Teguh Ostenrik, Portrait

Teguh Ostenrik

Teguh Ostenrik has participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia.

The Indonesian news magazine “Tempo” awarded Ostenrik the title “Best Artist in the Visual Arts Category” in 2009 and 2014. The inspiration for his works from the “Ten by Ten” series came to the Indonesian painter and sculptor — who studied art at the UdK in Berlin and spent a total of 16 years in Europe — during a visit to a group exhibition of young artists in Jakarta. Based on a series of 10x10cm sketches that he made as a young man in New York in the 80s, 280 new works were created in 2009, each representing precious memories of certain moments in the life of the now internationally successful artist. Each individual work, consisting of three, four or more individual objects, is designed as an independent statement.

In the series “Heaven”, Teguh also delves into his continuously experienced upheaval by exploring his past, his physical creation and his spiritual experience”,

says Chris Kerrigan, curator.

For several years, Ostenrik has devoted himself intensively to his art object “ARTificial Reef Park”, which he founded, whose goal is to restore nature through art. www.ytr.or.id

Teguh Ostenrik welding one of his works of art




*1950 in Jakarta
1972 Graphic Design, Lette Schule, Berlin
1974 Studies at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1980 Master student of Prof. H. Bachmann, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1982 Own studio in Cologne
1988 Return to Jakarta, Indonesia
1989 – 1994 Owner of C-LINE Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
1995 – 2003 Owner of Galeri Teguh, Jakarta, Indonesia
seit 2004 owner Bilik 3Dharma, Jakarta, Indonesia




2018 Galerie Musnadi-Weskamp, Studioräume Smend Galerie, Cologne
2016 Galerie Musnadi-Weskamp, Nettersheim
2010 “White Cube”, CGartspace, Jakarta, Indonesia
  “Halimun”, Lawangwangi artspace, Bandung, Indonesia
  “Pseudo Agony”, Elcanna Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2009 “Revisiting Last Supper”, CGartspace, Jakarta, Indonesia,
  “Orang Jawa Ilang Jawane”,Balai Soedjatmoko, Solo, Indonesia
  “Seni Rupa Rai Gedheg”, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta dan Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Indonesia
  “Perang, Kata dan Rupa”, Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Up & Hope”, dPeak, Jakarta, Indonesia
  “Bazaar Art Jakarta-Indonesia Art Festival”, installation of 500 woks kinetic mobile titled “Wok with Me” commissioned project of Pacific Place Jakarta, Indonesia
  “Happiness 09”, 4th Anniversary of Philo Art Space, Jakarta,Indonesia KADO#2, 9th Anniversary of Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  “deFACEment” Paintings and Scrap Metal Sculptures, organized by Ide Global Art, Gedung Arsip Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia (solo)
  “10×10 : An Accidental Autobiography”, AOD Artspace, Jakarta, Indonesia (solo)
2008 “deFACEment” Paintings and Scrap Metal Sculptures, Alpha Utara Gallery, Penang – Malaysia (solo)
  “NEO” Paintings, Koong Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (solo)
  “Manifesto”, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia – participated with more than 300 artists
  “E-motion”, 4th Anniversary of Visual Arts Magazine, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  “Dari Penjara ke Pigura”, Festival Salihara, Jakarta,Indonesia
  “Self Portrait”, Famous Living Artists of Indonesia, Jogja Gallery, Indonesia
2007 “Relation” (Tanah Air : Seni Patung & Lingkungan) organized by Edwin Gallery, Pakuwon City Surabaya, Indonesia
  “Simply Bodies 2” organized by Bilik 3Dharma, Mercantile Athletic Club Jakarta, Indonesia
  “Humanity of Mamannoor“ organized by Andi’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  “Conscience Celebrate“, September Art Events organized by Edwin Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  “Extending the Beauty of Arts“, 80th Anniversary of Canisius College, Jakarta, Indonesia
  “Keindahan Rasa Gerak Tubuh“ organized by Mon Décor Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  Malihom AIR Program at ABN AMRO Gallery – Penang, Malaysia
  “Kamasutra Femmes“ Paintings and Bronze Sculptures, East & West Art Gallery, Melbourne – Australia (solo)