
"Holiday with Mata Angin", Sudana Gallery, Bali.
"Dies Natalis XXVII ISI Yogyakarta ", UPT Galeri. Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta
"Inspirational Points", Contemporary Asian Arts Exhibition, Rajiv Gallery, Hyderabad, India.
“Disambar Desember #4”, UPT Galeri Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta
"Srikandi #2: Pameran Kolaborasi Seniwati ISI Yogyakarta”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta.
2010:
“Art for Our Life”, Gallery of the Ráday Könyvesház Budapest & Kis Zsinagóga Gallery Eger, Hungary.
"Art Towards Global Competition", Langgeng Gallery Magelang-Galeri ISI Yogyakarta.
“Dreams”, Contemporary Asian Arts Exhibition, Rajiv Gallery, Hyderabad, India.
“Drawing Lovers #2” UPT Galeri Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta.
"Jogja Art Share",  Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta.
“Sketsa II”, Gedung Seni Lukis Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta.
"Dies Natalis XXVI ISI Yogyakarta", Seni Murni Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta.
"Pameran Lukis Cat Air", Gedung Seni Lukis Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta.
"ITB Art Fair", Institut Teknologi Bandung.
"Disambar Desember #3", UPT Galeri ISI Yogyakarta.

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