Alia Swastika
on Contemporary Indonesian Art

In association with HOME
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation proudly presents

Alia Swastika

Indonesia-based curator and writer

Introduced by Dr Gene Sherman AM

on Thursday, 29 May 2014
6–8 pm
Official welcome and address by Alia at 6.30 pm.

at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
16–20 Goodhope Street
Paddington NSW 2021

RSVP by Wednesday, 28 May 2014
02 9331 1112 or

Alia Swastika will present an image-based talk on contemporary Indonesian art.


Alia Swastika (b.1980) is an Indonesian-based curator and writer. Since 2008 she has worked as a freelance curator, writer and programme director with Ark Galerie in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. In 2005  she joined a staff exchange program at the UfaFabrik, Berlin, Germany, and went on to complete a curatorial residency with BizArt, Shanghai in 2008. Alia is currently a research fellow at the National Art Gallery, Singapore, supported by the Singapore International Foundation.

Alia curated the Jogja Biennale XI (Indonesia, 2011), Shadow Lines: Indonesia Meets India and was Co-Artistic Director of The 9th Gwangju Biennale: ROUNDTABLE (Korea, 2012). She has curated major international group exhibitions including: The Past The Forgotten Time (Amsterdam, Jakarta, Semarang, Shanghai, Singapore, 2007-2008) and Manifesto: The New Aesthetic of Seven Indonesian Artists (Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, 2010) as well as solo exhibitions for Eko Nugroho, Tintin Wulia, Wimo Ambala Bayang and Jompet Kuswidananto.

This event is presented in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts and Asialink.