Fendry Ekel Studio – Fendry Ekel
Jl. Minggiran No.36, RT. 55 / RW. 15, Suryodiningratan, Mantrijeron, Yogyakarta.
Fendry Ekel (Jakarta, Indonesia) was professionally trained at the Gerrit T. Rietveld Academy, the esteemed Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cittadellarte, Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy. As an outcome of his solo exhibition in HVCCA in New York he was invited to participate in the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York in 2011. Ekel has been dubbed a 'pictor doctus', who critically investigates the power of art, figuration and representation by appropriating images from our collective memory. His multi-layered, monumental paintings, created after existing photographic pictures, explore the relation between 'man and memory'. Fendry Ekel has exhibited his work internationally and has had reoccurring solo shows in Amsterdam, Jakarta, Milan, Valencia, Mexico City, and New York. Ekel lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Berlin, Germany.
Fendry Ekel Studio is located in a building on Jalan Minggiran in the southern part of the city of Yogyakarta. Born in Jakarta, artist Fendry Ekel moved to the Netherlands in his teens, and is currently based in Yogyakarta and Berlin. Due to life experiences living in different continents and his interest in different cultures, he values mobility in his artistic practice. To Ekel, the studio is like a traveler’s shelter and, as a consequence, he frequently relocates his painting studio. He focusses on the formal and pragmatic character of the artist's studio.