This was my second trip to Yogyakarta, Indonesia and it was really a joy to visit a second time. I love the vibe of the city and had the most generous hosts, artists Jimmy Ong and Mulyana Mogus.
I was also accompanied by a young artist Meliantha Muliawan, who is very knowledgeable about the local art scene.
The studios in Yogyakarta range from live/work spaces, to large custom built properties, and everything in between. One aspect of the art scene that is so refreshing compared to other large art cities is the artists emphasis on community. It is such a pleasure to also see the diversity in the work and the unique visions each artist is developing.
There are numerous collectives, notable one such as Ace House, MES56 and a new one discovered that is a group of roughly sixty artists from Bali, who are living and working in Yogyakarta.
“Krack!” studio: Malcom Smith, Rudi and Prihat Moko (Moki)
Ace House: Uji Hahan and Gintani N.A. Swastika
Life Patch Collective (Digital Collective)
Wimo Ambala Bayang
Natasha Toney @natashatoney
Lir Space: @lirspace
Mira Asriningtyas (curator) @dreamiy
Dito Yuwono @ditoyuwono