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Rizki Resa Utama (OQ)

Rizki Resa Utama, also known as OQ, (b. 1982) is a time-based media artist who was born in Indonesia but is currently located in Braunschweig, Germany. His work draws upon this international transition, allowing his own traditional heritage to complement his newly formed international influences. Mainly working with the medium of video, his work acts as an experimental plateau upon which he questions human interaction within the confinements of time and space. Depicted in the most realistic and confrontational manner, the work acts as an invitation towards its viewers. Capturing the attention of passer-bys, the work is able to generate a process of self-reflection.

OQ is currently in the process of completing his academic studies in Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK) Braunschweig, DE, and has completed an array of exhibitions, film-screenings and performances all over the world. Likewise his practice has been highly awarded with residencies, - such as ‘North Rhine-Westphalia and HBK Foundation’ in Istanbul, Turkey - and awards such as the ‘Honorary Mention Award’ from 24 European Media Art Festival, titled “This is Media Art.”

Recent group exhibitions include “We’re not in Kansas Anymore” taking place in Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Germany, and the group exhibition at Yeo Workshop titled “looping loopholes.” 

Biography

Rizki Resa Utama, also known as OQ, (b. 1982) is a time-based media artist who was born in Indonesia but is currently located in Braunschweig, Germany. His work draws upon this international transition, allowing his own traditional heritage to complement his newly formed international influences. Mainly working with the medium of video, his work acts as an experimental plateau upon which he questions human interaction within the confinements of time and space. Depicted in the most realistic and confrontational manner, the work acts as an invitation towards its viewers. Capturing the attention of passer-bys, the work is able to generate a process of self-reflection.

OQ is currently in the process of completing his academic studies in Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK) Braunschweig, DE, and has completed an array of exhibitions, film-screenings and performances all over the world. Likewise his practice has been highly awarded with residencies, - such as ‘North Rhine-Westphalia and HBK Foundation’ in Istanbul, Turkey - and awards such as the ‘Honorary Mention Award’ from 24 European Media Art Festival, titled “This is Media Art.”

Recent group exhibitions include “We’re not in Kansas Anymore” taking place in Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Germany, and the group exhibition at Yeo Workshop titled “looping loopholes.” 

Education

  • 2014 Meisterschüler under Prof. Candice Breitz at Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK) Braunschweig, DE.

  • 2013 Diploma of Fine Art, HBK Braunschweig, DE. (Prof. Candice Breitz, Prof. Michael Brynntrup) ! 2006 Bachelor of Arts, Communication Faculty, Padjadjaran University, ID.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015

    "re-“, Junge Kunst e.V. Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE. (Solo Exhibition)

  • 2014

    "VISIO - Lo Schermo dell'arte film festival", Villa Romana, Florence, IT.

    "28. Braunschweig International Film Festival", Braunschweig, DE.
    "Other Shot", Flur 11, Braunschweig, DE.

    "I Wish I Could See You From Here", HBK Gallery, Braunschweig, DE."(Un)Geplante Obsoleszenz", Kunstraum 53, Hildesheim, DE.

    "ENTER", Blockbuster Exhibition, Berlin, DE.

    "Filmclub im Wohnzimmer »No Thing is My King«", Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim, DE.

    "Never Lend Money to A Man With A Sense of Humour", Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, DE.

  • 2013

    "Kestnerschau »Scheinfrei und Glanzlos«", Kestnergesselschaft, Marktkirche, Hannover, DE.! "Undisclosed Territory #7", Padepokan Lemah Putih & Laboratorium Performance Art Plesungan, ID.

    "Between the Lines", Michaelis Gallery Cape Town, ZA.!
    "re:MMX Video Box", Berlin, DE.

  • 2012

    "29. Kasseler DokFest", Kassel, DE.

    "Here & There, Now & Then", Atelier Thornfolger, Braunschweig, DE.

    "Looking for Your Speech", Manzara Perspectives Gallery, Istanbul, TR.

    "25 Years of EMAF", 25. European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, DE.

    "25. Images Festival 2012", Independent and experimental film and Video, Toronto, CA.

    "Greener on The Other Side", International Video Festival, Amsterdam, NL.

  • 2011

    "Up-and-Coming", International Film Festival, Hannover, DE.

    "Bandit Mages", International Film Festival, Bourges, FR.

    "25. International Filmfest Braunschweig", Brunswick, DE.

    "Performance Nacht, Lange Nacht Der Museen Kiel 2011", cooperation with Enric Fort Ballester, Kiel, DE.

    "Greener on The Other Side", International Video Festival, Reykjavik, IS.

    "Fluid Identity", CGartspace, Jakarta, ID.

    "This is Media Art", 24. European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, DE.

    "iD-indonesian Contemporary Art", Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE.

    "Handlung und Tat", HBK Galerie, Brunswick, DE.

    "24. Internationales Filmfest Braunschweig", Brunswick, DE.

    "27.Kasseler DokFest", Kassel, DE. 

    "Anadoma 2, Film festival-Randevous-Forum", LOT-Theater, Brunswick, DE.

  • 2009

    "Regard Bleu #5", cooperation with Aly O'Bryant, Ulrike Folie and Vera Suschko, Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich, CH.

     

  • 2008

    "Wonder, Singapore Biennale 2008", City Hall Singapore, SG.

    "A Decade of Dedication: Ten Years Revisited", Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, ID.

    "Münchener EthnoFilmFestival 2008", cooperation with Aly O'Bryant, Ulrike Folie and Vera Suschko, Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde München, DE.

  • 2007

    "IntenCITY/LOWAVE Video Art and Experimental Cinema Screening", CCF, Rumah Buku, Common Room, Bandung, ID.

    "Popscape, Everyday in Indonesia", CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines), Pasay City, PH.! "Restfest 2007, Short Film and Video Festival", ITB, Unpad, Bandung, ID.

    "Episode 5, 12-Hours Performance, Sound and Video Festival", Your MOTHER Gallery, SG.

     

  • 2006

    "Bandung New Emergence", Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, ID.

    "Bandung-Singapore Displaced, Video Art Exhibition". Room No#1, If Venue, Common Room, Soemardja, Sculpture Square, Spell#7, Front Room, Bandung-Singapore, ID-SG.! "Launching, Open House and Exhibition of 12th Button", Buton Kultur 21, Bandung, ID.

  • 2005

    "Bukan Orang Biasa" (unusual people). Common Room, Bandung, ID. (Solo Exhibition)

Awards

  • Awards/ Residencies

    2013 LED Screening, Volksbank BraWo, Braunschweig, DE.

    2012 Artist in Residence, North Rhine-Westphalia and HBK foundation, Istanbul, TR.

    2011 Honorary Mention Award from 24. European Media Art Festival (EMAF) 2011 "This is Media Art", Osnabrück, DE.

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