Zulkifli Galam


Born in Sumbawa, Indonesia (1971).


Galam studied fine art at Institut Keguruan Ilmu Pendidikan (IKIP,Teachers training College) , in Yogyakarta in 1991, after four semesters, he decided to quit from college and tried to learn by self-taught. In 1995, Galam made his first exhibition at Tanjung Priok Jakarta. He was among the five best in the Philip Morris Indonesia Art Awardsin 1999 and among the five best in the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards 2003. The artist held solo exhibitions in Jakarta on the Camouflage IGA Gallery (2007), on the Mon Decor Gallery, Jakarta (2006), Potret Edwin Gallery, Jakarta (2005), and Taman Seni Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta (2000). Galam also participated in numerous group exhibitions: 2009 "Indonesia...Goes Pop, Two-men show with Dipo Andy", Gallery Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich; 2008 Art Miami USA, "Wedding: Tobacco & Art Magelang", Central Java. He questions the symptoms in the decline of real human values but has no desire to give solutions or even therapy. “I do this for the sake of reminding or illustrating that this is our reality. My art only provides inspiration, to inspire others to do something, and to become a link for change”, Galam says.


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