ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Made Wianta
Born 18 November 2015, Tabanan, Bali

Terlahir di Apuan, Tabanan, Bali, Made Wianta menggaungkan senirupa Bali menjadi seni internasional dengan cara mentransformasi kecenderungan berkesenian dengan tema-tema filosofis-tradisional Bali menjadi pemikiran-pemikiran filosofis global. Karya-karya seri pertamanya pada periode 1970-an menjadi salah satu ekspresi paling orisinal dalam seni rupa Indonesia. Melalui karya-karya ini makhluk-makhluk tak berbentuk, bentuk tanpa nama, sudut-sudut Bali nan tersembunyi tiba-tiba menyeruak dan memaparkan dunia senirupa Indonesia pada fenomena senirupa baru lokal sebagai bentuk ekspresi-obsesif penuh detail yang sangat individual. Wianta mulai meninggalkan karya-karya figuratif hitam putih dalam garis-garis yang terjalin kuat sebagai sebuah ekspresi bawah sadarnya yang merupakan arketipe pada era 1980-an ketika ia secara totalitas menjadi seniman abstrak yang meninggalkan kecenderungan-kecendurangan figuratif maupun impresionis. Sejak itu dalam periode abstrak ini sebagian dari karya-karyanya telah terdiri dari konstruksi dan pola- polageometrisyangkompleks,ditandaidengan bentuk dan ruang yang multi warna serta bulatan-bulatan yang menempati bidang-bidang kanvasnya. Dengan dorongan kreatifia mengekspresikan kepiawaian seninya dalam karya-karya yang distinctive (berbeda) dan unik, mengadopsi ikonografi Bali, misalnya interpretasi segitiga dan bidang-bidang geometris sebagai identifikasi budaya menjadi ikon-ikon universal dalam rekombinasi konstan dengan satu sama lain. Unsur-unsur senirupa murni, dipadukan abstraksi ikon-ikon tradisi yang kadang berkesan opt art (seni optik) dan abstraksi geometris diciptakan dengan pendekatan senirupa modern. Dalam karya-karya tersebut bisa ditemukan semacam tarik menarik antara keliaran dan keheningan bentuk, antara citra-citra yang detail dan berkesan bebas dengan ruang-ruang geometris luas yang hampa yang berkesan megah.

Sekolah Seni Rupa Indonesia (SSRI), Denpasar (1967-1969, Sekolah Tinggi Seni Rupa Indonesia (ASRI) Yogyakarta (1970-1974), Menetap di Brussels, Belgia (1975-1977)
Awards
2012|Guest lecturer at College of Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
2007|Awards from Junior Chamber International (JCI) Indonesia, Bali
2003|Ajeg Bali Figure Award from Indonesia Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI)
2000|The Longest Handwritten Poem Writer Award Indonesian Record Museum (MURI)
1998|Dharma Kusuma Award from Balinese Provincial Government
1997|The Most Admired Man of Decade from American Biographical Institute, USA
1996|Honorary Professor from Academico Internationale Greci Marino Italy
Solo Exhibition
2012|"Treasure Island" solo exhibition at Gaya Artspace, Ubud, Bali
2011|"Transformation of Nature" solo exhibition with KJRI Wina at Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2011|"Transformation of Nature" solo exhibition with KJRI Wina at OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Vienna, Austria
2007|Solo exhibition at Burjuman Plaza, Dubai
2006|"Rupa Puisi Rupa" solo exhibition at CCCL, Surabaya
2005|Solo exhibition at Gaya Fusion, Ubud, Bali
2004|Solo exhibition at Artfolio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2003|"Dream Land" solo exhibition at Gaya Fusion, Ubud Bali
2002|Solo exhibition at Dimitry Semenov Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2001|Solo exhibition at Gereja St. Xaverius, Kuta, Bali
2000|Solo exhibition at Amenitry Gallery, Tokyo, Jepang
2000|"Retrospective Exhibition 1970-2000" solo exhibition at Rudana Museum, Bali
1999|Solo exhibition at St. Peterburg & Art Manage Gallery Moskow, Rusia
1999|"Art and Peace" at Padang Galak Beach, Sanur, Bali Solo exhibition at Darga Lansberg Gallery, Paris
1996|Solo exhibition at Opera Gallery, Singapore
1995|Solo exhibition at Amankila resort, Manggis, Karangasem, Bali
1994|Solo exhibition at EP Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
1992|Solo exhibition at Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Jepang
1991|Solo exhibition at Jernander Art Gallery, Brusel, Belgia
1990|Solo exhibition at Gedung Seni Rupa Depdikbud dan Taman Ismail Marzuki
1989|Solo exhibition at Club Med, Nusa Dua, Bali
1988|Solo exhibition at Club Med, Nusa Dua, Bali
1977|Solo exhibition at Hotel Indonesia, Jakarta Group exhibition at Gallery Antiques, Gent, Belgium
1976|First solo exhibition at Centre Cultural Jacques Frank, Brussels, Belgium
Group Exhibition
2014|Artstage Singapore 2014 group exhibition with Galeri Apik
2014|"Low Stream" Bali - Jeju, Group Exhibition at Jeju Contemporary Museum of Art, South Korea
2013|"Determination of Two Islands" Bali-Jeju group exhibition, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta & Tony Raka Gallery, Bali
2013|"Shackled Spirits" theater production at College of Holy Cross, Massachusetts, USA
2013|Bali Art Society's Bali Art Fair at Maha Art, Bali & Tony Raka Gallery, Bali
2013|"Versus" group exhibition at Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2013|ArtJog group exhibition at Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
2011|"Beyond The East" group exhibition with Ciputra Artpreneur at Museo d'arte Contemporane Roma (MACRO), Italy
2011|"Art Infinitum" photography group exhibition at Tony Raka Gallery, Bali
2010|"Space & Image" group exhibition at Ciputra World, Jakarta
2009|CIGE (China International Gallery Exhibition) with O House Gallery in Beijing
2009|Fund Raising For Skal Club of Guam at Hilton Outrigger Guam Resort, Guam
2009|Group exhibition at Canvas Gallery at Amstelveen, the Nederland
2008|"Vision of East Asia 2008" group exhibition during Olympiade XXIX in Beijing
2007|Ferrari 60th anniversary charity at Maranelo, Italy
2007|Group exhibition at James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station Centre, Santa Monica, California, USA
2006|Video Installations & workshop at California Art Institute, Valencia, USA
2005|Group exhibition at Mike Weiss Gallery, Manhattan, USA
2004|2nd Biennale, + Positiv, Merano, Italy
2004|Art Summit, Indonesia 2004, Galeri National, Jakarta
2003|6th International exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Lido, Italy
2003|50th Venezia Biennale, Italy
2001|Art collaboration with Big Nazo from Rhode Island School of Design in Bali
2000|Langkawi International Festival of Art (LIFA) in Langkawi, Malaysia
1998|Made Wianta's Evolution at Tokyo Station Gallery, Japan
1998|Catur Yuga at La Salle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
1997|Catur Yuga group exhibition at Museum der Kulturen Bassel, Swizerland
1996|Group exhibition at Artiade, Atlanta, USA Group exhibition, Gelegar Seni (Art Thunder) at Radisson Hotel, Jakarta
1995|Installation Happening Art at Gajah Wong River, Yogyakarta
1994|"The Best of Indonesia" group exhibition at Department of Culture & Education, Jakarta
1993|Fundraising exhibition for AIDS Research in Southeast Asia at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, USA
1993|Exhibition on Indonesia Modern Art (PAKIB) in Amsterdam, Netherland
1990|Festival of Indonesia with KIAS America
1987|Group exhibition for Festival Seni Asia at Club Med, Bali
1985|Group exhibition Seni Asian art at Fukuota Museum, Jepang
1984|Third Asian exhibition of paintings Graphic Arts and Photography in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Manila
1981|Exhibition of Asian Artists in Dacca, Bangladesh
1980|Exhibition of Contemporary Arts National Museum in Singapore
1979|15th Asian Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan Asian Art Exhibition at Japanese Embassy, Jakarta