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Tony Sugiarta

Tony is the workhorse behind aNERDgallery. He is the curator, creative director, business manager and many other hyphenated job titles, all packed into one. On his “relax” day, Tony puts on his nerd glasses and artist cap (two fashion accessories that might not mesh together), experiments with the different batik process parameters and researches on geeky things like natural dye extraction methods and fractal geometrical designs. Old habits of this ex-chemist die hard.

Tony was inspired by the design stories and intricate process behind batik creation during a recent travel through Java’s batik towns. With his skill and experience as a lifestyle writer and marketeer, he wants to share the art and the artists behind this “misunderstood” medium to the rest of the world. As a result, aNERDgallery was born.

aNERDgallery is a Singapore-based art platform specialising in textile arts with a focus in Indonesian batik. Through the nerdy looking glasses, aNERDgallery aims to connect artists and collectors to decode and to understand the rich culture, technological development and historical significance of this ancient art technique. In a sentence, aNERDgallery is an-art-gallery with a fun, engaging and informative twist.

aNERDgallery works (and would love to collaborate more) with different partners, such as artists, galleries and corporates, to produce meaningful and mind-blowing projects, including events (workshops and exhibitions curation), art commissions and lifestyle product designs. Hit us up should you have any ideas!