in Jakarta, Nadi Gallery is an art gallery founded by Biantoro Santoso,
a young collector of Indonesian art. His devotion for art and his
desire to take part in promoting contemporary art in Indonesia have
led to the existence of this gallery.
Gallery was officially opened on the 15th of September 2000, marked
by the opening of an exhibition showing the paintings of Heri Dono,
a celebrated artist.
Indonesian word nadi means "aorta", "artery",
"vein" that evokes the idea of signaling pulsation. Without
pulsation, the aorta soon looses its significance for life. As the
name indicates, the Gallery's principal programs of exhibitions
have been aspiring to present the pulses of recent developments
in contemporary art in Indonesia.
the exhibitions held by and at the Gallery are designed in cooperation
with guest or independent curators. Exhibitions are scheduled to
take place at least six times a year. Those exhibitions are intended
to present works by Indonesian artists as well as artists from other
parts of the world with highly qualified, unique and innovative
adopting strategic approaches to enhance appreciation of art, exhibitions
at Nadi Gallery also give careful consideration to the commercial
aspect of the works presented. Therefore, in addition to promoting
artistic development and offering to artists a space to show their
qualified works, the Gallery also invites collectors for the enjoyment
no less importance is the Gallery's attempt to play its role in
facilitating programs that involve discussions and exchanges with
and among artists, art critics, curators, and collectors while helping
with workshops, book publishing, and designing projects related
to various possibilities in the field of art.
Gallery is always open for dialogues and collaboration with various
parties, both individuals and institutions of whatever backgrounds.
line with that, Nadi Gallery intends to position itself as a significant
"pulsation" amid the currents of the pluralist artistic
expressions in Indonesia.