Aditya Novali (b. 1978) is an artist based in Solo, Indonesia. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia in 2002 and an IM Master of Conceptual Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands in 2008. Novali works with a variety of materials, often first conceiving an idea and then finding the right medium to transcribe his vision. His background in architecture influences his sensitivity to structure, space, and knowledge of construction—key elements of his approach and aesthetic. Addressing themes such as boundaries, identities, materialism, and urban life, Novali’s work interacts with the viewer and transforms with each viewing.
Novali’s work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions all over the world, including in Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, and Lebanon. Some of his previous exhibitions include Imaginary Synonym (2016), Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan; Aku Diponegoro (2015), National Gallery of Indonesia, Indonesia; Shout! Indonesian Contemporary Art (2014), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO), Italy; Dojima River Biennale (2013) in Osaka; South East Asia (SEA) + Triennale (2013), National Gallery of Indonesia, Indonesia; Of Human Scale and Beyond: Experience and Transcendence (2012), Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong. A Finalist in the 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Novali was also awarded Best Artwork in the Bandung Contemporary Art Awards (BaCAA) in the same year. He was most recently nominated for Best Emerging Artist Using Installation at the 2016 Prudential Eye Awards in Singapore and had his work featured in a solo presentation titled Caprice in the Discoveries Section of Art Basel Hong Kong 2017.
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