Critical Points

Tisna Sanjaya

Born in Bandung, West Java, 28 January 1958


Education :

2008-         -  Doctoral programs at ISI, Yogjakarta, Indonesia

1997-1998 -  Meisterschueler by Prof. Karl Christ Schulz (DAAD fellowship),                      HBK Braunschweig Germany

1991-1994 -  Diplom Freie Kunsthochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste, Braunschweig, Germany

1979 -1986   -  Graphic Studio of Fine Art department at Bandung Technology Institute (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia

1978-1979 -  Fine Art Department of IKIP Bandung, Indonesia



Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2009       -  Cigondewah, Kendra Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

2008       -  Ideocrazy“ the Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

               -  Incarnation, Solo exhibition,  ArtSphere, Jakarta, Indonesia

2007       -  Sunset in Cigondewah,  research and  works with Cigondewah citizen, Gedung YPK, Bandung

2006       -  Graphic Exhibition, Santrian Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

2004       -  Exhibition of Etching, Painting and Installation, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

2003       -  Special Prayer for The Dead, Exhibition of Etching, Painting and Installation Gallery Lontar, Jakarta, Indonesia

2000       -  Art and Football for Peace,  Pasar Seni ITB Bandung and Cemeti gallery Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1999       -  Thinking with Knees,  Gallery YPK and Alliance France, Bandung, Indonesia

1998       -  Etching and Lithography, Gallery Lontar, Jakarta, Indonesia

1996-98  -        Etching and Lithography, Gallery Lontar, Jakarta, Solo and Surabaya, Indonesia

1995       -  Etching Exhibition, Cemeti Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1993       -  Exhibition of Etching, Drawing, Painting and Performance Art, Bruecke Gallery,Braunschweig, Germany

1991       -  Exhibition of Etching, Drawing and Performance art at Goethe Institute Goettingen, Germany

1988       -  Etching & Lithography,  Gallery Soemardja ITB, Bandung, Indonesia

               -  Etching, Lithography and Drawing, Gallery IKJ,               Jakarta, Indonesia

1982       -  Drawing exhibition on Cikapundung Street, Indonesia



Selected Group Exhibitions:

2010       -  No Direction Home, organized by Edwin’s Gallery, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

               -  Drawing Exhibition, Gallery Soemardja, Bandung, Indonesia

2009       -  KOMPAS Daily’s Short Story Illustration, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

               -  The Living Legends, 25th Anniversary of Edwin’s Gallery, the Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

               -  Contemporary Drawing, Galeri Nasional Indonesia with Andi’s Gallery             Supporting, Jakarta, Indonesia

2008       -                                                                    Hello Print!, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

               -  E- Motion, the Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

               -  Response for S. Sudjojono Artworks, Galeri NUS, Singapore

               -  Manifesto, the Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

               -  Scale in Black, Drawing exhibition, Valentine Willy Gallery, Singapore

               -  Indonesia Invasion, Sin Sin Gallery, Hongkong

               -  Graphic Exhibition,  Ark Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

               -  Biennale Jogja IX, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2007       -  Conscience Celebrate-September Art Events, Fine Art Exhibition, organized by Edwin’s Gallery, Gandaria City, Jakarta, Indonesia

               -  22nd Imaging of Asia, Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung, Indonesia

               -  Luminesence, TonyRaka Art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

               -  Demi Waktu, V-Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

               -  Imagine Affandi,  Gallery Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia

               -  Ke’ruh, Gedung YPK, Bandung, Indonesia

2006       -  Graphic Exhibition, Goethe Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia

               -  Fine Art Exhibition, Selasar Soenaryo with Artists from Malaysia and Singapore

               -  Fine Art Exhibition, Artnivora Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

               -  Fine Art Exhibition, World Trade Centre, Beijing, China

2005       -  Graphic Art Exhibition, Lahore Art Foundation, Pakistan

               -  Things Urbanization, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2004       -  Gwangju Biennale, Korea

               -  Response Exhibition for Chairil Anwar,  Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2003       -  Exhibition at Babakan Siliwangi with “Gerbong Bawah Tanah”, Bandung, Indonesia

               -  Venice Biennale, Venezia, Italy

2002       -  Taboo,  Fine Art Exhibition, USA

               -  Offside, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan,  World Cup 2002

               -  Wild Imagination,  Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia

2001       -  50th Basis Magazine         , Painting Exhibition,  Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

               -  Via Printmaking Exhibition with 34 Bandung’s Artists,  Soemardja Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia

               -  Reading the Frida Kahlo,  Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

1999       -  La Ferne du Boisson, France

               -  Indonesia’s Reformation, Nusantara Museum, Delft, Holland

               -  Against Impunity,  Amsterdam, Holland

               -  Bias Sahaja, Graphic Art Exhibition; 3 cities at Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta, Indonesia

               -  AWAS! Recent Art From Indonesia,  Australia, Japan, Holland, Germany and Indonesia ( until 2002 )

               -  3th Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art Exhibition, Queensland Art gallery, Brisbane, Australia

               -  Pancaroba Indonesia, The Dramatic Transition Between Two Seasons, Pacific Bridge Gallery, Oackland, California, USA

1998       -  Seni Rupa Luka, Dedicated for Ratna Sarumpaet and Ging Ginanjar in Prison, YPK Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia

               -  Urbanization, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia

               -  Dialogue,  Art2 Gallery, Singapore

1997       -  From Schrift to Abstraction, Jordanian National Gallery of Fine Art, Amman, Jordan

               -  4th Sapporo International Print Biennale Exhibition, Japan

               -  Slot in the Box, Cemeti Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1996       -  Asean Moderism, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines, Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo, Japan

1995       -  Cheju Pre-Biennale, South Korea

               -  Unity in Diversity-Contemporary Art of the non Alignment Countries,  the Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

1994       -  6th Biennale Print and Drawing Exhibition, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan

1993       -  Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka, Tagawa, Japan

1992       -  Indonesia Graphic Art Exhibition, am Bruehl Gallery, Gresgen, Germany

1991       -  Contemporary Indonesian Prints, Mie Perfectual Art Museum and Hokkaido Hakodate Art Museum, Japan

1990       -  Tradition -  The Source Inspiration, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan

1989       -  Exhibition of Asian Artists Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1985       -  Exhibition of Asean Youth Painting Workshop, Yogyakarta, Indonesia





2008       -  The Best Artist of The Years 2008, from Tempo Magazines

2006       -  Approved  Art Awards  from West Java Governor as the Best Artist 2006

1998       -  Sapporo International Print, Japan

1997       -                                                                                                                                            Obtained  Sponsor Prizes Categories in Sapporo International Print Competition 1997, Japan

               -  The Best Painter at Phillip Morris Indonesia Art Awards

 1996      -  The Best Ten Painter of Indonesia Art Awards




Since 1983 joint study club theatre Bandung in performancing:

       ·      “Rome and Juliet”, Shakespeare

       ·      “Rhinozeros”, Eugene Ionesco

       ·      “Panji Koming”, Saini K.M

       ·      “Pinangan”, Anton Chekov –

               Directed By Suyatna Anirun


1996 Joint the “Payung Hitam (Black Umbrella)” theatre Bandung in Performancing

       ·      “Ladang Mengerang” at my home yard

               Solidarity on freedom of expression for Tempo and Detik magazine

       ·      “Kaspar”, Peter Handke

               Directed By Rachman Sabur

       ·      Joint Theatre Independente Bandung in performancing: “Ruang Tunggu Bapak-Bapak”, directed by Ging Ginanjar

       ·      “Musik 24 Jam” with Dieter Mack, Herry Dim, Hary Roesli, Christiawan, Isa Perkasa – Solidarity on freedom of expression for Tempo and Detik Magazine

       ·      “I am Football Player and The Korpri Man”, Asian Modernism, Asia Center,

               Tokyo Japan

       ·      “Trees Planting: 99 Mahogany and Melinjo in Bandung, Solo and Surabaya with Bandung Jepruters artists

       ·      “Studi semiotika mulut si Bung”


 1997      “Democrazy Party” A long street at Bandung City

1999       “High School Of Cooking Art Rotten Resist”

                 “Thinking with Knees”

2000       “Doa Untuk Bumi” with Padepokan Lemah Putih in Tejakula Bali and Rumah Nusantara Bandung

2001       “Visit Jeprut” STSI Bandung

               “Exchange” performance art forum, Japan – Indonesia

               Gallery Barak Bandung, Kedai Kebun Yogyakarta and Rumah Air Jakarta

2001-2003 :    Menumbuk Jengkol Melabur Jalan, sepanjang jalan Pasteur Bandung



Artist in Residence:

2007       -        Guest Artist/collegiate of HBK Braunschweig, Germany

2004       -                    Gwangju Biennale, Korea

2001       -  Ludwig Forum For International Art, Aachen Germany

1999       -  Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Australia

1996       - Utrecht, Holland

1989       - National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1987-88  - Göttingen, Goethe Institute and HBK Braunschweig Germany