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Exploring Nusantara and Pacificscape : Embracing The Equator

12 April 2021
Exploring the theme of Nusantara and Pacificscape, Biennale Jogja Equator Series will largely focus on practices to investigate how contemporary art and culture are intertwined with the local art in the region. In many literature, local art is often referred to as indigenous art. Recently, some Pacific countries even have developed cultural strategies which give […]

Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation Director Profile

12 April 2021
Alia Swastika graduated from the Communication Department of Gadjah Mada University. Since 2008 she has been the Curator and Program Director at Ark Galerie, Jakarta / Yogyakarta. As of now she is in-charge as the Director of Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation. In 2011 Alia became the Curator of the Biennale Jogja XI with Suman Gopinath (India) […]

Jogja Biennale XVI Director Profile

12 April 2021
Gintani Nur Apresia Swastika, born in Yogyakarta in 1984, completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta in 2010 and is pursuing her Master degree in Religious and Cultural Studies at Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, focusing on Indonesian women artists. She mainly works as an artist and […]

Curator Team Profile

12 April 2021
Elia Nurvista born in Yogyakarta in 1983, completed a Bachelor of Interior Design from Indonesian Institute of Art Yogyakarta in 2010. Elia Nurvista is an interdisciplinary artist who is interested in exploring various art media with an interdisciplinary approach and focus on food discourse. Apart from the food medium itself, Elia is also active in […]

Who Owns the Oceans?

12 April 2021
Elia Nurvista & Ayos Purwoaji   “Territorially speaking, the high seas belong to no one – and so when it comes to exploitation, they belong to everyone.” – Ocean Atlas   Considering Oceania After collaborating with many artists in the Southeast Asian region, Biennale Jogja XVI Equator series will work with the artists from the […]