JAKARTA BIENNALE 09 ARENA THE 13TH ART BIENNALE AN EFFORT TO EMBRACE VARIED SEGMENTS OF THE SOCIETY What is Jakarta Biennale? Although some people might consider such question as strange, it is actually a legitimate question, because even though the biennale has existed for scores of years and wellknown among art lovers and within the art communityósince its first exhibition under the name of Pameran Besar Seni Lukis Indonesia (Grand Exhibition of Indonesian Painting) at the Taman Ismail Marzuki Art Center in 1968, Taman Ismail Marzuki Art Center is a compound where art education and art activities are held, whose development had been initiated by the late governor of Jakarta, Ali Sadikin. [ ... ]
PROGRAM DIRECTOR ADE DARMAWAN He was born in 1974 in Jakarta, Indonesia, then move to Yogyakarta (central Java) for 5 years to study at Indonesia Art Institute (I.S.I), in Graphic Art Department. A year after His first solo exhibition in 1997 at the Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta (now Cemeti Art House), He stay in Amsterdam, Netherlands for two years residency at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten (State Academy of Fine Arts,Netherlands). Back from Amsterdam in 2000, with five other artists from Jakarta he founded ruangrupa. A non-profit organization, which focuses in visual arts and its relation with the social cultural context especially in urban environment, along wit [ ... ]
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