Nurdian Ichsan was born in Bandung, 1971. He studied ceramics at Bandung Institute of Technology, where he completed both his undergraduate (1997) and postgraduate (2002) studies. Currently, he is studying at the Graduate School of Arts, Departments of Arts and Crafts, Faculty of Arts, Kurashiki University of Science and The Arts, Okayama, Japan. Creating mostly sculptural ceramic works, he has participated in many exhibitions in Indonesia, Australia and various Asian and European countries including “Urban/Culture” CP Biennale, Jakarta (2005); Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale (2009); and international ceramics art exhibition at Faenza’s Ceramic Museum, Italy (2011). In 2008, he received a grant from the Japan Foundation for a residency at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. He has also collaborated with many leading artists including John Teschendorff and Yoshihiko Takahashi. In 2009, he presented his first two solo exhibitions: “(di)stance” at SIGIarts Gallery, Jakarta; and “Nowhere Man” at the Japan Foundation, Jakarta.
Selected Art Activities and Group Exhibitions:
2011– International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art. International Museum of Ceramic, Faenza, Italy
2011– “The Equator” Biennale Jogja XI. Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2010– “ Contemporaneity”. Indonesian Art Award. Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2010– “Recent Art from Indonesia”. Group exhibition. S Bin Art Plus, Singapore
2009– “(di)stance”. Solo show. SIGIarts Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2009– “Nowhere Man”. Solo show. The Japan Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
2009– “New Friends, Art and Adventure: A Ceramic Art Exhibition”. Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2009– “In Between”. 1st Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale, North Art Space, Jakarta,Indonesia
2008– “Manifesto”. Large-scale group exhibition. Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2007– “Where Have All Monkeys Gone?” World Environment Day 2007, the Philippines
2007– “International Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Asian Ceramic Network and Selsius”.
2005– ”Urban/Culture” CP Biennale. Museum Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2001– “Jejak Tanah dan Api”, 3000 years terracotta exhibition. National Museum, Jakarta,Indonesia
2001– “Traditionalle unz Zeitgenossiche Kunst aus Java”. Group exhibition. Postdam, Berlin,Germany