MANTRA ARDHANA
Fine Arts, Mataram Nusa Tenggara Barat Indonesia
 
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Brief Summary
MANTRA ARDHANA

is a Lombok Born hindu of Balinese decent. At a very young age he was struck by polio and side then has depended on wheelchair for mobility and his day to day life. The determination an willpower that the disability caused have played a large part in how Mantra developed his talents as an artist an musician.

A series of paintings based around the concept the the human mind is run on two different intellects. the 'Acquired' and the 'Natural'.

An organic mind is that is more dominant with the latter
…. instincts and intuitions that nature has provide


"I have been consciously searching for some principles in my artistic life. The search has been among abstract issues manifesting themselves as spontaneous symbols resulting from the mind so severely repressed by automatism. They generally bring forth the language of the body by reflex, as I have myself experienced it."

Among the symptoms of automatism are the dream world; a term ordinarily associated by some people with communication between the unconscious and the psyche and last but not least the “language of body”.

Mantra’s future project evolves around the “Organic Mind” and he created a collection of visual art works focusing on this issue for his solo exhibition in Yogyakarta December 2010.
In February 2010 he wrote the music for the “New Life” concept performed in Lombok by a group of local artists in conjunction with the Australian curator Beverley Hornibrook. “New Life” was part of an international Artist in Residence Program and included elements of visual art and performing art.
The idea of the “Unknown World” concept emerged partly from the “New Life” creation and later the idea of “Organic Mind” was added to Mantra’s future work project commitment.
Later in 2010 Mantra visited Malaysia to connect with art linked brains and further received a one month work program with the Australian association for Disabled Artists “DAADA” under David Doyle in Perth, West Australia.

~ E x h i b i t i o n s and Performances ~
2012

Solo Painting exhibition ORGANIC MIND at DEUS EX MACHINE - BALI,

2011

Solo Painting exhibition ORGANIC MIND at Galeri Canna, Jakarta
Project Young Sound of Indonesia in Lombok with One dolar for music foundation bali.
Art collaboration in Antida Communities in Bali with Koko Harso
Solo exhibition ORGANIC MIND at Sangkring Art space Yogyakarta

2010
Music Performance in Crocodile Villa in Meninting Lombok, CCTA Artist in Residence Program
DAADA Program, Perth, Australia
2009
Music Performance and painting exhibition in Sangkring art space Yogakarta
Solo Concert SUARAMANTRA at Taman Budaya Mataram Lombok
Painting exhibition at Tony Raka Ubud Bali
2008


You can visit my facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/artbymantra
or my website : http://www.mantradigital.com
Professional Experience
PERSONAL DATA
Name : Mantra Ardhana
Place and Date of Birth : Mataram, August 22nd 1971
Sex : Male
Marital Status : Married
Address : Banjaransari Street no. 20, Cakranegara
Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Barat
625555
Email : mantradream@gmail.com
website : www.mantradigital.com

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1993 - 1998 Graduated from Indonesian Institute of Art, Yogyakarta
1988 - 1992 Graduated from Senior High School For Art, Bali
WORKING EXPERIENCES
2010 - 2011 working at ODFM Foundation [ www.onedollarformusic.com ]
2008 – now working as a Chief for Art and Multimedia Division
In Rocket Music, Lombok
2006 – 2007 worked as a Freelance Painter in Scholar Centre,
Lombok
EXHIBITIONS and PERFORMANCES

2012

Music Performance at HOTEL TUGU for THE YAK AWARD - BALI

Music Performance at SERAMBI ANTIDA - BALI

Music Performance SUARAMANTRA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL at TAMAN BUDAYA - LOMBOK

Music Performance and painting exhibition ORGANIC MIND at DEUS EX MACHINE CANGGU - BALI

2011
Solo Painting exhibition ORGANIC MIND at Galeri Canna,  Jakarta  

2010
Music Performance in Crocodile Villa in Meninting Lombok, CCTA Artist in Residence Program

2009  
Music Performance and painting exhibition in  Sangkring art space, Yogyakarta

Solo Concert SUARAMANTRA at Taman Budaya Mataram, Lombok

Painting exhibition at Tony Raka, Ubud, Bali  

2008   
Painting exhibition TERMOGRAM at NEKA Museum,  Ubud, Bali  

2007   
Exhibition in the Netherlands at  Gerrit van den Berk KUNST

2004  
Exhibition at FLAMAN ART GALLERY, Netherlands

www.flaman.nl

2003
Exhibition TERMOGRAM with SANGGAR DEWATA INDONESIA at MUSEUM NEKA
Ubud,  Bali
Exhibition at Malinda Gallery, Jakarta
 
2002
Exhibition at Oberoi Hotel, Lombok

2001
Exhibition in Belgium KUNSTGALERIJ De NEERPLAATS

2000
Exhibition at Lombok Museum

Exhibition at Virtual Gallery www.artistsownregistry.com.au

Outdoor Exhibition at Holiday Inn, Lombok with SUARAMANTRA music.

Exhibition at Malinda Gallery, Jakarta

Contemporary Music Event in the Department of Culture, Lombok.[suaramantra]

1999
Solo Exhibition at Sika Gallery in Ubud, Bali

Exhibition at Malinda Gallery, Singapore

Exhibition of the group Prasidha 93 in Museum Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta

Exhibition with Sanggar Dewata Indonesia in six different museums in Ubud/Bali to celebrate

The Third Millennium in the year 2000


1998
Exhibition of the 28th anniversary of Sanggar Dewata Indonesia in the Museum Benteng
Vredeburg, Yogyakarta

1997
Exhibition with Sanggar Dewata at Taman Budaya, Surakarta, Solo

1996
Exhibition with Sanggar Dewata Indonesia at Sika Gallery in Ubud, Bali

Exhibition of the group 7 at Sika Gallery in Ubud, Bali

Exhibition of the group 7 at Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta

1995
Exhibition at the museum of Nyoman Gunarsa, Yogyakarta

Exhibition at the Institute of Art for the second Anniversary, Yogyakarta

Exhibition 25 years Sanggar Dewata Indonesia at Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta

Exhibition black and white at the Showroom of the Indonesian Institute of Art and Design,

Yogyakarta

Exhibition of the “Small Theme“ Paintings at the Indonesian Institute of Art

1994
Exhibition with a young group of artists at Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta

Exhibition of Affandi prize at Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta

Exhibition with SDI ( Sanggar Dewata Indonesia ) at museum Nyoman Gunarsa, Bali

Exhibition with the group Prasidha at Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta


MISCELLENOUS

1998 Won the first place as The Best Guitarist
In Rock Music Festival, Bali-Lombok-Sumbawa,
West Nusa Tenggara
2008 Won the Best Ethnic Group in Bintang Music Daerah
In Bali, West Nusa Tenggara



Faithfully Yours,



Mantra Ardhana
 

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