Born in 1973 - Indonesia


Nurhidayat was born in 1973, in Kuningan, West Java, Indonesia. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of Visual Arts and Crafts Education, Indonesia University of Education (UPI), Bandung. He has a strong character in his Drawing works and has contributed his prominent influence on the trends of art and craft works at UPI Bandung.

In 1994-2005, Nurhidayat’s numerous works have been published as illustration rubrics in both local and international mass media, arts and crafts exhibitions, biennale, and national competitions in Indonesia. In addition to his activity as an artist, he is also active as a teacher and a manager of alternative arts spaces in Bandung. This allows him to belong as one of the prominent contemporary artists in Indonesia. In his exploration process, Nurhidayat takes inspiration from the process of collage in ‘capturing’ the images that he then transforms with his gift for drawing.

The combination of Nurhidayat’s developing techniques has drawn the interests of arts audience after he participates in some artist residency programs held by Indonesian, German, and French curators. Nurhidayat’s works skillfully project paradoxical phenomena within the almost nonstop imagery and sign filled daily contemporary social life. His works simultaneously question artists’ reaction and position on the midst of the said environment by ‘capturing’ parts of the visual imageries that ‘seduce’ the memories to trace the relationship of the piling and configured signs through paper, canvas, arts installation, and video media.

The same work pattern is maintained as his Final Research Project at UPI, which he registered to compete at various International Arts Exhibitions in South Korea and the United States of America. Since 2005, Nurhidayat has been active with his art works and pioneering his arts career in Roane, France. (Dida I.A & Abhirama S. D. Perdana.)

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2013 Des Images à la bouche 19 éme festival des cinemas d’asie Vesoul, France
2012 Des Images à la bouche Isabelle Poli galerie, Saint-Etienne, France
2011Curiosités urbaines, Art tripping-caravane studio, Lyon, France
2011 Image dévorante, Semarang Gallery, JAD, Jakarta, Indonésie
2010 Curiosités urbaines, Galerie Le Réalgar, Saint-Etienne, France
2010 Curiosités Urbaines, Little Soba, Saint-Etienne, France
2008 Bruissement de signes, Galerie Le Réalgar, Saint-Etienne, France
2007 Machine désirée, Galerie de la MAPRA, Lyon, France
2007 Seducing memories Le Maki, Saint-Etienne, France
2006 Seducing memories, 203 cafe, Lyon, France
2005 Seducing memories, Little Soba, Saint-Etienne, France
2004 Illustrious Images, Galerie Ci+, Bandung, Indonésie
1998 Desintegratif, Galerie Barak, Bandung, Indonésie


2015 BRAFA ART FAIR , Marcel Strouk-Galerie Rive Gauche Paris. Bruxelles Belgique.
2014 Rendez-Vous à l’Atelier Initié par la région Rhône-Alpes, organisé par la MAPRA.
2013 Le goût de l’Art, l’Art du goût, 10 éme biennale d’Issy, Musée de la Carte à Jouer – Issy les Moulineaux
2012 Nurhidayat et Joanathan Bessaci, IP galerie ,St-Etienne, France
Exposition collective Isabelle Poli Galerie, St-Etienne, France
2010 Itinerair(s) Art tripping, Lyon, Perancis
2009 8e Biennale d’Issy Musée Français de la Carte à jouer, France
2009 As4S4, Galerie Le Réalgar, Saint-Etienne, France
2008 Who’s Salim, Galerie Nationale, Jakarta, Indonésie
2008 1er Festival d’art contemporain Hors Courants , Toulouse, France
2007 10ème Festival International d’Art et d’Expression Contemporaine d’Aubusson, France
2006 Métamorphose , Evènement Rue des arts, Saint -Etienne, France
2006 Displaced on arrival au Grace exhibition Broadway, New-York, Etats-Unis
2005 Biennale Urban/Culture Cp au Musée Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonésie
2004 Media baru @ e-group Galerie Lontar , Jakarta, Indonésie
2003 CP Open Biennale à la Galerie Nationale de Jakarta, Indonésie
Aura Machine Galerie Fabriek , Bandung and Galerie Koong , Jakarta, Indonésie
2002 Workshop Concept of doing act of doing avec M.Schmidt Galerie Fabriek, Bandung, Indonésie
2002 17e Asian International Art Exhibition, Musée de Daejeon, Corée du Sud
2001 Senirupa Modern Indonesia Galerie Nationale, Jakarta,Indonésie
Workshop Hors Limite, avecMyriam Cathy au GSPI, Bandung, Indonésie
Bienalle Bandung Art Event I, Nuart Sculpture Park, Bandung, Indonésie
2001 Biennale Art Event I de Bandung, au Nuart Sculpture Park, Bandung, Indonésie

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