Sinta Tantra 1979, New York
A British artist of Balinese descent, Tantra spent her childhood in Indonesia, America and the UK where she studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Academy Schools. Known for her colourful geometric paintings and site-specific murals, many in the public realm, Tantra’s work explores ‘painting on an architectural scale’. The first recipient of the Bridget Riley Drawing Fellowship at the British School at Rome, previous commissions include The Contemporary Art Society, Folkestone Triennial, Karaachi Biennale and Canary Wharf London. Tantra’s paintings are part of the Government Art Collection, the Benetton Foundation collection and other private international collections.
BERLINBirds of Paradise 17 September - 23 October 2021
For her latest solo exhibition, entitled Birds of Paradise, at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery Berlin, Sinta Tantra weaves together painting, sculpture, slides, sound and archival material to lead the viewer on a journey through three distinctive spaces that chart the bird’s transformation through history in the context of contemporary discourse around otherness and post-colonialism.
JAKARTAFreedom and The Promise 1 March - 1 April 2022
A two person show featuring Sinta Tantra and Sinta Werner at ISA Art, Jakarta. Scheduled for 1 March - 1 April 2022.
SINGAPOREArt SG 20 - 23 January 2022
Art SG Solo booth with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery at Art SG. The inaugural edition of ART SG will take place from 20 – 23 January 2022 (VIP Preview 19 January) at the Marina Bay Sands Expo And Convention Centre in Singapore.
LONDONDulwich Picture Gallery 8 December 2020 - 8 December 2022
Coinciding with its reopening on 8 December 2020, Dulwich Picture Gallery will present The Grand Tour (2020) a new commission and site-specific installation by London based British/Balinese artist Sinta Tantra. The work, which pays homage to the Gallery’s original architect, Sir John Soane, as well as its historic collection, forms part of a fully redesigned welcome hall by Tantra, who has opened up this vital entrance space with colour, shape and light
In partnership with the Contemporary Art Society, Sinta Tantra, has been commissioned to develop a series of murals for the City of London’s newest office tower, 22 Bishopsgate. Standing at 278m, 22 is set to be the tallest building in the Square Mile, with 62 storeys accommodating 12,000 workers. Opening May 2021.
RECENT PRESSTatler Asia 3 March 2021
Sinta Tantra is introduced by Tatler in an ambitious new directory of the most influential individuals who are defining the culture of Asia: The Culture List.