Ari Bayuaji was born in Indonesia in 1975. Moving permanently to Canada in 2005, he studied Fine art at Concordia University (2005-2010). Dividing his time between Montreal and Bali, the artist is known mainly for his art installations, which incorporate the use of found and ready-made objects in different parts of the world, thereby exposing himself to the various mechanisms of the cultures.
Bayuaji is an expert in conveying aspects of daily life. His works usually try to show the overlooked artistic value in everyday life through objects and places and their societal roles. He has consistently used found/old objects from around the world as the material in almost all and subjects of his artworks. These objects as his creative material might be old, but the "content" as a work of art is entirely new as he injects his work with emotion influenced by contemporary issues he seeks to address.
His works have been collected by major institutions like Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec (Canada), Musée Pointe-à-Callière (Montreal), La
Fondation Agnés B. du Paris, Coral Triangle Center of Bali, Precious Plastic of Bangkok, and Danfoss (Denmark).
His work has been exhibited in some international solo exhibitions, including Mizuma Art Gallery of Singapore (2023), Warin Lab Contemporary in Bangkok, Thailand (2022), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore (2022), RedBase Art Gallery of Sydney, Australia (2022), Coral Triangle Center of Bali, Indonesia (2022), The Esplanade Theatre on The Bay Singapore (2014 and 2019), Nunu Fine Art Taipei, Taiwan (2018, 2021), Parkhaus in Malkasten Düsseldorf (2018), Conseil des arts de Montréal (2018), a collaboration with Agnes B. FondationParis at Ste- Alvere, France (2017), and Kunsthal Rotterdam in The Netherlands (2017).
Ari Bayuaji was born in Indonesia in 1975. He graduated as a civil engineer and worked in Indonesia before deciding to move to Canada permanently in 2005. Once in Montreal, he studied Fine Arts at Concordia University from 2005 to 2010 and now divides his time between Montreal and Bali. The artist is known mainly for his art installations that incorporate the use of found and ready-made objects he collects from various parts of the world, thereby exposing himself to the different cultural traditions.
Ari Bayuaji is expert in conveying aspects of daily life within a culture as his works often expose the overlooked artistic value in everyday life expressed through objects and places and their roles within a society. The found or ready-made objects that compose his creative material might be “old", but he injects his work with emotion influenced by the contemporary issues he seeks to address to create the “content” as his artworks to create something “new".
Ari Bayuaji has been traveling extensively internationally to participate in numerous artist-in-residency programs while also participating in international group shows in Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, Indonesia, Germany and The United States. His works are part of the permanent collection of Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal and the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec and have been exhibited in major solo exhibitions in Singapore, Taipei (Taiwan), Ste-Alvère (France), Dusseldorf (Germany), Rotterdam,(Netherlands), Toronto (Canada) Sydney (Australia), Bangkok (Thailand), Washington DC (USA), Cheongju (S. Korea) and Jogjakarta (Indonesia). Ari just recently created installations of his work from his Weaving the Ocean project at the 2023 Cheongju Craft Biennale and the 2023 Busan Sea Art Festival in South Korea.