Brahma Tirta Sari

Brahma Tirta Sari which is a division of the Babaran Segaragunung Culture House was established in 1985 by collaborative artists Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam. The artists in this studio collaborate to create contemporary fiber art. Rooted in an exploration of traditional creative process, the aim is to understand basic cultural principles underlying intangible cultural heritage in order to utilize it within contemporary creative practice.

Brahma Tirta Sari and their artists, have participated in many prestigious exhibitions throughout the world and worked with renowned curators. Since 1994 they have collaborated with African, Australian Aboriginal and Native American artists as well as artists from Asia, America, Europe and Australia. They have been recognized for their intricate, nuanced and time-intensive contemporary fiber art.


YOS Insight

Nigth Creativity & Artists Talk
1 June 2015
04.00 PM – 07.00 PM

Artists with work at this Location

agus-ismoyoAgus Ismoyo (b. 1959, Yogyakarta, Indonesia) and Nia Fliam (b. 1955, Denver, CO, USA) are co-founders of Brahma Tirta Sari, a fine art batik studio. Ismoyo studied industrial management at AKPRIND, Yogyakarta. Nia graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute, New York. Important exhibitions include Out of Southeast Asia, Textile Museum, Washington DC; Masterpieces of Southeast Asia, Gallery of South Australia; Jurassic Technologies, Sydney Biennale; Beyond the Future, Asia Pacific Triennale; and Fiber Face-Cross Cultural Collaborations, Indonesian Embassy, Washington, DC and Taman Budaya Yogyakarta. Ismoyo and Fliam live and work in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.



komunitas-seni-seratKomunitas Seni Serat, part of the Brahma Tirta Sari Studio community, are fiber artists active in the various projects of the studio, and its umbrella organization Babaran Segara Gunung. Ali Gopal has exhibited his multi-media fiber art pieces in the solo exhibition Rupa-Rupa, Museum dan Tanah Liat, Yogyakarta and in the group exhibition Transformation, Fiber Face3, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta. Viktor Sarjono has exhibited his abstract batiks in My Painting, LIP, Yogyakarta and at Drehpunkt Studio, Bregenz, Austria. Fiber artist Caroline Rike exhibited her installations in her solo exhibitions Before and After, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta and at Arafura Craft Exchange, Indonesia-Australia, Museum and Gallery of Arts Northern Territory, Darwin. Kommunitas Seni Serat is based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.



joachim-blankJoachim Blank (b. 1963, Aachen, Germany) Joachim, is  a German  batik artist living in Berlin. He makes his work in an abstract form, creating through the cap medium, with found objects for caps. Recent important exhibitions are: ‘Masterpieces’  International Batik Exhibition, Smend Gallery, Cologne, Germany, ‘Salon Blanc“ Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan, ‘European Batik’  Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Town Hall , Solo, Indonesia, 13th Triennal of Textiles ’Batik- Kondycje-Koncepcje’ Sztuki Gallery, Olsztyn, Poland. He lives and works in Berlin.






kelly-reedyKelly Reedy (b. 1963, United States) received a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI and pursued further studies in Paris at Sorbonne, Ecole du Louvre and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. Based in Singapore, Reedy has exhibited frequently in local group exhibitions including Original Prints 2013, Substation Gallery, Singapore; Detour, National Institute of Education Art Gallery, Singapore; and Pameran Poskad, Viridian Art House and Galeri Utama, Singapore. Reedy lives and works in Singapore.