Boedi Widjaja was born in Solo City, Indonesia, and lives and works in Singapore. Trained as an architect, he spent his young adulthood in graphic design, and turned to art in his thirties. Widjaja’s childhood experience of urban migration due to ethnic tensions informs his investigation into concerns regarding diaspora, hybridity, travel and isolation, often through an oblique, autobiographical gaze. The artistic outcomes are processual and conceptually-charged, ranging from drawings to installations and live art.
Recent accolades include: Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2015); ArtReview Asia FutureGreats (2014) selected by Louis Ho; Grand Prize (Sound Arts; with David Letellier), Bains Numeriques, France (2012); and First Prize, Land Transport Authority Art Competition Beauty World Station (2012). He has had solo exhibitions at Jendela Visual Arts Space, Esplanade (2014), The Substation (2012), and Yellow River Arts Centre Singapore base at the opening of Gillman Barracks (2012); and forthcoming solo exhibitions at Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film (2016) and the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (2016).
Boedi Widjaja will be presenting his new work Path. 7, New Ground, beginning in public spaces across the city before performing within the Barbican complex.