Dr I Wayan ‘Kun’ Adnyan
Born in Bangli, Bali on April 4th, 1976, Kun is a contemporary artist who widely shows his works in his homegrown country, Indonesia as well as further afield in the US, Taiwan and Australia. He is a proud reciepient of several major art awards in Indonesia. In 2013, Kun joined the program of visiting artist / scholar and awarded the Visiting Scholar Award from Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, USA, US. Kun is also an Associate Professor at Faculty of Visual Art and Design of Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI Denpasar).
Master of Art Studies (MSn) from Post Graduate Program of Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta (2008). PhD in Art Studies from Doctoral Program of Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta (2015).
2019 Santarupa, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney Australia
2018 Inside of the Hero, Mizuiro Workshop Contemporary, Tainan, Taiwan.
2017 Candra Sangkala: Reinterpretation of Ancient reliefs Visual Codes in Contemporary Painting, Neka Art Museum, Ubud, Bali.
2017 Citra Yuga: Iconography of Relief Yeh Pulu, Bentara Budaya Jakarta.
2013 Poems From Lake Michigan, Gwen Frostic School of Fine Art Collage, Western Michigan University, US.
2011 Body Theater, Ganesha Gallery, Four Seasons Resort, Jimbaran, Bali.
2010 Tree of the Future, Mon Décor Gallery booth’s, at Bazaar Art Jakarta, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, Jakarta.
2009 Rare (Babies), MD Art Space, Jakarta.
2008 Hana Tan Hana, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta.
2008 Look! Who is Talking? TonyRaka Art Gallery, Ubud.
2008 New Totems for Mother, Gaya Art Space, Ubud.
2003: Kamasukha, Genta Gallery, Ubud, Bali.
Selected Group Exhibition
2018 Exhibition Yogya Art Annual #3, ‘Positioning’ at Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta. Exhibition ‘Brush Strokes Reflection’ at Latar, Menara BTPN-CBD Mega Kuningan, Jakarta.
2017 Exhibition “Change” at Puri Lukisan Museum, Ubud. Exhibition “Between Visual Beauty and Conceptual Strength” Grand Opening VIP Fine Art, Jakarta.
2016 Exhibition Indonesia-Taiwan Art Exchange at Licence Art Gallery and Mizuiro Workshop, Tainan, Taiwan.
2016 Exhibition “Poem of Colors” at Neka Art Museum. Exhibition ‘Rwa Bhineda’ at Bentara Budaya Denpasar, Bali.
2016 Exhibition finalists of UOB Painting of The Year 2016 at Ciputra Artpreneur Gallery, Jakarta.
2016 Exhibition in Andrew Art Gallery’s booth at Bazaar Art Jakarta, Pasific Place Jakarta.
2016 Biennale Jateng (Midle of Java Provance) “Kronotopos at Oudetrap Building, Semarang.
2016 Exhibition “Cartography of Painting” at Albert Art Gallery, Jakarta.
2015 Exhibition ‘Bali Art Intervention#1: Violent Bali’ at Tonyraka Art Gallery, Ubud.
2015 Exhibition ‘Art as Perspective’ at CLC Education, Denpasar. Exhibition together 17 Indonesian artists “Kepada Republik” at Pustakaloka, DPR RI, Jakarta.
2014 Exhibition for Finalists of UOB Painting of The Year 2014 at UOB Plaza, Jakarta.
2014 Exhibition ‘Ethnic Power’ at Art and Cultural Center (Taman Budaya), Denpasar.
2013 Exhibiton “Trans Avant Garde” at AJBS Gallery, Surabaya.
2013 Exhibition Indonesian lectures in fine art “Melihat-Dilihat” at National Gallery, Jakarta.
2013 Exhibition “Homo Ludens #4th presented by Emitan Gallery at Bentara Budaya Bali.
2013 Exhibition Bali Art Fair 2013, presented by Bali Art Society (BAS) at TonyRaka Gallery, Ubud.
2012 Exhibition “Here We Ar(t)e, Here We Ar(t)e the Same” at Maha Art Studio, Denpasar.
2012 Exhibition “Homo Ludens #3th” at Emitan Gallery, Surabaya.
2012 Exhibition finalists of UOB Painting in the Year 2012 at UOB Plaza, Jakarta.
2012 Exhibition “Agitasi Garuda” at Yogya Gallery, Yogyakarta.
2012 Exhibition “Painting @Drawing” at Tonyraka Art Gallery, Ubud.
2012 Exhibition “Archive-Reclaim” at National Gallery, Jakarta.
2012 Exhibition at Scope Art Basel, Switzerland, presented by Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam.
2011 Exhibition “Flight for Light: Indonesian Art and Religiosity” at Art-1 (Mondecor New Museum), Jakarta.
2011 Exhibition “Sein of Indonesia 1st” at Kwanhoon Gallery Seoul, South Korea.
2011 Exhibition “Star Wars” at AJBS Gallery Surabaya.
2011 Exhibition Nominee of UOB Buana Art Awards at UOB Buana Plaza, Jakarta.
2011 Exhibition Nusantara “Imaji Ornamen” at National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta.
2011 Exhibition “Bali Inspires” at Rudana Museum, Ubud.
2010 Exhibitions “2X” at Jakarta Art Distrik, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta.
2010 Jakarta Art Awards “Reflection of Megacities” at North Art Space Jakarta.
2010 Exhibition “Green Carnival: Public Art Project” Mall Art at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place.
2010 Exhibition “Soccer Fever” at Galeri Canna, Jakarta.
2010 Exhibition “Percakapan Massa” at National Gallery Of Indonesia, Jakarta.
2010 Exhibition “Coexistence” at Dimensi Art Gallery, Surabaya.
2010 Exhibition “Paramitra” at MD Art Space, Jakarta.
2010 Exhibition “Baby Talks” at Phillo Art Space, Jakarta.
2009 Exhibitions “Janus” at T-Art Space, Ubud, Bali. “Art(i)culation” at Hanna Art Space, Ubud, Bali.
2009 Instalation “Festival Bambu” at Bentara Budaya Bali. “ExpoSign” ISI Yogyakarta at Yogyakarta Expo Center.
2009 Indonesia Arts Festival “Exploring Root of Identity” at Galeri Cipta II Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta.
2009 Exhibition “Harmony” at Soobin Art Int’l S.Bin Art Plus, Singapore.
2009 Bazaar Art Jakarta, at The Ritz-Carlton, Pacific Place Jakarta.
2009 Exhibition “Rai Gedheg” at Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, dan Orasis Gallery Surabaya.
2009 Exhibition “Guru Oemar Bakrie” at Yogya Gallery, Yogyakarta. Exhibition “Vox Populi” at Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta.
2009 Exhibition “Bali Contemporary Arts Maping” at Sika Gallery, Ubud.
2009 Exhibition “Vox Populi” at Bentara Budaya Jakarta.
2008 Exhibitions “Aku yang Bebas” at Darga Art Gallery, Sanur.
2008 Exhibition “Family Life” at Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta. Exhibition “Contemporary Heroes” at Tujuh Bintang Art Space, Yogyakarta.
2008 Exhibition “Vision of East Asian 2008” at Zhengzhou, China.
2008 Exhibition Jakarta Art Awards at Galeri Seni Ancol, Jakarta.
2008 Exhibition “Art After Artday” at Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta.
2008 Exhibition “Ini Baru Ini” at Vivi Yip Art Room, Jakarta.
2008 Exhibition “Freedom” Mon Decor Painting Festival at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, and National Gallery of Indonesia Jakarta.
2008 Exhibition “Super Ego” at Galeri Ego, Jakarta.
2008 Exhibition ‘’Manifesto’’ at National Galeri of Indonesia, Jakarta.
2008 Exhibition ‘’Bali Art Now: Hibridity’’ at Yogya Gallery, Yogyakarta,
2008 Exhibition ‘’Ahimsa’’ at Bentara Budaya Jakarta. Exhibition ‘’69 Seksi Nian’’ at Yogya Gallery, Yogyakarta.
2008 Exhibition ‘’Silence Celebration’’ at Tony Raka Art Gallery, Bali. Exhibition ‘’Think+Thing=Everything’’ at Gracia Art Gallery, Surabaya.
2007 Biennale Yogya ‘’Neo Nation’’ at Sangkring Art Space Yogyakarta.
2007 Sanur Art Festival ‘’A(R)tmosphere’’ at Danes Art Veranda, Denpasar.
2007 Exhibition ‘’i Bumi’’ in conjunction to the UN Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) at Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), Bali.
2007 Exhibition ‘’Love Letters’ at Tony Raka Art Gallery, Ubud.
2007 Exhibition ‘’A Beautiful Death’’ at Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Orasis Gallery, Surabaya and Darga Gallery Sanur, Bali.
2006 Exhibition (Fine Art lecturers of ISI Denpasar) ‘’Decontruction and Repetition’’ at The Public Library of Malang City, East Java.
2006 Exhibition ‘’Young Arrows’’ at Yogya Gallery, Yogyakarta.
2006 Exhibition “Kompas Short Story Illustration” at Bentara Budaya Jakarta.
2006 Exhibition (Fine Art lecturers of ISI Denpasar) at Museum Neka, Ubud.
2006 Exhibition ‘’Erotic’’ at Tony Raka Gallery, Ubud.
2006 Exhibition “ReconsCulture” at Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Ubud.
2006 Exhibition “Visual of Word’’ at Darga Gallery, Sanur.
2005 Tour de Java ‘’Skill for Power’’ at V Gallery Jakarta and Dalem Hamur Sava Gallery Yogyakarta, Malang, and Surabaya.
2005Exhibition ‘’Power of Mind’’ at Orasis Gallery, Surabaya. Exhibition “Kompas Short Story Illustration” at Bentara Budaya Jakarta.
2004 Exhibition ‘’Dasa Muka’’ commemorating 4th years of Bali Coruption Watch at Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Ubud.
2004 Exhibition (Fine Art lecturers of ISI Denpasar) at Puri Art Gallery, Malang and Museum Widayat Magelang.
2004 Exhibition ‘’Bali Temptation’’ at Galeri Langgeng Magelang and V Gallery Jakarta.
2003 Exhibition Young Artist Solidarity (Solidaritas Seniman Muda Bali) ‘’Lelakut’’ at the rice fields of Peguyangan, Denpasar.
2003 Exhibition Young Artist Solidarity (Solidaritas Seniman Muda Bali) ‘’Renungan Merah Putih’’ at Taman Makam Pahlawan Margarana, Bali.
2002 Exhibition ‘’Ruwat Sarira’’ Sanggar Jarak Bang at Rumah Sakit Jiwa (Mental Medical) Bangli.
2001 Installation exhibition ‘’SHUL’’ at Galeri Sembilan, Ubud.
2001 Group exhibition ‘’Bali Kontemporer’’ at Bentara Budaya, Jakarta.
2001 Fundraising exhibition ‘’Sesari’’ at Gedung Titik Dua, Denpasar, in affiliation with Harian Umum Nusa (newspaper).
2001 Final under graduate exam exhibition at STSI Denpasar.
2000 Exhibition ‘’Demokrasi dalam Ekspresi Rupa’’ Kamasra at the House of Representatives Denpasar.
2000 Exhibition for the 33rd Anniversary of Higher School of Arts (Indonesia Institute of The Arts), Denpasar.
2000 Exhibition ‘’Mother Earth Expression” with Sudamala Kamasra Group at Kuta Paradiso Hotel, Kuta.
2000 Exhibition ‘’Art Reflection II’’ at Darga Gallery, Sanur.
1999 Exhibition with Divya Pradana Bhakti at Gedung Pusat Studi Antar Budaya dan Agama, Nusa Dua, Bali.
1999 The Philip Morris Art Awards nominee exhibition at Galeri Nasional Jakarta.
1999 Peksiminas V exhibition in Surabaya.
1998 Kamasra 5th Anniversary exhibition at Sahadewa Gallery, Ubud.
1997 Watercolor exhibition at Art Center Denpasar.
2016 Finalist of UOB Painting of The Year Competition Awards, Jakarta
2016 Best Lecturer recognition from Rector of Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Denpasar.
2014 Finalist of UOB Painting of The Year Competition Awards, Jakarta.
2013 Visiting Art Scholar Awards from Faculty of Fine Art (Gwen Frostic School of Fine Art Collage), Western Michigan University, US.
2011 Finalist of The UOB Buana Art Awards, Jakarta.
2010 Jakarta Art Awards Nominee.
2008 Best Graduate with cumlaude recognition from Magister Programm of ISI Yogyakarta.
2008 Jakarta Art Awards Nominee.
2007 Widya Pataka Award (in the field of fine art critique) from Bali Province Government.
2002 Best Graduate with cum laude recognition from STSI Denpasar.
1999 Philip Morris Indonesian Art Awards Nominee.
1998 Kamasra Price for Best Painting.
1996 First Prize Teenage Painting Competition by Parpostel IX Denpasar.
Selected Artwork Publication
Adnyana, I Wayan. (2017), Ikonografi Kepahlawanan Relief Yeh Pulu (A Text Book), Buku Arti, Denpasar.
Arcana, Putu Fajar. (2017), “Visual Art Today and Archaic Reflection”, Citra Yuga: Wayan Kun Adnyana’s Solo Exhibition, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta.
Burhan, Agus., Jean Couteau, Agus Dermawan T, Eddy Soetriyono, etc. (2010), Modern Indonesian Art (From Raden Saleh to The Present Day) second revised edition, Koes Art Books, Denpasar.
Burhan, Agus., Jean Couteau, Agus Dermawan T, Eddy Soetriyono, etc. (2013), Selected Works of Ninety-Nine Artists Who Depicted Indonesia, Koes Art Book, Denpasar.
Couteau, Jean. (2008), Look! Who is Talking? (The Catalogue of Wayan Kun Adnyana’s Solo Exhibition), TonyRaka Art Gallery, Ubud.
Djatiprambudi, Djuli., Muhammad Rahman Athian. (2016) Kronotopos (Biennale Jateng’s Catalogue), Arts Directorate of Directorate General of Culture, Education and Cultural Ministry of Indonesia, Jakarta.
Dwikora, I Putu. (2008), New Totem For Mother (The Catalogue of Wayan Kun Adnyana’s Solo Exhibition), Gaya Art Space, Ubud.
Effendy, Rifky. (2010), Tree of the Future (The Catalogue of Wayan Kun Adnyana’s Solo Exhibition), MonDecor Art Gallery, Jakarta.
Hardiman. (2009), Rare (Babies) (The Catalogue of Wayan Kun Adnyana’s Solo Exhibition), MD Art Space, Jakarta.
Zaelani, Rizki A., Jim Supangkat, Kuss Indarto, Farah Wardani. (2008), Manifesto: Pameran Besar Seni Rupa Indonesia, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta.
Wisatsana, Warih., et.al. (2017), “Candra Sangkala: Cross-Period Art”, Candra Sangkala: Wayan ‘Kun’ Adnyana’s Solo Exhibition at Neka Art Museum, Ubud, Buku Arti, Denpasar.
Kun wrote articles for variety of art and culture issues in national media, such as Kompas, Tempo, Media Indonesia, Suara Merdeka, Jawa Post-Radar Bali and Bali Post. He did a research on the data of Balinese painting in the 1930s in several cities in the Netherlands, such as Leiden, Harlem, and Amsterdam (2015). Kun also becomes the curator of art exhibitions for many galleries, such as the National Gallery in Jakarta, Art 1 (Mondecor) Gallery, Tonyraka Art Gallery, Gajah Art Gallery (Singapore), Sudakara Art Space, Syang Art Gallery, Kendra Art Space, etc. Since 2016 He has been assigned to the editor of the national journal of Arts & Culture, Mudra ISI Denpasar.
He won Research, Creative and Desimination Arts Program from Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Republic of Indonesia (2017 and 2018); Doctoral Dissertation research grant from the Ministry of National Education (2014), and research grants of P3SWOT, International Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of National Education (2007). Writing books: “Pita Prada: The Golden Creativity” together with Agus Darmawan T and Jean Couteau (2009), ‘Gigih Wiyono”: Diva Sri Migrasi with M. Dwi Marianto (2008), and Nalar Rupa Perupa (2007).