Ari Bayuaji was born in Indonesia in 1975. Moving permanently to Canada in 2005, he studied Fine art at Concordia University (2005-2010). Dividing his time between Montreal and Bali, the artist is known mainly for his art installations, which incorporate the use of found and ready-made objects that he finds in different parts of the world, thereby exposing himself also to the different mechanisms of the cultures.
Ari Bayuaji is an expert in conveying aspects of daily life, as his works usually try to show the overlooked artistic value in everyday life through objects and places and their roles within society. He has been consistent in using found/old objects from all over the world as the material and subject matter in almost all of his artworks. These objects as his creative material might be old, but the “content” as a work of art is completely new as he injects his work with emotion that is also influenced by contemporary issues he seeks to address.
His work has been exhibited in some major international solo exhibitions including The Esplanade Theatre on The Bay Singapore (2014 and 2019), Nunu Fine Art Taipei, Taiwan (2018, 2021), Parkhaus in Malkasten Düsseldorf (2018) A collaboration with Agnes B. FondationParis at Ste-Alvere, France (2017), Redbase Foundation Jogjakarta in Indonesia (2016), and Kunsthal Rotterdam in The Netherlands (2016).