Born 1992, Jakarta
Based in Oakland, Jakarta, and London
Evi Pangestu (b.1992, Indonesia) is a painter who investigates rebellion and control within the parameter of convention. She is known for her neon-yellow square canvases, manipulating fundamental building blocks: canvas, paint and support to challenge the painting conventions, resulting in works that are minimal in form but maximal in visual impact. Evi is currently based between Oakland, Jakarta, and London.
In 2011, she started her education at the Fine Arts Department, specialising in Painting, from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta. She then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Birmingham School of Art and later graduated with a Master of Arts in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London in 2019.
She has had solo shows such as Codes of Compromise, D Gallerie, Jakarta, Indonesia (2022); Dalam Sangkar, Galeri Ruang Dini, Bandung, Indonesia (2021). Her notable exhibitions include My Strange Addiction, Rubanah Underground Hub, Jakarta, Indonesia; On Connectivity, Kohesi Initiatives, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; On Representation, Galeri Ruang Dini, Bandung, Indonesia (2022); Selected Finalist, UOB Painting of the Year, CAN’S Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia; UOB Painting of the Year, Art Moments Jakarta Online II; Sensing Sensation, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia; Sensing Sensation, Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia; Influx: Inauguration, Galeri Ruang Dini, Bandung, Indonesia (2021); Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England (2020).