CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)

Artist Bio

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.

Exhibitions

2022


Tetra | Fukuoka, Japan


Art Center ONGOING | Tokyo, Japan


Connection Arts Space | Melbourne, Australia


Tributary Projects | Canberra, Australia

2021

Projek Rabak & Ranerrim | Online


City of Knox | Melbourne, Australia


Taman Budaya Yogyakarta | Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Connection Arts Space | Melbourne, Australia


2020

GUDSKUL | Jakarta, Indonesia


Galeri Nasional | Online


2019

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


2018

RURU Gallery | Jakarta, Indonesia


Blu Plaza | Bekasi, Indonesia


2017 

Suar Art Space | Jakarta, Indonesia


Gudang Sarinah | Jakarta, Indonesia


Ichthus | Jakarta, Indonesia


Mondo Huis | Semarang, Indonesia 


Ganara Art Space | Jakarta, Indonesia


JKTYP | Jakarta, Indonesia


2015 

Cowel Tower | Jakarta, Indonesia 


2014

Merak Gallery | Semarang, Indonesia 


Plaza Indonesia | Jakarta, Indonesia 


ACS | Jakarta, Indonesia

Work Experience

CURRENT POSITIONS


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


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. 


PAST POSITIONS


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. 

Awards

Education

FORMAL EDUCATION


Monash University Australia (Undergraduates Degree) due 2023

Bachelor of Arts - Extended Major in Psychology

Bachelor of Visual Arts 


Anglo Chinese School 2018 

IB Diploma


Ichthus International School 2012 

IGCSE 

ART RESIDENCY & NON-FORMAL EDUCATION 

Trocadero Art Space-2021


Way Over There Collective & Connection Arts Space-2021


Inkubator Inisiatif- 2021


GUDSKUL-2019 &2021


GUDSKUL-2019 


ESMOD- 2019 


Remedial ‚Äď 2018¬†


SAE Institute Jakarta ‚Äď 2017¬†


Certification

Therapy


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


Music


Yamaha | 29 April 2012


Yamaha | 12 February 2012