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Evi Pangestu is an Indonesian painter who investigates rebellion and control within the parameter of convention. Her works pushes boundaries deriving from the grids through experimentations with structures and materials. The equitable quality of the square is Evi’s fundamental measure of being in control. 

Evi is currently based in London. 


2017 - 2019   MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK 

2015 - 2017   BA (Hons) Fine Art, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

2011 - 2015   Seni Murni - Lukis, Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Solo Exhibition:

2023   To Be Square With, Kala Karya Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2022   Codes of Compromise, D Gallerie, Jakarta, Indonesia

2021   Dalam Sangkar / Within Square, Galeri Ruang Dini, Bandung, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions: 

2023  ARTJOG Motif: Lamaran, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2023   J+,  Jarmuschek Partner, Berlin, Germany

2023   Broken White Project #17 L(imitation), Ace House Collective, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2023   Positions Part Two, Alma Pearl, London, UK

2023   Paradise Hour 2023 Spring, PARADISE AIR, Matsudo, Japan

2022   Setelah Yang Lirada, Artsociates - Lawangwangi, Bandung, Indonesia

2022   MANIFESTO, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

2022   My Strange Addiction, Rubanah Underground Hub, Jakarta, Indonesia

2022   On Connectivity, Kohesi Initiatives, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2022   On Representation, Galeri Ruang Dini, Bandung, Indonesia

2021   Selected Finalist - UOB Painting of the Year, CAN’S Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia 

2021   Sensing Sensation, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia

2021   Suksesi, ISA Art & Design, Jakarta, Indonesia

2021   Influx: Inauguration, Ruang Dini, Bandung, Indonesia

2020   Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2020   Touch Me, virtual exhibition curated by Veronika Neukirch

2020   Almost There, virtual exhibition of PADA Studios March Residency

2019   Graduate Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2019   We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days, Stour Space, London, UK 

2019   MICRO, Air Gallery, Altrincham, UK

2018   Component, The Old Biscuit Factory, London, UK

2018   Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery Royal College of Art, London, UK

2018   RCA WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2017   Parataxis, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

2017   Project Birmingham, Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK

2017   Berlin, Concourse of Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK 

2016   UK Young Artists National Festival, Derby Market Hall, Derby, UK 

2016   SVA Summer Residency Open Studios, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, USA

2016   Heart of the Matter, The GAP Arts Project, Birmingham, UK

2016   Kaleidoscope, ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2015   Artology, Fort Vredeburg Museum Yogyakarta

2015   Pameran Siswa Kaleidoskop, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2014   Bermain Dalam Masa, Jogja National Museum Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2012   Art, Creativity, and Technologies, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Indonesia

2010   Jakarta Art Teacher and I, Elcana Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia



2023   PARADISE AIR, Matsudo, Japan

2020   PADA Studios residency, Barreiro, Portugal

2016   School of Visual Art, New York, USA


Publications and Related Experiences:

2023   Championing the Next Generation of Artists, Tatler Indonesia pp.101-104

2023   Evi Pangestu on Challenging Conventions, interview with Prestige Indonesia November Issue

2022   Art & Market Fresh Faces, October Spotlight

2022   Prestige Indonesia 40 Under 40

2021   Finalist of UOB Painting of the Year

2021   Speaker at Horasis Asia Meeting 2021

2021   Art on a Postcard for International Women’s Day

2021   Jakarta Post: ‘Influx: Inauguration’ show marks birth of new creative space

2020   Online interview with Where’s The Frame

2020   Arisan Karya first edition, Museum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia

2019   Selected artist on Friend of the Artist Volume 10

2019   Teaching Placement, Reading University, UK

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