Anagard Indonesian, b. 1984
Anagard is one of the most talented and skilled stencil artists in Indonesia, and has gathered international recognition thanks to his distinctive style. His artworks can be found in streets around the world.
The street artist, who lives and works from Yogyakarta, in 2019 won both the UOB Painting of the Year in Indonesia and South East Asia. His artwork, “Welcome Perdamaian, Goodbye Kedengkian” (Welcome Peace, Goodbye Hostility) is currently exhibited in Singapore at the UOB artspace.
The artist uses spray paint as his main medium and expresses his ideas using a mix of traditional and contemporary styles. Anagard’s murals usually feature just one or two humanlike figures, but the faces are either that of an animal's or are obscured by some type of mask. His work often incorporates traditional motifs and explores thematic approaches.
Anagard has exhibited in various group exhibitions both locally and internationally including Indonesia, Malaysia, Belgium and Australia. He has been invited to street art festivals in Lithuania and Poland. Although he is well known in the street art scene, it is very rare to find his artworks in the context of art galleries.
Anagard is currently based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 UOB Painting of the Year, UOB Plaza, Singapore
Hooded Habitat, Yaw waY Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Love Cat 2, Scriptorium Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2018 Art Over Hate, Nitiprayan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kembali ke Jalur Yogya-Purworejo, Viavia Art Gallery Resto, Yogyakarta,
2017 Voice of Wall 6 Hours Exhibition, Suryodiningratan Street, Yogyakarta,
Street Art City, Lurcy-Lévis, France
Women, Politic, and Art, Sydney, Australia
2016 Dinding Toleransi, Via-Via Cafe and Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Beastly, Georgetown Festival, Penang, Malaysia
Art for Orang Utan, Yogyakarta National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2015 Koalisi Cakrawala, Equator Festival Biennale Jogja XIII, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Vinyl Attack, REcord Store Day SMG, Semarang, Indonesia
2014 JOGJA AGRO POP, Equator Art Projects, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
2013 Meta AmukNusantara Exhibition, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year
UOB Painting of the Year Indonesia
Finalist of the Stencil Art Prize
2013 Finalist of the Indonesia Art Award
Finalist of the Nusantara Exhibition
2012 Finalist of the Jakarta Art Award International Painting Competition
2010 Finalist of the Jakarta Art Award International Painting Competition
Finalist of the Young Sculptor Competition, International Cultural Center
2007 Finalist of the Neo Nation, Yogyakarta Biennale IX, Indonesia
2019 Socialinis Projektas, Marijampolės Kultūros Centras, Lithuania
2017 Global Art Residency, Lanaken, Belgium
2016 “Beastly” with Tutti Arts, Oz Asia Festival, Adelaide, Australia
NA Arthouse, Jakarta, Indonesia
2015 “Same Direction” with POST Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
2013 “Same Direction” with POST Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania