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Artists 2022

Bandung Photography Triennale 2022 Artists

Born in Jakarta, on January 28, 1980. He started his career as a painter and illustrator while studying at the Graphic Design Department at the Indonesian College of Design (STDI), Bandung. Previously worked as a digital imaging artist at the Tarzan Photo Studio and a senior photographer for Trax Magazine, a music magazine published in Jakarta. Finalist for Indonesian Art Award (IAA; 2008). His first solo exhibition was at MES 56, Yogyakarta (2009). Since September 2011 fully working as an artist. Many of his works highlight social and political life satirically by blurring the line between fact and fiction. He has participated in various national and international exhibitions, including the Singapore Biennale and Shanghai Biennale. He also took part in the Noorderlicht and Chobi Mela photo Festival. Some of his works have been collected by the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin and the Uli Sigg Museum in Hong Kong.

I live in Yogyakarta. Studied photography and anthropology. Currently working at the department
of photography, Indonesia Institute of Art, Surakarta. My interest is in the intersection between art,
photography, and daily social life. I am an amateur anthropologist and full-time daydreamer.

Alberto Marín was born in 1981 in Curicó, Chile. He has a master in Art and  Literature. Specializing in painting and photography, he has exhibited in various galleries and museums in Chile. He also has earned recognition and several awards of great prestige and national relevance. Currently, together with his artistic production, he is in charge of the Art History chair at the Catholic University of Talca, Chile.


Anh-Thuy Nguyen is a multi-media/transdisciplinary artist, whose work spans from photography, video to installation and performance art. Using her personal history as a resource, Anh-Thuy’s work delves deeply into conflicting emotions, feelings, and thoughts through the portrayal of often strikingly strange yet hauntingly beautiful visual manifestations of gain and loss. She received a BFA in Photography from The University of Arizona and a MFA in Photography/ Video from Southern Methodist University. Anh-Thuy has exhibited and taught photography, painting, linoleum, performance art, and concept-driven workshops nationally and internationally. Her works are in permanent collections of Amarillo Museum of Art, Tucson Museum of Art, Center for Photography at Woodstock among others. She is based in Tucson, Arizona, the United States, where she is the head of the photography program at Pima Community College.


Born in 1982, lives and works in Poland. Visual artist and curator. Teachers at the Photography Faculty; a Head of Photography Department at the University of the Arts in
Poznan, Poland. Her field of artistic research embraces a wide scope of what might be called „Conflicted Landscapes”. She has worked i.a. on the notions of Landscape & Power, Landscape &
Trauma, Landscape of Loss. Her main medium is photography, she also works with video, ceramics, and installations. Her work often involves field research and research journeys, eg to Iceland, Spain, Thailand and Cambodia. Presented her works in several individual and group exhibitions and conferences in Poland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Lithuania, Belarus, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Wales, Korea, and Indonesia.


Born in Solo, Arum Dayu started her creative career as a photojournalist for Kompas daily newspaper. She graduated with Communication Study at Sebelas Maret University (2002-2007) and Diploma in photojournalism from Ateneo de Manila University in 2012. Later she earned a Master of Visual Art at the Bandung Institute of Technology. She initiated a study group named “Kami Punya Cerita” in Tobucil and Klabs, Bandung, and now become a collective member and manages Omnispace, an alternative art space in the same city. She also practices in the music scene as a member of the “Tetangga Pak Gesang” and “Syarikat Idola Remaja.”

Arum has participated in many art exhibitions, both national and international, among others: Ballarat International Photo Festival 2021; Future Cosmogonies Of Resistance, Galeri Lorong 2021; Flux de Mémoire / Arus Memori 2020; “Karya Normal Baru” (Biennale Jogja 2020); “#Perempuan” (Space 28 VCA Melbourne); “Pekan Seni Media” (Palu 2018); and “Identity Crisis: Reflection on Public and Private Life in Contemporary Javanese Photography” (Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York, 2017). She also participated in some residences such as Village Video Festival in Jatiwangi Art Factory; and at Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society, Yogyakarta.


Huang Chien-Hua received his BFA in 2003 from the National Taiwan the University of Arts, Department of Sculpture, and MFA in 2006 from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts at Tainan National University of the Arts. During his time in Tainan, his work shifted towards image making. Huang conveys his view on time and space with contemporary digital photography. In 2017, he received his Ph.D. from the Tainan National University of the Arts, Department of Art Creation and Theory, continuing his investigation of the identity of human existence in an image-driven age.

GK or Paa Mann, born in 1985, Thailand. GK works as an Assistant Professor in Creative Photographic for 14 years, Now he is chairman of Photography Programme of Dept of Media Art & Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University. Before that, he was around in both arts and media industry until 2010 when he desired to take a break and move back to achieve a higher Education. 

He got his MA in Media Art & Design in 2013. MADs Department invited him to join the crew. Now he is ongoing to finish his PhD, in Media Art & Design from Faculty of Architecture & Design NU, Thailand. He has been around as artist and curator for 10 years, trained in curatorial and exhibition management as well as researching in the Exhibition and Festival field as an international and collaboration event; Foundry Photography Workshops, The Festival Academy, European Festival Association and etc… in 2015 He founded and directed his first International Photog Festival which was hosted by Chiang Mai University in the name of Chiang Mai Photo Festival [CMPF].

CMPF is the first ever international Photo Festival in Thailand with a massive result in reputation, responding from both locals and international participation and expanding new photographic communities. Now, CMPF has become one of the significant photographic show for young emerging and talented artist around the world and still keep growing by over 300 alumni artists from 60 world-leading institutes around the world.

Hari Krisnadi is not only known as a musician, for since 1982, he has also been actively involved in photography. In his latest exhibition, which was held in late 2002, Hari Krisnadi – or Hari Pochang, as he is popularly known – mulled over the much-disputed issue of art and photography: when can a photograph be considered a work of art the way the art world views paintings as a works of art, the quiescent dilemma between photography as a work of art or art as photography. Since 1985, when Hari Pochang founded the Forum Fotografi Bandung (Bandung’s Forum on Photography) he has contemplated the difference between photography as aesthetic medium of expression, and photography as autonomous work and practice equaling an artist’s work. Pochang made his concern known in 1986 the Forum Alternatif (Alternative Forum) photo-exhibition in Bandung. But the discourse on photography in Indonesia remained divided between “salon photography” and photography for photography’s sake. The problem began when photography in the archipelago was used as a medium to document social and anthropological artifacts.

Iswanto Soerjanto has been working for more than 2 decades as an advertising photographer but is seeking to find other forms of photography. As an experienced photographer he makes high quality photos. His interest in the history of photography and techniques leading him to experiment with the medium, stepping outside the traditional boundary of the modern digital camera. Iswanto Soerjanto goes back to the old camera obscura, antique tintype photography, glass photographic plates eventually omitting the negatives, and using unusual chemicals and different ways of processing the photo-sensitive paper. The majority of his artworks consist of chemigrams and cyanotypes.


Originally from Tilley Road, Canada, Jessica Arseneau obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Université de Moncton in 2011 and a Master’s Degree in New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig in 2020, both completed with distinction. She went to the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in 2017 and to the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of the Arts in 2021.

Her work was presented at Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Nuit de la photographie, Lyon, Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie, Moncton, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, a&o Kunsthalle, Leipzig, Agora Collective, Berlin, and Darling Foundry, Montreal. She is based in Berlin and Tilley Road.


Jim Ramer is an artist, curator, and educator. Born in the American South, he has lived and worked in New York City since 1997. His work considers the nature of vision and perception. The work questions photography’s role in shaping our view of the world and the world’s perception of each of us. His artwork spans photography, video, sculpture, and installation. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally most recently at Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, NYC; Ramskram Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland; Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia; Platform L, Seoul, South Korea; Main Window, NYC; MCA, Memphis, TN; Inchon International Photography Festival, Inchon, South Korea; The Pelham Art Center, NY; Filter Space, Chicago; Pingyao International Photography Festival; Denver Month of Photography, CO among others. As a curator, he has recently curated exhibitions in China, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, India as well as New York City. He was the Co-Founder of Art Workers Plan B Gallery and director and curator of Delta Axis Contemporary Art Center in Memphis, TN. He has lectured internationally on photography most recently at the Tsinghua University, Beijing; Nanjing University, Nanjing, China; Net Photography Festival Daegu, South Korea; The Auckland Photo Festival, NZ; and the Singapore International Photo Festival. He is an Associate Professor of Photography currently serving as the Founding Director of the MFA in Photography program at Parsons School of Design in New York City. He holds an MFA from Memphis College of Art.


I live and work in Poznań (Poland). Since 2014, I have been co-creating the Latent Images Photography Studio at the Faculty of Photography at the Abakanowicz University of the Arts in Poznań and I also run the Photography Studio at the Zamek Culture Center in Poznań. I studied Film and Television Recording at the Institute of Creative Photography at the University of Silesia in Opava and Photography at the Abakanowicz University of Arts in Poznań.


Kang, Jaegu was born in 1977 and studied photography at Kaywon School of Art and design and then he is majoring in digital photography at Chung-Ang University Graduate School. There are many solo exhibitions such as <Portrait Shot, 2010>, <Democratic Portrait, 2010>, <12mm, 2012>, and <Soldier, 2018, Tokyo>. He participated in many group exhibitions such as <Seoul International Photography Festival, Gallery Lux, in 2006>, <The Image of Youth, Ilmin Museum of Art in 2009>, <KT&G SKOPF collections, Gallery Sangsangmadang, Seoul in 2012>, <Contemporary Korea Photo Exhibition of Four Young Photographers 2013, Guardian Garden, Tokyo in 2013>.<12mm> was published by KT&G Sangsangmadang. He was the finalist of the 4th KT&G SKOPF. He was also awarded <The 6th Sajin Bipyong Award>. His photographs are collected by KT&G, Dong-gang Photography Museum, Ilmin Museum of Art, and M2 Gallery, Tokyo.


Kelly Hussey-Smith is an artist, researcher, and educator living and working in Naarm, Melbourne. Her practice and research interests focus on visual politics, civil investigations, collaboration, and relational ethics. She practices at the intersection of contemporary art, slow journalism, and expanded documentary and seeks to contribute to public discourse through her practice. She is a Lecturer in Photography at RMIT University where she teaches research methods, expanded documentary, and photography as a social practice. 


Born in Bandung West Java Indonesia. Self-taught photographer. Specialty in experimental darkroom photography such as Photo Collage, Photogram, Sandwich and multiple negative printing, Also doing Hand coloring photography. Start doing from 1982 until nowadays. Most of my works are for personal projects

Larissa Mühlrath (*1990) lives and works in Leipzig, Germany. She studied painting with a multidisciplinary approach at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, where she completed her initial degree with a Diploma in 2018 and continued her studies in a postgraduate program until 2020. In her installations, objects, and photographic works, Mühlrath explores human activity and the mark humanity leaves on material and objects. This leads to an experimental approach in terms of working materials, material scraps, and object trouvés. She has received various scholarships, the most recent in 2022 from the Art Fund Foundation Bonn. Since the same year, her works are represented in the State Art Collections Dresden.


Laurent Millet was born in 1968 in France. He is the winner of the prestigious Niepce Prize 2015 and of the Nadar Prize 2014 which rewards a book dedicated to photography: Enfantillages Pittoresques, ed. Filigranes.

Laurent Millet’s work is included in private and public collections either in France or in the United States : Chicago Art Institute, Los Angeles County Museum, San Francisco mOma, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Fonds national d’art contemporain, Maison européenne de la photographie, Bibliothèque nationale de France, artothèques d’Angers, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Lyon, Vitré, Pessac, Caen…


Lavender Chang’s focus lies in conceptual photography. Lavender’s artwork reflects the sensitivity towards the subtle nuances surrounding her. She hopes to focus on these experiences, to create a canvas allowing further contemplation and letting the passage of time leave behind traces of her mortality. Chang won the Noise Singapore Prize, The Crowbar Awards, Young Talent Programme, France + Singapore Photographic Art Awards and the President Design Awards. Her works have been exhibited at Singapore Art Museum, Sundaram Tagore Gallery New York, Alliance Française de Singapour, Mizuma Gallery, ADM Gallery, The Singapore Art Show, Objectifs, International Orange Photo Festival, The Arts House, Singapore International Festival of Arts, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and National Gallery Singapore.


Michael Binuko (Koko) was born in Biak, Indonesia, August 31, 1987. He completed his education at the ITB Fine Arts program with a Bachelor of Arts in 2010 with a specialization in graphic arts, and the Master of Arts program in 2015 at the same campus. Apart from being an artist and being involved in various exhibitions both at national and international, he currently also works as a lecturer at his alma mater. Several exhibitions that he has participated in include: “29th AIAE”, Kyushu Art and Culture Center, Fukuoka; “Seni Rupa Kontemporer?”, Sakarsa Art Space, Bekasi (2020); “SeDua Nusa Merombak Batas”, Rumah Seni Selangor, Malaysia (2019); “Re: Emergence”, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung (2017); “Perjalanan Senyap”, Orbital Dago, Bandung (2017); “2015 Asia Art Network: Soul of Asia”, KEPCO Art Center Gallery, Seoul-Korea; “Lipat Ganda: Printmaking Exhibition”, DiaLoGue Art Space, Jakarta (2015), “Manifesto No.4: Keseharian: Mencandra Tanda-Tanda Masa”, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta (2014); “4th Guanlan International Print Biennial-2013”, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen-China; dan “2012 ASEAN Graphic Arts Competition & Exhibition”, Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi-Vietnam. Koko has also received the Young Artist Award at “Art|Jog|13”, Jogjakarta (2013).

Naraphat Sakarthornsap Lives and works in Bangkok. In many of his works, Naraphat presents stories of inequality in the society through photography and installation art, in which flowers play the leading roles. Many kinds of flowers that Naraphat uses usually comes with profound meanings. Those flowers have become the keys to finding the answers that are neatly hidden in the works of art. Naraphat’s early works presented the challenge against nature in trying to prolong the freshness of the flower before he develops the ideas to become the challenge against power and influence in the society through the pictures of these flowers. Therefore, do not believe in what the flowers in front of you appear to be. But look for the messages these flowers are hiding. Perhaps, what Naraphat is facing and trying to present is the same as the ones many others are inevitably struggling with, over the standards in the society, where inequalities are all around them.


Living and working in Hanoi.

Nguyen The Son is a visual artist, a photographer, curator and a professor of Vietnam University of Fine Arts. Nguyen The Son graduated with (BA) in Fine Arts from Hanoi University of Fine Arts, graduated from the University of Languages and International Studies, ​​and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Experimental Arts at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). His works are often influenced by sociological research, questioning and reflecting on the broken and disappearance of humanity’s memories and values ​​in the process of changing and the conflict of Vietnamese values during the changing period. Son has more than 20 solo exhibitions and lots of group exhibitions in Vietnam and many countries around the world.


Oh Soon-Hwa holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a doctorate degree (EdD) from Columbia University in New York. Her works have been featured in about 90 international exhibitions that include the Museum of Asian Arts in France, the Private Museum in Singapore, the Noorderlicht International Photo Festival in the Netherlands, the Lucca Photo Festival in Italy, the Pingyao International Photo Festival in China, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Houston FotoFest, the Ssamzi Art Space in Korea, the Asian American Art Center, the Palm Spring Desert Museum, and the Sotheby’s Young International Art Program. Currently, she is an associate professor at the School of Art, Design, and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.


Patriot Mukmin was born in 1987 in Tangerang, Indonesia. His art has been exhibited in several cities such as Bandung, Jakarta, Jogja, Bangkok, KL, Seoul, and Melbourne. He received first prize in Bazaar ArtAward 2011 art competition, and he was one of the finalists in both the BandungContemporary Art Award 2012 and Indonesia Art Award 2015. He also presented several solo exhibitions such as KUP: Titik Silang Kuasa66-98 in Lawangwangi Creative Space (2015), Vox Populi in Jeonbuk Museum of Art, South Korea (2016), Treachery of Paintings in Art Jakarta (2017), and Empty Unempty at Fuwari no Mori, Japan (2019).


I am currently the Special Advisor for Community Engagement and a Professor in Photography at Columbia College Chicago. I work with still and moving image, reaching across analogue and digital technologies. I have been fortunate to take part in artist residence programs, festivals, education forums and exhibitions in Australia, China, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand and the USA. I hold a Master of Fine Arts Research at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in Sydney and I am a current PhD student at RMIT in Australia. I have received project funding from The Australia Council, Columbia College Chicago and Arts ACT. I volunteer as the Education Director of Eyes on Main Street Inc. 501 (c) 3 in Wilson, North Carolina and have been involved with photography practice since 1989. I facilitate youth photography programs for the Diane Dammeyer Initiative in the USA.


Piyatat Hemmatat was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1976. At the age of 14 he moved to Devon, England to complete his secondary education. He then focused his increasing passion for experimental arts by earning a bachelor’s degree in fine art from City & Guild London art school (1999 – 2001), followed by a master’s degree in visual art from Chelsea College of Art & Design (2002). Piyatat gained considerable practical experience while working at a design studio (2004 – 2007) in London. In 2007 Piyatat returned to Thailand and established his own eponymous studio and founded RMA Institute (2009 – 2019), a creative space exhibiting emerging, regional, and international photography as well as other media. His community project eventually evolved into Photo Bangkok, Bangkok’s first home grown International Photography Festival, that he founded (2015 – present). Piyatat’s multimedia explorations in Photography, Sculpting and Video Installation encompass a variety of narratives – from socio-political commentary, faith, spirituality, and abstract experimentation to groundbreaking conceptual photography – and have been continually published and exhibited both locally and internationally. He is recognized for his experimental works, combining ideas of beauty, nature, science, technology, mystery, and mythologies.


Born in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo. Education 2000-2002, MFA in Media art, Media art Department, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo, 1996-2000, BFA in Photography, Photography Department, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo.


Sabrina Asche works with photography, video, and text as well as various printing techniques. In 2010 she received a scholarship from the BMBF for her Bachelor studies at the University of Fine Arts, Braunschweig. Furthermore, she studied in the class of artistic photography and moving images at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, which she completed in 2020 with a Master degree. In 2018, she was supported by the Goethe Institute Dhaka for an exhibition at the Drik Gallery in Bangladesh. In the same year, she received a scholarship from the Goethe-Institut Mumbai. Sabrina Asche is currently the winner of the Documentary Photography Award 13 of the Wüstenrot Foundation. In 2020 she got the KdFS China residency scholarship. Her works are represented in the collection of the Culture Foundation of the Free State of Saxony of the State Art Collections Dresden.


Shiho Yoshida is a Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1992. Their work was featured in several exhibitions at key galleries and museums. Her recent exhibition includes “TOKAS-EMERGING 2020” (Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo, Tokyo, 2020), ”The Vision Of Contemporary Art 2018” (The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, 2018)、”The 11th Shiseido Art Egg” (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2017.


Born in Bandung, 1954, he is a self-taught photographer, since 1998 he became a lecturer at some University. one of the first member of Forum Foto Bandung. He has been actively as a participant and juror at several photography competition. Some of the photos are published in the book “Cahaya Anak Bangsa”, published by State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia. In 2013 received Artist recognition from the Federation of Photo Arts Associations Indonesia, (A.FPSI), Involved in the establishment of the Asosiasi Profesi Fotografi Indonesia (APFI) and Lembaga Sertifikasi Kompetensi Fotografi Indonesia (LESKOFI). Sjuaibun works are focus on photojournalism based and experiment on darkroom techniques.

Sophie Chalk (they/them) is an Australian multi-disciplinary photographic artist working primarily with concepts of queer identity, ecology, and historical consciousness. Chalk’s practice incorporates methods from traditional alternative processes to cameraless methods such as botanical printing and some of their own creation. A self-described queer alchemist, their most recent works combine found natural materials with raw minerals that have been adopted into photographic processes through history. Creating tension between representations of nature and nature itself. Photography is used in Chalk’s work as a metaphor for human perception, ultimately questioning our relationship to nature and our self-described separation from it as well as our increasingly relevant and disaster-ridden ecological reality.


Born in Jakarta 1984 with the nick name “Memi”. Know and love photography since high school, went to college majoring in Public Relations. Currently based in Jakarta – Indonesia and work as a freelance photographer, has attended several group exhibitions in Indonesia and abroad. My work is based on personal experiences and other forms of diaries also as a healing, most talk about self-identity and the role of women, play in the imagination, reality, and dreams, all three seemed to be vague in my life. The mind state which I called “White Box” a safe place for her contemplation. I also like experimenting with various media for my output as a form of innovation.

Wimo Ambala Bayang (b. 1976) is a visual artist and among the first to experiment with contemporary photography and video art in Indonesia. He graduated in Photography from the Indonesian Art Institute in Yogyakarta. In 2002 he co-founded Ruang MES 56, an artist collective working with photography, where he continues to be an active member. In 2004, Ambala founded Video Battle, an online video compilation project produced and distributed independently.

In his artistic practice, Ambala shifts between photography, video, and object making to address and challenge the dialectics of reality and illusion, comprehension and experience, or presence and absence in image-making by always redefining the meaning of his subjects through multiple and uncanny visual perspectives. Using participatory approaches, staged photography, digital montage, or street snapshots, he often creates fictitious settings where ready-made objects or staged bodies become the central elements, shaping new subjectivities and ways of being perceived.

In the past 10 years, Wimo has participated in international artist residencies and exchanges, such as in China, Australia, Netherlands, Denmark, and Romania. Recently he also co-curated Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen and Collaboration of Ruang Mes X Foam at the Foam Fotomuseum in Amsterdam. There he explored new ideas, approaches, and different contexts related to the development of contemporary photography, which influenced his decision to juxtapose photography with other disciplines in art.


Lee, Yong Hwan is a media artist and photographer. He is a professor at Chung-Ang University. He graduated from Chung-Ang University with BA and MFA in Photography and MA in Video. At Ohio University in the United States, he has a Masters in Multimedia. And a doctorate in literature from the Catholic University of Daegu. He was working as an exhibition planner for the Daegu Photo Biennale and as an artist for prominent international exhibitions.