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International collaboration in Art Jakarta 2019

Art Jakarta returns this year with its 11th edition, held at a new venue, Jakarta Convention Center Senayan. think archipelago is a proud media partner of the event which runs from 30 August to 1 September 2019. Tickets are available to buy on the spot and are priced at IDR 100,000 and IDR 50,000 for visitors below 12 years old. To see more of Art Jakarta 2019 program, go to https://artjakarta.com

Eko Nugroho, an internationally renowned contemporary artist from Yogyakarta, has two of his artworks shown in the front hall of Art Jakarta 2019. Moving Landscape (2015) hung as a metaphor of a dynamic urban society and how it shaped the city culture. The 400 x 300 cm manually embroidered work symbolizes modern life society which simultaneously causes estrangement.

Stood adjacent is sculpture Happy to be Alienated (2019), a criticism of alienation found in our society at the advent of technology. The intentionally massive work aims to intimidate the audience and the space they are in.  

Eko’s works are presented by Arario Gallery, one of the 70 galleries from 14 countries participating in the 11th edition of Art Jakarta, Indonesia’s biggest art fair, held in Jakarta Convention Center Senayan, from 30 August to 1 September 2019.

With its stellar line-up of leading Indonesian and international galleries, cutting-edge art projects by Indonesian and international artists, talks, educational programs as well as a charity component, Art Jakarta has been one of the leading fairs in Southeast Asia.

Artist collectives and initiatives, which form the cornerstone of Indonesia’s dynamic, are represented at the Fair in Art Jakarta Scene, while Art Jakarta Spot highlights carefully selected artworks in the Fair’s public areas. AJX offers a collaborative platform with partners, institutions and collectors.

“We want to make art and Art Jakarta accessible to everyone, for it to be engaging but also relatable and approachable. Underlying this idea is our commitment to the spirit of collaboration,” said Fair Director Tom Tandio.

“We work with people from various parts of the art scene in Indonesia and the region, bringing the art ecosystem together. Only by working together can we strengthen both the Indonesian and Southeast Asian contemporary art scenes,” he added.

Art Jakarta Gallery

In addition to returning galleries, 21 or 30 percent of the 70 participating galleries are making their debut at the Fair.  The new galleries are Amy Li Gallery, ANOMALY, Atelier Aki, Baik+Khneysser,GALERIE OVO, Galerie Taménaga, GALLERY YEH, Hatch Art Project, Jan Manton Art, Kendy’s, Nova Contemporary, Project Fulfill Art Space, Qi Mu Space, SAL Project, Segaris Art Center, ShugoArts, Sullivan+Strumpf, Tang Contemporary Art, TKG+, and Vin Gallery. Also, another new exhibitor is Phillips Auctioneers.

Art Jakarta provides opportunity where art galleries could interact with the public, besides dealing with patrons.

Participating galleries in Art Jakarta 2019 hail from 14 countries – Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, USA, Taiwan, Russia, Australia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and China. From Indonesia, 30 of the country’s established and emerging galleries will be represented.

Several artists will be in attendance at Art Jakarta 2019 such as Indonesian artist Albert Yonathan, Bagus Pandega, Erizal, Eldwin Pradipta, Franziska Fennert, Irfan Hendrian, Indiguerillas, Kemal Ezedine, Maharani Mancanegara, Mella Jaarsma, Natisa Jones, Syagini Ratna Wulan, Zico Albaiquni, Hong Kong artist Cheuk Wing Nam, Philippines artist Ronald Ventura, Japanese artist Kei Imazu and art collective teamLab as well as Singaporean artist Dawn Ng, among others.

Art Jakarta Scene

Art Jakarta Space is a designated space presenting 20 artist collectives and artist initiatives offering not only many interesting artworks or art objects but also valuable information about their activities which are an important part of Indonesia’s dynamic art scene.

They include Art Dept ID, Atreyu Moniaga Project, C on Temporary supported by Gormeteria, DA’POZA, DGTMB Project, ER design, Facade Arts & Lifestyle Management, Glitch, Milisifilem Collective, Museum of Toys, Omnispace, ONX Idea Studio, RuangDalam Art House, Sekarputi & Agung, SRW X ADS, Studio Dinding Luar, Yayasan Biennale Yogyakarta, and YH Conservation.  

Art Jakarta Spot

Art Jakarta Spot is a showcase of works in dedicated public areas of the Fair by artists from Art Jakarta’s participating galleries. The selection has been carefully made together with members of Art Jakarta’s Board of Young Collectors for the enjoyment and appreciation of our visitors.

The artworks include Solar Worship by Albert Yonathan (Mizuma Gallery), Silence – Meditation in Blue by Cheuk Wing Nam (Galerie OVO), Happy To Be Alienated by Eko Nugroho (Arario Gallery), Bobro’s World Tour, Jakarta by Ronald Ventura (Yavuz Gallery), Balitsa Ehoor by Syaiful ‘Tepu’ Garibaldi (ROH Projects), North, K2 by You Ji In (The Columns Gallery) and Dark Waves by teamLab (Gajah Gallery).

Art Jakarta X

Art Jakarta Collaborations, or in short, Art Jakarta X, is a series of special presentations made possible by Art Jakarta’s collaborations with partners, collectors, as well as organizers of other platforms. Three artworks will be featured as part of Art Jakarta X. They are Production Line – Made in China & Made in Taiwan by Huang Po-Chih, Wave of Tomorrow by Isha Hening. Besides that, one of our lead partners, Julius Bär is supporting the VIP lounge with collector’s show: I Nyoman Masriadi.

Listen, Play, Give

A series of public programs have been designed to engage fair visitors from the moment they step into the fairground. Contemporary art is an ongoing flux of practices. The series of talks offer insights into understanding the many facets of these practices. As a forum, the Talk sessions bring artists, curators, academics, collectors, and various art professionals together to share their knowledge and experience about contemporary art.

Art Jakarta Play offers many educational programs, carefully and creatively prepared for young visitors to learn about and play with art. It is a great place for those who are eager to learn more about art.

In the spirit of collaboration and charity, an arena is set up where unique artworks made by 13 of Indonesia’s most prominent artists will be auctioned.

Charity auction at Art Jakarta 2019

Art Jakarta returns this year with its 11th edition, held at a new venue, Jakarta Convention Center. think archipelago is a proud media partner of the event which runs from 30 August to 1 September 2019. To see more of Art Jakarta 2019 program, go to https://artjakarta.com

Since its first edition 11 years ago, Art Jakarta’s fair program includes charity auctions as a main feature. This year, in an arena called ‘Renoscape’, Art Jakarta will auctioned unique artworks made by thirteen Indonesian prominent artists.

This arena is supported by OPPO, and the proceeds will be donated entirely to Happy Hearts Indonesia and Mitra Museum Jakarta.  Thirteen artists who participated including Agugn Prabowo, Arkiv Vilmansa, Cinanti Astria Johansah, Darbotz, Faisal Habibi, Indieguerillas, Kemal Ezedine, Marishka Soekarna, Mella Jaarsma, Natisa Jones, Radi Arwinda, Ronald Apriyan, and Uji ‘Hahan’ Handoko.

At Renoscape, every visitor can interact with these works through the cutting-edge augmented reality medium of the OPPO Reno series cellphone which also engraved with some of the artist’s works.

Charity Auction

Date : 

31st August 2019

Location : 

Pre-Function Hall A

Auctioned by : 

Phillips Auctioneers 

Time : 


Session 1 : 

13 carpets specially designed by 13 Indonesian contemporary artists. 

Session 2 :

Artworks by 28 Indonesian contemporary artists presented in the book ‘Inside Studios: Indonesian Artist’. 

Art Jakarta VIP visitors can also participate in an interesting programs, especially created to allow them to make the most out of their visit. Both local and international VIPs can join in various events starting on 28 August 2019, two days before the VIP Preview.

Some of the highlights of the VIP program include:

1.    MACAN Gala at the Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place (Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 18:30 – end)

The MACAN Gala is an exclusive dinner and charity gala to raise funds for Museum MACAN’s educational program and community initiatives. 

2.    National Gallery Visit (Friday, 30 August 2019 09.30 – 10.30) 

The National Gallery of Indonesia is a national institution and the country’s foremost art museum. Since its formal opening in 1999, the National Gallery plays an important role in expanding the public’s awareness of art through exhibitions and by preserving and developing visual arts in Indonesia.

3.    Ciputra Artpreneur Visit (Thursday, 29 August 2019 , 19.00 – 22.00)

Comprising approximately 10,000sqm, Ciputra Artpreneur is a multidisciplinary arts centre, including a 1,157-seats theatre featuring the lastest technology, multi-purpose galleries and halls, and a private museum displaying Ciputra’s collection of contemporary and modern art. Opened in 2014, Ciputra Artpreneur has been hosting a wide selection of local and international events – including exhibitions, music concerts, theatre plays, musicals, and other shows. Productions included Beauty and The Beast, Shrek The Musical, Annie, Shaolin Warrior, Stars of The West End and a concert by the Vienna Boys’ Choir. 

4.    Komunitas Salihara (Sunday, 1st September 2019, 10.00 – 13.00)

Komunitas Salihara is the first private multidisciplinary arts centre in Indonesia. It was opened in 2008. Formed by a number of writers, artists, journalists, and art lovers it has presented a wide range of programmes in arts and ideas, both locally and from abroad. It was named “The Best Art Space” by Time Out Jakarta (2010) and as one of the “10 Most Unique Places in Jakarta” by Metro TV (2010). The architecture of Komunitas Salihara is also worth mentioning and has been lauded as an “Architecture which applies environmentally friendly aspects” by Green Design Award (2009).

For RSVP or further information please contact Ayda at vip@artjakarta.com. Please include “VIP Programme RSVP” in the subject line.

Art Jakarta 2019 Indonesia’s international art fair

Art Jakarta returns this year with its 11th edition, held at a new venue, Jakarta Convention Center. think archipelago is a proud media partner of the event which runs from 30 August to 1 September 2019. To see more of Art Jakarta 2019 program, go to https://artjakarta.com

The collaboration of two leading figures in the Indonesian art scene Tom Tandio as fair director and artistic director Enin Supriyanto will ensure an invigorated approach and added value to Art Jakarta 2019. Their knowledge of and experience in the local and international art scenes will further enhance Art Jakarta’s position in both Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Tom and Enin’s team also include graphic designer Henricus Linggawidjaja (Artnivora) and photographer Indra Leonardi (The Leonardi) who are the fair’s Design Director and Director of Photography respectively. Architects and Designers Dua Studio have been commissioned to create fresh designs and concepts for the fair.

Art Jakarta’s new brand identity is placing Jakarta as one of the key centers of Asian contemporary art whilst at the same time strengthening Indonesia’s position as one of the most important art hubs in Asia.

“This change in branding is one way to represent our commitment in building a foundation for the local and international art community to be able to interact,” said Enin.

The fair’s tenth edition in 2018 saw more than 40,000 visitors attending Art Jakarta. This year’s change of venue, from Pacific Place to the Jakarta Convention Center, is also due to an anticipated increase of visitors, in line with the continuous growth over the past years.

A total of 70 galleries from Indonesia and other Asian countries will participate in Art Jakarta 2019. “The fact that the number of overseas participants exceeds domestic exhibitors is a testimony of the strength and trust of the international art market in Art Jakarta in particular, and the Indonesian art market in general,” (Tom Tandio).

The fair is made up by six components:  Art Jakarta Gallery, Art Jakarta Spot, Art Jakarta X, Art Jakarta Play, and Art Jakarta Scene, as well as “Art_UNLTD”, presented by the Indonesian Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf).

Since the very first edition of Art Jakarta, fundraising for charity is a permanent feature of the fair. This year, ten carpets made by renowned artists will be auctioned to raise funds for a good cause.

Various art talks are also part of the Art Jakarta program.

Event Name: Art Jakarta

Place/Time: JCC Senayan, Friday, 30 August – Sunday, 1 September 2019

Type of event: International Art Fair

Exhibitors: 70 in total, of which 30 Indonesian and 40 international art galleries (focus: Asia), and ten special presentations.

Organizer: PT. Artindo Jakarta Seni Kini (a subsidiary of the MRA Group).

Fair Director: Tom Tandio

Artistic Director: Enin Supriyanto

Design Director: Henricus Linggawidjaja

Director of Photography: Indra Leonardi

Fair Consultant: Gil Schneider


Art Jakarta Gallery

The main section of the fair, presenting 70 art galleries, with 30 art galleries from Indonesia and 40 art galleries from other countries in Asia-Pacific.

Art Jakarta Spot

Special presentations by seven artists, represented by seven art galleries, at dedicated spaces within the fairground.: Eko Nugroho (Arario Gallery), TeamLAB (Gajah Gallery), Cheuk Wing Nam (Galerie OVO), Albert Yonathan (Mizuma Gallery), Ronald Ventura (Yavuz Gallery), Ji in You (The Columns Gallery), and Syaiful ‘Tepu’ Garibaldi (ROH Projects).

Art Jakarta X

Art Jakarta extends its collaboration to other stakeholders in the industry, to produce special presentations for the fair. For this year’s Art Jakarta X, the following artists have been selected: Isha Hening by the Wave of Tomorrow, Huang Po-Chih, and I Nyoman Masriadi for a collector’s show in the VIP Lounge.

Art Jakarta Play

In collaboration with UOB Indonesia, a bank continuously emphasizing the value of education, Art Jakarta Play is dedicated to both children and adolescents eager to learn and experience art through various workshops organized by Eko Nugroho Art Class.

Art Jakarta Scene

This component of Art Jakarta brings together several dynamic players in Indonesia’s art ecosystem which is growing rapidly and nurtures various other creative industries.

Art Jakarta Talk

Art Jakarta Talk is a forum for stakeholders to discuss and share new topics and developments in the contemporary art world. Several panel discussions will provided new insights on current issues.

Art Jakarta Charity

A tradition of Art Jakarta since its first edition, the charity program is a fundraiser for organizations supporting good causes. Specially created art works will be sold by auction.


In its ongoing commitment to offer young artists the opportunity to showcase their works and to interact with fair visitors from Indonesia and abroad, the Indonesian Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) provides this dedicated platform for the continued development of talent. 

International galleries

  1. Amy Li Gallery Beijing
  2. ANOMALY Tokyo
  3. Arario Gallery Seoul
  4. Art Agenda S.E.A. Singapore
  5. Art Porters Singapore
  6. Art Seasons Singapore
  7. Art WeMe Contemporary Gallery Kuala Lumpur
  8. Art XChange Gallery Singapore
  9. Artcommune Gallery Singapore
  10. Artemis Art Kuala Lumpur
  11. Artredot Singapore
  12. Atelier Aki Seoul
  13. Baik+Khneysser Los Angeles/Seoul
  14. Bluerider ART Taipei
  15. Flower Gallery London
  16. Fost Gallery Singapore
  17. Gajah Gallery Singapore
  18. Galerie OVO Taipei
  19. Galerie Taménaga Tokyo/Paris/Osaka
  20. Gallery Khankhalaev Moscow
  21. Gallery Sun Contemporary Seoul
  22. Gallery YEH Seoul
  23. Hatch Art Project Singapore
  24. Jan Manton Art Queensland
  25. La Lanta Fine Art Bangkok
  26. Linda Gallery Jakarta/Singapore/Beijing
  27. Mizuma Gallery Singapore/Tokyo
  28. Nova Contemporary Bangkok
  29. Project Fulfill Art Space Taipei
  30. Qi Mu Space Beijing
  31. Richard Koh Fine Art Kuala Lumpur/Singapore/ Bangkok
  32. ShugoArts Tokyo
  33. Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore/Sydney
  34. Tang Contemporary Art China
  35. The Column Gallery Seoul
  36. TKG+ Taipei
  37. Tomio Koyama Gallery Tokyo
  38. Vin Gallery Ho Chi Minh City/Penang
  39. Wei-Ling Gallery Kuala Lumpur
  40. Yavuz Gallery Singapore
  41. Yeo Workshop Singapore

Indonesian galleries

  • Arkaarts Jakarta
  • Art Serpong Gallery Jakarta
  • Art:1 Jakarta
  • Artsphere Jakarta
  • Bale Project Bandung
  • CAN’s Gallery Jakarta
  • CGartspace Jakarta
  • D Gallerie Jakarta
  • Dunia Art Gallery Jakarta
  • Edwin’s Gallery Jakarta
  • Fenix Art Center
  • Gudang Gambar Jakarta
  • ISA Art Advisory Jakarta
  • KAS Project Yogyakarta
  • Kendy’s Gallery Jakarta
  • Kohesi Initiatives Yogyakarta
  • Lawangwangi Bandung
  • Linda Gallery
  • Nadi Gallery Jakarta
  • Puri Art Gallery Jakarta
  • Rachel Gallery Jakarta
  • ROH Projects Jakarta
  • ROH Projects Project Jakarta
  • RUCI Art Space Jakarta
  • SAL Projects Jakarta
  • Segaris Art Center Jakarta
  • Semarang Gallery Semarang
  • Syang Art Space Magelang
  • Zola Zolu Gallery Bandung

SIPFest 2018: a reference to universal humanism

SIPFest 2018 is a performing arts bienalle held by Komunitas Salihara in conjunction with the art center’s tenth anniversary. think archipelago is a proud media partner of the event which runs from 4 August 2018 onwards until early September. To see more of their programs, please click all the SIPFest 2018 banner found in think archipelago website.

Creating an exhibition in the awe-inspiring vicinity of Komunitas Salihara was both suitable and challenging to Jakarta-based sculptor Gabriel Aries Setiadi, whose artworks involving LEDs are among the three visual artists brandishing their new media art installation.

Together with Achmad Krisgatha and ARTJOG 2018 winner of Young Artist Award Meliantha Muliawan, they took part in three months preparation, from concluding survey to locate the spot for their artworks, to creating process by adapting to the architecture of Salihara, and the final step of installation which had taken them by surprise.

The result of the contemplation was what the artists aimed to share with the audience of Salihara International Performing Arts Festival 2018. “Artists should aim at facilitating the public through ideas,” Gabriel said before his arched light art gracing a silent corner of the second floor. More striking spot is Achmad’s giant blue LED installation hanging  cold and lonely at the apex, increasingly pervasive as the dusk fell upon visitors staring from the viewing deck of the third floor.

Curator Asikin Hasan who prides the art center he works in as the country’s best among other buildings of similar function by Ikatan Arsitek Indonesia, said that in its tenth year, Komunitas Salihara has progressed from a mere place of exhibit into a public space, and currently being a place to form discussion.

Themed Di seni senang, (Happy go artsy), the art space’s co-founder Nirwan Dewanto said SIPFest continues to be a small recreational party for the exceptionals. “The majority of our audience aged between 20-30 years old who fill the 220 seats at its most capacity with a different kind of art expectation. I think that entails critical discourse we have been nurturing here,” he said.

He added, “We do not simply invite Didik to have him dance here, but we want to raise the transgender issue often entailed in his dances.”

In a similar notion is choreographer Otniel Tasman chosen to perform Lengger, a dance only recently brought to light after being shunned for long in the place of its origin in Banyumas.

“I put honesty above everything else in my work, about how our culture perceive Lengger all this time, the discrimination those minority men face for dancing like women,” he said.

A theater by Rukman Rosadi, the Yogyakarta-based proficient director who gets less scrutiny, about Sjahrir, played by Rendra Bagus Pamungkas (starred in Wage as Wage Rudolf Supratman, 2017) talks in parralel about the universal value of being human.

Universal humanism, a non-violence and non-discriminatory movement since 1969 by its founder Mario Rodriguez Cobos, has always found a relevance in many of Salihara’s program, a necessary identity reminder especially at the onset of of religious extremism.

Among a plethora of programs, from visual art, theater, dance, music, to their latest addition, the art lecture, the SIPFest 2018 feature promising local and international artists alike to share the platform in Komunitas Salihara for a month ahead with names such as choreographer Lucy Guerin (Australia) whose Split won her the Helpmann Award in 2017, musical duo Quatuor Bozzini (Canada), Ju Percussion Group (Taiwan), Toccato Studio (Malaysia), Nassim Soleimanpour (Iran) , whose script read by Reza Rahadian an Sita Nursanti, master choreographer Jim Adhi Limas, dubbed the founder of Indonesian contemporary theater, and many more.