Antonius Kho

Antonius Kho

The works of the Bali-based painter and sculptor Antonius Kho are a fusion and synthesis of East and West.

Kho was trained at the Institute of Fine Arts at the renowned ITB in Bandung and at the University of Applied Sciences for Art and Design in Cologne. Kho’s works are shaped by the Buddhist and Christian customs with which he grew up with in his parents’ home, as well as the influences of his Javanese homeland.

His mixed material works, which are mostly made with earth tones on canvas, are based on women, men, children and dancers from Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia, whom the artist has met on his numerous travels in recent years. The mosaic-like figures are composed of expressive faces and bodies, consisting of figures, animals and mythical creatures and the presence of eyes and masks typical of Kho’s works.




*1958 Klaten, Java, Indonesia
1977 Student of the Artist Barli in Bandung, Indonesia
1981 – 1982 Institute of Fine Arts, ITB, Bandung
1985 – 1991 Studies of Art and Design, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, focus on stained glass, textile arts, master student of Prof. Schaffmeister & M. Brinkhaus
2004 Founder of the “Wina Gallery & Foundation”, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia



Solo exhibitions (selection)

2019 “Faces in memory”, Galerie Musnadi-Weskamp, in the studio rooms of Galerie Smend, Cologne
2018 Shanghai Guoman Hotel, Shanghai, China
2018 Sunrise Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2018 Zeinxeno Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2018 House of Sampoerna, Surabaya, Indonesia
2017 Koi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2016 La Maison, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2014 Tibet House US, New York, USA

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl)

2019 “From Beijing to Bali”, Danes Art Veranda, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
2019 “Bali Mega Rupa”, ARMA Museum, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
2019 “Bali – Bhutan” Indonesia – Bhutan Art Exchange Project, Bhutan Art Gallery, Thimpu, Bhutan
2019 “The many faces of Ramayana”, Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
2019 “Together”, Indonesia – Nepal Art Exchange Project, Mithila Yain Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
2019 “Art Vogue D’Nation 2019”, XuFeng Art Museum, Qingdao, China
2019 “The 8th Beijing International Art Biennale, China 2019, National Museum, Beijing, China
2019 “Bali-Bhutan”, Indonesia – Bhutan Art Exchange Project, ARMA Museum, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia


Prizes / Scholarships

1998 1st Prize “Masks in Venice”, Art Addiction Annual, Venice, the “Golden Mask”, “Diploma of Excellence”; Palazzo Correr, Venice, Italy
1998 1st prize competition “Painting on deck chairs”, Olivandenhof, Cologne