(video and 2019 artist list will be updated every week)
Arief Budiman uses moving picture as his medium of artistic works. Besides exploring various forms of spontaneously and intuitively, he also interested in the intersection of lifestyle, social trend, the power of the Internet, as well as political influences in society.
His solo exhibition included “Don’t Be Afraid with the Dark” in collaboration with PAPERJAM at Lir Space - Yogyakarta (2015); “On Moving Text” at Lir Space - Yogyakarta (2018) and “Spectacle Project” in collaboration with Piring Tirbing - Yogyakarta (2019). Arief also participated in various group exhibitions, such as: “Wish You Weren’t Here” at Raksasa Print - Malaysia (2016); “Screening – Screen Ink” in collaboration with Grafis Huru Hara at Gudang Sarinah Ecosystem - Jakarta (2016); “Video Battle Screening” at Deck Gallery - Singapore (2017); “All the World’s Display” at Vieniti4/Siete Galeria - Costa Rica (2017); “Quiet Odd #16_Video Battle (I)” at National Rumania Literature Museum (2018); “Scope: Indonesia” at 98B COLLABoratory - Philippines (2018); “Either Together Whatever” at Ruang Mes 56 (2019); and many more.
Lala Bohang is an artist and writer who graduated from Architecture degree. Her solo exhibitions are “The Museum of Forbidden Feelings”, Qubicle Centre - Jakarta (2016) and “Gendis”, Lir Space - Yogyakarta (2013). She was also part of several group exhibitions such as “Begadang Neng Project”, Ruang Rupa - Jakarta (2013); “Medium of Living”, Edwin’s Gallery - Jakarta (2015); “Pameran Gagasan Getok Tular”, Omnispace - Bandung (2015); “Illunesia”, Centralstation - Darmstand, Germany (2017); “Slow Living Exhibition”, Indoestri - Jakarta (2016); “Remember Me” Dattabot Dojo - Jakarta (2017); among others.
As a writer, she has written several books such as “Perkara Mengirim Senja”, a short story compilation from various writers dedicated to Seno Gumira Ajidarma - Serambi (2009), “The Book of Forbidden Feelings” - GPU (2016); “The Book of Invisible Question” - GPU (2017); and “The Book of Imaginary Beliefs” – GPU (2019)
Through playing with the privileged status of display, Fyerool Darma's practice interrogates and complicates the cultural consumption of history and myth in relation to contemporary markers of identity and class. He graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore in 2012, and has currently presented his artistic projects through NUS Museum, Yale-NUS College Library, Asia Film Archive’s State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters and Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. He has held individual presentations through ‘Moyang’ (2015) and ‘Monsoon Song’ (2017) and participated in Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors. His works are within private and public collections like Singapore Art Museum and Bank Negara Malaysia | https://www.fyerooldarma.com/
Jompet Kuswidananto graduated from Gajah Faculty of Social and Political Science in Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. Since 1998, he has worked with Teater Garasi, a multidisciplinary collective of artists presenting shows that reflect Indonesian life after the fall of the Suharto regime. He explores Indonesia’s history and the complexities of contemporary life in a globalized world using installation, video, sound, performance and theatre. His practice focuses on issues of politics, colonialism, power and mass mobilization in the context of post-reformation Indonesia.
Among his solo shows are “On Paradise” at Musée des Arts Contemporains Grand-Hornu - Belgium (2017); “After Voices” at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation - Sydney (2016); “Order and After” at Govanhill Baths - Glasgow (2015); and “Grand Parade” at Tropenmuseum - Amsterdam (2014). He participated in a number of group shows, including “Sharjah Biennale 14” at Sharjah – Uni Emirate Arab (2019); “Sunshower” at Mori Art Museum - Tokyo (2017); “Rock the Kasbah” at Institut des Cultures d’Islam - Paris (2017); “Asian Art Biennial” at Taichung - Taiwan (2015); “Roots” at Frankfurter Kunstverein - Frankfurt (2015); “Ural Industrial Biennial” at Yekaterinburg - Russia (2015); and “Missing Links” at Jim Thompson Art Center - Bangkok (2015) among others. He has also participated in residencies at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art - Singapore (2015); Harbour International Art Residency - Darwin (2015); Art Centre of Silpakorn University - Bangkok (2015); San Art Laboratory - Ho Chi Minh City (2013); and Nagareyama City Lifelong Learning Center - Japan (2012).
Maryanto creates evocative, black and white paintings, drawings, and installations that undermine the romantic language of traditional landscape painting to examine socio-political structures in the physical spaces that he depicts. Through fable-like and theatrical settings, these landscapes are subjected to the whims of colonisers and capitalists through technological development, industrialisation, pollution of the land and exploitation of its natural resources.Maryanto graduated from the Faculty of Fine Art, Indonesia Institute of the Art, Yogyakarta in 2005, and completed a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2013. Maryanto has recently presented solo exhibitions at Lir Space - Yogyakarta (2019); Yeo Workshop - Singapore (2017 and 2015); Art Basel Hong Kong - Discoveries Section (2016); the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten - Amsterdam; and Heden - Denhaag (2013). He has also recently participated in notable group exhibitions at the Koganei Art Spot Chateau - Tokyo (2018); the Samstag Museum of Art - Adelaide; the Asia Culture Centre - Gwangju; the Singapore Art Museum - Singapore (2015); and the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam - Amsterdam (2013). Maryanto has also been featured at international biennials such as the 2nd Industrial Biennale, Labin - Croatia (2018); the Setouchi Triennale, Naoshima - Japan (2016); the Jakarta and Jogja Biennales,, Indonesia (2015); and the Moscow Biennale, Moscow - Russia (2013).
Rara Sekar is a musician, urban-farmer, photographer and researcher based in Bogor. She graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand with a master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. As a researcher, her research uses ethnographic and visual participatory methods to examine issues of development, traditions/adat, social and cultural capital and critical education. Rara is an alumnus of several photo-workshop including Foundry Photo Workshop 2015 under the mentorship of Maggie Steber. Her photo story “Insignificance” was part of a collective exhibition “Wisdom” (2016) organized by PannaFoto Institute at Erasmus Huis Jakarta.
Rara is one of of the co-founders and mentors of Arkademy, a collective focusing on critical photography education. She is also part of nuans, a photography project focusing on documenting the absurdity of life and rituals, particularly wedding rituals in Indonesia. Recently, she is interested in exploring the socio-political relationships between food, society and culture through gardening, food sharing and the act of eating together. She grows her own food in her home garden and is currently working to grow a community garden.