Jompet

Born in 1976, lives in Bali and Yogyakarta-Indonesia.

Jompet is a visual artist based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He began as a musician, producing records and performing live shows between 1995-1999, before moving towards the visual arts, where he was heavily influenced by the dynamism of the Yogyakarta arts community. His practice is grounded in culture, history and traditional practises. However these are ‘processed’ from a contemporary perspective, used as ways of thinking through issues of politics, power, and mass mobilisation.

Jompet’s work includes new media installations, videos, sound and performance. He also collaborates with Yogyakarta based contemporary theater collective ┬áTeater Garasi.┬áJompet has exhibited locally and international at such prestigious events such as Venice Biennale, Para-Site-Hong Kong, Tokyo Wonder Site-Japan, Moscow Biennale-Russia, ZKM Karlsruhe-Germany, Saatchi Gallery-London, Singapore Art Museum, Musee d’Art Contemporaine-France and Yokahama Triennale-Japan.