Jakarta Biennale 2011

JAKARTA MAXIMUM CITY: Survive or Escape?
Venue: National Gallery, TIM, and Bentara Budaya Jakarta
15 December 2011 – 15 January 2012

Curators: Bambang Asrini Widjanarko, Ilham Khoiri, and Seno Joko Suyono (Indonesia)

The 14th Jakarta Biennale held in 2011 came with the big theme of “Jakarta Maximum City: Survive or Escape?", where the city’s dynamics became the inspiration for the edition, attended by 55 domestic artists and 17 foreign artists.

The tug-of-war between manifold socio-economic and cultural interests creates Jakarta’s paradoxes. This had also become the rationale for the 2009 Jakarta Biennale XIII, when the Jakarta Arts Council as the organizer viewed the situation of Jakarta as an arena of public contestation over space.

However, the 14th JB curators took a different approach. Jakarta is characterized by its typical growth to its fullest, at maximum. At the same time, the inhabitants tend to be escapist and pragmatic in their survival; for the sake of “escapism” or “survival” in the dynamics of Jakarta. The two words of the subtitle, despite their literal divide, can mean similar, under a critical view in Jakarta’s context. An ambiguity arises in a paradoxical situation.

Artists:
Abdi Seyawan (Indonesia), Adi Panuntun (Indonesia), Aditya Novali (Indonesia), Ai Weiwei (Cina), Aiko Urfia (Jepang), Alberto Mielgo (Spanyol), Budi Pradono (Indonesia), Budi Ubrux (Indonesia), Twardzik Ching Chor Leng (Singapura), Cipta Croft-Cusworth (Indonesia), Claro Ramirez (Filipina), Dipo Andy (Indonesia), Farhan Siki (Indonesia), Felix Bacolor (Filipina), Gaston Damag (Filipina), House of Natural Fiber – HONF (Indonesia), Hong Keung (Hong Kong), I Nyoman Sujana Kenyem (Indonesia), I Wayan Upadana (Indonesia), Invalid Urban (Indonesia), Irwan “Iwenk” Bagja Darmawan (Indonesia), Ismanto Wahyudi (Indonesia), Iswanto Hartono (Indonesia), Iwan Hasto (Indonesia), Januri (Indonesia), Jet Pascua (Norwegia), Kaleb De Groot (Belanda), Iben Trino-Molenkamp (Belanda), Keijiro Suzuki (Jepang), Kotak Kotak (Indonesia), Li Hui (Cina), Lugas Syllabus (Indonesia), Luisito Cordero (Filipina), Luste Lambert (Indonesia), Mark Salvatus (Filipina), Meng Shu Yu (Taiwan), R. E. Hartanto (Indonesia), Regina Jose Galindo (Guatemala), Rudi Hendrianto (Indonesia), Sihol Sitanggang (Indonesia), Steak Daging Kacang Hijau (Indonesia), Susilo Sudarman (Indonesia), Tayeba Lipi (Bangladesh), Varsha Nair (India), Vertical Submarine (Singapura), Vic Balanon & Ferdz Valencia (Filipina), Videobabes (Indonesia), Wafaa Bilal (Irak/Amerika Serikat), Xu Zhongmin (Cina), Yudhi Sulistyo (Indonesia), Yu Sing (Indonesia), Yusra Martunus (Indonesia)

Adel Maulana Pasha (Indonesia), Andita Purnama Sari (Indonesia), Arie Dyanto (Indonesia), Aries Perbawa (Indonesia), Bagus Pandega (Indonesia), Baihaqi Hasan (Indonesia), Bestrizal Besta (Indonesia), Cecilia Patricia Untario (Indonesia), Chai Zhi Song (Cina), Daliana Suryawinata & Andra Matin (Indonesia), Frans Gupta (Indonesia), Gabriel Aris Setiadi (Indonesia), Herra Pahlasari (Indonesia), I Putu Edy Asmara (Indonesia), Itsnaini Rahmadillah (Indonesia), Iwan Yusuf (Indonesia), Jenny Lee (Indonesia), Julia Burns & Enrica Ho (Australia & Hong Kong), Julie Rrap (Australia), Julnaidi M. S. (Indonesia), Jumadi (Indonesia), Kurniawati Gautama (Indonesia), Laksmi Sitaresmi (Indonesia), Meng Shu You (Taiwan), Priyanto “Omplong” (Indonesia), Putriani Mulyadi (Indonesia), Setyo Priyo Nugroho (Indonesia), Stina Phersdotter (…..), Syahroni Lantang (Indonesia), Taufik Monyong (Indonesia), The Why Factor (Indonesia-Belanda), Theo Frids Hutabarat (Indonesia), Valentinus Rommy Iskandar Tanubrata (Indonesia), vonny Ratna Indah (Indonesia), Wibowo Adi Utomo (Indonesia), Zico Albaiquni (Indonesia).

A.C. Andre Tanama (Indonesia), Anang Saptoto (Indonesia), Andi Ramdani (Indonesia), Ariswan Aditama (Indonesia), Ayu Arista Murti (Indonesia), Badari (Indonesia), Bonita Margaret (Indonesia), Bunga Jeruk (Indonesia), Cahyo Basuki Yopi (Indonesia), Dendi Darman (Indonesia), Deni Rahman (Indonesia), Dona Prawita Arissuta (Indonesia), Dunadi (Indonesia), Entang Wiharso (Indonesia), Eric Wirjanata (Indonesia), Eriyanto (Indonesia), Gentur Suria (Indonesia), Handy Hermansyah (Indonesia), I Nyoman Agus Wijaya (Indonesia), I Nyoman Udiantara (Indonesia), Komunitas Wijaya Kusuma & Prabhoto Satrio (Indonesia), MR Adytama Pranada (Indonesia), Pink Girl Go Wild (Indonesia), Ranna Pramulya (Indonesia), Recycle Experience (Indonesia), Robet Kan featuring Sasta (Indonesia), Rocka Radipa (Indonesia), Sigit Bapak (Indonesia), Sun Wahyudi Kusuma (Indonesia), Taufik Monyong (Indonesia), Taufiq Panji Wisesa (Indonesia), Teguh Agus Priyanto (Indonesia), William Wahyu Waluyo (Indonesia), Zaldy Alamsyah (Indonesia).

Jatiwangi Art Factory (Indonesia), Angki Purbandono (Indonesia), Common Room Network Foundation (Indonesia), Heini Aho (Finlandia), Ivana Stojakovic (Serbia), Jompet Kuswidananto (Indonesia), Komunitas Berkat Yakin (Indonesia), Komunitas Memo (Indonesia), Main Theater (Indonesia), Marintan Sirait (Indonesia), Mimi Fadmi (Indonesia), Raffi Achmad (Indonesia), Ritchie Ned Hansel (Indonesia), Rumah Proses (Indonesia), Sandra Nyberg (Finlandia), Sarah Lena Dorn (Jerman ), Ucu Agustin (Indonesia).

Ambitext (Indonesia), Artura Insanindo (Indonesia), Komunitas Atap Alis (Indonesia), Close Act Theatre (Indonesia), Heri Dono (Indonesia), Jalan Baru (Indonesia), Kelompok 12 Pas (Indonesia), Komunitas Pecinta Kertas (Indonesia), Irawan Karseno & Leny Ratnasari Weichert (Indonesia), Pertunjukkan Seni Di Sungai Ciliwung (Indonesia), Quint, Propagraphic, Begoendal & Egauseless (Indonesia), Reflect (Indonesia), Serrum (Indonesia), Teater Bejana (Indonesia), Teater Studio Indonesia (Indonesia), The Light Surgeons (Inggris), Tiga De Studio (Indonesia), Tisna Sanjaya (Indonesia), Wedha Pop Art Portrait (WPAP) Community (Indonesia).