CURATORS

ASMUDJO J. IRIANTO RIFKY EFFENDY

Asmudjo-Baru

Asmudjo J. Irianto is currently hold a position as one of the lecturers at the Fine Art Department, Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). In 1999-2001,  he held the position as the Executive Director and Curator for Soemardja Gallery, ITB and Curator Board Member at 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.

As a curator he has been 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.  The solo exhibitions he conducted include: Kleptosign 1 – Barak Gallery, Bandung, Kleptosign 2-Lontar Gallery, Jakarta Kleptosign 3-Cemeti Art House, Yogjaarta, all in the year of 2000. Some group exhibitions he participated with 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. Aside from engaging himself in curatorial projects and making artworks, Asmudjo was also well-known as a craft-expert, and has been helping a lot of craft-persons and craft-establishments around Indonesia. As today Asmudjo is still known to be a kiln and ceramic equipment-maker. His products have been used by many ceramic studios and pottery villages in Indonesia. Every so often, he is also contribute in many art sympossium and discussions. He is currently live and work in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.

Rifky

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.