Nadya Savitri

Nadya Savitri has participated in several important art exhibitions in Indonesia. Some of them are CP Biennale: Interpellation in 2003 and Jakarta Biennale, Beyond: The Limits and Its Challenge in 2006. She finished her study in 2004 at the Faculty of Fine Art and Design ITB, majoring in ceramics craft and gained her master’s degree in 2006. In the same year, Nadya continued her study to Japan until 2009 at Tokyo University of The Arts. Her study experience at the ceramics craft studio enables her to broaden her knowledge and enhance her techniques in ceramics, specifically in using porcelain. She really loves this type of clay because of its character that seems cold, fragile, and translucent. For the last five years, Nadya has mainly been using slip casting techniques in producing objects easily found in the day to day life. By using this technique, she is able to create imitations of objects with the same shape and form. To her, this process is an act of engraving a memory on an object to freeze the time of the object. At the end, the ceramic objects produced are a memory of an object. Looks like an object we are familiar with, but different. It is to refresh the memory and history of objects.
In this modern world, human beings construct themselves from things they buy. These objects offer the ideal picture of modern people by how the object is represented through media. By buying these things, they believe that they can get the ideal picture. What happens in the capitalism society, humans are forced to consume more and more. By doing so, they feel that they have gained self-respect, security, and happiness even though it is just an illusion.

Work


Beauty Necessities (the collector)
2009
Porcelain, Plexiglas, stainless wood base.
The highest piece: approx. height 11 cm, diameter 5 cm.

Artist statement

As an artist, I am interested in objects that we use in daily live. With mold making and casting technique, I am able to make imitation of objects, with same shape and form. For me this process is an act of casting a memory of an object, to freeze the time of an object. In the end, the final piece is a remembrance of things. It’s look like objects that we know, but it’s different. It evokes memories of things, the history behind things.

In modern time people construct their self-image from objects they bought. These object offer ideal image of modern people through how object are being represented in the media. By buying and using these objects they believe that they could achieve these ideal image. What happen next in capitalist society, people are encouraged to consume more and more. By doing this, people feel that they have self-esteem, security and happiness. Even if it is just an illusion.

Biodata

Born December 1981, Jakarta Indonesia

EDUCATION
2007 – 2009
Tokyo University of The Arts, majoring in Ceramic Craft (MFA).

October 2008 – April 2009
Research student at Tokyo University of The Arts, majoring in Ceramic Craft.

2006 – 2008
Faculty of Visual Art and Design, Visual art department, Institut Teknologi Bandung, majorin
in Visual Art (master degree).

2004 – 1999
Faculty of Fine Art and Design, Design department, Institut Teknologi Bandung, majoring in Ceramic Craft (bachelor degree).

GROUP EXHIBITION
2003
“CP Biennale: Interpellation”, National gallery, Jakarta.

2004
“Exhibition of Female Artworks”, Soemardja gallery, Bandung.

“I Am Making Art Project: Recovery of The Submerged Knowledge”, Rumah proses, Bandung.

“Young Indonesian Ceramic Artist”, National gallery, Jakarta.

2005
“My Bloody Valentine”, By The Way Space, Bandung.

2006
“Jakarta Biennale, Beyond: The Limits and Its Challenge; Identity, Cipta gallery, Jakarta.

2007
“M1 Projects: Shinmatsudo Gyouten Geijutsu, a part of Toride Art project 2007, Matsudo central park, Chiba prefecture.

2008
“Tokyo University of The Arts, Ceramic Craft Studio Exhibition, Art hall, Tennozu central tower, Tokyo, Japan.

“The Romance of Three Kingdom : 2008 China, Japan and South Korea New Century Pottery Art Exhibition”, China.

2009
“The Third Annual Alien Exhibition: Foreign Artist Making Work in Japan”, Tokyo University of The Arts Union gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

“Short Circuit: The Book and The Guts”, Asumu gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

“The 57th Tokyo University of The Arts Graduation Works Exhibition”, The University Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

“Contemporary Archeology: Group Exhibition of 15 Young Sculptors from Bandung”, SIGIarts gallery, Jakarta.

WORKSHOP
2001
Glass blowing workshop with Yoshihiko Takahashi and Manuel Castro, Fabriek gallery, Bandung.

2004
Ceramic workshop with British designer maker Jhan Stanley, Ceramic Art studio, Fine Art department, Faculty of Fine and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung.

2005
Ceramic design workshop with British designer maker Jhan Stanley, Ceramic Art studio, Fine Art department, Faculty of Fine and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung.

PRESS
“Welcome to the Art-chipelago”, Jakarta Kini and Java Kini, September edition, 2003.
“Sekilas Perkembangan Infrastruktur Seni Rupa di Indonesia”, Visual Arts, April/May edition 2005.
“Tak (Sekadar) Main-main”, Koran Tempo, Monday, 5 June 2006.
“Around The World, Jakarta Biennale”, Bijutsu Techo, Vol.58, No.885, August edition, 2006.