Delfina Foundation

Alia Swastika

London: 18/01/16 — 03/04/16

Alia Swastika (Indonesia) has worked as Program Director for Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta since 2008 and is actively involved as a curator, project manager and writer in a number of international exhibitions. With Suman Gopinath, she was the co-curator of the Jogja Biennale XI, Shadow Lines: Indonesia Meets India (2011), and become one of the co-artistic directors for the Gwangju Biennale IX (2012). Furthermore, she participated as the curator of a special exhibition of Indonesian artists in the 2012 edition of Art Dubai.

Through her career she has worked with many significant Indonesian artists including Eko Nugroho, Tintin Wulia, Wimo Ambala Bayang, and Jompet Kuswidananto, among others.

She is a research fellow at the National Art Gallery, Singapore funded by Singapore International Foundation (2009). She has participated in a curatorial residency in BizArt, Shanghai, (2008), and in 2006 she participated in a Kelola Foundation fellowship programme funded by Asian Cultural Council. In 2005 she was also awarded a grant from Asia Europe Foundation.

As the director of Jogja Biennale 2015, she is a member of the International Biennale Association Board, and recently she founded ‘Study on Art Practices’, a platform for research on Indonesian contemporary art.

 

 

Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.
César lives and works in Mexico.

César Martínez’s work tackles the diverse economic, social and cultural tensions that Mexico has faced in the last decades. Departing from the logic of provocation, criticism and uncertainty, and displaying humorous appropriations of language’s conceptual ambivalence, César employs multiple supports to tackle complex topics. From installation and sculpture made of edible materials to performance and conceptual objects he explores social malaise in the face of a frustrating system, the defeat of the institutions, globalization and the submission of the Mexican government to U.S. dictates among others subjects.

 

César has done over 200 performances in International venues, and has also participated in many conferences and round tables. His work is in important art collections such as the Carsten Norman in Germany, Fundació Sorigué in Spain, Colezzione “La Gaia” and Associazione Prometeo in Italy, MUCA UNAM, and various private collections in the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.

 

Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.

 

César lives and works in Mexico.