BIOGRAPHY

A British artist of Balinese descent, Sinta Tantra was born in New York in 1979. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London 1999-2003 and at the Royal Academy Schools London 2004-06. She was awarded the inaugural Bridget Riley Drawing Fellow at The British School at Rome (2017). 

 

Highly regarded for her site-specific murals and installations in the public realm, commissions include; Facebook London (2018); Folkestone Triennial (2017) Newnham College, Cambridge University (2016); Songdo South Korea (2015); Royal British Society of Sculptors (2013); Liverpool Biennial (2012); Southbank Centre (2007). Tantra's most notable public work includes a 300-metre long painted bridge commissioned for the 2012 Olympics, Canary Wharf, London. 

 

Solo shows include: Your Private Sky (Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London 2018); A House in Bali (ISA Art Advisory, Jakarta 2017), Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong 2016) and Fantastic Chromatic (Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London 2015). International group shows include; Voyage to Indonesia, The World Bank, Washington (2018); Tetap Terang / Always Bright, ISA Jakarta 2018; High Noon, Accademia Belle Arti di Rome, Rome (2017), Quotidian, Pearl Lam Gallery, Shanghai (2017). A recipient of many awards including the British Council's International Development Award (2014); and Deutsche Bank Award (2006), Tantra's work has been featured in both UK and international press including The Guardian, The Evening Standard, Tate Shots, Architectural Digest, Wall Street International Magazine, The Jakarta Post, iD Indonesia, etc.

 

 
EDUCATION

2003 - 2006 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2000 - 2003 BA in Fine Art Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, London

1999 - 2000 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Middlesex University, London

 

 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2018 Facebook, London

2018 Lee Tung Avenue, Hong Kong

2018 Paintworks, commissioned by Crest Nicholson, Bristol

2017 1947, commissioned by Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone

2017 Pailo Drappallone, commissioned by Commune di Siena, Siena

2017 Diamond Minutes, commissioned by Hana Bank, Incheon, Korea

2017 The Sound of Colour, commissioned by St. Paul's Way Medical Centre, London

2016 A Means of Liberation, commissioned by Newnham College, Cambridge

2015 Songdo, commissioned by the South Korean Government, Songdo

2015 Sensory Garden, commissioned by Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital, Bristol

2015 The Eccentricity of Zero, commissioned byRoyal British Society Sculptors, London

2015 Greater Reality of Elsewhere, commissioned by Locwus International, Swansea

2013 The Eccentricity of Zero, commissioned by Royal British Sculptor Society, Holland Park, London

2012Together Yet Forever Apart, commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

2012 A Beautiful Sunset Mistaken For a Dawn, commissioned by Canary Wharf, London

2008 A Good Time and a Half!, commissioned by The Southbank Centre, London

2007 Neon Tetra, commissioned by CreateKX for Camley Street Natural Park, London

2007 Isokon Dreams, commissioned by London Borough of Camden, Regents Park Bridge, London

2007 Line Up, commissioned by Platform for Art, Piccadilly Tube Station, London

2006 Party Surprise, commissioned by Christchurch University, Canterbury

2006 Emporia, commissioned by London Fashion Week's On|Off, 6 Burlington Gardens, London

 

 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Your Private Sky, Kristin Hjellegerde Gallery , London

2017 A House in Bali, ISA Gallery, Jakarta

2016 A Romance of Many Dimensions, Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong

2015 Fantastic / Chromatic, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

2015 Essence of a Thing, House of St. Barnabas, London

2015 Nick Hornby & Sinta Tantra, Choi and Lager Gallery, Cologne

2011 Dynamic, Maximum, Tension, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

2010 Politics of Seduction, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London

2010 Arsenic Fantasy, Gaya Fusion Gallery, Bali

2009 Real Phoney, Monika Bobinska Gallery, London

 

 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Andre Hemmer & Sinta Tantra, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin

2018 Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London 

2018 London Graphic, Thameside Studios, London 

2018 Reflections, Puerto Rojhak Gallery, Hong Kong 

2018 Absorption as a Way of Seeing, Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong

2018 Elysian Fields: Sinta Tantra & Haffendi Anuar, Richard Koh Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2018 Hornby Tantra, Collaborative Works III, Broadgate, London

2018 Tetap Terang / Always Bright, ISA, Jakarta

2018 Voyage to Indonesia, The World Bank, Washington DC

2017 Empirical Atlas, Pearl Lam Gallery, Singapore

2017 Acts of Transgression, Pearl Lam Gallery, Singapore

2017 High Noon, Accademia Belle Arti di Roma, Rome

2017 Summer Mostra, The British School at Rome, Rome

2017 Identify Your Limitations, Acknowledge your Periphery, Vitrine Gallery, Basel

2017 Changing Perspective, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta

2017 Quotidian, Pearl Lam Gallery, Shanghai

2017 I Lost my Heart to a Spaceship Trooper, Griffin Gallery, London

2017 Spring Mostra, The British School at Rome, Rome

2016 Lost and Found: Place, Space and Identity, World Trade Centre, Jakarta

2016 Painting Now, Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan

2015 Infinity in Flux ART | JOG | 8, Yogyakarta

2015 Inspired by Soane, John Soane Museum, London  

2015 Nick Hornby & Sinta Tantra, Collaborative Works II, Choi and Lager Gallery, Cologne

2014 Bend Sinister, i-CAN, Yogjakarta

2014 What You See is What You See, Sinta Tantra and Carsten Fock, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

2014 Gatekeeper, William Holman Gallery, New York

2013 ICAD, Indonesia Contemporary Art and Design, Jakarta

2013 The Fine Line, Identity Gallery, Hong Kong

2013 Nick Hornby & Sinta Tantra: Collaborative Works, Canary Wharf, London

2013 Group Show, ICAD, Indonesia Contemporary Art and Design, Jakarta

2010 And There Was... Salon Vert, London

2009 Present Perfect, Monika Bobinska Gallery, London

2008 Nothing Works, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

2008 Gatti, The Canal Museum, London

2007 Picante, Deutsche Bank, London

2006 Twelve to One, curated by Ann Elliott, Canary Wharf, London

2005 Baroquerocks!, Espace Brochage Express, Paris

2005 Salon de Freehand, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

2005 Boo Hoo Hoo! I'm between a Laugh and a Cry, Ada Street Gallery, London

2005 Waiting, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  
 
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2018 Stoneleaf Residency, New York

2017 Bridget Riley Fellowship in Drawing, British School at Rome

2015 Shortlisted for the Jerwood Contemporary Painting Prize

2014 International Development Fund, Art Council UK and British Council

2012 First Prize, Painting and Decorating Industry Award

2012 The Royal British Society of Sculptors AHRBS

2010 Shortlisted for the Jerwood Contemporary Painting Prize

2009 British Council Grant

2009 Courvosier 'The Future 500' in partnership with The Observer Newspaper

2007 Arts Council England

2007 Westminster Civic Award, Public Arts

2006 The Deutsche Bank Award in Fine Art

2006 The Gordon Luton Award, The Worshipful Company Painters Stainers Trust

2005 Michael Moser Award

2003-6 Paul Smith Scholarship at The Royal Academy of Arts

2002 Henry Moore Sculpture Fund

 
 
SELECTED PRIZES & HONORS

2015 Shortlisted for the Jerwood Contemporary Painting Prize

2014 International Development Fund, Art Council UK and British Council

2012 First Prize, Painting and Decorating Industry Award

2012 The Royal British Society of Sculptors AHRBS

2010 Shortlisted for the Jerwood Contemporary Painting Prize

2009 British Council Grant

2009 Courvosier 'The Future 500' in partnership with The Observer Newspaper

2007 Arts Council England

2007 Westminster Civic Award, Public Arts

2006 The Deutsche Bank Award in Fine Art

2006 The Gordon Luton Award, The Worshipful Company Painters Stainers Trust

2005 Michael Moser Award

2002 Henry Moore Sculpture Fund

2003-6 Paul Smith Scholarship at The Royal Academy

 
 
COLLECTIONS

Private international collections, Benetton Collection, Government Art Collection UK, Folkestone Triennial, Canary Wharf.

 
 
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS & LECTURES

2017 Conference for the Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone

2016 Artist Talk, Plymouth University, Plymouth  

2015 Artist Talk, Contemporary Art Lecture Series, Slade School of Fine Art, London

2015 Artist Talk, Professional Development Lecture Series, Bow Art Trust, London

2015 In conversation with Angela Chui, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

2014 Artist Talk, 'Future Now' Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

2014 Artist Talk, SOAS, London

2014 Artist Talk, MES 56, Yogyakarta

2013 Artist Talk, This Woman's Work Festival, London

2013 Risang Yuwono & Sinta Tantra in conversation, Gasworks, London

2013  Round Table Discussion, Identity, Transculture and Globalisation, Centre for Creative Collaboration, London

2012  In conversation with curator Karen Newman, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

2012  In conversation with architect Matt Brook,  Open Eye Gallery & RIBA North West, Liverpool

2011  In conversation with David Batchelor, The Nunnery Gallery, London

2010  Keynote Speaker for Deutsche Bank Awards, Tate Modern, London

2009  Pecha Kucha, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London

2009  In conversation with curator Eliza Tan, Monika Bobinska Gallery, London

2008  In conversation with writer Sam Phillips, Southbank Centre, London

 
 
TEACHING

Camberwell College of Arts, London

Central St. Martins, London

Chelsea School of Art, London

Mary Ward Centre, London

Manchester School of Art, Manchester

Plymouth University, Plymouth

Kingston University, London

Reading University, Reading

Royal Academy of Arts, London

School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Slade School of Fine Art, London

Univeristy Mercu Buana, Jakarta

York University, York