**Dito Yuwono** Guest in Residence

Posted on January 13, 2017


Dito Yuwono is a visual artist and organisor working at Lir Space, in Yogyakarta. Dito plan is to connect to the Amsterdam’s independent art scene, navigate toward the project spaces, giving presentation and discussion, and create new work collaboratively. At Goleb during January & February he will share the studio with the artist Go-Eun Im.

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Dito Yuwono (INDONESIA) is a visual artist from Yogyakarta. He graduated from Mass Communication Study in the Faculty of Social Science and Politics. He is member of Mes56 Artist Collective, and Co-Founder of Lir Space.  In the past five years, Dito did numerous residencies as part of his artistic practice. Among those are research and residency programs in 98B COLLABoratory – Philippine, The Northern Center for Contemporary Art – Australia, Ruang Rupa – Jakarta, and Village Video Festival – Jatiwangi Art Factory, Indonesia.

Dito’s artistic practice is varied between photography, mix-media installation, video, and performance. Dito is especially interested in working with community and recollecting memories to find the link between memory-citizen-history. His work often serves as a form of storytelling using personal approach to subtly grasp the bigger picture of socio-political environment. These issues are often brought up in every residency and projects that he does in Indonesia and abroad. The artist is now living and working in Yogyakarta. Some of his solo projects are “Have We Met?” (Lir Space – Yogyakarta, 2011), “Finding Stillness” (Artsphere – Jakarta, 2012), “The Memories of Unidentified Experience” (KKF – Yogyakarta, 2014),  “Recollecting Memories: Tukang Foto Keliling” (Kaliurang – Yogyakarta, 2013 and Ruang Rupa – Jakarta, 2015), and “Geography of Here and There” (NCCA – Darwin Australia, 2016). | www.ditoyuwono.com

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Lir Space is an independent space that aims to build a supportive and positive environment for young artists in Yogyakarta. Lir Space is focusing on a platform of a laboratory as alternative education for young artists, creating research-based artistic projects, and using independently-published book as an alternative space for exhibition. As an art space, Lir Space consist of two small galleries for regular exhibition program, a reading room for public and where workshops take place, and a  a common gathering space outside for music and other events. A small shop and a kitchen is open as a sustainability strategy to fund the space independently.

Lir is also a curatorial platform and an artist- curator collective, performed by the two founders: Mira Asriningtyas and Dito Yuwono. Lir statement as an artist-curator collective is stated as: “In the past six years since Lir was established (2011), one thing we have learned is how running a space is pretty much like curating. We select artist, creating projects, making alternative art education platforms, encouraging knowledge sharing and productions, and wrap them up in big yearly programs. At first, we are curating an art space. Then, having the freedom of being the ‘alternative’, the ‘organic’, and the ‘in-between’ provide us with opportunity to try new forms of our art practices. Having Lir as an independent form of artist-curator collective allows us to create projects with Lir’s curatorial platform in other location outside Lir Space. Some projects we made together are: “Exhibition Laboratory” (2014-now), “Video Laboratory and Exhibition” (2016), “The Observant Club” (2015-now), and “On the Table – Exhibition Series” (2016)”. ”

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