Have Nice Works Studio – Eddi Prabandono
Jl. Palagan Tentara Pelajar, Ds. Wonorejo RT. 03 / RW. 08, Yogyakarta
Have Nice Works Studio was founded in 2004 by the married couple, artists Eddi Prabandono and Nana Miyagi. Eddi Prabandono is an Indonesian artist creating three-dimensional works; likewise Nana Miyagi is a 3D textile artist from Japan whose work is characterized by the intense use of kapok yarn (Ceibapentandra). This yarn, produced by Miyagi at the studio, comes from the kapok fruit which thrives in her studio garden and in her neighbor's yards in the surrounding community.
Beside its purpose as a workspace, Have Nice Works Studio is also used by the Wonorejo village community for activities such as gatherings, study groups and as a place for local children to play. In 2006 the studio hosted a workshop on Japanese woodcut, or Okiyo-E, together with several agencies in Yogyakarta as well as the Japan Foundation, Jakarta and ARTQUEST, Tokyo, Japan. The results of the workshop were exhibited at Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta and at the Japan Foundation, Jakarta. In 2013, Indonesian-born, Finland-based artist Dwi Setianto lived and worked in the studio for a month. Following in 2014, Japanese artist Tomo Matsuoka also lived and worked at the studio for two months. Have Nice Works Studio is located in the northern region of Yogyakarta.
Eddi Prabandono (1964, Pati, Indonesia) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta. He is an artist who involves design, planning, and construction in creating his large-scale pieces. This way of working was born from a critical contemplation. Prabandono feels that the emergence of new media in the current development of the art world does not lead to the discovery of new languages of expression. As such, he feels as though the works, which depart from conventional media of expression, are [perpetually deemed as] experimental. Prabandono, who tends to have little need of conventional languages of expression, feels it is important to discover a [suitable] language for his expressions. He has participated in numerous residency programs in various countries such as Japan, the USA, Thailand, Taiwan, and Korea as well as in exhibitions in Indonesia and abroad. His recent exhibition Frontiers Reimagined, Museo di Palazzo Grimani was an Official Collateral Event, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. Prabandono lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and in Okinawa, Japan.