In 2009, Kersan Art Studio was established by Lenny Ratnasari Weichert. In its capacity as a studio, it emphasizes process and an open art space where the studio is a place for communication among artists, curators, writers, academicians and the public. Kersan Art Studio focuses on exhibitions, fine art projects, presentations and residencies.
Yayasan Seni Kersan Indonesia (Indonesia Kersan Art Foundation) was established in 2014 to manage all aspects of events arranged by Kersan Art Studio and is managed by Nissak Latifah. The foundation is also a facilitator between individuals and art communities, either in Indonesia or abroad, within an international context.
Artists with work at this location:
Lenny Ratnasari Weichert (b. 1970, Bandung) studied at the Indonesian Institute of Arts ISI Yogyakarta. Her work derives from a multitude of corresponding identities, entrenched in a deeply rooted curiosity about the conflicting aspects of human uniqueness. Having always been at the crossroads of a ‘glocal’ reference system, her art contemplates a multi-layered embeddedness of personality, spirit and gender within this context. By connecting a distinctive multi-faceted heuristic journey between the Orient and Occident, she investigates religion, subcultures, taboo and the positioning of women in society. Lenny has participated in numerous international exhibitions in Europe and Asia. Recent exhibitions include Langkawi Art Biennale, Malaysia 2014; FOCUS+INDONESIA, National Museum Szczecin, Poland 2014; Dresdner-Biennale, Dresden, Germany; German-Indonesian projects U(Dys)topia 2010; and CROSSING SIGNS 2011. Lenny lives and works in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Singapore.
Rikke Darling (b. 1975, Copenhagen) earned a Diploma in Fashion Design and Illustration from the Copenhagen Academy of Fashion Design and MSc in Design and Communication Management from Copenhagen Business School. She is a painter who explores the nature within and around us. Her approach is scientific and psychological. She works with energies in colours and movements and is fascinated by the repetitions in nature. The shapes are inspired from micro and macro biology and the stories reflecting life circles, the importance of balance, and the human effect on nature. Rikke Darling is working with galleries in five countries and has had solo exhibitions in Denmark, Sweden, Japan and Indonesia. Rikke lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Awang Behartawan (b. 1970, Palembang, South Sumatra) graduated from Modern School of Design, Yogyakarta. He uses bullets and bugs as symbols in his paintings to tell about his life story which is experienced by others and vice versa in different times and places. The story circles and will be over when death comes. Awang was chosen by KIT (Kopenhagen International Theater) and collaborated with Enrigue Vargas from Spain (Teatro de Los Sentidos) in Metropolis Laboratory and Copenhagen Biennale 2007. He has exhibited his works in The New Artist, Karin Weber Gallery, Hongkong; Hilleroed Art Day, Denmark. Awang lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Fee Vogler (b. 1978, Zittau) graduated from Hochshule fuer Bildende Kuenste Dresden. In her the work, she often examines social structures by looking at the relationships between persons, the alienation and rootlessness of the people while staying captured in existing conditions. Recent exhibitions include CROSSING SIGNS, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta and Taman Budaya Yogyakarta; U(dys)topia, Freies Museum, Berlin; ZEITGEWEIH, Kunstverein Bautzen. Fee lives and works in Dresden, Germany.
Iabadiou Piko (b. 1984, Prabumulih, South Sumatra) studied at Academic Design of Vision Yogyakarta Department ADVY 2005, majoring in Art Photography. His work uses the mediums of painting and photography. His work portrays the memories of daily life in an abstract, figurative and poetic atmosphere. His intuitive work is inspired by people he meets each day, things that happen to him, and places he has been. He captures memories, feelings and his imagination as a visual diary. His work is an allegory and metaphor of what goes around in his life. Piko has participated in selected group exhibition in Indonesia, also in group shows at The National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Luhring Augustine, New York; and ASYAAF, LVS Gallery, Seoul, Korea. Iabadiou lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Rudi Hendriatno (b. 1980, Padang, Sumatra) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta and creates kinetic sculptures that juxtapose incongruent objects, creating tension and humor that challenge our perception of the everyday and the mundane.The work features expertly crafted and highly detailed surreal sculptures made predominantly from wood that incorporate West Sumatran culture and philosophy where duality, poetry and playfullness come together. A finalist for the 2010 and 2013 Indonesian Art Awards, he has exhibited extensively in Indonesia and in the last three years began exhibiting overseas. Recent exhibitions include WE ARE ASIA with Gajah Gallery, ArtStage, Singapore; Art Basel Hong Kong with Gajah Gallery, Hong Kong; MANIFESTO #4, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta; Romancing Indonesia, Singapore; One East Art Space Singapore; ART DUBAI Edwin’s Gallery, Dubai; and Madinat Jumairah, Dubai. Rudi lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.