Aditya Novalis was born in Solo, Central Java, 1978. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture Engineering, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, and for his master degree, he went to Design Academy of Eindhoven, Holland. Along his stay in Holland, he was involved in a few exhibitions. He has been involved also in Jakarta Biennale 2006, CP Biennale 2005, and Jogja Biennale 2005. Lately, he bound on a sculpture exhibition EKSPANSI in the National Gallery of Indonesia (2011).
His installation is a rusty map of Indonesia made out of plate. Half of the surface of the country that we called father land is dented, even tainted and melting out fresh blood.
This work haunts our consciousness because it reminds the people of Indonesia whom dogged by problems. One , every violence and conflict that aroused in a few cities and local areas lately.