Jompet Kuswidananto

He is an artist working with new media art, creating works in themes of social, cultural, and politics. His formal study in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, had provided strong influences. His works are his critics toward the situation in Indonesia, 15 years after the reformation and its historical aspects. Various works he presented are in the form of text, video, and kinetic installation.

Without providing direct historical context, the work sets off from the memory of past history: the story of a group of villagers in Madiun late 19th Century who stole curtains from the houses of colonial officers, so that they could peek and see what the house residents were doing, especially at night. The non-political actions against the colonialist, which in this case were acts of crime. The looting of chandeliers is a looting of knowledge and culture which then are being absorbed freely.

Jompetís works were presented in several prestigious exhibitions, such as: in 2017
ARTWORK
Jarahan / Booty
200 x 300 x 150 cm | Fabric, chandelier, steel | 2018