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Sandy Karman

Graphic artist, poster artist, graphic designer, art director & illustrator. Occasional painter and university guest lecturer. Born in 1983 in Jakarta, a graduate from Visual Communication Design - Bandung Institute of Technology in 2005 receiving 2nd place of Ganesha Prize. Having worked for Total Design (Amsterdam) in 2004, Leo Burnett Design and Ogilvy One (Jakarta) respectively from 2005 - 2007 and done in-resident workshops with Prof. Ahn Sang Soo and Kim Do-Hyung (Seoul) in 2010, Makoto Saito (Tokyo) in 2011, and poster exhibition workshops UG. Sato (Tokyo - No More Fukushima/Kuwasawa Design School) in 2011, and Kan Tai Keung (Shanghai - Shanghai State Library/Shanghai 1st Visual Design Biennial) in 2011.

Being the first Indonesian whose works have been exhibited in Paris La Fête du Graphisme (The Graphic Art Festival) and some prestigious museums such as The Museum of Modern Art Toyama, The Poster Museum Warsaw, Poster Museum Lahti, Hong Kong Heritage Museum in international poster biennials and triennials worldwide, as well as other international graphic design exhibitions. Solo shows such as A Post(er): Sandy Karman Poster Exhibition and Sandy Karman: Tribute to Indonesian Heroes.
List of publications, catalogues, websites, blogs and magazines are listed after the jump below 'Exhibition and Accolades' sections.

Exhibitions and accolades


> “Un Tour du Monde de l’affiche / A World Tour in Posters” at Echirolles Graphic Design Centre, France featuring works of 100 graphic artists around the world July 6 - Sep 29 2017. “A World Tour in Posters” features the works exhibitied at the exhibition “Paris invites the World” from La Fête du graphisme 2014.
> Hong Kong International Poster Display at Hong Kong International Airport from July 2017 - Dec 2018 , featuring Sandy Karman works from Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2014 at Hong Kong Heritage Museum.
> Art Stage Jakarta Aug 11- 13 at Sheraton Grand Jakarta, Gandaria
> Art Mosphere 2017. Road to Art Stage: Sandy Karman at Galleries Lafayette, Pacific Place Jakarta.


> Paris La Fête du Graphisme 2016 from Jan 1 - Feb 16 2016. Along the Champs Élysées Jan 20 - Feb 2 2016.
> The Central House of Artist, Moscow [Golden Bee 12, The 12th Moscow Global Biennial of Graphic Design - Moscow Design Week 2012] Oct 4-9 2016
> Art Stage Jakarta Aug 5-7 at Sheraton Gandaria Jakarta
> Rachel Gallery X MOIE at Pacific Place Jakarta
> Art Point at Senayan City Jakarta


> The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama - Japan (The 11th International Poster Triennial (IPT) 2015) Sep 19 - Nov 23 2015
> The 4 Gallery of PIER-2, The Art Center of Taiwan (New Vision Asia Design Exhibition, Apr 18 - May 31 2015)
> Casa by Bravacasa 2015 at The Ritz Carlton Pacific Place Jakarta, July 9 - 12 2015
> ADGI Jakarta Chapter: Designer's Response Exhibition at Coworkinc Jakarta


> La Fête du graphisme (The Graphic Arts Festival): The exhibition Paris invites the World 300 posters created by 100 of the finest graphic artists from across the world, brought together in Paris for the first time, Exhibition at the Docks – Cité de la mode et du design (City of Fashion and Design), Paris, from the 30th of January to the 2nd of February.
> The Central House of Artist, Moscow [Golden Bee 11, The 11th Moscow Global Biennial of Graphic Design - Moscow Design Week 2012]
> Hong Kong Heritage Museum (Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2014) from Dec 3, 2014 - Mar 2, 2015
> HD Expo at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas - USA May 14 - May 16


> 'A POST(ER): SANDY KARMAN POSTER EXHIBITION @ Designclopedia, Jakarta- 1st solo exhibition by a graphic designer/poster artist in Jakarta.
> 'Inspiring Indonesian Heroes' (Tribute to Indonesian Heroes in conjunction with Indonesian Independence Day Aug 17) - PaperFace Exhibition of 20 Indonesian Heroes in Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta.
Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design (ICAD) annual exhibition in Grand Kemang, Jakarta.
Installation exhibition at The 1st Jakarta Design and Craft Biennial - Galeri Nasional (National Gallery) Indonesia, Jakarta
> Dialogue in the Dark (featured artist), Petronas Science Centre, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Dec 1st (invitational), Dec 8th (public) for 6 months. All visitors will experience total darkness in an-hour-long journey guided by the-visually-impaired in specifically constructed spaces.
> PULSE. Seminar and exhibition at The One Academy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


> The Museum of Modern Art [MoMA], Toyama [The 10th International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan] > Wilanow Poster Museum, Warsaw [The 23rd Warsaw International Poster Biennial, Poland]
> The Central House of Artist, Moscow [Golden Bee 10, The 10th Moscow Global Biennial of Graphic Design - Moscow Design Week 2012]
> International City Brand Design Exhibition at Bexco, Busan, South Korea with Korea Ensemble of Contemporary Design (KECD)
> Daegu Gyeongbuk Design Center (DGDC) [8th Asia Graphic Design Triennial, Daegu, South Korea]


> Lahti Art Museum - Poster Museum [The 18th International Poster Biennial, Lahti, Finland]
> Shanghai State Library Exhibition Hall [The 1st Shanghai Biennial of Asia Graphic Design, China]
> The Central House of Artists, Moscow [PostCHERNOBYLCard - Association 4th Block - KAK!]
> TYPEIII Prosodic, audio, and emotive qualities of type: a sense of motion, sound and emotion.
> KØNSTRUKTIVIST-planetaryfolklore - an investigation of the relationship between sound and image. [scores, maps, user interfaces,instruments, video, objects, visual poetry]


> Wilanow Poster Museum, Warsaw [The 22nd Warsaw International Poster Biennial, Poland]
> The Central House of Artist, Moscow [Golden Bee 9, Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design] > Bali and Jogjakarta Creative Festival, Bentara Budaya Jogjakarta, Indonesia [2010 World Silent Day Exhibition by ADGI and Bali Creative Community]
> The Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place Jakarta - Paper Celebration - 50 Years SPJ
> Printmag: Image of The Day by Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister & Walsh, New York
> Synestetisk Design, Oslo
> Balla Dora Typo-Grafika, Budapest


> The Museum of Modern Art [MoMA], Toyama [The 9th International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan] > Hangaram Art Museum - Seoul Arts Center, Seoul [The 7th Seoul - Asia Triennial of Graphic Design]


> The Central House of Artist, Moscow [Golden Bee 8 Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design] > ICOGRADA World Graphics Day 2008 Poster Exhibition Gallery


> Corporate identity of FiftyTwoDegrees from Total Design (Total Identity) Amsterdam received Red Dot Award: Communication Design, Germany
> Gran Melia Hotel, Jakarta - Best Selected Work - 40 Years Chile - Indonesia by Chilean Embassy
> Sasana Budaya Ganesha - Institut Teknologi Bandung - 1st runner-up Ganesha Prize

Publications (Books, Catalogues, Websites, Blogs, Magazines)

Fête du graphisme. Collections: 200 designers graphiques. 45 pays ISBN 9-782-845-974-821
CTA (Creative Talk in Asia) - Taiwan publishing
Asia Pacific Design (APD) No. 10 - Publisher: Sandu Publishing (Hong Kong)
150 Asian Creatives - Publisher: UBIES (Japan) ISBN 978-4-7562-4438-3
Perspektif (publisher DGI - Indonesia - www.dgi-indonesia.com)
A Post(er): Sandy Karman Poster Exhibition. Self-produced.
VISION Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2014
Golden Bee 8, 9, 10, 11 (8th, 9th, 10 th, 11th Moscow Global Biennial of Graphic Design 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
9th , 10th International Poster Triennial in Toyama (IPT Toyama) 2009, 2012
22nd, 23rd International Poster Biennial Warsaw (IPB Warsaw) 2010, 2012
18th International Poster Triennial Lahti 2011
Vision: Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2014
1st International City Brand Design Busan
1st Shanghai Visual Design Biennial 2011
7th, 8th Asia Graphic Design Triennial Seoul (2009), Daegu (2012)
PostCHERNOBYLCard by Association 4th Block
1st Jakarta Design & Craft Biennial 2013
Restart: Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design 2013
Graphichug (US) - here
Feedgeeks (Singapore) - here
Bookdesigners (US) - here
Domus (Italy) - here
Balla Dora Typo-Grafika (Hungary) - here
Print Magazine - 2009 - Image of the day by Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister & Walsh
Rene Wanner’s Poster Page (Swiss) - here
and here
Synestetisk Design (Norway) - here
Icograda - World Graphic’s Day - here
Graphic for Music in the Digital Age - here
DGI (Desain Grafis Indonesia) - Sandy Karman Poster Exhibition - here
DGI (Desain Grafis Indonesia) -DGI Online Exhibition Sandy Karman - here
TOA journal (Malaysia) - here
BRAVACASA July-August 2015 Issues: Rancang Indonesia Desain Untuk Negeri
KOHLER - here
À moitié fait - here
iD (Indonesia Design) - Jan 2014 issue - Next Generation Designers - here
JJK magazine (Indonesia) - Feb 2013 issue - Poster Boy - here
Urbanesia (Indonesia) - Sandy Karman poster exhibition - here
Area (Indonesia) - here
Siaga (Indonesia) - here
Gray by Fabra di Paolo - here
ELLE magazine (Indonesia) - June 2014 issue
ELLE Decoration magazine (Indonesia) - Feb 2013 anniversary issue, October 2013 issue and Dec 2013 year end / KOHLER issue
Epicure magazine (Indonesia) - May 2014 issue
SWA magazine (Indonesia) - August 2014 issue (Issue No. 17 / 2014)
Dewi magazine (Indonesia) - May 2014 issue
Kano Publishing - Posters From Time to Time (Indonesia) - here
Damn I Love Indonesia (Indonesia) - here

Teaching / Lectures

Ultigraph at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2014.
Pulse at The One Academy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013.
Design Hero at Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, 2011.