PartNER was established in 2012 in Yogyakarta by Desrat Fianda, Taufik Ermas and Fanti Sulistyaningsih as an artists’ studio (for Desrat Fianda and Taufik Ermas) which developed into an institution managed by Fanti Sulistyaningsih.
The main focus of PartNER is supporting and cooperating with various circles, such as artists, curators, and other art institutions, to organize fine art programs and events. PartNER actively collaborates with Antena Projects in organizing the Yogyakarta Open Studio (YOS) program. Since 2012, PartNER has intensively collaborated with OFCA International as the event organizer for a solo exhibition program called Re-PLAY. Re-PLAY has had a series of 6 solo exhibitions focusing on the work of Heri Dono, Entang Wiharso, Jumaldi Alfi, Abdi Setiawan, Anusapati and Handiwirman.
Artists with work at this location:
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.
Taufik Ermas (b. 1984, Bukittinggi) studied painting at Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta. In recent years his work, which includes both painting and sculpture, has rigorously considered the human body and its forms, especially hands and feet. In his paintings he explores how gestures can convey narratives, while his sculptures add another dimension to this examination of forms, condensing the values of painting, both in terms of form and finish. He has exhibited in Indonesia and Asia and recent exhibitions include Trienalle Sculptures, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta; Manifesto, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta; Fragments of Lie, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta and Maximum City, Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta. Taufik lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
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.
Genevieve Chua (b.1984, Singapore) graduated in Fine Arts (Painting) from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Her works on an unfurling narrative in which the wilderness takes the form of a nebulous feminine creature that repossesses the city by flooding. Informed by Southeast Asian superstition and horror, the works are contingent realities presented as installations, images and objects. Genevieve has participated in shows such as Future Proof, Singapore, 2012; BMW Young Asian Artist Series II, Singapore, 2011; Art Project Ideas at Hiroshima MOCA,Japan, 2011; Cross-scape at the Kumho Museum of Art, South Korea, Seoul, 2011; Shadow in the Dark, Hong Kong, 2011, and CUT 2009: Figure, New Photography from Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore 2009. Genevieve lives and works in Singapore.
M. Lugas Syllabus (b. 1987, Bengkulu) graduated from ISI Yogyakarta in painting. Lugas is an multi-media artist who works on two and three dimensions media. He is also active in performance art. His works tell about hopes and sacrifices, between demands and realitic, where developments force people leave villages. Job vacancies are centralized in one area, while on the other hand investors compete to take as much abandoned land as possible. The development of nomadic era is shown by individuals who are changing into groups with greater waves. They are uncountable immigrants. Lugas often joins exhibitions in Asia and Europe, and several times participated in artist residency programs which give special opportunities to young artists like Lugas in the international art world.
Aiman Hakim (b. 1984, Singapore) graduated from Lasalle-SIA College of The Arts in 2004. Known for his extensive use of toys in his artworks, he generally works around representations of what he perceives as ‘ideals'; recharacterized and imposed into a different reality. His ongoing series of artworks, namely oil paintings and sculptures, deal with the idea of conformity in society, exploring the ‘absurd’ notion of self-individuation in a culture where communal ideologies still dominate. Aiman has exhibited both in Singapore and overseas, including the National Art Gallery of Malaysia and the Sunshine International Museum, in Songzhuang, China. Aiman lives and works in Singapore.
T_KA – T_KI is a part of the Trinodal Group, a 3-member international artist collective originally from England. The group produces ‘Semi-Artworks’ that are presented in a style called ‘Technecryptica’, which merges sculptural / pictorial elements with text and multimedia projections. Similar to the levels of a game, the works are arranged in ‘visual algorithms’ that use complex humour to explore subjects such as, ‘Life-Code, art, science, Percentism, genetics, deception, Interdimensionalism, Meme Warfare, and exposures of some of the more unsavoury exploits of the human species’. T-KA_T-KI lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and is a proactive member of the ‘Neuro-Physical Art’ movement. It is the policy of the Trinodal Group to not list its previous exhibitions/events.