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, organize, negotiate and meet 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 negotiated with the public through innovative, meaningful dialogues that emphasized a heterogenic view of the Indonesian art scene.
Antena Projects is 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.
The Act of Archiving: Five Artists’ Experiences
4 June 2015
03.00 PM – 05.00 PM
Artists with work at this Location
Entang Wiharso (b. 1967, Tegal, Indonesia) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta in 1994. As a recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Pollock-Krasner grant, a Copeland Fellowship at Amherst College, and residencies at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, NY as well as at STPI, Singapore, Wiharso has exhibited his work around the world and represented Indonesia in various international biennales, including Prospect 3 (New Orleans); 51st and 55th Venice Biennale; Prague Biennale 6; Asian Art Biennale 2, Taiwan; Jogja Biennale XI, Yogykarta; and Panorama, Singapore Art Museum. Entang lives and works in North Scituate, Rhode Island, United States and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Ashley Bickerton (b. 1959, Barbados, West Indies) graduated from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia and participated in the Independent Studies Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. A seminal member of the early 1980s art movement known at Neo-Geo, Bickerton’s work over the last twenty-five years has been exhibited extensively in nearly every major museum around the world and he remains influential with a younger generation of artists. He lives and works in Bali, Indonesia.
Iwan Wijono (b. 1971, Surakarta) studied painting at Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta. In the 1990s he became known as a pro-democracy street performer and went on establish a career in performance art locally and internationally. Wijono has participated in several important art events including Nusantara Manuscript in Secret Archipelago, Palais de Tokyo (Paris); PAN ASIA “Crazy Wisdom”, Korea tour (Incheon – Gwangju); LIVE, Performance Art Biennale (Vancouver); In The Context Of Art, The Differences (Warsaw); and TIPALive, Taiwan International Performance Art Festival (Taipei). He lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Sally Smart (b.1960, Quorn, Australia) 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. Smart has been a practicing artist since the mid 1980s and is a high-ranking figure in contemporary Australian art. Recent exhibitions include The Pedagogical Puppet, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide; The Pedagogical Puppet, Contemporary Galleries, University of Connecticut, USA; In Her Nature/The Log Dance, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Art HK, Hong Kong. Sally lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Lucie 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 (Naples), Fruit and Flower Deli (Stockholm); Galeria Sabot (Cluj-Napoca); Various Small Fires and Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles); Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York); Galerie Perrotin (Paris); laspis (Stockholm); and Artport (Tel Aviv). She lives and works in Colmar, France.
Desrat Fianda (b. 1983, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta in 2009. Fianda’s most recent works are stone carvings of books and gouache painting on paper recording historical images. A finalist in the Indonesian Art Awards, Desrat has exhibited throughout Indonesia and South East Asia including such shows as SEA+ Triennale, 2013; Manifesto, 2014 and Sculpture Triennale, 2014, all at Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta. He lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Jumaldi Alfi (b. 1973, Lintau, West Sumatera, Indonesia) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), Yogyakarta and is one of the founding members of the Jendela art group. His work has been exhibited in Asia and Europe and recent important exhibitions include Melting Memories/Rereading Landscape, Mooi Indies, Arndt Gallery, Singapore and Do not Shoot the Painter, UBS Collection exhibition, Villa Reale, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy. Alfi lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Fendry Ekel (b. 1971, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia) studied fine art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the esteemed Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. As an outcome of his solo exhibition in HVCCA in New York in 2010, he was invited to participate in the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York in 2011. Fendry Ekel has exhibited his work internationally and has had reoccurring solo exhibition in Amsterdam, Jakarta, Milan, Valencia, Mexico City, and New York. Ekel lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Berlin, Germany.
Noor Ibrahim (b. 1966, Magelang, Central Java) graduated with a BFA in Sculpture in 1994 and completed post graduate work in 2005, both at Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Well known for his public art installations, Noor’s work was included in the Indonesian Pavilion, la Biennale di Venezia 51, Venice, Italy; Jogja Jamming, Jogja Biennale X,Yogyakarta; and in recent solo exhibition including Society of Silence, Gallery Igda Caen, France; Imago, Komplex Aruna, Yogyakarta; and InKonFeSo, Kemang 58, Jakarta. Ibrahim lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.