Black Goat Studios, which has facilities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Rhode Island, USA, is the workspace for Entang Wiharso. Established in 1993 in Jomegatan, Yogyakarta the studio was relocated to Kalasan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1998. Previously called Entang Wiharso Studio, the name was changed to Black Goat Studios in 2009 to reflect developments in the artist’s studio practice. It was founded by Entang Wiharso as a place to work meet organize and negotiate in order to convey and facilitate ideas.
The situation in the Indonesian art world at the time the studio was first started was very intimate, as connections with the international art world were still relatively limited, resulting in artists more often interacting within their close-knit community. Entang Wiharso realized that his studio practice could accommodate a wider range of activities and participants and developed it into an office, educational facility, library, laboratory and place for collaboration. To achieve these aims, Black Goat Studios had the public through innovative, meaningful dialogues with the public that emphasized a heterogenic view of the Indonesian art scene.
Antena Projects founded in 2000 an organization under the umbrella of Black Goat Studios and is located in the same compound. Christine Cocca, Director, manages the organization and Entang Wiharso is the Program Director. Antena Projects is open to the public and offers national and international residencies for artists, curators, conservators and writers as well as workshops for kindergarten, elementary and college students. Antena Projects’ activities are intended to contribute to heterogeneous art practices and to provide opportunities for a diverse community of artists.
Artists with work at this location:
Entang Wiharso (b. 1967, Tegal, Java) studied painting, graduating from the Indonesian Institute of Arts in Yogyakarta in 1994 and is widely regarded for his dramatic visual language which draws on popular culture and ancient mythology to create unique images of contemporary life. A recipient of numerous award and residencies including a Pollock-Krasner grant, a Copeland Fellowship at Amherst College, and residencies at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, NY, USA and the STPI Singapore, Wiharso has exhibited throughout the world and represented Indonesia in major international biennales. Recent exhibitions include Prospect 3 New Orleans USA; the 51st and 55th Venice Biennale; Prague Biennale 6; Second Asian Art Biennale, Taiwan, Yogyakarta Biennale XI and Panorama at the Singapore Art Museum. He is represented in numerous notable collections including the Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation, Switzerland; the Olbricht Collection, Germany; Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Rubell Family Collection, Miami USA; RISD Museum of Art, Rhode Island, USA and the Singapore Art Museum. Entang lives and works in North Scituate, Rhode Island, USA and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Krisna Murti (b. 1957, Kupang, Nusa Tenggara Timur) graduated from the Department of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology and is a pioneer in new media arts in Indonesia, credited with linking traditional performing arts and performance. His work exemplifies an approach to landscape as a site of stability, resonance and cultural identity, while human figures often function as agents of contingency suggesting unforeseen events of trauma and upheaval. He has held more than 35 solo exhibitions in Indonesia and abroad and noteworthy group exhibitions include the 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 1999, the Havana Biennale, Cuba 2000; Gwangju Biennale, Korea 2000; Unfolding Perspective ARS 01, Helsinki, Finland 2001; Venice Biennale, Italy 2005; FIVER–Festival Internacional de Videodanza Experimental de la Rioja, Spain 2013; and European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany (2014). Krisna lives and works in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Fauzi As’ad (b. 1968, in Bekasi, West Java) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta and received a scholarship in Liechtenstein. His works are aimed at integration of Indonesian and Southeast Asian motifs and themes in contemporary Western painting and sculpture. The work is characterized by its themes of Asian characters. Fauzie As’ad parzticipated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in China, Germany, France, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Senegal. Recent exhibitions include Kunst auf Augenhöhe, Galerie Hollabolla, Eschen Liechtenstein; Körper und Geist in Bewegung, Sculpture in the Sportpark of Schellenberg, Liechtenstein; Art Exchange Liectenstein-Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco; and KIAF11, Seoul, South Korea. Fauzie lives and works in Liechtenstein.
Luci Fontaine (b. 1982, Colmar, France) studied stage design and painting at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and sociology at Università Bicocca, both in Milan, Italy. Describing herself as an ‘art employer’ Lucie Fontaine avoids harnessing her practice to a specific figure of the art field, preferring to cultivate a modus operandi driven solely by her relationship with two employees, a concept of self-generated labor. In the last five years she has conceived projects for T293 in Naples, Fruit and Flower Deli in Stockholm; Galeria Sabot in Cluj-Napoca; Various Small Fires and Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles; Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York; Galerie Perrotin in Paris; laspis in Stockholm; and Artport in Tel Aviv. In the last five years Lucie Fontaine has hosted more than thirty projects in her space in Milan as well as in its related satellites in Stockholm and Tokyo. Lucie lives and works in Colmar, France.
Fendry Ekel (b. 1971, Jakarta) graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and went on to study at Rijksakademie van BeeldendeKunsten, Amsterdam. His monumental layered works often painted after black and white photographs explore the shadow side of human ambition and investigate the line where ethical and aesthetical values cross. Through his depiction of appropriated portraits, architecture or other remnants of historic events from our collective memory, he investigates the use of art, architecture and figuration as propaganda for ideology of any kind. A recipient of an International Studio & Curatorial Program ISCP residency in New York, he has exhibited throughout Europe, USA, South America and Asia. Recent exhibitions include Kindred by Choice I, ARNDT, Singapore; Prague Biennale 6, Prague; Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; HVCCA, New York and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium. Fendry lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Desrat Fianda (b. 1983, Padang Pariaman) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta in 2009. His work, which is primarily installations and paintings, explores critical aesthetic values by reconstructing the basic principles of the media used. Desrat’s most recent works are stone carvings of books and texts and paintings depicting books made from stone. A finalist in the 2013 Indonesian Art Awards, Desrat has exhibited throughout Indonesia. Recent exhibitions include Triennale Scluptures, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta; SEA+ Triennale, Indonesian National Gallery Jakarta; Duo Show Desrat Fianda and Taufik Ermas, Fragments of Lie, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta and Pandora, OFCA International. Desrat lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Takashi Kuribayashi (b. 1968, Nagasaki, Japan) graduating from Musashino Art University in Japan and subsequently relocated to Germany where he completed a master’s program at Kunst Akademie Düsseldorf. Kuribayashi’s work focuses on the multifarious ‘boundaries’ that separate human civilization from the natural world. He creates large-scale installations replicating aquatic or inland environments using natural materials like plants, earth, and water, which envelop the viewer or provide a bird’s-eye view, delivering an experience of both sides of the human/natural boundary. Kuribayashi has taken part in numerous international exhibitions including Sapporo International Art Festival 2014; Sapporo Hokkaido, Ichihara Art x Mix 2014; Chiba, Project de intercambio Sao Paulo – Tokyo 2014 Sao Paulo (Brazil); SEA (South East Asia) + Triennale 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia; The unknown, Kunsthalle Faust Hannover, Hannover Germany. Takashi lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Sally Smart (b.1960, Quorn, SA) graduated from the South Australian School of Art in 1981 and completed postgraduate studies at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1988, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in 1991. For much of her career she has followed and participated in debates about gender and identity. Her paintings, sculptures, assemblages and large-scale installations often reference ‘women’s work’ and traditional handicrafts in order to establish a layering of meaning where the handmade and domestic converge. Other themes in Smart’s works relate to the body, the home, and the early twentieth-century art historical legacies of Dada and Surrealism. Smart has been a practising artist since the mid 1980s and is a high-ranking figure in contemporary Australian art. Recent exhibition include The Pedagogical Puppet Greenaway Art Gallery Adelaide; The Pedagogical Puppet Contemporary Galleries, University of Connecticut, USA; In Her Nature/The Log Dance, Art HK; Amelia Johnson Contemporary Hong Kong. Sally Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Adib Fricke (b. 1962, Frankfurt a. M.) has worked with words and text since the late ’80s. He studied visual communication at the Universität der Künste, Berlin and Japanese studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Fricke’s early works involve random generators like Leonardo da Vinci’s Smile and other experimental language based works such as The Space Ship – a film in words. In 1994 he established The Word Company, with which he produced and distributed ›protonymes‹ (words without meaning) and ›units consisting of words‹. 2004 projects followed, in which Fricke isolated text fragments from digital text collections which he then connected in a freely contextualized way. In 2013 Fricke additionally started Bedeutungslabor.com, a project platform, in which he investigates as an artist subjects around neuro-science and creative research. Adib lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Jumaldi Alfi (b. 1973, Lintau, Indonesia) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta and is a founding member of the Kelompok Seni Rupa Jendela. His paintings are epitomized by emotive gestures and symbolism and have a complex and highly diverse style, marked by innovation, sophistication, skill and emotional depth. Through the chaos of lines, colors, and symbols, Alfi explores life, death, the spiritual, the supernatural, and the physical in a concrete, visual space. His work is exhibited across Asia and Europe and pivotal recent exhibition include Jumaldi Alfi’s Blackboard Paintings, Primo Marella Gallery (Milan); Life / Art # 101: Never Ending Lesson, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta; and The Collectors Show – Weight of History, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. Alfi lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.