Dona Prawita Arissuta

Dona Prawita is currently finishing his master’s degree at Sanata Dharma University specialising in the discourse of religion and culture. She gained her art education at Indonesian Institution of Art (ISI) Yogyakarta. Dona has not only been interested in ceramics as a language of expressions, but she has also been making some paintings and installations. In most of her artworks, she combined her sculptures with paintings creating installations, which can be seen from her participation in some art exhibitions so that her works can be read in a broader context. Dona Prawita’s artworks are usually figurative sculptures showing figures like humans and animals in bright colours. It is evident in her ceramics or paintings. Her artworks often talk about daily problems consisting of issues related to social, moral, spiritual, relations between humans and with their environment. She tries to deliver her criticisms of such issues through the figures that look imperfect in a fantasy world, sometimes she represents humans with animal heads or look like animals. Although her artworks no longer show the attachment with developing traditions in ceramics art, her works can still be categorised as figurative ceramics. One interesting thing is how she uses ceramic objects in her paintings showing that there is no strict media hierarchy in the practice of fine art in Indonesia. This condition enables the ceramics artists to freely exist together with other artists in various configurations of exhibitions using different media.

Works


Animal of anti-animalism : stoneware,wood,acrylic, 2009
24 Pieces Patung srigala dan baby
2 Meja kayu
24 kursi kayu
2 tangga kayu

Artist Statement:

“Saya banyak bekerja dengan media keramik walau terkadang melukis di
kanvas, bereskprimentasi membuat boneka kain. Keramik bagi saya sangat
special,unik. Keramik adalah sebuah proses berkarya yang
panjang,rumit, dan penuh dengan resiko (resiko besar). Arti keramik
sendiri adalah elemen-elemen kehidupan: tanah,air,udara, dan api yang
semuanya sangat menentukan bentuk sebuah karya keramik.
Dunia keramik adalah ranah perjuangan saya . Setiap saat saya dihantui
oleh pertanyaan, bagaimana saya terus bisa berkarya dengan media
keramik? Berkarya dengan media keramik bisa dikatakan “berdarah-darah”
( tanpa sarkasme). Saya selalu berharap kalau suatu saat seni keramik
dapat disejajarkan dengan seni murni: lukis dan patung.
Tema dan bentuk karya saya adalah cerita-cerita
keseharian;barang-barang berserakan yang mungkin (bagi banyak orang)
tidak berarti tetapi bagi saya sangat menarik untuk sebuah karya,
seperti kue-kue tradisional, orang merokok, dan kaktus (untuk menyebut
beberapa contoh saja)”

Biodata


Pendidikan
1998- 2005 S1 Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta Fakultas Seni Rupa
2006 -… S2 Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta Ilmu Religi dan Budaya

Pameran yang diikuti
Tahun 2000
Gelar Karya Perempuan Isi di Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta
Tahun 2001
Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta (FKY) XIII di Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta
Laporan Art dari Yogya, di Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta
“Her Story” Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta
Pameran Nokia Art Award 2001 Galeri Nasional dari Tim, Jakarta
Pameran “On Woman” di Mon Decor Jakarta
Tahun 2002
Pameran Narasi Intimasi (bertiga) di Mon Decor, Jakarta
Pameran “Dies Natalis Sasenitala” di Galerai ISI Yogyakarta
“Age Hibition”(Karya Perupa Muda Usia) Edwin Galeri Jakarta.
Tahun 2003
Pameran bersama “Dolanan boneka” di Studio Tanah Liat Yogyakarta
“Replay” FKY XV, Gedung Societet, Yogyakarta

– Tahun 2004
Pameran Seni Rupa BARCODE FKY XVI, Gedung Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Object hood Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Gedung Societet, Yogyakarta
5 sehat lima sempurna “pameran bersama, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta,
Exhibition of Young Art ceramic Galeri Nasional, Jakarta
Exhibition of Jogyakarta Women: Considering the World of Woman, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta

– Tahun 2005
Pameran Spirit of Play (berempat) Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta
Ceramic Art Exhibiton “My Passion” (berdua), Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
“Calibrating Room” Antena Project, Kalasan Yogyakarta
“My Favorite Paintings And Sculpture” Art Forum, Singapura
“Malo” Pameran Celengan Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
Pameran Lukisan Koleksi Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta , Tanda Mata V
“Ayu Ngguyu” pameran ulang tahun Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta.
“Pra Bali Biennal 2005” musium Afandi Yogyakarta
Pameran Lukisan “my life without me” Gracia Art Gallery Surabaya
Summit event Bali Bienalle 2005, Toni Raka Galeri, Bali
Anthology, Galeri Mon Decor, Jakarta, 2005.
Pameran seni Visual kontemporer Indonesia, Biennale Jogja VIII 2005

– Tahun 2006
Behind the realism V-art gallery Yogyakarta
Biennal Jakarta 2006 “Beyond”
Wedding Art and Tobacco, Magelang
The young contemporer artist, Art Forum Singapura
“Mysterious Dolls, Old Prints” Erasmus Huis Jakarta
paramitra 2006, INDONESIAN TRAFFIC, Galeri Mon Decor Jakarta

-Tahun 2007
In Tribute to Young Artist, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta
Shout Out, FKY XIX, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
“Ayo Bung !” 100 Tahun Affandi, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta
Portofolio (1th Universarry) Yogya Gallery, Yogyakarta
Pameran “Tanda Mata VI” Kolekasi Bentara Budaya,Yogyakarta
Yogya Bienalle IX, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

-Tahun 2008
“Untukmu Wanita Indonesia”, Pameran Fundrising bersama Yayasan Kanker Indonesia di Gedung Arsip Nasional, Jakarta
“ Woman: Not Fade Away” Pameran bersama Jenny Lee, V-Art Gallery Yogyakarta
“Survey” Edwin Gallery, Jakarta
“Its Fun(d)”, Pamerana Bersama KATALIS FORUM, Gallery Biasa, Yogyakarta
“MANIFESTO”, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta
Pameran Loro Blonyo, Wedding Art, Magelang
“Arafura Craft Exchange: Trajectory Memories Tradition and Modernity in Ceramic”, Museum Art and Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), Darwin, Australia
Pameran “The Shoes of Salvation”, Heart Gallery Bali
Pameran “Kere Munggah Bale” Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
Pameran “PLAY WITH 3D OBJECT” Katalis Forum, Jogja National Museum
Spirit of Souls, Pembukaan Galerry Ars Longa, Yogyakarta
Mengenang Driyakara, Lustrum Dies Natalies Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta
Pameran HIGHLIGHT : Dari Media ke Transmedia, Jogyakarta National Museum
Tahun 2009

Pameran REFORM,Jogja National Meseum, Yogyakarta
Art A Lamonde, D- Gallery, Jakarta
Pameran “Anarko Body”,Ohouse Gallery, Jakarta
Pameran “oemar bakri” Jogja gallery Yogyakarta
Pameran “Polycromatic” ulan tahun V-Art Gallery, Bentara budaya Yogyakarta
Pameran “wong Jawa ilang Jawane” Balai Soedjatmoko, Bentara Budaya Solo.
Pameran “Rai Ghedek” Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
Pameran Pembukaan D’Peak Gallery, Jakarta
Pameran Petruk Nagih Janji, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta
Pameran “My Body”, Andi Gallery, Jakarta
Pameran “Traversing”, Bieanalle Sastra Salihara, Jakarta

Penghargaan : 2001 Finalis Nokia Art Award