The Sky Is Portable by Aliansyah CaniagoARCOLABS Holds a Solo Exhibition of Aliansyah Caniago titled The Sky is Portable

Aliansyah Caniago is a 29-year-old artist whose work includes performance art, installation and painting. Nearing the end of 2016, ARCOLABS will present a solo exhibition of the artist called “The Sky Is Portable” which shed a light on the effects of migration on an individual’s identity. Aliansyah was the winner of several competitions, including the Bandung Contemporary Art Award and the Indonesian Art Award. Today, his works are part of the collection of well-known art institutions such as the Singapore Art Museum (Singapore), Fundación Botín (Spain), and Galeri Nasional (Indonesia).

The Sky Is Portable by Aliansyah Caniago
The Bird Feeder
Projected image of performance on canvas
Fondacion Botin, Santander, Spain

The Sky Is Portable will feature his coherent survey on several locations in Jakarta which are Pondok Indah, Bukit Duri, and Kemayoran. These areas would be explored during a period of time and he utilized a pigeon to help him do a mobilized observation. During a ten-day observation, Aliansyah would try to interpret his findings into a fictional, experimental artistic work. The result would be displayed in form of an exhibition comprising of performance art and fine art at Space: Gallery + Workshop, run by ARCOLABS Jakarta.

The Sky Is Portable by Aliansyah Caniago
Work in progress view of The Sky is Portable
Jakarta, Indonesia
The Sky Is Portable by Aliansyah Caniago
Work in progress view of The Sky is Portable
Jakarta, Indonesia

The exhibition is curated by Sally Texania, who has the experience of curating artworks at Galeri Soemardja, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Ciputra Museum, Museum of Fine Art and Ceramic-Jakarta. Moreover, with the solo exhibition of Aliansyah Caniago, ARCOLABS hopes to echo the spirit and integrity of him. The exhibition which will open for public from today, 8 December 2016, 17.00 WIB, until 15 January 2017 would also act as a reflection medium for people regarding their identities with their surroundings. A public discussion will be held on 12 January 2017 at 17.00 – 19.00 WIB to accompany this show. You could see a snippet of his journey to put his artworks together for “The Sky Is Portable” through these pictures above, but it would be best to come to the exhibition yourself. Peek the schedule listed here

The Sky is Portable by Aliansyah Caniago



Venue SPACE: Gallery +Workshop

Jl. Terogong Raya 36J, Cilandak Barat, Jakarta Selatan



December 8, 2016 – January 15, 2017


10.00 – 17.00 WIB (Tuesday ~ Saturday)




Aliansyah Caniago


Sally Texania
Event 1.     Opening and Performance :

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 17.00 -21.00 WIB

Live performance by Aliansyah Caniago

2.     Artist Talk :

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 17:00 – 19:00 WIB

* All programs are open to public.

* Gallery closes on December 24, 2016 – January 1, 2017.