6-21 October , 2017Kampung Kecil, Jakarta / Indonesia
MICRO GALLERIES JAKARTA ARTISTS ANNOUNCED.
Here’s something we bet you didn’t know – Jakarta is a city with more people living in it than the entire population of Australia and is growing faster than Beijing! Yep. Jakarta is Indonesia’s economic, cultural and political epicentre so we are heading there with an EpiPen at the ready to do some urban acupuncture with a few forgotten corners of this megatropolis.
6-8 October: Live Weekend / 6-21 October Open-Air Galleries
Micro Galleries have partnered with #belajaran, an independent, community-based organisation that run programs and events across four kampungs in Jakarta. They are grass-roots, self-driven and managed. Their agenda is to create a better future for their youth through amazing programs that up-skill and capacity build. The kampungs are special as they mean a “village’ within an urban environment. They are small hubs of community and belonging. They are often low socio-economic areas that often have higher rates of illness, lower levels of sanitation and access to health services. The people living within these communities often live lives of hardship and long hours of work. There is very little time or resources for art and “art for arts sake.” We’re gonna change that and showcase these incredible, resourceful communities while we’re at it.
What’s new with this iteration of MG?
Well, we are not only bringing mural and spray work into the kampungs, but contemporary and experimental work like projection, new media, installation and sound art. Not only that, we are making it relevant and accessible. We are also developing an Emerging Creative Leaders program to share our professional skills with a small group of emerging creative leaders who haven’t had the advantages of education, opportunity and resources that our team has had the benefit of. We hope that the outcome of such a program will also result in building on top of the already amazing existing programs established by #belajaran, raise their profile and extend their resonance.
We love Indonesia and with over 17,500 islands, we here at MG think it might be the ultimate place for secret creative appearances and unexpected artistic interventions over the next few years. Get involved.
Micro Galleries Jakarta is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Australian Embassy Jakarta // Micro Galleries Jakarta didukung oleh pemerintah Australia melalui Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, dan Kedutaan Besar Australia di Jakarta.
Austrian street artist and activist uses basic techniques like writing quotes, doing stencils or even light installations in public and urban space. For him, its important that he can reach as many people as possible with his artwork and build up social awareness about problems that matters to him.
Graphic designer, painter, visual artist, street artist, my artwork style is abstract and based on social issue around me such as political issue, nature environment and my life experience // Desainer grafis, pelukis, seniman visual, seniman jalanan, gaya karya saya abstrak dan berdasarkan pada isu-isu sosial di sekitar saya, seperti isu politik, lingkungan alam, dan pengalaman hidup saya.
Manic Depressive Attractive Imaginative Doodle Character Colorful Hodge-podge Middle of Nowhere // Manic Depressive Atraktif Imajinatif Doodle Karakter Penuh warna Campur Aduk Antah Berantah
Commonly known as Atras or Trastrash, he was the initiator of Tivitivian during his study in Cikini. Stocky in appearance and loves noodles and dimsum, and spends most of his time managing digital content and wheatpaste on the streets of Jakarta // Biasa di panggil atras atau trastrash, inisiator dari projek tivitivian ketika berkuliah di cikini. Berbadan gempal mengemari mie dan dimsum. Lebih banyak menghabiskan waktu mengelola digital dan wheatpaste di jalanan jakarta dan mengutip aktif warga kota dengan sejumlah permasalahannya. Berasal dari duren sawit jakarta timur.
Ariadne Sevgi Avkiran is a half-Turkish, half-Italian Austrian with a matching multi-disciplinary background. As a fine artist, she is researching the realms of non-verbal, tactile or implicit communication. Apart from creating tactile and visual work for the blind and seeing, she is also currently organising art projects in public space in order to research means of communications between people and art.
Saya adalah seorang yang menekuni dunia rajut sejak duduk di bangku Sekolah Dasar, dan saya yakin apa yang saya tekuni ini adalah bagian dari hidup saya yang akan membawa saya pada kemungkinan kemungkinan baru dan gila
I knit, paper-cut, shadow puppet and dance. I believe my work opens me up to new possibilities – if it doesn’t make me insane!
CuriousWorks is a community arts and media organisation that identifies, nurtures and builds a new generation of storytellers.
Arum Tresnaningtyas Dayuputri was born and raised in Solo. She started her career as a photojournalist in Kompas Daily and took her Photojournalism Diploma at Ateneo de Manila University 2012. She has big interest in photography, involved in several exhibitions, workshop and art residency in Indonesia and abroad.
Playing by fusing real and imaginary boundaries of space // Bermain dengan menyatukan batasan ruang nyata dan imajiner.
I am an Illustrator/Graphic designer based in Ubud, Bali. Mostly I work with a computer in the day time and pen, marker, brush and paper at night, creating characters based on everyday humans that I witness around me.
Zena likes to think her art form is in removing the jargon and fluff around marketing, turning it into an easy to understand, practical tool that anyone can use. She has also been to known to throw impromptu performances during business meetings, especially when they are boring. Zena is Micro Galleries Marketing Strategic Lead for the Global Team.
This native Austrian is, one could say, a sucker for sound; fascinated by certain natural and artificial sounds and how they can be used in new and unexpected ways.
My preferred medium is media to pursue my ideas and research. I like flexibility to experiment // Dalam proses berkarya saya media menjadi tahap kedua setelah gagasan dan riset, dia sangat fleksibel sesuai kebutuhan capaian karya
Graffiti paste up technic
Teacher of creativity, communication and self-discovery through Mail Art using various mediums, primarily collage. Collage is her medium, and the postal system is how she shares it.An active member of the International Union of Mail Artists, which connects her with people throughout the world.
Tim’s work deals with different relationships which exist between people and the places they inhabit. It does so by celebrating and questioning things which are taken for granted or overlooked. Tim works with slab built ceramic sculpture and mixed media drawing in a Pop art inspired style. His art seeks to create fun playful reactions as a way to engage people in often serious topics such as social, political or environmental issues.
Jane is a producer, strategic programmer and cross-cultural innovator, working in Australia and Asia in arts and culture. She speaks English and Bahasa and loves snorkelling, reading and admires vintage motorbikes, eastern arts and her dog.
I practice my fine art every day. Art is what I do, and as long as I am happy, I don’t constrain myself with any particular style // Saya pekerja seni rupa sehari-hari, seni rupa apa saja saya kerjakan, selama mengerjakannya bahagia dan karya saya tidak punya style.
Exploring the deeper philosophical questions behind our daily existence, he looks at happiness as a right and a responsibility for all individuals; there is a need to share with each other, and embrace happiness // Kebahagiaan adalah hak serta kewajiban bagi setiap individu, perlu adanya saling berbagi dan menerima kebahagiaan itu sendiri.
Working predominantly in black and white illustration, my work is a protest on contemporary social issues, intended to provoke, make you question and perhaps say “oh, that’s true!n // Nama gue Demaskvn dan Satirenesia adalah gerutuan saya terhadap kehidupan sosial sekitar dan semoga jika kamu melihatnya kamu dapat berkata “Oh Iya Juga ya”
Meena Khalili’s work crosses boundaries between traditional design and studio art practices. Her research explores typography and language through multimodal media, and focuses on design, illustration, and book art. She is inspired by geography, impermanence, and her experiences as a first generation Iranian-American.
liina is environmental artist using colour-bomb techniques to blow your visual radar. Saturated rivers and rainbows coax you into a surreal dream, only for you to discover that they are created from rubbish.
Visual artist using photography and installation. Works explore people managing their environment. Growth, change and elements of place.
All-female urban and street art collective with over 30 members across Indonesia. They organise an annual street art event for women each year.
I’m a Spanish artist and designer (mainly Sculptor, Laser cuter and Exhibition Design), based in Austria. I don’t have a defined style, I try to use different techniques and love to learn new things. The only thing that characterises me is that I use to need a third dimension (sculptures and installations). In the last time I am working a lot with laser cuter and LED lights. I love the idea to bring technology to art to create new unseen stuff.
I live in Yogyakarta, which is also called the city of the city of artists. Mistakes are part of a learning process, to improve in the future. I use my art to make mistakes and rebuild them into something new // Kesalahan adalah sebuah proses yang memberikan pembelajaran supaya menjadi lebih baik di masa yang akan datang
I am an artist actively involved in social expression and activism through art. I create using screen printing, canvas, wood, stencil work and murals in public spaces.
Karya yang saya buat, lebih banyak melalui media visual seperti teknik grafis, sablon (screen printing) di beberapa medium kertas, kanvas dan kayu, selain itu saya juga membuat karya stencil dan mural di ruang publik.
El works in a variety of media, from oil painting and collage to photomontage. Her work is rooted in place, with a focus on the human traces found within the urban environment. El is the Creative Associate for Micro Galleries Global team.
Markhaban uses drawings, illustrations, caricatures, paintings, installations, murals to explore the imagination, emotion, contemplation and creativity.
Laughing about life // Menertawakan hidup
Ollla at Work (Olga Trevisan and Camilla Crosta) develops interventions in public spaces, enabling the participants to engage with social issues through simple actions.
My intentions for the viewer is to feel an emotion when they see my work; whether it’s a positive or negative experience, evoking an emotion is my main objective. I began this career as an artist by using Graffiti abstractions and Foliages textures, such as leaves, spray paint textures, water transfer and etc. For me every style is a whole different message.
I paint to feed my bipolar type II side. It makes this body happy and if I could inspire a single person to follow their dreams, then I could consider myself successful, as an artist.
My work as both photographer and paste up artist is focus on environmental causes and humans. Since I moved to Yogyakarta a year ago as for a life experience, I fully dedicate my time to collaborating with Indonesian artists and exploring the photo “paste up” medium.
I’m Novrida and people call me Oprid. In my creation, I tend to use daily life as my theme, with cheerful colors that hopefully will put you in good spirits! // Aku Novrida biasa dipanggil Oprid. Ketika berkarya biasanya aku lebih menggunakan tema kehidupan sehari-hari atau daily life dengan warna warni ceria sehingga lewat karyaku ini semoga kalian bisa menjadi semangat !!
Artist and activist in exile, he is living and working in Paris since 2009. He gives educational lectures in the colleges and universities since 2010. Kianoush’s editorial cartoons appears regularly in Courrier International French magazine and other national and International media in France and other countries. He chose “Cartooning: The Art of Danger” for his TEDx talk in 2014, months before the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. He has been curating and directing International cartoon expos since 2011 in Europe [France, Sweden, Germany etc. ], and is the founder President of the United Sketches International Association supporting freedom of expression and Cartoonists in Exile.
An illustrator based in Jakarta who believes creating is an action that’s an important step towards change // Ilustrator berbasis di Jakarta, Sebuah karya yang berbicara tentang aksi sebagai tindakan penting untuk perubahan.
Creating laughter and social enquiry through comedic aspects within his work // Menciptakan tawa lewat hal jenaka dalam setiap karya.
Kat creatively leads the global arts initiative Micro Galleries, is a Director of Sydney alternative arts space, The Red Rattler, is an Advisor for French-based global arts initiative United Sketch Freedom, is co-founder and creative collaborator with arts collective Rue de la Rocket, was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for Culture, and was shortlisted for the University of Sydney Alumni Awards. Kat is currently based between Hong Kong and Australia, and works as an urban disruptor and creator of public art interventions that focus on positive social change.
Stephanie Rond is a professional artist with over 20 years of experience. Her work has been seen on the streets in Canada, Australia, Ireland, Chile, and Italy as well as throughout streets, galleries and museums in the United States. An award-winning documentary film, Tiny Out Loud, was created about her work. She is the creator and administrator of the website www.womenstreetartists.com.
Arut Syaiful Batan. Humanism Yes, Fanatism No. // Arut Syaiful Batan. Humanisme Yes, Fanatisme No
A multi-disciplinary designer who likes colours and find beauty in most things.
I’m a gleaner…I search and extract unsung views from our urban environment and use them as the subject of my photographic explorations.
Noah Scalin makes art out of everyday materials and is best known for his Webby Award winning project Skull-A-Day.
Kim Efia Aya: a creative exploring who she is in relation to the world around her through radical, free self-expression.
On a Wednesday, I am thinking how art is a wonderful gift to give and I remember that butterflies are souls of the departed greeting us.
Sarah Sculley is a Brisbane-based urban artist who creates colourful, feminine, layered work. Inspired by the female form, typography and colour, Sarah mixes these elements to create her work on canvas, paper, surfboards and skate decks. She is inspired by personal events, emotional pitfalls and the constant need to find the positive in every situation.
Raj started doing art recently after having careers as an engineer and finance expert for last 15 years. Most of Raj’s artwork involves using physics, trigonometry, numbers and coding. He brings 3D projection mapping to people in form of street art. His intention is to make surroundings more interactive and interesting that people break from their phones and enjoy the mixed reality without heads always being down. His journey is often joked around as Wall Street to Street Wall.
People fascinate me. I often keep quiet and observe connections and subcultures with a sense of curiosity of what their story might be: the lives of the underground. I love to catch those moments that tell a story through my camera in a way that avoids the mainstream ‘norm’ of every day life. My work generally has a message about acceptance and raising awareness.
Some Designers, Verein für Interaktive Medienkunst – is an organisation, whose focus is on artistic projects in the field of modern art and multimedia interactive exhibitions.
My artworks are my alter-ego. Empathy, honesty & the imagination of the human brain is where I draw from // Karya Seni saya adalah alter ego saya. Empati, kejujuran dan otak manusia bayangan.
Syafiudin Vifick is a visual storyteller, specialising in social cultural issues, travel and documentary // Saya seorang visual storyteller. Karya-karya saya menggunakan medium fotografi.
A young, self-taught artist, Bunny Bone has rapidly blossomed and gained widespread attention in the last three years. Her artwork captures both the soft and wild sides—as well as the fragile and elusively exotic—of femininity.
A distressed office worker just like others, who likes to draw // Seorang karyawan stress biasa seperti yang lain yang suka menggambar
I’m Gindring Waste, a street artist from Magelang who often creates on the street by presenting intolerance issues that are commonly within the community // Saya Gindring Waste adalah seorang street artist dari Magelang yang sering berkarya dijalan dengan menyajikan isu-isu intoleran yang kerap terjadi di masyarakat.
From documenting tribal anthropology in Irian Jaya to Black & White photography on the Tibetan Plateau, Noel has created unique projects with exceptional film crews from Scotland to New York, Geneva & Tokyo, China & Thailand. “I highlight the human spirit and share the rich diversity of our world’s cultural identities in positive flows. Just so you know, this is how I roll”
Young, art lover, constantly yearning for changes and respecting differences // Muda , pecinta seni , selalu ingin perubahan dan menghargai perbedaan
An artist working with street art, talking about social, cultural and political issues through stickers and wheatpasted posters // Seorang seniman yang bergerak di ranah street art, bicara soal isu sosial, budaya & politik melalui media sticker dan wheatpaste/poster.
Micro Galleries will focus around Kampung Kecil in Jakarta