Erik Pauhrizi (*1981 in Bandung, Indonesia)
He finished his Meisterschüler studies under Professor Mi¬chael Brynntrup in 2016 (won Meisterschüler Jury Prize and Scholarship). He studied Diplom from 2009-2012 Video Art/ Experimental Film, Photography and Painting under Professor Michael Brynntrup, Professor Dörte Eißfeldt and Professor Olav Christopher Jenssen at Braunschweig University of Art / Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK). In 2005 he received B.A. from Faculty of Art and Design at Bandung Insitute of Technology, Indonesia (Cum Laude).
Erik focuses on Post-Colonial/ Decolonial issue through conceptual approach; he often utilizes text, drawing, painting, photography, video/film, object/installa¬tion to analyze how human figures are represented in political culture. He also investigates the relationship between east, west and middle east, immigrants, refu¬gees, citizens and nationalities and explore individual and collective memory, sleep, life, death and identity.
Erik has exhibited his works in Indonesia, Australia, Austria, Egypt, New Zealand, China, Germany, France, Phillipine, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, India, Spain, England, and Lebanon, including his solo exhibitions “The Poison of Our Sins” in New York, 2011. In 2016, he returns in Indonesia and was invited by Goethe-Institut Bandung to offer Planar II Ungsi Project; Experiencing Decolonial Aesthetics in Indonesian Culture. In 2014, he received an award from freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL/MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria for an artist residency program and a Post Colonial Flagship Store exhibition. In 2013, He was also also selected for The First South East Asia Triennale, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2012, he was selected for a group show at Singapore Art Museum Exhibition, “Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia”. And in 2010, Erik won an award and received grants from Asian Cultural Council for his research on artist run-contemporary art space program, in co-operation with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York-USA and his artist in residency program, in co-operation with Westbeth Artists Community, New York-USA.