November 10 2017

Invitation: opening of «Un cabinet de curiosités», exhibition by artist Ari Bayuaji

Thursday, November 23 at 5 p.m.
Exhibition by artist Ari Bayuaji

At the Maison du Conseil des arts de Montréal
Gaston-Miron Building
1210, Sherbrooke East
10 minutes on foot from Sherbrooke metro station (bus 24 East)

In an effort to better support inclusion, one of its strategic priorities, the Conseil, in collaboration with the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, is pleased to host the exhibition A Cabinet of Curiosities by artist Ari Bayuaji. This exhibition will run from November 23, 2017 to January 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.

You are cordially invited to the vernissage on Thursday, November 23 at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Please confirm your attendance by e-mail:

Ari Bayuaji’s work is deeply inspired by Indonesia, his home country, but also blends cultural references from other countries to produce works of great symbolic meaning, where sacred spaces meet everyday beauty.

Ari Bayuaji was born in Indonesia. Living in Montreal since 2005 (Fine Arts at Concordia University, 2005-2010), where he has installed his studio, from which he criss-crosses the planet to present his work in both group and solo exhibitions. He has a strong foothold in his country of origin with major exhibitions
in 2016 (Censor, Redbase Foundation Jogjakarta, Indonesia) and, further afield, in Singapore in 2014 (Silence, commissioned by The Esplanade Theatre by the Bay);  in the Netherlands in 2017 (Hide And Seek, Galerie Helder, Den Haag, and No Place Like Home, Kunsthal Rotterdam. The artist has also been invited to take part in several residences abroad.

In Montreal, Ari Bayuaji has presented his works on various occasions, including at Galerie René Blouin in 2015, where he presented a solo exhibition, and also during two recent residencies, the first one at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the second further to an invitation to create an installation in the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours in 2017.