Alexander Sebastianus Hartanto (b. 1995) sees ethnographic research as an experiential mode of existence. His works explore the decontextualization of material cultures and how they are perceived, understood and ritualized in practice. For Sebastianus, decolonizing the ontologies of art is to reclaim Sani, a way of living that involves offering, service and search of the unknown. Such a practice leads to a recreation of pilgrimages, sacred spaces and woven cloths, all of which may or may not be archived, documented or shared. In Sani, what is left are remnants and evidence of materials.
A. Sebastianus Hartanto is an artist who achieved the William Daley Award for Excellence in Art History and Craft in 2017. Trained as an apprentice in his grandmother’s hometown in East Java, he mastered the art of weaving, which has become essential in his exploration of visual and material ontology. Currently he works at Rumah Sukkha Citta in Java as an ethnographer and developer of textile crafts.
Born Dec 24th 1989, Jakarta – Indonesia
2008 – 2013 : Bachelor of Architecture
Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH): Department of Architecture
2015 – 2017 : Master Degree Student in Fine Arts
Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) : Fakultas Desain dan Seni Rupa
Born November 10, 1957 in Salatiga, Indonesia
Currently lives and works in Basel, Switzerland
Education and Background
1980 – 1989 Indonesian Institute of Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1989 – 1990 Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst Enschede (AKI), the Netherlands
Place, date of birth : Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 May 1990
2008 - 2013 Faculty of Art and Design Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Bachelor in Fine Art Major, Intermedia Art Studio
Evi Pangestu (b.1992, Indonesia) is a painter who investigates rebellion and control within the parameter of convention. Working mainly in square, she expresses her concerns by creating paintings that stretch limits and adjusting forms as a constructed rebellion. Pangestu is currently based between Oakland and Jakarta. She has lived and worked itinerantly since she graduated from Royal College of Art in 2019.
2017 - 2019 MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2015 - 2017 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK
2011 - 2015 Seni Murni - Lukis, Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, Indonesia