Kersan Art Studio – Lenny Ratnasari Weichert
Jl. AS. Samawaat No 154 Ds II Kersan Rt06, Tirtonirmolo, Kasihan, Bantul, Yogyakarta
In 2009, the artist Lenny Ratnasari Weichert founded Kersan Art Studio in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The passion of Lenny is visible in the vision and mission of Kersan Art Studio: to build a place where ART, CULTURE and EDUCATION meet and are accessible to everyone – artists, art-lovers and anyone who is interested in a different perspective.
Kersan Art Studio is an 'art-space' with an emphasis on the art-process as well as an 'open studio' designed to create an environment for communication between artists, curators, writers, academics and the public. Kersan Art Studio focuses on exhibitions, performance, art projects, music, presentations, artist exchanges and international residencies and cooperates with other educational art institutions in Asia and Europe.
Due to a growing need for a broader art practice, Kersan Art Foundation was established in 2014 to manage the all aspects of the organization. Now Kersan Art Studio also acts as a facilitator for individual artists as well as for the art community in Indonesia and internationally. Kersan Art Studio is supported by the Asian Leadership Centre.
Lenny Ratnasari Weichert (1970, Bandung, Indonesia) studied fine art at Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Her work evolves from various interconnected personalities, and is highly rooted in a curiosity about and exploration of aspects of human uniqueness. Being at the crossroads of global and local issues, her work illustrates the buildup and cultivation of personality, soul and gender within the context of religion, culture and taboo. Her work examines the position of women in society, associated with diverse travel experience between the Orient and the Occident. Early in her career Ratnasari developed standing as an international artist. After receiving scholarships and conducting projects in Hungary, Singapore and the Netherlands, she won a Visiting Arts Fellowship to live and work in the United Kingdom from 2002-2003. She then moved to Singapore in 2007 and re-entered the Asian art scene. She has participated in various international exhibitions in Europe and Asia. Her most recent exhibitions include Pilgrimage, a solo exhibition at Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, 2016; Webbing Project, Museum of Osaka University, Japan, 2015; Migration, Langkawi Art Biennale, Malaysia, 2014; Focus + Indonesia, National Museum of Szczecin, Poland, 2014; Crossing Signs, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, 2011 and Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, 2011; and German-Indonesian project: U(Dys)topia, Freies Museum, Berlin, 2010.