Black Goat Studios-Entang Wiharso
Ds. Carikan RT. 03 / RW. 01, Tamanmartani, Kalasan, Sleman, Yogyakarta
Black Goat Studios was established in 1993 by artist Entang Wiharso as his workspace and now has facilities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Rhode Island, USA. Early in his career, Wiharso realized that his studio practice could accommodate a wider range of activities and participants and developed it into an office, educational facility, library, laboratory and place for collaboration. The name Black Goat Studios was adopted in 2009 to reflect developments in the artist's multi-disciplinary creative practice, career and community projects.
In 2000 Wiharso and his wife Christine Cocca founded Antena Projects (AP), a project-based arts organization under the umbrella of Black Goat Studios. Located within Black Goat Studios’ facilities in Indonesia, AP offers national and international residencies for artists, curators, conservators and writers, organizes arts events and offers workshops for kindergarten, elementary and college students. Antena Projects' activities are intended to contribute to heterogeneous art practices and provide opportunities for a diverse community of artists
Entang Wiharso (b. 1967, Tegal, Java) studied painting, graduating from the Indonesian Institute of Arts in Yogyakarta. Wiharso has a multi-disciplinary practice and is known for his dramatic visual language and unique images of contemporary life. From universal issues of power, loss and love to broader categories of ideology, philosophy and identity, Wiharso’s work is layered with social, political and sexual critique, revealing a complex picture of the human condition. Wiharso is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Pollock-Krasner grant, a Copeland Fellowship at Amherst College, and residencies at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, NY as well as at STPI, Singapore. He has had solo exhibitions in Asia, Europe and the US at Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore (2015); Bernier/Eliades, Athens, Greece (2015); Marc Straus, New York, NY (2015); ARNDT, Berlin and Singapore (2014 & 2012); and Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta (2010 & 2001). Wiharso has also been included in such major group shows as Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas (2016) at Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Love: The First of the 7 Virtues (2015) at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York; Open Sea (2015) at Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France; Prospect.3: Notes for Now (2014-15) in New Orleans, LA; 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and 51st Venice Biennales (2005); All You Need Is Love (2013) at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; and Prague Biennale 6 (2013), among others. Entang Wiharso lives and works in Rhode Island, United States and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.