• Flores, eastern Indonesia, 19th C. © Museum Nasional Indonesia, Photo by Arkadius 2016
  • © Octora
  • © Sardono
  • © Gayo Lues Tourism Office
  • © Wayang Hip Hop
  • Ayu Utami © Erik Prasetya


Beyond the Spoken

Beyond the Spoken Workshops organised by Barbara Raes17 '12 '17 @ BOZAR What is our relationship with ancestors and rituals in the West today? Communities and social cohesion in Western societies are disappearing as a result of increasing individualisation. Beyond the Spoken works with artists to ensure a meaningful ritual experience.


EUROPALIA CURATOR'S AWARD Natural Capital (Modal Alam)21 12 '17 > 21 01 '18 @BOZAR

Ancestors & Rituals

Ancestors & Rituals 11 10 '17 > 14 01 '18 @ BOZAR. Ancestors are at the heart of all Indonesian societies. The rituals dedicated to them powerfully and poetically reflect the enormous diversity of the country.

Power and other things

Power and other things Indonesia & Art (1835-now)18 10 '17 > 21 01 '18 @ BOZAR. Around twenty Indonesian and occidental artists interpret Indonesia’s recent history and contemporary society through new creations.

Wolf Müller

Wolf Müller During his residence in Borneo, Wolf Müller (aka Bufiman) taught the mouth harp to villagers and learnt local instruments and rhythms. New creation

David Van Reybrouck

David Van Reybrouck David Van Reybrouck is an award-winning author from Belgium, most known for the international bestseller Congo. He’s currently writing a book about the Dutch East Indies.

Budi Irawanto

Budi Irawanto Budi Irawanto, professor at the Gadjah Mada University, has written two books on Indonesian cinema. He is also director of the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival. He will give an introduction on Indonesian contemporary cinema.

Garin Nugroho

Garin Nugroho Acclaimed at Cannes, Berlin and Venice, Garin Nugroho’s films decipher the diversity of Indonesian cultures in a way that resonates with audiences across the world.

DJ Dea Barandana

DJ Dea Barandana With his sunny sets mixing tropical disco and obscure grooves, DJ Dea has won more praise from Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio) than any other DJ.

Otto Sidharta

Otto Sidharta Indonesia’s first electronic musician, Otto Sidharta, plays with sounds he has collected in the country’s megalopolises and jungles since the 1970s.

Ben Sohib

Ben Sohib Before becoming a best-selling author, Ben Sohib was vocalist in a progressive rock band, which can be felt in his darkly humorous, gritty novels about the urban life of Muslims.

Intan Paramaditha

Intan Paramaditha Intan Paramaditha is an Indonesian author and a film/media scholar. Both her fiction and academic writings explore the relations between gender and sexuality, culture, and politics. Many of her stories are inspired by horror fiction, myths, and fairy tales.

Lily Yulianti Farid

Lily Yulianti Farid In residenceJournalist Lily Yulianti has created a citizen journalism project. Her short stories, plays and monologues tackle, among others, themes of gender and Muslim women in Indonesia.

Sardono W Kusomo

Sardono W Kusomo I Dance with My Camera on my FingerThrough archive footage and his own experimental short films, this documentary reveals the man behind the legend of choreographer and filmmaker Sardono.

Saman Gayo Lues

Saman Gayo Lues Saman DanceThe Gayo’s “dance of a thousand hands” performed by young, kneeling men who sing and use their bodies as percussion. Explosive energy!

Be There, Be Entertained!

Be There, Be Entertained! Estelle Hanania18 10 > 12 11 '17 @ BOZAR. Estelle Hanania shows the first results of her residency in Indonesia. Her photos reflect a country that (re-)invents its traditions in a globalised world.