I Made Djirna

Born & Lives

1957 Born in Bali, Indonesia
Lives and works in Bali, Indonesia


1993 International Exchange Programme Basel, Basel, Switzerland
1981 Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 The Voice of Nature, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2017 Transparan, Historia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2013 The Logic of Ritual, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta Indonesia
2012 Ubud 1963 (Re) Reading The Growth of Made Djirna, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2010 Djirna Menguak Tabir Baru, Emmitan Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia
2007 Seascapes, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
Modern Indonesian Master, Museum Rudana, Bali, Indonesia
2002 Taksu, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
2001 Selected Works of Made Djirna from the Year 2000, Padma Hotel, Bali, Indonesia
2000 Santi Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia
1998 Mystique of Motherhood, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
1996 Komaneka Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
1989 Northern Territory Museum of Art and Sciences, Darwin, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Post Tradition: Revisiting and the Future of Balinese Painting, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2022 Distrik Seni Sesi 2: Berkelanjutan!, Distrik Seni X Sarinah, Sarinah Community Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia
Konvergensi, R.J. Katamsi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Good News from Bali, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2021 The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane, Australia
2020 Rooted in Bali, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2019 ARTJOG Common Space, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Balinese Masters, AB•BC Building, Bali, Indonesia
2018 ART BALI, ABBC Building Nusa Dua Bali, Bali, Indonesia
The IMPART Collectors’ Show, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Singapore
2017 Jakarta Biennale 2017: JIWA, Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta, Indonesia
LINKAGE: 20TH OHD MUSEUM, OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia
2016 5th Singapore Biennale: An Atlas of Mirrors, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Manifesto V: ARUS, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2013 VERSUS - Indonesian Contemporary Art, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
Irony In Paradise, ARMA Museum, Bali, Indonesia
2012 Tribute to a Mentor, Garis Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
Homo Ludens 3, Emmitan Contemporary Art Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia
2011 We Are Now Open, Garis Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
Homo Ludens 2, Emmitan Contemporary Art Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia
Good Luck Charm, Garis Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
2010 Ethnicity Now, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2009 12 Indonesian Artist “Indonesian Journey”, Galerie Waterton, Singapore
Sanggar Dewata Indonesia, Bentara Budaya, Bali, Indonesia
2008 Self-Portrait: Famous Living Artists of Indonesia, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2006 Angkor – The Djin Within, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
2005 Between Glasses and Two Bottles, joint exhibition with Vietnamese artist, Nguyen Trung, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
2004 Asian Masters, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
2003 Epic, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
2001 Patterns of Identity: Artist Experience Bali, Komaneka Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
2000 12 Painters of Sanggar Dewata, Hotel Padma Bali, Indonesia
1999 Soul Ties: The Land & Her People – Art from Indonesia, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Tiga Rupa, Hotel Padma, Bali, Indonesia
Indonesian Paintings: Towards the Third Millennium, Jawa Pos, Surabaya, Indonesia
Sanggar Dewata Millennium Exhibition, travelled to six museums in Indonesia: Agung Rai Museum of Art, Ubud, Indonesia; Bali Museum, Denpasar, Indonesia; Gunarsa Museum, Klungkung, Indonesia; Neka Art Museum, Ubud, Indonesia; Rudana Museum, Ubud, Indonesia; Taman Budaya, Denpasar, Indonesia
1998 Ruwatan Bumi, Art Center, Bali, Indonesia
1997 Between Two Worlds: Contemporary Balinese Art, Parliament House, Darwin, Australia
1996 Biennial Arts Exhibition X, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia
Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel, Switzerland
1995 Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Ontario, Canada
Farewell to Paradise? New Views from Bali, Museum für Völkerkunde und Schweizerisches Museum für Völkskunde, Basel, Switzerland
Torque, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia
ARK 4 Asia Pacific, Pica Art Gallery, Perth, Australia
1994 From Ritual to Romance: Paintings Inspired by Bali, National Museum Art Gallery (now Singapore Art Museum), Singapore
Group exhibition of Contemporary Art (Installation), Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1993 Art Center 9, Guam, USA
Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel, Switzerland
1992 Lotus Art Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1989 8th Biennial Indonesian Painting Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia
1982 SDI Group Exhibition, Karta Pustaka, Yogyakarta; Indonesia America League Building, Jakarta, Indonesia
1978 Young Artist Group Exhibition, Ratna Warta Museum, Bali, Indonesia


1987 Best Painting Award, PORSENI Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia
1983 Pratisara Affandi Adhi Karya, Indonesia Academy of fine Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1982 Lempad Prize – Best Painting, Sanggar Dewata Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1978 Best Sketch and Best Painting Awards, Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Museum Collections

Tumurun Private Museum, Solo, Indonesia
OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Northern Territory Museum of Art and Sciences, Darwin, Australia
Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel, Switzerland

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