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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 of (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 for two years residency at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten. Back from Amsterdam in 2000, with five other artists from Jakarta he founded ruangrupa. He has been participated in art project and exhibition in several cities in Indonesia and more such as; Durban, Bangkok, Mumbai, Mexico City, Antwerp, Istanbul, Sydney. Now he lives and works in Jakarta as an artist, director of ruangrupa, and member of Jakarta Arts Council - since 2006.

ruangrupa - www.ruangrupa.org An artists' initiative founded in the year 2000 by a group of Jakarta based artists. A non-profit organization, which focuses in art and its relation with the social cultural context especially in urban environment, through research, study, and documentation. Along with intensive collaboration and cooperation with artists and people from other discipline through exhibitions, art project, workshop and publishing.

Since 2003 We organize bi-annual OK.Video - Jakarta International Video Festival. Program such as exhibition, discussion, workshops, collaboration, are held in the festival. In 2004 ruangrupa in collaboration with Jakarta students from several university organize the Jakarta 32 ‘C, a bi annual festival for students visual arts productions. ruangrupa as an artists collaborative platform also active participating in exhibition and project in Indonesia and International such as Gwangju Biennale 2002, and Istanbul Biennale 2005. ruangrupa participating in Arts Collaboratory, a platform for visual artists’ initiatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America. ruangrupa publish an art journal called ‘Karbon’ since 2000, and in 2007 karbon art journal become online at : www.karbonjournal.org



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