Rudi Hendriatno’s  practice focuses on the exploration of sound and movement in the form of kinetic wood sculptures. Driven by his fascination since a young age, Hendriatno imagines and fabricates intricate machines that move in unexpected ways, produce intriguing sounds and are humorous in nature, examples include the Fate Machine series that spin die sculpted with currency signs, nine dots, or even moods. He meticulously handcrafts each part and assembles them into precise and intricate moving structures. Given the high level of complexity involved, a remarkable feature of his practice is the absence of technical training and planning. A simple hand sketch of his concepts on piece of scrap paper often suffice as his master plan as he responds intuitively to the direct needs in the crafting process without the use of any further technical drawings. Furthermore, the artist uses no metal parts, all nails and springs are made from wood using traditional joinery techniques.

Hendriatno aims to engage the audience by purposely designing his machines to be operated manually. This sets into motion a series of cogs and gears that will unravel and fascinate audience by their spatial interaction. As the visual dynamics of the work unfold, it is often accompanied by a joyous cacophony of wooden sounds created by a deliberate addition of a wood peg as in the gravity-defying Fate Machine #1 or by a natural swift, whooshing sound as in Fate Machine #4 as its graceful fans operate in counter directions and the dice is tossed in its central spherical enclosure, both machines will help “predict the fate” of the operator.

Hendriatno favours the use of wood, preferably teak for its durability, stability, sensorial and aesthetic qualities, “I like to work with wood as it gives me the freedom to transmit my ideas directly into my work. I love nature and working with wood every day brings me a little closer to happiness” he states.

Rudi Hendriatno was born in Padang, Indonesia in 1980. He studied at the Institut Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Art Institute ) in Yogyarkarta , Indonesia where he currently lives and works. He has exhibited at the Jogja National Museum (2010, 2009), Jakarta Biennale, (2011) and Indonesia Art Award (2013), Keseharian Manifesto #4 (2014) all at the Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta. His international exhibitions include Singapore (2013) and Hong Kong (2014, 2016). He was a finalist at the Indonesia Art Award (2010, 2013) and awarded at the Tujuh Bintang Art Award, Jogja National Museum (2009).


Rudi Hendriatno以動力學及木製雕塑探索聲音和動作。從年少開始,Hendriatno常幻想及製造複雜的機器,以產生有趣的聲音和幽默的效果。例如在《命運機器》系列中,刻畫著貨幣符號、九點甚至不同心情的骰子被投擲。他精心地手工雕刻和組裝各個錯綜複雜的移動結構。雖然過程涉及高度的複雜性,藝術家卻沒有受過技術上的訓練和計畫,而這也是他的創作特色之一。他總是在過程中憑著直覺創作,於一張廢紙上簡單繪畫草圖便足以規劃整體,因此不需要任何技術圖紙。除此之外,作品中使用的釘子和單簧都是由藝術家以傳統木工技術雕刻,全無任何金屬部件。


Hendriatno喜歡使用木材,其中柚木的耐久性、穩定性、感官及美學質量最為他喜愛。 他說:「我喜歡使用木材,因為它能自由地把我的想法直接體現於作品上。我也喜歡大自然,因此經常使用木材也能讓我感到更快樂。」

Rudi Hendriatno於1980年出生在印尼的巴東,於印尼日惹藝術學院(印尼藝術研究所)畢業,現居及工作於印尼日惹。他曾在日惹國家博物館(2010及2009年)、雅加達雙年展(2011年)、印尼藝術獎(2013年)、日常生活宣言#4(2014年)展出。國際展覽包括新加坡(2013年)及香港(2014及2016年)。他在印尼藝術獎(2010及2013年)入圍決賽,並在日惹國家博物館的Tujuh Bintang Art Award(2009年)獲得獎項。