Kelvin Atmadibrata (b.1988, Jakarta, Indonesia) recruits superpowers awakened by puberty and adolescent fantasy. Equipped by shōnen characters and macho ero-kawaii, he often personifies power and strength into partially canon and fan fiction antiheroes to contest the masculine and erotica in Southeast Asia.

He works primarily with performances, often accompanied by and translated into drawings, mixed media collages and objects compiled as installations. Approached as bricolages, Kelvin translates narratives and recreates personifications based on RPGs (Role-playing video games) theories and pop mythologies.

Kelvin Atmadibrata graduated with Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) majoring in Interactive Media from School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. Previously based in Singapore for a decade, he moved back to Jakarta, Indonesia and established Sepersepuluh, a performance-focused gallery in the northwest fringe of the capital. Currently he is based in London, United Kingdom as a Master of Art in Contemporary Art Practice (Performance) student with Royal College of Art.

 

Nothing to be done, performance relic, photo by the artist, 2015, Tokyo Wonder Site lo
Nothing to be done (2015) Tokyo Wonder Site, performance relic

 

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