Made Wiradana

Born in Denpasar, 27 October 1968

  • Education
  • 1995Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta (Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogykarta)

He is a member of, and in 2000 to 2002 served as head of, The Sanggar Dewata Indonesia Organisation of modern artists. In 2003 he held a solo exhibition at Gallery Mon Decor in Jakarta. He still lives and works in Denpasar.

Since 2000, Wiradana has shifted public attention towards exposing modern issues in his works. He soon penetrated into post – modernism, which led to his controversial “Wiradana’s end of 2001 declaration”. In this, he attempted to confront the problem of rejecting western aesthetics. This included refusing rational ideas about light, the use of media, and other visual aspects. He made a parody of western art and offered other meanings to long upheld conventions.