Arskala Principle Studio

ArsKala Principle (Principle Time Art) is an initiative, a studio and an art project. The name is taken from a combination of two words to create ArsKala: Ars (Latin: arts) and Kala (Javanese: time) followed by the English word ‘Principle’. Located in the eastern part of Yogyakarta, amidst the temple relics from the classic Sanjaya era, including: Kalasan temple, Plaosan temple and Prambanan temple. Arskala Principle puts itself socially amid fields of local and global interactions .

Arskala Principle sees art as a way to express the uniqueness of an experience, as well as highlight the work of knowledge production. Through art, Arskala Principle is interested in the various practices of contemporary tagging within diverse historical, social and socio-cultural contexts and forms, generated by further development of tradition, media culture and technology. In its practice, ArsKala Principle creates artwork, workshops, research, exchange, collaboration and residencies. Principle ArsKala was initiated by Endang Lestari and Sudjud Dartanto in 2014 .

    YOS Insight

    Screening Talks
    Together With
    Sudjud Dartanto & Artists
    3 June 2015
    03.00 PM – 05.30 PM

Artists with work at this Location

azzad-diah-azAzzad Diah Zabidi Ahmad (b. 1982, Selangor, Malaysia) graduated from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). He has participated in exhibition such as Open Show, Gallery Shah Alam, Selangor; Young & New Part 4, HOM, Kuala Lumpur; Extreme Portrait Gallery, Chandan, Kuala Lumpur; and Landscaping Malaysia, Core Gallery, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Aside from his work as an artist, he also writes and curates exhibitions. Zabidi lives and works in Malaysia.



elly-kent1Elly Kent (b. 1978, Seymour, Victoria, Australia,) graduated from the Australian National University, Australia. Kent’s recent exhibitions include the solo exhibition People and Place, IAM Art Space, Yogyakarta; the joint exhibition How To Draw, Gedung Gas Negara, Bandung; and In Possible Worlds, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia. She lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Canberra, Australia.



endang-lestariEndang Lestari (b. 1976, Banda Aceh, Indonesia) completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Lestari actively participates in exhibitions and residencies at home and abroad. She had a solo exhibition in Shigaraki, Japan Electralogy in 2011 and has been selected to participate in a number of Biennales, among others, the Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale 2009 and 2012. She lives and works as an artist, educator, and researcher in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.




nano-warsonoNano Warsono (b. 1976, Jepara, Central Java, Indonesia) graduate with an undergraduate degree in sculpture from Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta in 2002. A lecturer at Institut Seni Indonesia, Warsono works in many different types of media, such as murals, comics, drawings, illustrations and painting. His work has been exhibited in many important exhibitions in Indonesia. He lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


theresia-agustina-sTheresia Agustina Sitompul (b. 1981, Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia) studied visual arts at Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Winner of the 2012 Indonesian Printmaking Triennale Best award, she has participated in group and solo exhibitions in cities throughout Indonesia. Recent exhibitions include the solo show Hanya Ada Satu Ibu Dalam Satu Rumah, Bentara Budaya (Jakarta, Bali, Surakarta, dan Yogyakarta) and the group exhibition Manifesto, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta. She lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.