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Yudha Kusuma Putera

Born 1987, Magelang
Lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Yudha Kusuma Putera or ‘Fehung’ (b.1987, Indonesia) is a multi-disciplinary artist, who mainly uses photography as his medium. He lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and graduated from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta in 2012, majoring in Photography. In 2011, he joined the art collective MES 56, which focuses on the development of the photographic medium in the realm of contemporary arts. Fehung consistently uses participatory and performative methods and approaches, emphasising the participant’s embodied experience that has changed and formed his body of work from the initial idea. He is invested in exploring the intimacy and closeness of human relations, such as living space, neighbours, children, and family. For him, negotiating and building conversations are important processes besides the work of photography itself. His solo presentations include Talking with Freud, Kohesi Initiatives, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2022); Outkick the Coverage, Ruang Mes 56, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2013); Alam Bawah Sadar dalam Staged Photography, Faculty of Recording Media Arts, ISI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Meminjam Mata dan Melihat Ruang, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2012). Fehung also participated in numerous group exhibitions such as Cerita Nyah Lasem, Museum Nyah Lasem, Lasem-Rembang, Indonesia; Mereka Rekam, Festival Kebudayaan Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Vantage Point Sharjah 9, Sharjah Art Foundation, Al Hamriyah Studio; On Heavy Rotation: Material on Memories, MES 56, ARTJOG MMXXI, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2021); Serigram, TERATOTERA, Ruang MES 56, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Art Jakarta with Bale Project Bandung, Virtual Exhibition (2020); Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Wirama, Yogyakarta Cultural Festival, Museum Sonobudoyo, Indonesia (2019).

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