Boedi Widjaja (b. 1975, Solo City, Indonesia) lives and works in Singapore. Trained as an architect, he spent his young adulthood in graphic design, and turned to art only in his thirties. Widjaja’s childhood urban migration due to ethnic tensions, living apart from parents and rotating amongst stranger-families, informs his investigation into concerns regarding diaspora, hybridity, travel and isolation, often through an oblique, autobiographical gaze. The artistic outcomes are processual and conceptually-charged, ranging from drawings to installations and live art. His solo exhibitions include: Black—Hut (2016), Singapore Biennale Affiliate Project, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore; Path. 6, Unpacking my Library 。书城 (2014), Jendela Visual Arts Space, Esplanade, and Sungai, Sejarah 河流, 历史, 源 (2012), Yellow River Arts Centre Singapore Base.
He has shown in group shows: Yinchuan Biennale (2016), China; Betwixt festival: Art & bytes (2016), ArtScience Museum, Singapore; From east to the Barbican (2015), Barbican Centre, London; Infinity in flux (2015), Art Jog, Indonesia; 3šrd International show (2015), San Diego Art Institute; Bains Numériques #7 (2012)—, Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, France; and Celeste Prize (2012), Centrale Montemartini, Rome. Recent accolades include: Top 10 Winner, FID Prize (2017); Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2015); ArtReview Asia FutureGreats (2014) selected by Louis Ho; Grand Prize (Sound Arts; with David Letellier), Bains Numeriques, France (2012); and First Prize, Land Transport Authority Art Competition Beauty World Station (2012).