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Works by three Indonesian female artists to grace Singapore exhibition

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, July 13, 2019  /  04:05 pm
Works by three Indonesian female artists to grace Singapore exhibition

According to a statement, the show aims to present the artists’ responses to the three communal axes, namely art, woman and Southeast Asia. (Shutterstock/Hunter Bliss Images)

Three Indonesian artists, Fika Ria Santika, I Gak Murniasih and Tintin Wulia, will present their works at the "Shaping Geographies: Art | Woman | Southeast Asia" exhibition at Gajah Gallery Singapore.

The exhibition, which will display an array of Southeast Asia’s women artists, will run from Nov. 24 to Dec. 31.

The three artists’ works will be showcased alongside female artists from other countries in the region such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Singapore.

According to a statement, the show aims to present the artists’ responses to the three communal axes, namely art, woman and Southeast Asia; as well as to the idea and sense contested within the borders of the ever-shifting political, cultural and social arena in the region.

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Fika Ria Santika is an installation artist born in West Sumatra and is now based in Yogyakarta. Gajah Gallery named her one of the most innovative young artists in the region, as she works by creating vibrant works representing organic form using inorganic matter. Her signature is working with LED lights and other technology-related materials combined with organic objects to create colorful installations, creating images of the natural and unnatural.

I Gak Murniasih is a visual artist based on Bali whose signature is the image of the traditional Balinese style Pengosekan painting. She is best known for her graphic and uninhibited painting of nude body parts, which are presented sexually to the audience. Murni, who has exhibited her artworks in Italy, Thailand, Japan and Hong Kong, likes to explore feminism, identity, sex, violence and death through her explicit artworks.

Tintin Wulia has a strong background in architecture and film scoring. Her works, which are always devised to foster critical dialogues and engage the audience to interact with the installation, have been displayed in the Netherlands, Canada and the United Kingdom. (gis/kes)