Studio Takashi Kuribayashi is a work space for artist Takashi Kuribayasi. The studio, which is managed by Takashi Kuribayashi, was opened in 2014 to accommodate a number of programs he will undertake in Indonesia. Even though this studio is a private space for the artist to work, it can still be accessed by the public for art education and the exchange of ideas about art. Studio Takashi Kuribayashi will try to undertake programs where the studio is not only for art production, but also used for collaborative programs with individual artists, communities and institutions.
Studio Takashi Kuribayashi occupies a Javanese building located in the village of Jeblog, between the villages of Nitiprayan and Kersan, where many artists live and work. Around the studio there are also several art spaces such as Sangkring Art Space, Kersan Art Studio, SaRang Building, OFCA International, Yogyakarta Art Lab, and Museum dan Tanah Liat.
Artists with work at this location:
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.
Michinori Maru (b. 1978, Fujisawa, Kanagawa) majored in oil painting at Tama Art University, Tokyo. His main work is painting, drawing, mural painting and live painting performance, and he is a crew member of Cinema Caravan. His work is about time and a gap based on memories of travel and original experience. He quickly observes scenery in an instant, developing images of the visited land which appear as a motif, and he expresses the differences of reality and memory. Recent exhibitions and performances include #BCTION, Kojimachi New Building, Tokyo; Caravan station, Ichihara Art x Mix, Chiba; Fujisawa 30days Museum, Fujisawa Citizen Gallery, Kanagawa; 2man show Hellion Gallery, Portland; Cinema Caravan, Yubari, Hokkaido; Basquing Cinema Caravan, San Sebastian. Michinori lives and works in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan.
Mayumi Okabayashi (b. 1973, Kochi) studied in Kyoto Seika Universitas, Japan and Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Germany. Mayumi frequently works with mixed media and large installations. She plays with this third dimension even in her drawings and paintings – the forms invariably reaching and radiating out well beyond the work’s physical edges, often leading to a macro-series of interconnecting panels. As a Japanese artist active for more than a decade in Germany, she straddles two worlds – her work is informed by a core-dissonance between vastly incongruent societies – a resonance between one culture’s insistence on categorical precision and the other’s reverence for ambiguity. Mayumi has participated in numerous international exhibition in Europe and Asia. She has exhibited at the Japanese-German Center, Berlin, Germany; Today Art Museum Beijing, China; The Embassy of France, Japan; Seoul Arts Center Korea; Museum of Modern Art,Freiburg, Germany. Mayumi lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Sho Tanaka (b.1988 Gifu,Japan), Sho Tanaka is the master’s program at Musashi Art University.Tanaka’s work started that hollowed like a cave out of a big log and burned a image inside .When he carved the annual tree ring , he noticed there are time inside tree,and I am also the tree. As the tree keep times oneself, Tanaka carved a image on the wood. Tanaka has taken part in exhibitions Paper and Den Sho Tanaka and five people of Den,Nagaoka,Nigata 2014, Project de intercambio Sao Paulo – Tokyo 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil, International LIVE performance art 2014,Kathmandu,Nepal, Project de intercambio Oaxaca – Tokyo 2012, Oaxaca, Mexico.Tanaka take part in Takashi Kuribayashi Residence in Jogjakarta 2014.
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.
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.