I Made Wiradana
Born in 1968, in the capital city of Bali, I Made Wiradana, who currently still lives and works in Denpasar, attended the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at the Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta (Indonesian Institute of the Arts) in 1995. He is a member of, and in 2000 to 2002 served as head of, The Sanggar Dewata Indonesia Organisation of contemporary artists.
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.
Besides having joined an array of group exhibitions he also held several successful solo exhibitions both in Indonesia, such as his solo exhibition in 1999, Yogyakarta and Gallery Mon Decor in Jakarta (2003) as well as internationally, in amongst others Belgium, India, China and Singapore. In 1996, 1998 and 2000 Wiradana was a Finalist of the Philip Morris awards.