Curator-in-Residence: Alia Swastika

Feb 01 – Feb 21, 2019


Para Site welcome its first CMBB International Art Residency guest for this year, Alia Swastika. From February 1st to 21st, Alia will be researching sound art practices in Hong Kong, while forming connections with the local art scene.


Alia Swastika is a curator and researcher based in Yogyakarta. She is the Director of Jogja Biennale Foundation where she was the curator for Jogja Biennale Equator Series #1 Shadow Lines: Indonesia Meets India (2011) and became the Biennale Director in 2015. Alia was also co-artistic Director of The 9th Gwangju Biennale: ROUNDTABLE (2012). She has curated major international exhibitions including: The Past The Forgotten Time (Amsterdam, Jakarta, Semarang, Shanghai, Singapore, 2007-2008), Manifesto: The New Aesthetic of Seven Indonesian Artists (Singapore, 2010), Indonesian in Marker, Art Dubai (2012), and the latest was curator for Europalia Festival focus on Indonesia: Contemporary Art Projects. She is the founder of SOAP: Study of Art Practices, a publication, and research laboratory for visual arts in Yogyakarta.