Melati Suryodarmo

Melati Suryodarmo. Courtesy of the artist
Melati Suryodarmo. Courtesy of the artist

Melati Suryodarmo (born 12 July 1969) is an Indonesian durational performance artist. Her physically demanding performances make use of repetitive motions and often last for many hours, sometimes reaching “a level of factual absurdity”. Suryodarmo has performed and exhibited throughout Europe and Asia as well as in North America. Born in Surakarta, she attended Padjadjaran University, graduating with a degree in international relations before moving to Germany. She lived there for 20 years, studying performance art at the Braunschweig University of Art with Butoh choreographer Anzu Furukawa and performance artist Marina Abramović.

Spirit Labor: Duration, Difficulty, and Affect
The exhibition reflects on the effects of time on human beings and on their traces.
10 Sep 2021 - 30 Jan 2022
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
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Para Site
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Initiated by the Osage Art Foundation and curated by Brazilian curator Raphael Fonseca, “The Sun Teaches...
26 Mar 2018 - 06 May 2018
Osage Hong Kong
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