Nia Gautama (b. Jakarta, 1973) is a self-taught artist who divides her time between Jakarta and Bandung. She gained her Bachelor degree in Economic Management in 1996, then worked for some advertising agencies. Her curiosity and passion in art led 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 “The Meeting Place-Asian Century”, Gold Coast City Gallery, Australia (2013); “Homoludens#4”, Bali (2013); “3 x 3 projects”, National Gallery,Chaofa Road, Bangkok, Thailand (2013); “Clay Unity Celebrating the Diversity of Southeast Asia”, FLICAM, Fuping, Shaanxi, China (2012); “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).
Since her presentation at a conference in 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, and directing the realization of the JCCB#3 (2014). More about her: www.niagautama.com
Asmudjo J. Irianto (b. In Bandung 1962), is a lecturer, an independent curator, an artist, and has also devoted himself as a craft-expert and a kiln maker. He graduated from, and has been teaching at Fine Art Department, Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) since 1990. He received his MA degree from the same university. In 1999-2001, he held the position as the Executive Director and Curator of Soemardja Gallery, ITB; and was member of the Curatorial Board of the Indonesian National Gallery until 2002. In 2005, he was granted by the ACC (Asia Cultural Council) to visit Art Museums and Craft Centers in the United States of America.
He has actively curated and co-curated national and international arts exhibition such as (selected exhibitions only): Indonesian Contemporary Fiber Art #1: Mapping; Indonesian Craft: Reposition; Indonesia Contemporary Ceramic: A Progress Report, all in 2012, Jakarta; JCCB#1: Ceramic in Beetween, 2009-2010; CP Open Biennale, Jakarta, 2005; The Indonesian Young Ceramic Artists, 2004, Jakarta; Under Construction-New Dimension of Asian Art-The Japan Foundation Forum, 2003.
As an artist, he participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His solo exhibitions include: Kleptosign 1 – Barak Gallery, Bandung, Kleptosign 2-Lontar Gallery, Jakarta Kleptosign 3-Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, all in the year of 2000. Some group exhibitions he participated in were (selected exhibitions only): Ceramic Exhibition-Part of Ceramic Music Festival, Jatiwangi, West Java, Indonesia, 2012; Mapped, 5 ceramic artists from Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia at Esplanade, Singapore, 2008; Biennal Yogja IX, Yogyakarta, 2007; 4th Ceramic Biennal, Icheon, Kyonggi, Korea, 2007; Western Australian Artists Workshop and Exhibition, Australia, 2003; Arafura Craft Exchange-Trajectory of Memories: Tradition and Modernity in Ceramics, Darwin, Australia, 2008.
In addition to his curatorial projects and making artworks, Asmudjo is also well-known as a craft-expert. Some of his experiences as a craft-expert (selected projects): Workshop at Siti Winangun, Cirebon in 1990; Workshop of Ceramic Design at Singkawang on 2003; A Jury for the Competition of Lombok Earthenware Design; and Workshop of Design Development at Desa Banyumulek, Lombok Barat on 2008.
Today, Asmudjo is perhaps better-known as a kiln maker. The kilns he produced are used by many ceramic studios and pottery villages in Indonesia. Every so often, he also contributes/participates in many art symposiums and discussions. He currently lives and works in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
Rifky Effendy was born in Jakarta in December 1968. He studied at the Art Department, ITB. Effendy’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, Rifky established the Bandung-based art space 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. Curator of Indonesia Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013. He is now working as co-Curator and co-Artistic Director of The 3rd Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale 2014.
Directorate of Visual Art Development
Directorate General of Creative Economy Based on Art and Culture
Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Republic Indonesia
The JCCB Team :
Asmudjo J. Irianto
Artistic Director and Curator
Director The 3rd JCCB
Indina Asri Andamari
Endira F Julianda
Translator and Proofreader
Andi Nadya Aurora
Liaison Officer Coordinator
Bayu Putra Pratama
Condro Priyo Aji
Putra Tri Anugrah
Hari Setyo Utomo
Yusi Avianto Parianom
Pagerjurang Studio Coordinator: Endang Lestari
Jatiwangi Art Factory (JAF) Coordinator: Ismal Muntaha
Tanteri Ceramic Coordinator: Bapak Oka dan Ibu Winantri
Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Coordinator: Zia Fauziana
- Public Education Program
Symposium and Artist Talk Coordinator: Maria Josephina Bengan Making
Workshop Coordinator: Leonhard Bartolomeus
Etty Meyritha, IMS Relocation