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ArtMoments Jakarta 2024 to Host Aboudia’s First Solo Show in South East Asia, Presented by Ethan Cohen Gallery


ArtMoments Jakarta 2024 is proud to announce the first solo exhibition in South East Asia of the acclaimed American-Ivorian artist, Aboudia.

Jakarta, Indonesia - [21st June 2024] - ArtMoments Jakarta 2024 is proud to announce the first solo exhibition in South East Asia of the acclaimed American-Ivorian artist, Aboudia. Brought to Jakarta by the renowned Ethan Cohen Gallery, this exhibition promises to be a groundbreaking event in the contemporary art scene.


About Aboudia

Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, known as Aboudia, is a distinguished contemporary artist based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Born on October 21, 1983, in Abidjan, Aboudia has gained acclaim for his dynamic and expressive paintings that seamlessly fuse street art aesthetics with traditional African


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influences. His journey from a poor kid on the street to becoming one of today's top global artists is remarkable. In 2021, Pepsi has featured Aboudia in an ad campaign to promote Pepsi across Africa.


Aboudia's artworks capture the vibrancy and complexity of urban life in Abidjan through large-scale canvases characterized by bold colors, frenetic lines, and densely packed figures with exaggerated features. His internationally exhibited works are celebrated for their unique blend of abstraction, figurative art, and social commentary. He is currently among the most sought-after artists in contemporary African art sales. In 2022, Untitled (2018), sold at Christie’s in London for £504,000, setting a new auction record for the artist.


Aboudia has also received the top cultural prize in Ivory Coast for his philanthropic efforts. He currently leads the Foundation Aboudia, which supports education for underprivileged children. His dedication to social good through art underscores his influence and commitment to making a positive impact on his community and beyond.


About Ethan Cohen Gallery

For over thirty years, Ethan Cohen Gallery has represented both emerging and internationally renowned artists, many of whom have become household names. The gallery, known for its innovative approach across disciplines and countries, serves artists and clientele through global art fairs, curatorial projects with top institutions, and seminal cultural events. With locations in Chelsea, New York City, and The Kube Art Center in Beacon, New York, the gallery was first founded in 1987 as Art Waves/Ethan Cohen in SoHo, pioneering contemporary Chinese art in the United States. Today, Ethan Cohen Gallery continues to represent a diverse global mix of contemporary and postwar art, focusing on both emerging and established artists. Ethan Cohen also advises private, public, and corporate clients and is a certified appraiser specializing in contemporary Asian and African art.


Join Us at ArtMoments Jakarta 2024

The upcoming ArtMoments Jakarta 2024 will feature Aboudia’s solo show, providing an exclusive opportunity to experience the extraordinary talent of this contemporary artist. Visitors will have the chance to immerse themselves in Aboudia’s powerful commentary on urbanization, identity, and the human condition in modern Africa.


Aboudia's contribution to the art world continues to inspire and provoke thought, making him a significant figure in contemporary African art. Don’t miss this chance to witness his groundbreaking works in Jakarta for the very first time.


 

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Mata Garis, a Solo Exhibition by @edibonetski at the Superlative Gallery

Gabriel creates a connection between natural materials (metal and stone) and culturally significant materials (resin) produced through industrial processes. He also arranges forms and outcomes that 'distance' from the public's memory of these materials typically found in certain daily experiences.

Contemporary Indonesian is chosen to respond to the latest developments in cultural discourse linked to issues surrounding the 'post' that articulates concerns of the 'aftermath' era previously known

This exhibition showcases Putu Winata’s works, reflecting the aesthetic, intellectual, and moral vision of a Balinese artist deeply connected to nature. Amidst an era dominated by anthropocentrism and environmental challenges, Winata's profound love for nature shines through.

ArtSociates & Galeri Zen1 proudly present, The Unusual Epic: Paintings of I Ketut Teja Astawa

Group Exhibition, Curated by Tri Aru. Opening Exhibition: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 16:00 onwards. Venue: Creativite Indonesia Neha Hub | Jl. Cilandak Tengah No 11A, Rt/Rw 10/13, South Jakarta.


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Past Gallery Exhibitions
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SABDA AIR a solo exhibition of Putu Winata
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“PINTU DIALOG”Group ExhibitionCurated by Tri Aru
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Poetical Urgency a Solo Exhibitions by Gabriel Aries
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