mella jaarsma

Born: Emmeloord, The Netherlands, 1960
Lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia since 1984

1978-1984 Fine Art Academy ‘Minerva’, Groningen, The Netherlands
1984 Art Institute Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
1985-86 Art Institute of Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Solo Exhibitions

2004 ‘The Shelter’, Valentine Willy Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2003 ‘The Warrior’, Jaske Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2002 ‘Moral Pointers’ Lontar Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)

2001 ‘I Eat you eat me’, curated by Dr. Apinan Poshyananda, The Art Center, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (catalogue)

2000 ‘Saya makan kamu makan saya’, Lembaga Indonesia-Perancis, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
‘Saya makan kamu makan saya’, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1999 Temporary Space, Sapporo, Japan

1997 ‘Think It or Not’, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)
LIP (Lembaga Indonesia - Perancis), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1994 Erasmushuis, Dutch Cultural Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)

1992 Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

C-Line Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

1991 Foundation of Fine Arts (SBK), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1989 Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1988 Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1987 Artoteek, Groningen, The Netherlands

Group Exhibitions

‘Taboo and Transgression in Contemporary Indonesian Art’, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art,
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA (catalogue)
GRID # 2’, Eof Art Space, Paris, France (catalogue)

‘Identities versus Globalisation’, Chang Mai Art Museum, Chang Mai, Thailand, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Dahlem Museum, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
‘Artscope’, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia (catalogue)
‘Asian Traffic’, Asia-Australia Contemporary Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
‘Reformasi’, Sculpture Square, Singapore
‘Living with HIV-Aids – artists responding on HIV Aids’, Queens Gallery, Bangkok
‘Art Summit’, National Gallery, Jakarta
‘Menimbang dunia perempuan’, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta (catalogue)

‘GRID’ Erasmushuis, Jakarta (catalogue)
‘Sorak-Sorai Identitas’, Galeri Langgeng, Magelang, Indonesia (catalogue)
‘Witnessing to Silence’ Canberra Contemporary Art Space, as part of the ANU Humanities Research Centre project; Art and Human Rights, Canberra, Australia (catalogue)
‘Girl talk’, Edwin Galeri, Jakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)
‘Interpellation’, CP Open Biennale, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)
‘Country-bution’ Yogyakarta Biennale VII, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)

‘EV+A 2002’, Limerick, Ireland (catalogue)
‘Site + Sight: translating cultures’, LaSalle College of the Arts, Sculpture Square, Singapore (catalogue)
Art of Bamboo’, Nitiprayan, village near Yogyakarta, Indonesia
‘Gwangju Biennale’, Gwangju, Korea (catalogue)
‘Visual Poetry’, Hokkaido Museum of Literature, Sapporo, Japan (catalogue)
‘OPEN 2002, 5th International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations’, Venice Lido, Italy (catalogue)
‘GRID’, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)

‘Palu – Indonesia Forum’, Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia
‘Not I am I’, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)
‘Floating Chimeras’, Edsvik Art, Sollentuna, Sweden
‘ARS 01’, KIASMA Museum, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue)

‘Reformasi Indonesia’, Museum Nusantara, Delft, The Netherlands
‘Asap’ , Taman Budaya, Banjarmasin, Kalimanatan, Indonesia (catalogue)
‘Snapshot’, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, USA (catalogue)
‘Woven Maze’, Women University, Hannover, Germany

‘Womanifesto ‘99’, Saranrom Park, Bangkok, Thailand (catalogue)
‘Wearable’, Touring Exhibition Galeri Padi Bandung, Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Sika Gallery, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia (catalogue)
‘Volume & Form’, Environmental and Urban Sculpture Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (catalogue)
‘Soul Ties’, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (catalogue)
Fuukido Gallery, Asahikawa, Japan
‘Third Asia-Pacific Triennial’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (catalogue)
‘Festival Pekan Seni Ipoh IV ’99’, Art Foundation Perak, Perak, Malaysia ‘Makasar Art Forum’, Ujung Pandang, Indonesia (catalogue)

‘Kopi Susu’, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)
‘Asia Print Adventure 1998’, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan (catalogue)
‘Drawing and Diagrams Ideas Personified’, Chiimes, Singapore (catalogue)
Plastic and other waste’, Asia-Pacific Artist Solidarity, Chulalongkorn University Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (catalogue)
Yamanote Gallery, Sapporo, Japan
Menyikapi Kekerasan Terhadap Perempuan’, Cemara 6 Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)

‘Biennale V’, Art Centre Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)
‘Heart’, Teguh Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
‘Kampanye Anti Kekerasan Terhadap Perempuan Indonesia’, Museum Benteng Vredenburg, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
‘Axis’, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)
‘Gift for India’, Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi, India (catalogue)

Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Kas Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Dogget Street Studio, Brisbane, Australia (catalogue)
‘Mata Perupa’, Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)

Artoteek, Den Haag, The Netherlands (catalogue)
‘Chejun Pra Bienalle’, Chejun, South Koran (catalogue)

‘Weather Report’ travelling exhibition through the Netherlands, Bangkok,
Yangoon, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Hanoi, Ho Chimin, Chong-Qing, Singapore, and Hongkong (catalogue)


‘Pribumi’, Marlioboro Street, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

‘Hi Inlander’, APT3, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

‘Under Cover’, Lembaga Indonesia-Perancis, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

‘ Under Cover’ The Art Center, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
‘Do I need to feed you? I’, EAT ME Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand
‘Do I need to feed you? II’, Jakarta; Habituspublik 2001, Blok M Plaza, Jakarta, Indonesia
‘Do I need to feed you? III’, Edsvik, Sollentuna, Swedia

‘Under Cover’, Lontar Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

‘Rubber Time I’ Theertha International Artists Workshop 2003, Lunugangga, Sri Lanka
‘Rubber Time II’ Yogyakarta Biennale VII, Taman Budaya Sosietet, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

‘Rubber Time II’ Asia-Australia Contemporary Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
‘Do I need to feed you? IV’, Via-via café, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
‘Nyuwun den’, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Art Projects
‘Inspiraties I’, City Theatre, Arnhem, The Netherlands (catalogue)
‘Inspiraties I’, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, The Netherlands

‘Art and Environment’ cremation place Pralina at Munduk Village, Bali, organized by Goethe Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia
‘Kita Makan Apa Hari Ini’, Surabaya Art Festival, Surabaya, Indonesia (catalogue)

‘Gwangju Biennale’, Gwangju, South Korea (catalogue)

Collaboration at Studio 106 with Amanda Heng, Singapore
‘Theertha International Artists Workshop’ 2003, Lunagangga, Sri Lanka

“seeing with foreign eyes…”, Flying Circus, Theater works, Singapore

1988- 1991 Artists’ work grants from The Ministry of Culture and Education, The Netherlands
1998 Travel grant to Sapporo from The Japan Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia

2001 Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
2003 Studio 106, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
2004 Rimbun Dahan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia