CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)
Jessica is an artist and art programmer born in 2000 in Jakarta. They are currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Humanities (major in Extended Psychology).
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 have received an artist residency from Way Over There Collective x Connection Arts Space (2021) and Remedial (2018). 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 is currently developing a body of work titled Comfort Object Project, exploring how adults achieve comfort. They are currently the Programs Coordinator at Connection Arts Space and Project Coordinator for Next Wave's Fiddle Twiddle and Tune.