Aurora Santika Born in Bogor, 19th June 1996 Geneng C10, Panggungharjo, Sewon, Bantul, Yogyakarta 55188, Indonesia
2013-2018 Fine Arts Department, Faculty of Visual Arts, Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta.
2010-2013 Social Science Department, 3rd Bogor State High School, Bogor.
ARTIST’S STATEMENT :
Art to me is a medium of communication in which I seek to convey messages about humanity through a variety of metaphorical visual narratives set in fantastical universe. I use vivid colors inspired by contemporary illustrations, and symbolism inspired by various artworks, movies, music, and literatures. While the themes of my art revolve around the continual struggle people have in understanding themselves and each others as well as surviving the unpredictability of life, the artworks themselves are usually categorized into different series based on the peculiarity of topics and/or style.
2018 • Solo Exhibition “Breaking Through” curated by Suwarno Wisetrotomo, at Galeri Cipta II, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta.
• (Coming soon in August) “Art Jakarta” (with Ruang Dalam Arthouse), Jakarta. • “Mata Air Bangsa” curated by Suwarno Wisetrotomo, at OHD Museum, Magelang. • “PIN” organized by Tulang Rusuk community at Museum Dan Tanah Liat, Yogyakarta.
• “NO BOX” organized by KITAARTFRIENDS at Alila Seminyak, Bali.
• “OPPO Art Jakarta Virtual” (with Kohesi Initiatives from Srisasanti Syndicate) • “Equidistant” organized by Kohesi Initiatives from Srisasanti Syndicate at Tirtodipuran Link, Yogyakarta. • “If Walls Could Speak” organized by Mayinart and Artpodium Singapore at IONArt Gallery, ION Orchid Singapore.
• “Biennale Jogja XV : Equator #5 ‘Do We Live In The Same Playground?’ ” as part of Ferial Affif’s collaborative project with 9 visual artists, at Jogja National Museum. • “Saints, Evil, and In Between : A Special Art and Fashion Collaboration Inspired by Disney’s ‘Maleficent : Mistress of Evil’ “ in collaboration with Disney Indonesia at Senayan City Atrium, Jakarta. • “Nurture” organized by Bumbon Art Project #6, at Galeri R. J. Katamsi ISI Yogyakarta. • Collective Exhibition and Sharing Session in commemoration of 2019 Kartini Day (as member of Tulang Rusuk community) at Awor Gallery and Cafe Yogyakarta. • “80 Tahun Nan Ampuh” in commemoration of Oi Hong Djien’s 80th Birthday, organized by SICA and Museum dan Tanah Liat, at Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta.