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© 2017 Betty Susiarjo - All Rights Reserved

MobirisePhotograph by: Roseanne May

Betty Susiarjo (b. Indonesia) is a mixed-media artist whose work engages with concepts of temporality, materiality and sublimity. She received her MA (Fine Arts) with Distinction from Winchester School of Art, England and her BA (Fine Arts) from Surrey Institute of Arts and Design, England.

Influenced by the studies of and the relationships between physics and metaphysics, her work seeks for an awareness of a moment presented in a particular time and space, thus providing a poetic realm for contemplation.

Her video works are not narratives, but they present arrested images, which trigger slightly melancholic, romantic, philosophical questions about everyday reality and beauty. In recent years, her research has inclined towards the study of light and shadow and how their qualities and connotations affect our experience and encounter with beauty. Employing some element of craft
to her work, she juxtaposes methods such as sewing, embroidery, beading etc. to create visual sensations that
lie between the perceptible and the illusioned. 

Betty has exhibited internationally and her works are in the private collections to some distinguished art collectors in the international scene. In 2016, her work has been seen at Motions, a multi-media exhibition in OTA Fine Arts, Singapore and Tokyo, Japan; as well as The Dazzling Grey, an artist residency in Fukuoka, Japan. This year (2017) she is a participating artist at Changing Perspectives in ART JOG 10, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; and has her installation The Blue Who Swims All This Way completed, for a long-term exhibition at The National Gallery in Singapore.

Today, she is based between Singapore and Israel.

Curriculum Vitae



Education

2006
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Art and Design),
Goldsmith College University of London, England

2005
Master of Arts (Fine Art) with Distinction,
Winchester School of Art,
Southampton University, England

2004
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Art,

Surrey Institute of Art and Design,
England

2002
Diploma in Fine Art (President Distinction),
Lasalle SIA College of the Arts,
Singapore



Working Experience / Appointment

2007 - 2017
Lecturer, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies,
Faculty of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2009 - 2015
Co-Founder of POPIN Craft Collective, www.popincraft.com



Individual Exhibition

2017
The Blue Who Swims All This Way,
The National Gallery, Singapore

2015
Dance of the Luminaries,
SARANG Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2012
Ruang Untuk Sesuatu Yang Indah,
IAM (Independent Art-Space & Management), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2011
Morning Day Evening,
a video installation, Kartestudio Gallery, Orchard Central, Singapore

2010
Someday We Will Know,
a site-specific installation, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore



Artist Residency

Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan (2016)
Sebastian Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico (2015)
SARANG Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2014)



Group Exhibition / Other Projects

2017
• Ubi! Ubi!, Studio Ubi, Singapore
• Artist Talk, Diploma in Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
• Changing Perspectives, Art Jog 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
• The Blue Who Swims All This Way, The National Gallery, Singapore
• The Calm Before The Storm, Elemental Art Space, Gillman Barracks, Singapore


2016
• Motions, OTA Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
• Motions, OTA Fine Arts, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
• A Dazzling Grey, Studio Kura Artist Residency, Fukuoka, Japan
• Departure 2, Ipreciation Gallery, Singapore
• Wayang Malam – A Screening of Artist’s Videos and Films, LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore
• Artist Talk, School of the Arts (SOTA), Singapore
• October Portable Week, Ipreciation Gallery, Singapore
• Artist Talk, MA Art Therapy Programme, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore


2015
• These Sacred Things, Jendela Visual Art Space, Esplanade, Singapore
• Potong Ice Cream $2, with LATENT SPACES, Art Stage 2015, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
• Singapore Mexico – Cross Cultural Exchange: A Post-Residency Exhibition, Sebastian Foundation, Mexico City,
   Mexico
• Singapore Art Today: A Conversation between Charles Merewether and Hazel Lim, Ng Joon Kiat, Milenko Prvacki,
   Shubigi Rao, Jeremy Sharma & Betty Susiarjo,
 Centre of Contemporary Art, Singapore
• Singapore Mexico- Cross Cultural Exchange: A Post Residency Exhibition, Temenggong Artist in Residence,
  Singapore
• Artist Talk - The Act of Creativity Within The Academic Culture, Institute of Art Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
• Umbra, Objectifs Centre of Photography and Film, Singapore
• Towards The Days of Tomorrow, Greenhost Boutique Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


2014
• Temenggong Gallery/Sebastian Foundation Artists-in- Residence, Mexico
• Transparent Substance, Artist-in- Residence with Sarang Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
• Artist Talk – Conceptual Craft, Faculty of Fine Arts, Institute of Art Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
• LASALLE 30th Anniversary Charity Art Auction, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
• Within Walking Distance, White Canvas Gallery/Orange Thimble Cafe, Singapore


2013
• 100% Linen, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Singapore
• 2013 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Louis Vuitton Island Maison, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
• Have You Eaten? – Video Exhibition, Earl Lu Gallery,
Singapore
• Buku Mini, Mi Casa Su Casa, Singapore
• Artist Talk –
Practice As Research, LASALLE College of The Arts, Singapore


2012
• ART STAGE – Island Allegories, Singapore Platform, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
• KLUNG!, Grapheme Zine Lab, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore
• Nine +_1, FASSART Gallery, Sabanchi University, Turkey
• Artist Talk – Re-Introducing Craft and Indigenous Art Materials in Contemporary Art of South East Asia, FASSART
  Gallery, Sabanchi University, Turkey
• Instinctively, The Pigeonhole Book Cafe, Singapore
• The Love Letters Project – The Taste of Me Before You Go, The
 Substation, Singapore
• MRT Rochor Downtown Line Art Project – Land Transport
Authority, with LASALLE College of the Arts,
   Singapore


2011
•  The Infinite Supply Of, Praxis Space and Telok Blangah
 Community Centre, Singapore
•  Artist Talk – The Use of Craft and Technology in Contemporary 
Art, Kartestudio Gallery, Singapore
•  Nine, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Singapore


2010
• Minutes of Meeting, Praxis Space, Singapore
• Etiquette, The Substation, Singapore
• Edgeworthia Gardneri, Praxis Space, Singapore
• LASALLE NAFA Show, ICA Gallery and Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Singapore
• The Sustainable Shop, Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University, Singapore
• Project Sikkim, Borong Polok, Sikkim, India


2009
• Manifold, The Substation, Singapore
• D-Minor: A Drawing Exhibition, Post Museum, Singapore
• 2009: The Longest Distance, 10th Anniversary of The Winston Oh Travel Award, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore


2008
• Lights Out!, The Tunnel, Esplanade Theatre, Singapore


2007
• Sama Sama, Notthatbalai Art Festival, Lost Generation Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• Artist Talk – Artist Research: Methods and Processes,
 Postgraduate Seminar 2007, Faculty of Fine Art,
  Postgraduate 
Studies, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore


2006
CUT, a collaboration work with students from Langley Park School for Girls, Goldsmith College of the Arts,
London, 
England


2005
Master of Arts Degree Show, Winchester School of Arts, England
Recent Graduates, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, England
.
This exhibition toured to Cranleigh Arts Centre and 
Riverhouse Art Centre, Walton-on- Thames, England


2004
Site Specific Installation, Farnham Library Garden, Surrey, England (Awarded by Farnham Public Art Trust)
Sold, BA Degree Show, James Hockney and The Foyer Gallery, Surrey, England


2003
Site Specific Installation (Awarded Audiences’ Choice), Farnham Library Garden, Surrey, England


2002
Group Painting Show, Art Folio Space Gallery, Singapore
ARTillery, Diploma Graduation Show, Lasalle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
Travelogue 2002, Winners of The Winston Oh Travel Award Exhibition, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore


2001
Imaginary Observation – Drawing Exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Singapore




Curated Exhibition


2013
Life Carnival – A Graphic Novel Exhibition, with Weng Pixin, Praxis Space, Singapore
100% Linen, with Adeline Kueh, Praxis Space, Singapore


2012
Beyond Limits – Painting Exhibition, with Simon Ng, Praxis Space, Singapore
Nine - + 1, with Salleh Japar, FASSART Gallery, Sabanchi University, Turkey
From Raw to Craft, with Dr. Yulriawan Dafri, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Library, LASALLE College of the Arts,
Singapore


2011
The Infinite Supply Of, Praxis Space, Singapore
Craft Community, with Noriko Suzuki Bosco, Praxis Space, Singapore


2010
Moments, Orchard Central Mall, Singapore
Edgeworthia Gardneri, with Hazel Lim, Praxis Space, Singapore
Such A Lovely Place, Such A Lovely Face, with Jeremy Sharma, Project and Praxis Space, Singapore


2009
Almost Accidental, Found Objects Exhibition, Praxis Space, Singapore


2008
Snappy Close-up, with Gilles Massot, Photography Exhibition, Praxis Space, Singapore



Private Collection

France, Singapore, Spain, England, United States of America, Holland




Press/Interviews


2015
• 13 November 2015, In Praise of Shadows, TimeOut Magazine, Singapore
• 11 November 2015, Stories: Betty Susiarjo, Visual Arts Development Association, Singapore
• 27 March, Mexico/Singapore Cross Cultural Show, Live Interview with ETv, Mexico
• 15 February, Taking Art To The HeartLands,
The Newpaper, Singapore


2013 
• Issue 7 June, Room for Interpretation, RobbReport Magazine, Singapore


2012
• 8 December, Allegories from A Small Island, Life! The Straits Times, Singapore
• 25 October, Mengingat Waktu Ala Betty Susiarjo, Harian Jogya, Indonesia
• 22 October, Realitas Dalam Sulaman Gambar, Tempo, Indonesia
• 18 October, Kupas Seni, Radio Republik Indonesia, 102, 5FM live and interactive radio talk
   for Ruang Untuk Sesuatu 
Yang Indah, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


2010
• 20 October, Recycled Products for Charity, Lianhe Zaobao, zbNOW, Singapore


2009
• 21 August, Small Art, Mayo Martin, TODAY Newspaper, Singapore
• 26 April, Recession Inspires Art And Creativity, Valarie Tan, Channel News Asia, Singapore.



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