Studio Jumaldi Alfi – Jumaldi Alfi
Kalipakis RT. 06 / RW. 02, Tirtonirmolo, Kasihan, Bantul, Yogyakarta
Jumaldi Alfi started building his new studio practice in the Kalipakis area of Yogyakarta in 2010. As co-founder of several artists collectives in Yogyakarta he developed SaRanG, a location, which provides a physical infrastructure of several buildings hosting different art institutions in Yogyakarta. SaRanG was officially opened to the public in early 2013 with the non-profit aim of supporting contemporary art in Indonesia, in particular to facilitate the creation of works of art, presentations and discussions about strategic aspects relating to the development and progress of contemporary art practices. SaRanG has continued to expand with new buildings.
Jumaldi Alfi (1973, Lintau, Indonesia) graduated from Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta and in 2011 co-founded the artists initiative OFCA International (Office For Contemporary Art) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is also co-founder of the Jendela artist group whose members, in the early phase of their careers, surprised art audiences in Indonesia with works that eschewed sociopolitical themes or efforts to capitalize on the technical sophistication of realist painting. Instead, the work showed extreme naïvety or formalism by drawing exclusively on minimal visual elements of line, color and texture. Alfi’s work has been exhibited in Asia and Europe and recent important exhibitions include Melting Memories/Re-reading Landscape, Mooi Indies, ARNDT Singapore, 2014 and Do not Shoot the Painter, UBS Collection exhibition, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy, 2015. Jumaldi Alfi lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.