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MELIANTHA MULIAWAN
( Indonesia )

Meliantha Muliawan (b. 1992, Pontianak - Indonesia) graduated from ITB Bandung - Indonesia, Faculty of Visual Art and Design, Fine Art Major. He participated in group exhibitions in Jakarta and Bandung. In 2016 she had her solo exhibition at RuangGerilya, Bandung - Indonesia.

ARI BAYUAJI
( Indonesia / Kanada )

Ari Bayuaji was born in Indonesia in 1975. Moving permanently to Canada in 2005, he studied Fine Arts at Concordia University (2005-2010). Since 2009 he has been creating his artwork at his studios both in Montreal (Canada) and in Bali (Indonesia). In 2008, Ari Bayuaji received the Danfoss Art Award (bronze). In 2014, The Esplanade Theatre by The Bay in Singapore commissioned his installation, Silence. His latest solo exhibition was at René Blouin Gallery of Montreal in 2015.

In this residency program, Ari began to collect some old stamps, books and old magazine with some pictures of Indonesian women images. He also put together some notes written by his late mother who were an aerobic instructor almost in her entire adult life. Ari believe that those old notes and illustrations are part of the important archives of the history of Indonesian women development in our culture. It may represents style in fashion, education, and also life style. 

To create this project, Ari not only use paper as material, but also ready-made objects with wood and stone as drawing and painting medium. He creates strong images of women through distorted figurative sculptures rendered in layers of colors. This stylistic device adds to the images an impression of vulnerability, and at the same time, one of aggression. We are living in a society where still so many people still judge women by what they look or what they wear. Through this project, Ari want to portray one small aspect to this social reality.

ABSHAR PLATISZA
( Indonesia )

Abshar Platisza was born in Bandung, Indonesia in 1992 where he has recently graduated in printmaking at ITB (Bandung-Indonesia) Faculty of Fine Arts. He has been exhibited in Indonesia and Singapore, as well one of the participating artists at ARTJOG 2014. He was a finalist from SPOT ART 2013, and also the recipient of the prestigious Panorama Indonesia Finalist Award from the National Gallery, Jakarta - Indonesia.

The current project focuses on vernacular photography albums which the artist found at thrift centers (second-hand markets) in Yogyakarta. The photographs portray daily life and activities of the people located in Southern Yogyakarta, which the artist took as a starting point for further research ontheir social and cultural context, while developing further artistic experiments. The stagnation of subjects in the negative photos from the 1970s to the present, leas to a friction state in the coexistence between people and Opak River, a river that flows from the North to the South of Yogyakarta.

During the two-months residency at the Foundation venue, the artist explored the artistic dynamics of the city by visiting art spaces and learning bio-art techniques from HONFablab art collective, as well by researching vernacular photography at the Archive Council in Yogyakarta. Besides the research, the location of REDBASE Foundation in the village of Bangunharjo, Sewon Bantul, has led him to explore traditional surroundings that enforce the "stagnant" daily activities of farmers - such as planting or plowing rice fields - a friction that questions time, realities and space.


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