Jakarta Biennale 2017
Jakarta Biennale 2017
Jakarta Biennale 2017 Announce Its Initial Artists Line-Up

Jakarta Biennale returns in 2017 with the theme of JIWA and they have just announced the initial line-up of artists who are going to exhibit their work from 4 November to 10 December 2017 at Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Pancoran Timur, Jakarta. The concept of JIWA is said to discuss various issues regarding contemporary art and culture. Indonesian history of art is put as the core of the exhibition and how soul could drive and mobilize individual, collectives, societies, non-human and nature to produce various things and also have political implications. Curated by Melati Suryodarmo (Artistic Director), Annissa Gultom, Hendro Wiyanto, Philippe Pirotte and Vít Havránek in collaboration with Jakarta Biennale Foundation, we could see the diversity in its first line-up. Artists from local and abroad are invited to showcase their finest works and the list so far consists almost all continents from Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Aliansyah Caniago, Wukir Suryadi, I Made Djirna, Siti Adiyanti and many more are the representatives from Indonesia. They are followed by artists from Japan, Northern Ireland, France, South Africa, Germany, Argentine, and many more.

Jakarta Biennale 2017 - Curators
Jakarta Biennale 2017 – Curators

Underlining the concept of JIWA, the biennale reflects this journey within Indonesia’s recent art history. As an exhibition, publishing, and educational project, JIWA: Jakarta Biennale 2017 observes the histories of immaterial impulses motivating artworks from different directions and origins. They include material objects, dematerialized and impermanent practices. JIWA: Jakarta Biennale 2017 suggests taking into account the “world” as co-author of the social. The exhibition then hints at the way in which we are addressed by the world, and how that call can find expression in the world of things, art and agency. This year’s event which will be held at Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem as its main venue will also see a collaboration with several museums such as the Jakarta History Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics, and the Wayang Museum. This is done in order to generate wider scope of visitors that hopefully will appreciate art in all form. For the latest information about JIWA: Jakarta Biennale 2017, head to their website and Instagram. See the list of exhibitors below.

Jakarta Biennale 2017 - Artists
Jakarta Biennale 2017 – Artists

JIWA: Jakarta Biennale 2018 1st Line-Up of Artists:

Abdi Karya (Indonesia)
Afrizal Malna (Indonesia)
Alastair McLennan (Northern Ireland)
Aliansyah Caniago (Indonesia)
Ali Al-Fatlawi & Wathiq Al-Ameri (Switzerland)
Arin Rungjang (Thailand)
Chiharu Shiota (Japan/Germany)
Choy Ka Fai (Singapore)
Darlane Litaay (Indonesia)
David Gheron Tretiakoff (France)
Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa)
Dolorosa Sinaga (Indonesia)
Eva Kotátková (Czech Republic)
Gabriela Golder (Argentina)
Hanafi (Indonesia)
I Made Djirna (Indonesia)
Imhathai Suwatthanasilp (Thailand)
Jason Lim (Singapore)
Karrabing Film Collective (Australia)
Keisuke Takahashi (Japan)
Kiri Dalena (The Philippines)
Luc Tuymans (Belgium)
Marintan Sirait (Indonesia)
Nikhil Chopra (India)
Rama Surya (Indonesia)
Ratu Saraswati (Indonesia)
Robert Zhao (Singapore)
Semsar Siahaan (Indonesia)
Siti Adiyati (Indonesia)
Vasil Artamonov & Alexey Klyuykov (Czech Republic)
Willem de Rooij (The Netherlands)
Wukir Suryadi (Indonesia)
Yola Yulfianti (Indonesia)