ART STAGE Jakarta, organiser of the Award for Authenticity, Leadership, Excellence, Quality, Seriousness in Art has presented 13 Awards to significant players across the spectrum of Indonesia’s art scene. The award recognises and acknowledges their tremendous talent, passion, commitment and contribution to the Indonesian art world. The winners were judged and selected by 100 to 200 recognised individuals from the Indonesian art scene.

“I would like to congratulate all the winners of the 13 award categories who have truly deserved the recognition of their peers in the Indonesian art scene,” said Lorenzo Rudolf, Founder and President of ART STAGE Jakarta. “We all share the same big engagement, to foster, support and promote Indonesian art. Therefore we have to do everything to develop and strengthen its scene, its eco system. Strong, serious and professional actors and infrastructures are the necessary basis for a success. With this Award, ART STAGE Jakarta is truly blazing a trail for Indonesian art at home and abroad.”

The winners are Melati Suryodarmo (Best Artist), Aditya Novali (Best Young Artist), Enin Supriyanto (Best Curator), Grace Samboh (Best Young Curator), ROH Projects (Best Gallery and Best Young Gallery), Indonesian Visual Art Archive IVAA (Best Art Institution), 17/71: Goresan Juang Kemerdekaan, Pameran Koleksi Seni Rupa Istana Kepresidenan Republik Indonesia (Best Exhibition), Haryanto Adikoesoemo (Best Collector), Tom Tandio (Best Young Collector), Martin Suryajaya (Best Art Publication), Jim Supangkat (Life Achievement Award) and Jatiwangi Art Factory (Bhinneka Award).  

All winners received a trophy specially created by Indonesian artist Handiwirman Saputra at the gala ceremony that was attended by the who's who of the Indonesian art world, as well as invited VIPs from Indonesia and from around Southeast Asia and the world who were there to lend their support for the Award.

ART STAGE Jakarta takes place from 11 to 13 August 2017 at Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City.

Katrin Figge

Katrin Figge

Katrin Figge is a previous editor of NOW! Jakarta. An experienced writer and avid bookworm.