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Mapping Melbourne: Shout! 2015 (State Library Victoria)

December 2, 2015 - December 5, 2015


Following the international success of Shout: Contemporary Indonesian Art held at Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma in 2014, curated by Bryan Collie and Santy Saptari, Multicultural Arts Victoria and MiFA are presenting SHOUT! 2015. The exhibition spans three locations and showcases extraordinary Indonesian contemporary art from Yogyakarta and Bandung including paintings and soft sculpture to inflatables and largescale installations.

Exhibited artists: Tisna Sanjaya, Andita Purnama, Afdhal, Octora, Erwin Windu Pranata, Sigit Santoso, Mulyana, Tamara Pertamina, Patriot Mukmin, Zico Albaiquni, Maharani Mancanagara, Erika Ernawan, Lingga Ami, Maria Indriasari, Dedy Sufriadi and Gusmen Heriadi.

SHOUT! 2015 is a reflection of the fast growing Indonesian contemporary society the artists live in. The featured works draw the audience through the aesthetic influence of each artist and the personal and universal issues each work represents.

Image: Erwin Windu Pranata, Trust

SHOUT! 2015
Wed 2 Dec – Wed 22 Dec, The Meat Market Stables
Wed 25 Nov – Tue 15 Dec, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
Wed 2 Dec – Sat 5 Dec, State Library Victoria Forecourt
TALK: Sat 5 Dec, 2pm, Meat Market Stables: Indonesian Artists with Edwin Jurriens (Convenor, Asian Studies, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne)

SHOUT! 2015 is part of Mapping Melbourne 2015, a four day showcase of independent contemporary artists exploring the theme of Asia across art, craftivism, dance, live art, multimedia, music, performance and theatre from 2-5 December 2015 across the City of Melbourne. #mappingmelbourne

Mapping Melbourne_Patriot Mukmin
Patriot Mukmin

Patriot Mukmin was born in Tangerang on 4 June 1987 and has been producing artworks since 2009. He has taken part of a number of art exhibitions in the Indonesian cities of Bandung, Jakarta, Jogjakarta, Magelang, and Surabaya. He has also exhibited in the international cities of Singapore and Seoul. In 2011, he won the Bazaar Art Award 2011 competition, and was one of the finalists in both Bandung Contemporary Art Award 2012 as well as Indonesia Art Award 2010. He was also chosen as one of the artists to contribute his commission artworks to Balai Kirti in Presidential Museum in Bogor Palace – which was launched in October 2014. In May 2015, he presented his solo exhibition titled KUP; Titik Silang Kuasa 66-98 in Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung.

Andita Purnama
Andita Purnama

Andita Purnama was born on 14 June 1981 and currently lives and works in Yogyakarta. She graduated from Jakarta Art Institute, Jakarta and continued her postgraduate studies at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta. As an artist, she is interested in investigating topics of environmental and social issues. More recently, she has covered political issues of food, and its industrial and production problems that affect the world’s food resources. She presents her research through a variety of platforms, such as sculpture, installation and performance. Through performance art in the form of dance, she is able to bring symbolic meaning and a deeper message with traditional elements and contemporary art.

Mapping Melbourne_Afdhal

Afdhal was born in 1981 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia where he currently lives and works. He has extensively exhibited in group exhibitions in the Indonesian cities of Bandung, Bali, Jakarta, Yogyakarta and has participated in exhibitions in international cities such as Beijing and Singapore. His most recent exhibition held in 2015 was a solo show Hantar – Sampai (Deliver – Arrive), Nalar Roepa-Yogyakarta. He was a finalist for numerous important art awards including the Philip Morris Award in 2003, Tujuh Bintang Art Award in 2009, Bandung Art Contemporary Art Award and Indonesian Art Award both in 2010.


Mapping Melbourne_Octora

Octora was born in 1982 in Bandung, Indonesia where she currently lives and works. Octora studied law at Catholic Parahyangan University, whilst also enrolled in the Sculpture studio at Bandung Institute of Technology. She graduated from law school and art studies at the same time but pursued her engagement with the arts, joining in various group exhibitions and art projects.

Octora primarily works with objects and installation using a wide range of materials.  In her works she often inspired by the ambiguity of binary relation of human existence, as an individual and as a part of a community especially in this contemporary world.

She has actively participated in artist residency programs including: Landing Soon#10͛ at Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta (Indonesia) in 2009, Bamboo Culture Studio (Taipei) in 2010, Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, (France) in 2012, and at ZKU Zentrum fur Kunst and Urbanistic, Berlin (Germany) in 2014. Her solo exhibitions include Centre Culturel de Français in Bandung Indonesia (2007), Stock 20 in Taichung, Taiwan (2010), D͛Gallery in Jakarta, Indonesia (2012), and now currently preparing her solo exhibition in Canna Gallery, Jakarta.

Mapping Melbourne_Sigit Santoso
Sigit Santoso

Sigit Santoso was born on 11 March 1964 in Ngawi, East Java, Indonesia. He currently lives and works in Yogyakarta. He graduated with a Fine Arts degree from Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta in 1993. He has been actively participating in exhibitions since the 1980s showcasing his works in galleries in Indonesian cities such as Bali, Jakarta, Magelang, Semarang Surabaya, and Yogyakarta. Sigit has two major exhibitions in Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta Painthinkting in 2003 and Paradoks Batas in 2005. He has also featured his works in group exhibitions internationally including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and most recently in Italy for SHOUT! Indonesian Contemporary Art 2014. Along with receiving top 10 of The Phillip Morris Indonesian Art Awards  and Best Work at Biennale IV, Yogyakarta in 1994,  he has been a finalist twice for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in Hong Kong in 2006 and 2007.

Mapping Melbourne_Maharani Mancanagara
Maharani Mancanagara

Maharani Macanegara was born in 1990 in Padang, Indonesia. She currently lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia where she graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology, Faculty of Arts and Design, majoring in graphic arts studio. Primarily working with printmaking, mixed media and drawings, her work explores the history of Indonesia, ancient times until today, based on personal experience and family. Maharani developed her interest upon visualizing the long history of education in Indonesia–a part of history left on artefacts from her late grandfather’s possessions. Based on the aforementioned perspective, Maharani then aimed to express these belongings to a work of art; a path she took in identifying herself which she hopes could provide recognition for a larger sphere of people with similar background.

She has been actively participating in exhibitions since 2009 in the Indonesian cities of Bali, Bandung, Jakarta, Magelang, and Yogjakarta and has been included in exhibitions internationally in countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States of America.

Lingga Ami
Lingga Ami

Lingga Ami was born in 1990 in Bandung, Indonesia. He currently works and lives in Yogyakarta. He grew up in a modest household with a family of artists including his father who was a university lecturer and right hand for a prominent Indonesian artist for 10 years. He attended a vocational school majoring in Visual Communication Design and continued further studies at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta (ISI) taking Fine Arts majoring in Painting. He has been actively exhibiting since 2008 in the cities of Yogyakarta and Bandung, and had a recent solo exhibition “Persoalan Dalam Keluarga Sebagai Tema Penciptaan Seni Lukis”, Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta.

Mapping Melbourne_Maria Indriassari
Maria Indriassari
Maria Indriasari was born in 1976 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia where she currently lives and works. She graduated from the Indonesian Art Institute majoring in Film with a focus on Art Direction from the Faculty of Media Recording. Maria has been actively participating in group exhibitions in Indonesian cities of Bandung, Jakarta, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta and has been exhibited internationally including Italy, England and Australia, most recently participating in Monster Pop, Darwin Museum and Gallery in 2015. She has won numerous awards and commissions both in Indonesia and internationally.

Maria’s work focuses on the issues of motherhood and other sensitive issues of women that is still difficult to discuss in public. She channels her own experiences as a daughter, a wife, and a mother to create her hauntingly beautiful works with needle and thread.

Mapping Melbourne_Dedy Sufriadi

Dedy Sufriadi
Dedy Sufriadi was born on 20 May 1976 in Palembang, Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia.  Dedy has been living and working in Yogyakarta since 1995. Dedy studied in Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta from 1995-2004, majoring in Fine Art (Painting) then continued his further studies with a Master degree from the same university in 2013. He has been actively exhibiting since the late 1990s in a number of Indonesian cities including Bali, Bandung, Jakarta, and Yogyakarta, and has participated in exhibitions in Australia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and United States of America.

Mapping Melbourne_Gusmen Heriadi
Gusmen Heriadi
Gusmen Heriadi was born in Pariaman, West Sumatera, Indonesia in 1974. He graduated from the Institute Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta and focused to explore the values of identity and human existence in all his artworks. Gusmen Heriadi has actively participated in numerous exhibitions in Indonesia and internationally, and has received numerous art awards.

Some important exhibitions and art awards that he has received include: Solo Exhibition – TAMU Edwins Gallery, Jakarta (2010); BAKABA #1,#2,#3 dan #4 SAKATO komunitas seni, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta – Indonesia (2009-2015); ARTJOG (2011-2013); BAZAAR ART JAKARTA (2009-2015), Jakarta, Indonesia; Inspiring Indonesian Contemporary Art, Organized by Media Visual Art, Shanghai Art Fair, China; Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea (2010-2015); SHOUT!  Indonesian Contemporary Art, MACRO Museum, Rome, Italy; Art Expo Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Crossing Contemporary Cultures, MiFA Asian Pacific Contemporary Art Melbourne, Australia; The Everyday Fantastic, S. Bin Art Plus, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore; No Direction Home, National Gallery Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Awards: Special Appreciation of Jakarta Art Award, Indonesia (2006); Finalist of Indofood Art Award, Indonesia (2002); Finalist of Philip Morris Art Award, Indonesia (1998 & 2000); The Best Acrylic Painting and The Best Watercolor Painting ISI Yogyakarta, Indonesia (1996 -1997).

Mapping Melbourne_Erika Ernawan
Erika Ernawan

Erika Ernawan was born in Bandung in 1986 and has been producing works since 2009. She has participated in a number of art exhibitions in the cities of Indonesian cities of Bandung, Jakarta, Jogjakarta, and Surabaya. She has also exhibited her works abroad, including a residency in Berlin in 2011, inclusion of her work in the Indonesian Pavillion for Artstage Singapore in 2013, and most recently participating in SHOUT! Indonesian Contemporary Art exhibition in the city of Rome in 2014. In 2011, she was awarded second place winner in the Bandung Contemporary Art Awards, for her artwork ‘Mirror Sees Me’ Series

Mapping Melbourne_Erwin Windu Pranata
Erwin Windu Pranata

Erwin Windu Pranata, born in Bandung in 1981, has been actively exhibiting since 2005. He has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in the Indonesian cities of Bandung and Jakarta. He has also exhibited in Hong Kong and Singapore for the Louis Vuitton exhibition in 2011, and had featured his works in the Hong Kong Art Fair in the same year.

Mapping Melbourne_Mulyana

Mulyana was born in Bandung in 1984 and has been exhibiting his work since 2008. Exhibited in Bandung, Jakarta, Jogjakarta and have exhibited in a group show recently at Chandan Gallery, Malaysia. He was a finalist for Bandung Contemporary Art Awards in 2013 and was also chosen to be part of the Bandung New Emergence exhibition in 2014. He has been exhibiting his work since 2007 and has been actively participating in group exhibitions since then.

Mapping Melbourne_Tamara Pertamina

Tamara Pertamina
Tamara Pertamina, born in Tasikmalaya in 1989 has been actively participating in solo and group exhibitions including Bandung New Emergence Vol.5, Different Thing We Talk About in Jakarta, Gertrude Contemporary #BanyakBanyak Project in Yogyakarta.

Muhammad Zico Albaiquni
Muhammad Zico Albaiquni
Muhammad Zico Albaiquni was born in Bandung in 1987. He has been actively exhibiting and showcasing his performance art since 2006. He has exhibited in the Indonesian cities of Bandung and Jakarta, and has also exhibited in Italy, Singapore and Western Australia. In 2013, he was invited for a 3 month artist residency for Bundesministeriums für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur in Austria resulting to two solo exhibitions in 2013 and 2015 in the capital city Vienna.

Zico Albaiquni was born in 1987, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia where he currently lives and works. He studied at the Bandung Institute of Technology majoring Fine Arts, and currently finishing a Master Degree at ITB for Art Development. He has exhibited extensively in Indonesia, as well as in Australia, Italy, and Austria. Since 2009, Zico focused on the representation of Islam in the media. His work is based on Indonesian Islam sociology, and focusing on emphasizing the correlation between Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and the representation of issues concerning ‘Muslim versus Western World’.
More recently, he started developing the idea of landscape, as one of Indonesian Painting Legacy who he thinks is always taken for granted, Mooi Indie.

Artist Profile_bio_Tisna Sanjaya
Tisna Sanjaya
Tisna was born in Bandung in 1958. He has been actively exhibiting since the 1980s both in solo and group exhibitions. He has won several prestigious art awards including top ten in the Phillip Morris Indonesia Art Awards 1995 and 1997, and won awards from Sapporo International Print, Japan in 1998. He has been invited to several artists in residence programs in countries including Germany, Korea, Australia, Holland, Malaysia and Germany


December 2, 2015
December 5, 2015