Dương Mạnh Hùng, Hani Ristiawan, Trần Công Trọng & Indonesian Society of Botanical Artists (IDSBA)​

Dương Mạnh Hùng is an independent translator/writer. His art practice weaves textual intricacy with visual subtlety to deliver responses and raise questions about the state of the world. His interest in the dynamics of translation comes with a close attention to Southeast Asian socio-political histories, including the region’s botanical art. Hung is also a co-founder of Bar De Force Press, an independent press focusing on translation of Vietnamese literature.

Hani RIstiawan graduated from the department of Conservation of Forest Resources and Ecotourism at IPB University, Bogor, in 2021. During his study, he delved in botanical art and

nature journaline, in which his passions in drawing and plants converge.

IDSBA (Indonesian Society of Botanical Artists) was founded in Bogor on the 20th November 2017, by Eunike Nugroho and Jenny Kartawinata. This group started from a few lovers of botanical art who met online and later on in learning activities of botanical art. Its membership is open to the public, and now has included botanical artists, botanical illustrators, botanists, biologists, and plant lovers in the country and abroad.

Trần Công Trọng founded the Navigator studio in Saigon. He sees an artwork not only as an aesthetic entity but also a medium to raise awareness. In his art practice, he combines the aesthetics of traditional watercolor with the “problem-solving” mindset in design. His works at times suggest cautionary tales about human role in the natural ecosystem.

 

Supported by IDSBA.