Reza Afisina

  • guest resident
    • 2024

Reza Afisina, a new media artist based in Depok, West Java (ID), incorporates performance art into his creative endeavours. He served as ruangrupa's program coordinator from 2003 to 2007 and has been directing ruangrupa's ArtLab, since 2008. 

Alongside ruangrupa, he acted as the artistic director of documenta fifteen 2022 in Kassel (DE). Two years prior, he co-activated ruruHaus, with Iswanto Hartono, also from ruangrupa, a living room space aimed at engaging with the ecosystem of Kassel. 

Additionally, ruangrupa, SERRUM, and Grafis Huru Hara, forming the collective studies of contemporary art ecosystem known as Gudskul, in Jakarta (ID). 

The Arts Collaboratory guest residency is part of the two-year project ‘Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances’. A collaboration between the Rijksakademie, What, How & for Whom/WHW and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit. The project consists of a series of artistic and educational activities that examine art’s social placement in relation to what art can do to tackle the devastating effects of the eco-social crisis.

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