Jakarta Biennale is a biannual event that celebrates contemporary art by showcasing international and local artworks. Melati Suryodarmo has been chosen to be the Creative Director and Annisa Gultom as the Curator for upcoming biennial event with the theme JIWA. Jiwa itself in bahasa translates to soul, life or energy; it’s a driving principal for human beings. Based on its understanding, the theme JIWA will look at the whole spectrum of relations and the very schemes by which we make sense of the world.
Jakarta Biennale will mainly be held at Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem but will also have other performances and exhibits in the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics, and the Jakarta History Museum.