OFFICE For Contemporary Art (OFCA) International was founded by Berlin based art historian Astrid Honold. It started in 2004 as Astrid Honold OFFICE in Amsterdam. Honold gained her core work experience by managing worldwide exhibitions for renown international design label droog for almost one decade. In 2011 OFCA International moved from Amsterdam to Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
The office is best described as an annex to the artist’s studio, focusing on the management and coordination of artists’ activities and their individual careers. In addition, OFCA International develops exhibition concepts, lectures, writing and research in fine art such as the exhibition format Re-PLAY, which has shown the works of Heri Dono, Entang Wiharso and Anusapati among others over the course of 2013-2014. In producing exhibition programs and publications, OFCA International collaborates with other institutions such as: Black Cat Publishing Berlin, graphic design Studio Laucke-Siebein Amsterdam/Berlin, PartNER Yogyakarta, international art historians from Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität Berlin, Yogyakarta Open Studio (YOS), Berlin Open Studio (BOS) and galleries.
OFCA International was developed to position active, skilled artists within an international context. The organization is based on a shared mission to develop quality human resources in order to advance the artists’ positive role in society through a varied, open, and practical dialogue about contemporary fine art.
30 May 2015
05.00 PM – 07.00 PM
Artists with work at this Location
Abdi Setiawan (b. 1971, Sicincin, West Sumatera, Indonesia) studied at Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Yogyakarta from 1993-2003. His critical work is invested in the aesthetic and cultural implications of working with Indonesian teak wood. His work has been exhibited widely in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the United States. Setiawan 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.
Marco Cassani (b. 1981, Milan, Italy) studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy. Cassani calls into question certain emblems and social codes, in particular those linked to political, economic and art powers. Over the last five years his works have been exhibited at Lucie Fontaine, Tokyo; Gallery Semarang, Indonesia; Performing Arts, Singapore; and Vivi Yip Art Room, Indonesia. Cassani lives and works in Bali, Indonesia.