Jakarta, Indonesia

Largest Island Country + Micro Galleries = Perfection

6-21 October , 2017Jl. Kebon Nanas 1, Jakarta / Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia

This was it.


Micro Galleries Jakarta presented over 50 artists/collectives/initiatives from 20 different countries in the incredibly dynamic kampung of Jl. Kebon Nanas 1. Gritty lanes and rubbish-filled fields became colourful playgrounds for the artists and community, where we all came together to paste, paint, project and perform. Origami birds fluttered overhead, 10,000 recycled shoes colour-blasted our feet, paint and spray-fuelled fantasies transformed hundreds of meters of lanes, women from around the world overtook the walls, Digital Busking bounced us throughout kampungs and and a Tape cassette DJ landed us all smoothly with reels of magnetic tape music.

Micro Galleries took place from:

1 – 5 October: Lead in week + installation

6 – 8 October: Live Weekend

9 – 21 October: Open Air Galleries for public viewing

See the schedule HERE (English) or HERE (Indonesian)

The week was amazing, dynamic, brilliant and mind-blowingly successful. Partnering with community-based organisation #belajaran, this was our largest installation and project to date. Seventeen workshops were run over the week leading up to and during the Live Weekend. Some of these were exclusively for the children in the kampung, and some open for the public. There were various public events during the lead-in week and the Live Weekend. These included: Artist Networking event and artist talk, Digital Busking in several kampungs, Opening Night, Projection and live Art evening, and Women on the Wall.

We also had 10 AMAZING visiting international artists join us for the week as part of our residency program.

Check out the Visual Narrative by Teschka below!



MG Rooftop Hub: Above Alazka and D’Besto Jalan Panjang Kampung Baru No.38, Sukabumi Sel., Kb. Jeruk, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Jakarta 11560

Kampung Kecil Location is HERE //// Enter into Go-Jek THIS

Kampung Kecil: cnr. of JL. Raya Kby. Lama & Jl. Kebon Nanas I, South Jakarta

Download your map HERE

Rooftop Hub Location is HERE // Enter into Go-Jek THIS



Download the Program Launch Media Release HERE (English) or HERE (Indonesian)

NOW Jakarta 1  / NOW Jakarta 2 / NOW Jakarta 3 / Vice Indonesia /  Globetrotter Mag / Provoke Online / Sugar & Cream / Lifestyle /


Download the map of works HERE! 


Micro Galleries Jakarta was 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.




After a successful 6-week call out for local artists to join Micro Galleries Jakarta, 29 talented Indonesians have been selected to exhibit alongside 24 international artists at the fortnight long open-air arts festival in October.

Artists and Team


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