Meliantha Muliawan

Born 1992
Hometown Indonesia
Lives and works in Indonesia

About the artist
Meliantha Muliawan (b. 1992, Pontianak) artistic practice is centered on her observation of domestic objects in her environment. Her interest is to understand the functions and roles of these objects in our daily lives, in relation to human behavior and the social situations we find ourselves in.

Muliawan graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Bandung Institute of Technology (2014) and is currently working and living in Depok. She has won UOB Painting of the Year Indonesia 2021, and emerged as one of the top 3 finalists for Young Artist Award at ARTJOG 11 in 2018. She has exhibited in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Singapore and Melbourne, including the Biennale Jogja Equator 5 2019, Art Jakarta 2018, ART JOG 2018, and ART BALI 2018.


Meliantha Muliawan
(b.1992, Indonesia)

Meliantha Muliawan was born in 1992 in Pontianak, Indonesia. She received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Faculty of Visual Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (2010-2014). The artist addresses social behaviours and topics by exploring the relationship between inanimate objects and its context. Muliawan uses resin to transform everyday materials such as fabric into a solid sculptural form, leaving viewers to contemplate the associated message behind every work. 

The artist currently lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


Fine Arts, Faculty of Visual Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung (2010-2014)



Exhibitor at ‘Cerita Nyah Lasem’ Museum Nyah Lasem, Lasem

Exhibitor at ‘Broken White Project, Touch Down Jkt’ Ruci Art Space, Jakarta

Exhibitor at ‘Sensing Sensation’ Semarang Gallery,  Semarang

Exhibitor at ‘Broken White Project #4’ Ace House, Yogyakarta

Exhibitor at ‘Hidup Berdampingan Dengan Musuh’ Virtual Exhibion, Ciputra Artpreneur


Exhibitor at ‘Tomorrow is Tomorrow’ Virtual Exhibion, Santy Saptari Art Consulting

Exhibitor at ‘Use Your Illusion’ Edwins Gallery, Jakarta


Exhibitor at ‘Do We Play at the Same Playground’ Biennale Jogja Equator 5, Yogyakarta

Solo Exhibition ‘Mon-Fri’, at RUBANAH Underground Hub, Jakarta

Exhibitor at ‘I…..Therefore I am’, Can’s Gallery, Jakarta

Exhibitor at ‘Intention, Please!’, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta

Exhibitor at ‘Museum of Days’, Sillivan+Strumpf, Singapore


Exhibitor at ‘Celebration of The Future’, AB.BC Building, Bali

Exhibitor at ‘#Perempuan’, Space 28, VCA Performing Arts, Melbourne

Exhibitor at ‘Eyes of Matrix’, Redbase Foundation, Yogyakarta​

Exhibitor at ‘SPEKTRUM Hendra Gunawan’ Museum dan Ciputra Gallery, Jakarta

Exhibitor at ‘Enlightment’ ARTJOG 11, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta​


Exhibitor at ‘ARTMOSPHERE: Road to Art Stage Jakarta 2017’, Galeries Lafayette, Jakarta

Exhibitor at ‘Changing Perspective’ ARTJOG 10, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta


Exhibitor at ‘Art for Gift’ Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung

Exhibitor at ‘REDBASE Young Artist Award 2016’, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta

Exhibitor at ‘Beta Test No. 9: Meliantha Muliawan’, Gerilya Artist Collective, Bandung

Exhibitor at ‘Reproduction of Art in The Age of Digital Reproduction Vol.0’, Awanama Art Habitat, Jakarta Selatan


Exhibitor at ‘OUTLINE’, Indonesia Drawing Festival, Gedung Indonesia Menggugat, Bandung

Exhibitor at ‘Kumur-Kumur’, Laskar Seni, Galeri Soemardja, Bandung

Exhibitor at ‘POP MART’, ARTOTEL, Jakarta


Exhibitor at ‘Prophet’s Hypotesis’, Awanama Art Habitat, Jakarta Selatan

Exhibitor at ’15 x 15 >kecil’ KGB Exhibition, Galeri Soemardja, Bandung


Exhibitor at ‘Narasi Kala’, Galeri KITA, Bandung


Exhibitor at ’15 x 15 Mind Eye’ KGB Exhibition, Galeri Soemardja, Bandunge

Award and Residencies


The Winner of UOB Painting of The Year Award Indonesia 2021, Jakarta


Top 3 Finalist of ‘Young Artist Award’ at ‘Enlightment’ ARTJOG 11, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta


Exhibitor at ‘Translucent’, Redbase Foundation Residency Program, Yogyakarta


20 Finalist at ‘REDBASE Young Artist Award 2016’, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta

Art Fair


Exhibitor at ‘Art Jakarta Gardens’, D Gallerie Booth, Jakarta​


Exhibitor at ‘Art Jakarta 2019’, CG Artspace Booth, Jakarta​


Exhibitor at ‘Art Jakarta 2018’, CG Artspace Booth, Jakarta​


Exhibitor at ‘ART STAGE 2017’, REDBASE Booth, Jakarta​​


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