Before Ari Bayuaji was an artist, he trained and practised as a civil engineer. He brings the discipline of his previous work into his artistic practice. After moving to Montréal to further his studies, he embarked on several residencies, including to Sainte-Alvere, France, sponsored by Fondacion Agnes B. Paris and Yves de la tour d’Auvergne and with the Impressions Artist Residency programme at Montreal Museum of Fine art, sponsored by Montreal Art Council.
Ari is a keen observer of life, and his practice expresses his reflections on what he sees and experiences. From the ‘Self-Portrait’ series at the Esplanade Tunnel in Singapore to the ‘Golden’ exhibition at Parkhaus within the public park Malkastenpark in Düsseldorf, the artist looks into received ideas in the context of both art and social histories, and encourages visitors to consciously reflect upon them and see if change is to be considered.
Weaving the Ocean with Ari Bayuaji — Art & Market
In this interview, Ari reflects upon his practice from its earlier days, and attributes the rich tapestry of his projects to the sharings of his teachers, interlocutors and collaborators. We begin to see what motivates Ari to continually challenge himself to create thoughtful, impactful work that pa