Zen1 Gallery came into the world from the hands of an art lover which for over a decade dabbled in said world, starting in 2006 until today to be exact, none other than Nicolaus Fransiskus Kuswanto or to those that are familiar referred to as Nico. Armed with a lot of experience, starting from being a marketer of pieces in an art gallery, working dozens of small scale exhibition programs up until the larger scale programs, both in Bali and big cities in Indonesia, whilst managing four galleries in Ubud Bali and Jakarta.
On the 7th of March 2020, Nico decided to establish an art gallery named Zen1 Gallery, located in Ruko Tuban Plaza, exactly on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai No. 50. Zen1 Gallery comes from Nico's own desire to realize his vision and mission while working in the world of fine arts.
Zen1 Gallery started its existence by holding their first group exhibition named "The Divine Step" which was enlivened by 19 Balinese Contemporary Artists. Zen1 Gallery was designed to fulfill the need of modern contemporary fine arts which is increasingly sought out for. There are three services that Zen1 Gallery offers, namely sales service, art consulting, and fine art galleries. All of which are in line with his vision, that is to become a complete destination for artists and collectors around the world.
For the past year, Zen1 Gallery has held many exhibitions, both in their galleries and abroad. Some exhibitions being, Terbahak Kritis-Estetis by Teja Astawa, Mirror Symphony (through the eyes of) Wolfgang Widmoser, Into The Secret of Cosmic Energy by Apel Hendrawan, and Obart (Obat and Art) by Sun Rong Fang. As well as exhibitions outside of their galleries some of which are 1stArt, Getting Closer, Art4Every1, and 7miracle which take place in Seminyak Village.
Nicolaus F. Kuswanto