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Riar Rizaldi is an artist and researcher born in Indonesia and currently based in Hong Kong. His main focus is on the relationship between human, nonhuman and technology, consumer electronics, extractivism, and theory-fiction. Through his works, he questions the notion of (a)temporality, image politics, materiality, media archaeology and the unanticipated consequences of technologies. He also actively composes and performs sonic-fiction using the methods of field recording and foley through programming language. Riar has also curated ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival – Penal Colony (2017) and Internet of (No)Things (2018) at Jogja National Museum. He is also the co-founder of the art collective SALON, a platform focusing on exploration and experimentation in the field of media, performance, experimental music and improvisation in Bandung, Indonesia. 

Selected Exhibitions


Making Shadows, Grey Projects, Singapore

Wayang Malam 2: Short Films, Videos and Animations, Winstedt Campus, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Latency, Hidden Space, Hong Kong

Videotage Cross Campus Art Exhibition, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore



Global Videos, synchronised screenings in 15 countries on International Human Rights day, curated by Stichting White Cube, Netherlands

Wayang Malam, Winstedt Campus, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

The Measure of Things, Praxis Space, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

If home was a word for illusion, Substation Gallery, Singapore

The Great Lubricator, Alliance Francaise, Singapore



Becoming of Age, Galeri Utama, Singapore

An American in Singapore, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

Art of Reverie: An Exhibition, Scotts Square, Singapore

Easy Come Easy Go, Latent Spaces, Singapore

Art Walk, Little India, Singapore

The Old Fort, 2017

graphite on wood, fabricated toilet cubicles, dimensions variable

Installation view at Making Shadows, Grey Projects, Singapore 

Riar Rizaldi (ID)