• Zico Albaiquni, A Brief Guide in the Search for Untarnished Authenticity, 2019, oil and giclee on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, A Survival Guide to Imagining of What Wasn't Was, 2019, oil and giclee on canvas, 300 x 200 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Laboratorium Barat, 2019, oil and giclee on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Visiting Brigadir The Tiger, 2019, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Exulansis, 2019, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, The Archipelago of the Day Before, 2019, oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, The Mooi Enchantment after Sekarmadji, 2019, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Notion of Naturalness, 2019, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, For Evidently the Fine Arts Do Not Thrive in the Indies, 2018, oil on canvas, 300 x 200 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, The Imbroglio Tropical Paradise, 2018, oil, synthetic polymer and giclée on canvas, 120 x 80 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, When it Shook - The Earth stood Still (After Pirous), 2018
  • Zico Albaiquni, Trilogi Pribumi (After FX Harsono), 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Trilogi Pribumi After Semsar Siahaan, 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, An Artwork Disturbed by Java man (After Raden Saleh), 2018, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, A Biennale and the Tiger, 2018, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, A Biennale and the Orient Painter, 2018, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Negotiation of Understanding, 2016 -17, pigment, oil and giclee on canvas, 270 x 580 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, The Artist Studio: Ciwaruga, 2016 - 2017, oil and giclee on canvas, 187 x 483 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Seke – Ciwaruga, 2016, oil and giclee on canvas, 325 x 130 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Artist Studio: Halimun at Gunung Puntang, 2017, oil on canvas, 160 x 130 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Artist Studio: After the Tomato Farmer, 2017, oil on canvas, 170 x 143 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, Artist Studio: Adoration of the Magi, 2016-2017, oil on canvas, 170 x 135 cm
  • Zico Albaiquni, No Man Too Worth for Sale #2, 2017, ink and oil on canvas, 138 x 90 cm
  • Installation view of Zico Albaiquni at the 9th Asia and Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Image courtesy of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
  • Installation view of Zico Albaiquni at the 9th Asia and Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Image courtesy of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
  • Installation view of Zico Albaiquni at the 9th Asia and Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Image courtesy of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
  • Installation view of Negotiation of Understanding at Yavuz Gallery
  • Installation view of Nostalgic Utopia
  • Installation view of Nostalgic Utopia
  • Installation view of Nostalgic Utopia
  • Installation view of Nostalgic Utopia

Zico Albaiquni

Zico Albaiquni’s (b. 1987, Indonesia) vibrant figurative and landscape paintings play with aspects of Indonesian art history and notions of painterly representation. In particular, he deploys references to various Indonesian traditions such as Mooi Indie (‘beautiful Indies’) painting — a genre of painting capturing romanticised scenes of the Indonesian landscape and its people under Dutch colonial rule. Albaiquni’s unusual and intriguing colour palette developed from the tonal formulas of this early tradition. He also references the links between art, advertising, and the commodification of landscape to investigate contemporary environmental issues in Indonesia. His large-scale works challenge conventional perspectives and formats, often playing with trompe l’oeil illusions and disrupting the rectangular borders of the canvas. In recent paintings, Albaiquni has begun to question the context and operation of painting by incorporating his own studio into his composition, or installing and circulating paintings in public spaces.

Albaiquni holds an MA and BFA from the Institute Technology of Bandung, Indonesia. He has exhibited extensively in Indonesia, as well as in Australia, Italy, France, Austria, Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore. Recent curated shows include: On the Nature of Botanical Gardens, Framer Framed, Netherlands (2019), Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia, the National Gallery of Australia (2019), 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Australia (2018-19), and JAVA – Art Energy, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, France (2018). He was a finalist of the 2nd Bandung Contemporary Art Award (2012), Soemardja Award (2012) and Asia Award, Tokyo DesignWeek (2015). In 2015, Albaiquni was awarded the Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (Ministry of Education, Art and Culture, Austria) Residency, resulting in two solo shows in the capital city of Vienna. Albaiquni is collected by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (Australia), National Gallery of Australia, Singapore Art Museum, Museum MACAN (Indonesia), and Bega Valley Regional Gallery (Australia).