works of Muhammad Akbar

CV & Bio

CV & Bio

Bio

Born in Bandung 1984, Bachelor in Education from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (grad. 2007) Majoring in French Language teaching, Masters in Fine Art at Institut Teknologi Bandung (grad. 2012). Working primarily through video, moving image & digital imagery, my artistic practice is based on the awareness of the self as viewed by others and as we view others, whilst embedded in our interchanging roles daily as both the spectacle and the spectator. Through screen culture & Images, Akbar is able to prompt viewers to question the state of this duality and their awareness of vision as a form of social control

CV

Muhammad Akbar
Born: Bandung, 25 Januari 1984

Formal Education
2009 – 2012 :
Magister School of Visual Art, FSRD ITB. Bandung.
2001 – 2007 :
French Language Teaching, FPBS UPI. Bandung.

Solo Project / Exhibition
“Gaze [The Unseen]”. Selasar Sunaryo Artspace. 2013
“Blue Screens”. Project At objkt.com/@mmmakbar. (On-chain) 2021
“Dummy” Mini Solo Exhibition, Galeri Konter, Indeks-id.org. Bandung. 2022

Organizations
A Stone A. 2004 – Now
VideoLab. 2004 – Now
Lokus Foundation. 2021 – Now
WayangCyber. 2004 -2006
OpenLabs. 2008 – 2012

Prize & Awards
2007 1st Prize, ASEAN New Media Art Competition. Kemdikbud, Galeri Nasional.
2013 2nd Prize, Bandung Contermporary Art Award #3. Lawangwangi Creative Artspace
2013 Madya Award, Indonesia Art Award. YSRI, Galeri Nasional

Biennale
Makassar Biennale. Makassar. ID. 2021

Residencies
Topicallab: Land. LaSalle College of Art, ICAS. 2012
Media Art/Kitchen. Galeri Nasional, Ruang Rupa, Japan Foundation. 2013
Centre Intermondes artist in residence. La Rochelle, France. 2014
Monsoon Platform, Kobalt Works & Europalia Indonesia. Vooruit, Ghent, BE. 2017
DEVFTO x Lawangwangi, DEVFTO Printmaking Institute, Ubud-Bali, 2022

Selected Exhibition

2023
‘Radical Cinema on Future Perspective.’ Fragment Project & FTV UPI. Bandung. ID
‘Land Marking: Four films about monuments’ PALAPA screening program, Indeks Project Space. Bandung.ID
‘Mirror of Printing’ Artsociates, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung, ID.
‘Rasa, Asa & Bahasa’ Galeri Wastu, STDI. Bandung, ID.
‘Artedemia’, Ideloka Gallery. Telkom University, Bandung. ID.

2022
‘Can Everybody See My Screen?’ Singapore Art Museum. SG
‘Discursive Pragmatism’ Fragment Project, Ruang Segi Empat. Bandung. ID
‘Paperwork I: Universality’ Artsphere gallery, Jakarta, ID
‘Artjakarta’ Jakarta Convention Center. ID
‘Artjakarta Garden’ Hutan Kota by Pelataran. Jakarta. ID

2021
‘ARTJOG MMXXI: Arts in Common – Time (to) Wonder’. Jogja National Museum. ID

2020
‘Strange Things’ Twnty Twnty, 2CavanRoad. Singapore Arts Club. SG
‘Matters Matter’ Cans Gallery. Jakarta. ID
‘Kilas Balik’ Selasar Sunaryo Artspace. Bandung ID
‘Immediacy of Image’ gallery idealoka, telkom University. Virtual. ID
‘Karya Normal Baru’ with Sowan Project, Jogja-Biennale-Makassar Biennale pre-event. Online. ID
‘There’s no place like’ Yavuz Gallery, Singapore. ID

2019
‘Assemblage’ Lawangwangi Creative Space, Art Sociates, Bandung ID
‘Liber Primus’ Semarang Gallery, Semarang ID
‘Counterbalance’ Universitas Negeri Jakarta. Jakarta ID
‘Art Unltd’ Bekraf & Artjakarta. Jakarta. ID

2018
‘XYZ Art Unlimited’ Gedung Gas Negara, Bandung, ID
‘Pameran Besar Seni Rupa: Panji’ Balai Kota. Kota Batu, ID
‘Open P.O.’ OmniSpace, Bandung, ID
‘Manifesto 6” Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, ID
“Soemardja Sound Art Project” Galeri Soemardja, ITB. Bandung

2017
“Monsoon Platform” Kobalt Workz & Europalia ID. Vooruit Ghent, BL
“Re-Emergence” Selasar Sunaryo Artspace. Bandung. ID

2016
“Fast Forward” Video work exhibition, Cemeti Arthouse, Yogyakarta. ID
“Neglected Ordinaries” RedBase Foundation. Yogyakarta. ID
Kolektif Kolegial” Cemeti Art House. Yogyakarta. ID
“SEA+ Triennale” Galeri Nasional, Jakarta. ID
“Neglected Ordinaries” RedBase Foundation. Yogyakarta. ID
“Historia Docet, Historia Vitae Magistra” with A Stone A, D’Gallerie, Jakarta. ID

2015
“Looping Loopholes” Yeo Workshop. Gillman Barracks, SG
“NO WORRIES: Halal” Curated by Rifky Effendi. Vanessa Qang. Paris. FR.
“ArtMoments” Jogja National Museum, YK. ID
“Pameran Pasca Kekuatan” with A Stone A. OmniSpace. Bandung. ID
“Sehat Wal Afiat” Mess56. Yogyakarta. ID
“Getok Tular” OmniSpace. Bandung. ID
“No Other Color” #martell300. ArtdeptID, Kuntskring Gallery.Jakarta. ID.
“Bipolarity to Multipolarity. Contemporary Art from Bandung” Langgeng Art Foundation. Jogjakarta. ID

2014
“Lumieres,” Espace Art Contemporain, La Rochelle, FR
“Melihat Indonesia,” Ciputra Art World, Jakarta, ID
“Garden Art Festival,” Goethe Institut, Bandung, ID
“Loop Video Festival” La Virreia Centre De La Image, Barcelona. SP
“PutUpSignal” Federation Square, Melbourne, AU

2013
“Dance Your Eyes: NMA Festival,” Gedung Indonesia Menggugat, Bandung, ID
“Arte: Indonesia Arts Festival,” Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, ID
“Media Art Kitchen (M/AK),” Galeri Nasional, Ruang Rupa, Japan Foundation, Jakarta, ID
“Indonesia Art Awards (IAA) 2013,” Galeri NasionaI, Jakarta, ID
“Bandung Contemporary Art Award #3,” Lawangwangi Creative Space/ArtSociates, Bandung, ID
“Gambar Idoep,” Semarang Gallery, Semarang, ID

2012
“What do Pictures Want?” Art:1 Gallery, Jakarta, ID
“Good Old Days,” Galeri Kita, Bandung, ID
“Tropical Lab: Land,” LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, SG
“Inside the Moment Film Festival,” Crane Arts, Philadelphia, US
“Extranoema,” Galeri Padi, Bandung, ID

2011
“Selametan Digital,” Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, ID
“Sweet Agony,” Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace, Jakarta, ID
“Derau: Sound Art Exhibition Nu-Substance,” Common Room and Studio Rosid, Bandung, ID
“Contemporary Landscape,” Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung, ID
“Bayang: Islamic Contemporary Art,” Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, ID
“Voyeurisme,” Galeri Gerilya, Bandung, ID
“Membajak TV,” Galeri Salihara, Jakarta, ID
“Let’s Die Together in 2012,” Common Room, Bandung, ID
“OK Video: Flesh,” Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, ID

2010
“Codex Code,” Kedai Kebun Forum, CO2 and Ruang Rupa. Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Jakarta, ID
“Crash Project: Image Factory,” SigiArts, Jakarta, ID
“Pameran Video Musik Eksperimental Jerman – Indonesia,” GoetheHaus, Jakarta, ID
“Sang Ahli Gambar dan Kawan-kawan: A Tribute to S. Sudjojono,” Padi Artground, Bandung, iD
“7 Inch, Mini Screening” VideoLab & S.14. Bandung. ID
“INFLUX: Multimedia Art Strategy in Indonesia – Decompression #10,” Galeri Cipta II, Jakarta, ID
“Lihat! Video Art From Indonesia” Gallery Jesus Gallardo de Leon, MX
“Film Forum” HBK Braunchweig. DE
“Moving Image from Indonesia” ZKM Center for Art and MEdia, Karlsruhe. DE
“Recorded Waves. Moving Images from Indonesia” at Para/Site. Sheung Wan. HK

2009
“Deer Andry: A Tribute to Andry Mochtar,” S.14, RuangRupa, Mess56, Bandung, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, ID
“OK Video: Comedy,” Galeri NasionaI, Jakarta, ID
“Jogja Art Fair #2,” Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, ID
“Oberhausen Short Film Festival” Kurz Film Tag. Oberhausen. DE

2008
“Video Sonic Art,” Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, ID
“Cellsbutton 2,” House of Natural Fiber, Yogyakarta, ID
“15 X 15 X 15: Metaphoria,” Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, ID
“Nu-Substance,” Galeri Kita and Common Room, Bandung, ID
“Vidiot – Holland-Indonesia Video Festival,” Rumah Seni Yaitu, Semarang, ID

2007
“Asean New Media Art Competition,” Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, ID
“Basic Frame: Yogyakarta International Video Festival,” House of Natural Fiber, Yogyakarta, ID
“Good Morning: City Noise!! Bandung Sound Art Project” Galeri Soemardja, Bandung. ID
“BUTTON KULTUR” Button Kultur, ID. Bandung
“LOWAVE – Intercity, CCF, Kineruku, Common Room. Bandung. ID

2006
“Art + Resistance” Galeri Merah, Sanggar Luhur, Bandung. ID
“Bandung New Emergence”. Selasar Sunaryo Artspace. Bandung ID

2005
Video Battle 8th Round, Video Battle, Yogyakarta. ID
“Imagined Countries” iF Venue, Bandung.ID
“Boemboe Forum” Teater Utan Kayu. Jakarta. ID
“RECit, VIdeo Babes,Kineruku, Bandung. ID

2004
“Beyond Panopticon” Bandung Electronic Center, Video Lab, Bandung. ID
‘Pameran Daun Muda’ (Bandung Jakarta Jogjakarta Student Project) galeri Padi, Bandung. ID
“Media Baru @ E-group” galeri Lontar. Jakarta. ID