Ring Project: Metaphors About Islands

Metaphors About Islands

Presentation of Ring Project #1: Metaphors About Islands is a result of interlocal collaborative art projects initiated and co-curated by Gudskul (Jakarta) and Sandy Lo (Taipei), and supported by Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation. Since March 2021, this project has been an attempt at adaptation, healing, and solidarity within art realm, wherein global pandemic triggered us to seek new cycle for interlocal works. Entitled Metaphor About Island, various perspectives and metaphors on ‘island’ become the unifying idea for artists and collectives involved in this premiere project. For ten months, they discussed, redefined, speculated, and examined the meaning of closeness, residence, survival, togetherness, diversity, presence, connectedness, and equality within respective ‘island’ and time zone.

Ring Project #1 pairs 20 artists and art collectives from Bangkok, Bangladesh, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Phnom Penh, and Taipei, with 22 Indonesian art collectives that participates in the third batch of Gudskul Collective and Contemporary Art Ecosystem Studies, class of 2020/2021, spread around Bandung, Batu, Cirebon, Gresik, Kuningan, Jakarta, Makassar, Maumere, Nganjuk, Palu, Sidoarjo, Solok, Sukabumi, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta. Pieces of process from these artists and collectives from around the world and time zone complete a series and concept of Jakarta Biennale 2021: ESOK in National Museum, Jakarta.

Rahic Talif (Taipei) X Volume Escape (Sukabumi)
Yuma Taru (Atayal) X KAHE Community (Maumere)
YAO Jui-Chung & LSD (Taipei) X Prfmc.rar (Bandung)
HOU I-Ting (Taipei) X IIYH Collective (Jakarta)
LIN Yi-Chi (Taipei) X Blanco Benz Atelier (Bandung/Germany/USA) & Studio Malya (Yogyakarta)
ZHANG Xu-Zhan (Taipei) X Pind.ink (Jakarta)
Lightbox Library+ (Taipei) X SOKONG! (Yogyakarta) & RAWS (Bandung)
Gubuak Kopi (Solok)
Britto Art Trust (Dhaka) X Sinau Art (Cirebon)
Sa Sa Art Projects (Phnom Penh) X Ruang Alternatif (Cirebon)

Hanoi DOClab (Hanoi) X Cut and Rescue (Jakarta)
Lostgens (Kuala Lumpur) X TUDGAM (Kuningan)
Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture (Ratchaburi) X Ekstrak Collective (Jakarta)
LASANAA (Kathmandu) X Siku Ruang Terpadu (Makassar)
Alienpang (Jakarta) X Roompok (Bandung)
Noorlintang Suminar (Jakarta) X Xobat Xeni (Jakarta)
Putri Ayu “Kobelita” (Jakarta) X Kecoak Timur (Surabaya)
Haoritsa X Katakerja
Grafis Huru Hara (Jakarta) X Forum Sudut Pandang (Palu)
Ugeng T. Moetidjo & Susilo Nofriadi (Jakarta) X Sanggar Seni Rupa Kontemporer (Bandung)

Sekolah Pemikiran Perempuan

Panel Discussion “Women’s Marginalization in Art History”


#belajardaripuan #bersamasama

#learningfromwomen #together


Mother is only one of the many roles that women take up. December 22, 2021, commemorated as Mother’s Day, reduces the integrity of the role of women, their power and agency as well as the existing reality. Women are also thinkers, leaders, organizers, movers, protectors, breadwinners, sources of knowledge, and many more besides mothers.

Looking back at history, Mother’s Day was established based on the First Women’s Congress that was held on December 22-25, 1928. This congress discussed, among other things, issues in marriage law and their implications for women’s social condition, women’s role in society, and information about the women’s movement in Europe.

The School of Women’s Thought with Jakarta Biennale 2021: ESOK commemorates our predecessors through this panel discussion by discussing the role of women in art history.

  1. Speakers:
  • Brigitta Isabella works through various knowledge production platforms engaged in the intersections between art history, critical theory, and cultural activism. She is affiliated with KUNCI Study Forum & Collective, PERETAS (Women Across Borders), and is a member of the translocal editorial collective of the journal Southeast of Now: New Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art.
  • Farah Wardani is currently the Program Director for the 2021 Jakarta Biennale and a member of the Jakarta Arts Council’s Fine Arts Committee. Previously, Farah was a director of the Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA), artistic director of the 2013 Jogja Biennale, and assistant director of the Resource Center of National Gallery Singapore.
  • Futuwonder is a cross-disciplinary collective that works on a platform for developing arts and visual arts discourse as well as supporting artistic activities for women. Fronted by Ruth Onduko (art manager), Putu Sridinari (designer & researcher) and Citra Sasmita (artist), this collective aims to build a healthy and progressive collective dynamic in Bali’s art scene.
  • Ratna Mufida is an art management worker. Currently, with Hyphen—, she is involved in the Danarto and Kustiyah et al research project. Previously, she was active in organizing art events in Yogyakarta such as Ngayogjazz, Equator Symposium, the Jogja Biennale, ART|JOG, Jogjakarta Arts Festival, etc. She has also managed a number of art spaces such as Kedai Kebun Forum, iCAN, and FFR.
  • Umi Lestari is a lecturer for the Film Study Program at Multimedia Nusantara University. She writes film criticisms on several online sites and on her blog, umilestari.com. As a researcher, Umi won the New Emerging Writers Fellowship from the journal Southeast of Now in 2019. In 2021, Umi curated the “B. Resobowo Exhibition” at the National Gallery of Indonesia.


  • Lisabona Rahman is a volunteer translator who also manages film presentation projects, archives, and women’s works. Lisabona has studied film preservation and curatorials in the Netherlands and has worked as a film restorer in Italy. She currently works freelance in restoration projects, film treatments, screenings and knowledge exchange forums.


Image from the Collection of Griya Seni Hj. Kustiyah Edhi Sunarso.


Alteraksi is an audience interaction program which incorporates film screening and facilitation methods, as a tool to discuss a wide range of issues, provoke new questions, and encourage the power of imagination. It celebrates the diverse voices of the audience. 

Alteraksi is held by BesiBerani, a social interference through film that was initiated by Suryani Liauw, Rival Ahmad, and Ardi Yunanto in 2018. 

Encounter Moments at ISA Art and Design

Encounter Moments at ISA Art and Design

Featuring Winners and finalists’ NFT artworks of NFT Art Prized Moments 2021.

Friday, Dec 10 – Saturday, Dec 18, 2021
11:00 – 18:00

ISA Art and Design
Ground Floor, Wisma BNI 46
Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav.1
Central Jakarta

This event will strictly follow the health protocols, and please book your visit by clicking the link below:


Encounter Moments is a series of offline exhibitions of artworks from reputable Indonesian and international artists curated by Rizki Zaelani to complement the online experience during AMJO2, enabling art enthusiasts to experience the artworks in person. Encounter Moments is a collaboration with Tezos and Metarupa.