Artist Bio

Jessica is an artist and art programmer born in 2000 in Jakarta. They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Humanities (major in Extended Psychology and Anthropology). 

Their artwork often responds to everyday social situations and questions about stereotypical beliefs in a community. Jessica combines their knowledge as an art programmer and artist to create community-based art projects and participatory works. Jessica showed their artworks in group shows such as Nandur Srawung #8 (2021), Manifesto: Pandemic (2021), Knox Immerse (2021) and her first duo exhibition Inside/Outside, at the ruangrupa gallery (2018). They held their solo exhibitions titled Look At My Paintings! (2019) in Intermission Gallery, 24 Hours Artist Talk (2019) in Serrum Gallery, and Sleepy Scent (2021) in Connection Arts Space.

Jessica's art programs aim to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and perspectives between community members. Jessica responded to social issues during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating a free online educational and networking platform for young artists in South East Asia called Our Virtual Studio. 

In 2021 Jessica received the Prince Claus Seed Awards for advocating racial justice, free expression, and civil society through their works as an artist and cultural practitioner. They were also awarded the Les Kossatz Memorial Award and Trocadero Projects Award for their Fine Arts graduate showcase.

They have received an artist residency from Way Over There Collective x Connection Arts Space (2021), Remedial (2018), and Signal Arts (2023-4).  They completed a masterclass for creating research-based art under FX Harsono in Inkubator Inisiatif (2019-2021) and a study on art collectives under GUDSKUL (2019 & 2021).  

Jessica currently focuses on artistic projects about comfort objects, slow walking, and the commodification of yoga, as well as acting as a board member at SEVENTH Gallery.



Trocadero Projects / Melbourne, Australia

Bus Projects / Melbourne, Australia


Monash University / Melbourne, Australia

Intermission Galler / Melbourne, Australia

Signal / Melbourne, Australia

Testing Grounds / Melbourne, Australia

Testing Grounds / Melbourne, Australia


Testing Grounds | Tokyo, Japan

Tetra | Fukuoka, Japan

Art Center ONGOING | Tokyo, Japan

Connection Arts Space | Melbourne, Australia

Tributary Projects | Canberra, Australia


Projek Rabak & Ranerrim | Online

City of Knox | Melbourne, Australia

Taman Budaya Yogyakarta | Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Connection Arts Space | Melbourne, Australia


GUDSKUL | Jakarta, Indonesia

Galeri Nasional | Online


Intermission Gallery | Melbourne, Australia 

Intermission Gallery | Melbourne, Australia 

Monash Caulfield | Melbourne, Australia 

RURU Gallery | Jakarta, Indonesia

Serrum Gallery | Jakarta, Indonesia

Taman Ismail Marzuki: Galeri Cipta III | Jakarta, Indonesia


RURU Gallery | Jakarta, Indonesia

Blu Plaza | Bekasi, Indonesia


Suar Art Space | Jakarta, Indonesia

Gudang Sarinah | Jakarta, Indonesia

Ichthus | Jakarta, Indonesia

Mondo Huis | Semarang, Indonesia 

Ganara Art Space | Jakarta, Indonesia

JKTYP | Jakarta, Indonesia


Cowel Tower | Jakarta, Indonesia 


Merak Gallery | Semarang, Indonesia 

Plaza Indonesia | Jakarta, Indonesia 

ACS | Jakarta, Indonesia

Work Experience


SEVENTH Gallery [since 2023]

Providing strategic guidance, contributing to decision-making processes, and actively participating in the gallery's governance to support its mission and sustainability. 

Progress Care [since 2023]

Tailoring support services to enable the artistic expression of diverse talents and promote inclusive creative processes.

Freelance [since 2017]

Teach calligraphy classes at Global Jaya Art Club, RURU Gallery, Anglo Chinese School, Dipofest 2019, Baiza Sushi, and self-organized group calligraphy classes. 

Freelance [since 2015]

Organize and conducting arts and craft workshops for communities. Past workshops include watercolor, image transfer, live sketching, and various upcycling art projects in Marunda, HOME, SDN 1 Pagerpelah, Rumah Harapan, ACS, Baiza Sushi, and Remedial. 


Our Virtual Studio [since 2020]

Founded an online art community for Southeast Asian creatives of various ages to make art in the company of others, and learn art via online

Connection Arts Space [since 2022]

Lead programs team at Connection Arts Space to deliver public programs

Connection Arts Space [2019-2022]

Plan, manage, and run programs at Connection Arts Space. Including the workshop for Flora exhibition in 2020 and monthly crit sessions (Creative Critters).

R&D Studios [2021]

Plan, coordinate and execute research for company profiles. Supervise team members to make sure researching tasks are completed within deadlines.

GUDSKUL EKOSISTEM: Arts Career Day [2021]

Initiator, project manager and programs director for an Indonesia-wide fine arts career day event.

MulaZine [2020-2021]

Research to create educational aesthetic content at the Malaysian-based artist collective and online publication, MulaZine.

Monash Arts, Design and Architecture Student Society [2020]

Plan and run workshops to foster a warm community spirit in MADA and provide opportunities for student's professional development. 

Sekolah Purba Adhika [2020]

Internship at a special needs school as a shadow teacher and collaborated with teachers to plan the arts & crafts and English lessons.

WADAH WARNA [2016-2018] 

Founded WADAH WARNA, a community of young artists in Anglo Chinese School. Art workshops are held every week by either myself, one of the members, or a local artist from Jakarta. 

HOPE special needs centre [2017] 

Internship at HOPE special needs centre. I helped conduct classes for various age groups. 

Kinderland Bonavista Pre-School [2016] 

Internship at Kinderland Bonavista as a teacher’s assistant, guiding students through class works, and brainstorm ideas for class activities. 



Monash University Australia 2023

Monash University Australia 2023

Anglo Chinese School 2018 

IB Diploma

Ichthus International School 2012 



Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts-2023

Soul Yoga-2022

Trocadero Art Space-2021


Way Over There Collective & Connection Arts Space-2021

Inkubator Inisiatif- 2021

GUDSKUL-2019 &2021


ESMOD- 2019 

SAE Institute Jakarta ‚Äď 2017¬†






Psylution | 22 November 2020

Psylution | 7 September 2020

ART+i ART THERAPY JAKARTA | 2 September 2017

Crafts and Art

Dewan Kesenian Jakarta | 28 September 2018

JKTYP | 3 May 2017

Asem | I15 October 2016

Institut Kesenian Jakarta | March 2016

Urban GiGs | 12 March 2016

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts | December 2014

Sketch Alcoholic | 19 October 2014


Yamaha | 29 April 2012

Yamaha | 12 February 2012