Asmudjo J. Irianto
Born in Jakarta December 1968. Studied at Art Departement, ITB. Rifky’s recent curatorial projects include ““FLOW : Contemporary Art from Indonesia “ , Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin (2012); Fixer,” North Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia (2010); “In Between,” The First Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, North Art Space, Jakarta (2009); “South East B(L)ooming,” Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy (2008); “KOI and TRINACRIA” by Filippo Sciascia and Robert Coda Zabetta, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta (2008); and “Pilgrim Project” by Dadang Christanto, Gaya Fusion Artspace, Bali (2006). In late 2001 he established and directed the 1st Bandung Biennale, and in 2004 became a fellow of the New York-based Asia Cultural Council (ACC). In 2009, he co-founded the Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale (2009). Along with fellow curators and artists, he established the Bandung-based artspace Platform3 in 2009, while in 2010 he formed Inkubatorasia, a Jakarta-based space dedicated to promoting emerging contemporary artists. He has edited and contributed to several publications including “Tempo,” “Visual Arts,” and “Art Asia Pacific” magazines as well as Indonesia’s newspaper of record, “Kompas.” He is now working as curator of Indonesia Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale, 2013.
Asmudjo J. Irianto
Nia Gautama (b. Jakarta, 1973) is a self-taught artist who currently works and resides in Jakarta. She gained her Bachelor degree in Economic Management in 1996, then worked for some advertising agencies. Her curiosity and passion in art lead her to leave that permanent job with a promising career in advertising to seriously focus in arts.
Since early 2000, she has actively exhibited both at home and abroad, including “Indonesian Contemporary Ceramic Art—A Progress Report”, Art & Ceramics Museum, Jakarta (2012); “Indonesia Craft: Reposition”, Indonesian National Gallery (2012); “Jakarta Biennale: Maximum City” (2011-2012); “Indonesia Creative Power”, a program by the Indonesian Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economy (2012); “2nd Shanghai Modern Pot Art Biennale”, Shanghai, China (2010); “The First Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale (JCCB#1)” (2009); and “The Ceramic Road of Southeast Asia”, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan (2009). Most recently, she appeared at Fu Le International Ceramic Art Museum (FLICAM), Fuping, Xi’an, China (2012), where she was invited as an artist-in-residence. Her works are now collected permanently at FLICAM.
Since her speaking engagement at Yingge Museum in 2009, Nia has started to contribute art-related articles to arts and lifestyle magazines. Her first book “Ceramic for Hobby and Career” was published in 2011 by a leading Indonesian publisher. Her recent activities include creating artworks as an independent artist, designing jewelries, serving as secretary to the Indonesian Art Galleries Association, and assisting the realization of JCCB#2 (2012).