Sri Irodikromo

“I incorporate cultural elements and symbols from Suriname’s diverse cultures and also multiple art techniques such as batik, stenciling and embroidery.”

Sri Irodikromo, daughter of famous Surinamese artist Soeki Irodikromo, grew up in an environment where painting, ceramics and traditional Javanese batik were daily activities. In 1989 she started her education at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Suriname. In 1994 she continued her education in The Hague, the Netherlands at the ‘Vrije Academie’ and specialized in graphical art techniques.

In 2005 she returns to Suriname and receives new impulses from its multicultural society. She is involved in several art projects, gives workshops in various art techniques, and creates intricately detailed and colorful artwork. She is skilled in painting, ceramics, batik and several other art techniques and is greatly inspired by the patterns, the symbols and the people from the various cultures represented in Suriname. Women in traditional clothing are also a recurring theme. In 2006 she wins first prize at The Living art show in Suriname. Her work is featured in many exhibitions and her first solo in 2008 is a large success. Her paintings, as well as the large-scale batik artworks that she is fond of making, are featured in important exhibitions in Suriname and abroad.

Sri also teaches Batik at the ‘Soeki Irodikromo Volksacademie voor Kunst en Cultuur’, Paramaribo. In 2018 she traveled to Indonesia with her father and her siblings, and took new inspiration from the cultural and artistic wealth she encountered in the country of her ancestors.

Work Experiences

  • 2011 – Present: Instructor in batik at the Folk Academy for Art and Culture in Paramaribo, Suriname
    Gives several workshops throughout the country on textile techniques such as batik and tie dye

Exhibitions

  • 2023 “Hakka Opera in Suriname”, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2023 “Muddy Waters”, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2023 “Beyond Bondage”, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2023 ”Sarnami, Hai; Suriname, I am”, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2023  Atlantic World Art Fair 2023
  • 2023 NO OCEAN BETWEEN US – The Surinamese collection, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2023 CULTURAL CURRENTS: Miami meets Paramaribo, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2023 ECOLOGY – 30 years Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2023 ”OPO YARI” curated by Kurt Nahar, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2022 BIGI SPIKRI – Reflecting on the cultural and social significance of head coverings, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2022 Wi Alakondre – a powerful tribute to artist Soeki Irodikromo, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2022 ”Lost in Nature” – art created with materials found in nature, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2022 Atlantic World Art Fair 2022
  • 2022 “INGI STEN” a group exhibition in which spirits speak, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2022 UDUBAKI part three, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2022 Solo “UDAN LIRIS”, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2021 Exhibition LUNAR, the kick-off of a new exciting art project, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2021 “Nude beauty’” at Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2021 Atlantic World Art Fair 2021
  • 2021 Manifesto group exhibition ALAKONDRE, WI TRU FESI, RAG, Suriname
  • 2020 Cultural Encounters: Art of Asian diasporas in Latin America & the Caribbean, 1945 – Present, Kalamazoo Institute, Michigan, USA
  • 2020 IN THE FACE OF CHANGE exhibition, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2019 National Art Fair, Krasnapolsky, Suriname
  • 2019 Brasa mi ori, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2018 25th Anniversary exhibition of Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2017 Aruba Art Fair ‘Art.Culture.Movement’, San Nicolas, Aruba
  • 2017 TNF of August ‘Pe un’ moksi kon na wan’, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2016 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2016 Group exhibition ‘Tri Murni’, Gallery Alma Blou, Curaçao
  • 2015 Art without Borders; from Suriname to Curaçao, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao
  • 2014 Circus Terminal, international traveling exhibition, De Hal, Suriname
  • 2013 Paverpol Crea weekend, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
Artist works

Readytex Exhibitions