b. 1984, South Sumatra, Indonesia

Iabadiou Piko is an abstract painter. Exploring the expressive capacity of abstraction, his vivid canvases are both allegorical and metaphorical, functioning as a visual diary for the artist to record and illustrate his emotions, experiences, and memories.

Piko has been invited to several artist-in-residence programs worldwide. The most recent was Warehouse421 with the Art Dubai residency program (2018), after which the artist held a solo exhibition. Previous residencies were at Luzhunan Historical House, Miaoli, Taiwan (2016), and Transit #3 residency at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung (2013). Piko’s international solo shows include Proporsi Biru at Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin (2016) and KABAR ANGIN: Gambar-gambar Iabadiou Piko at LOTFLOFT, Bandung (2015). He lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.