PRIMAE NOCTIS
PRIMAE NOCTIS
Farhan  Siki

Farhan Siki

born in 1971 in Lamongan (Indonesia)

"I’m interested in creating juxtapositions between seemingly opposite concepts and images, showing that in the end they might not come from radically different places." FS

The Indonesian street artist Farhan Siki reflects about the Pop Culture of the 21st Century, exploring textual elements, collecting logos, brands, and symbols of mass culture, in order to prepare them on canvas, charging them with hyperbolic attributes and parody. The urban experience and the ever-increasing consumerist culture we encounter in our daily life, in his artworks crashed in a loud splash of color, satirizing (from the inside) the contemporary art system that became, for certain artists, a star system.

Born in 1971 in Lamongan (East Java), he studied Painting at Studio Seni Rupa UKM Kesenian, a Student Art Organization, before graduating from the Historiography Department of the Faculty of Cultural Science of Jember State University (East Java). Farhan Siki has won the 2010 International Painting Competition “Jakarta Art Award" and has been one of the five winners of Indonesian “ITC Wall Painting Competition”. 

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2016
Trace, Banca Generali, Milan, IT

2015
Allegory, Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano, CH

2013
Iconology, Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano, CH 

2012
Farhan Siki Solo Show, Asia One, Art Hong Kong 2012, HK

2011 
Implosion: imperfect signs, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, IT

2010 
294cans/9999brands/@ll items!, Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, ID

2008 
Breaking the Wall, Koong Gallery, Jakarta, ID

2007 
Urban Ruptures, Biasa Art Space, Bali, ID

2003 
Animalscriba,Via Via Café, Yogyakarta, ID

2002
The Yellow Project, Gramedia-Merdeka,  Bandung, ID

2001
Mural for Yu Ring, Public Gallery of Apotik Komik, Yogyakarta, ID

2000
Trash Story”, Waste Bins Comic Project, Jakarta, ID

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2015
Rayuan:1 100 Years of Basoeki Abdullah, National Museum, Jakarta, ID

Pulsar 2015: Encontro de Arte, Cultura e Sustentabilidade, Minas Gerais, BR

2014
Neo Iconoclasts, Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, ID
Punk Milk’s Autograff, The Epsy Hotel St Kilda, Melbourne, AU

2013 
Crossing Contemporary Cultures, MiFA, Melbourne, AU

2012
Legends of Jogja, Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano, CH

2011
Indonesian Eye: Fantasies and realities, Saatchi Gallery, London, GB 
Sin City, National Gallery, Jakarta, ID
Motion and Reflection, Indonesia Art Motoring I, National Gallery, Jakarta, ID
The Alleys of a City Named Jogya, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, IT

2010 
Reflection of Megacities, jakarta Art Awad, North Space PSA, Jakarta, ID
BMW Art and Sustainability, Nazaart Art Jakarta, Pacific Place, Jakarta, ID
Manifesto: Percakapan Masa, National Gallery, Jakarta, ID

2009 
Biennale Jogjia X, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, ID 
Common Sense, National Gallery, Jakarta, ID
Menilik Akar, Nusantara Visual Art Exhibition, National Gallery, Jakarta, ID

Farhan  Siki - Untitled

Untitled

2019
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Farhan Siki - Untitled
2019 - Spray paint on canvas - 178,5 × 197 × 4 cm
Farhan  Siki - 3x2 on Kruger

3x2 on Kruger

2018
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Farhan Siki - 3x2 on Kruger
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - 115 × 115 cm
Farhan  Siki - Market review on School of Athens

Market review on School of Athens

2018
Farhan Siki - Market review on School of Athens
2018 - Spray paint on canvas
Farhan  Siki - R. Mutt Dirty

R. Mutt Dirty

2018
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Farhan Siki - R. Mutt Dirty
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - 115 × 115 cm
Farhan  Siki - Splashing Marylin No.2

Splashing Marylin No.2

2018
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Farhan Siki - Splashing Marylin No.2
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - 86,5 × 76,5 cm
Farhan  Siki - The Blue Constable

The Blue Constable

2018
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Farhan Siki - The Blue Constable
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - 180 × 200 cm
Farhan  Siki - The Spring Constable

The Spring Constable

2018
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Farhan Siki - The Spring Constable
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - 145 × 200 cm
Farhan  Siki - Untitled crowd

Untitled crowd

2018
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Farhan Siki - Untitled crowd
2018 - Spray paint on canvas - 115 × 115 cm
Farhan  Siki - A & E Now #3

A & E Now #3

2015
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Farhan Siki - A & E Now #3
2015 - spraypaint on canvas - 170 x 145 cm
Farhan  Siki - False Bauhaus

False Bauhaus

2014
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Farhan Siki - False Bauhaus
2014 - Spraypaint on canvas - 140 x 140 cm