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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


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

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

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Art,

Surrey Institute of Art and Design,

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

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,

Individual Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

• 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

• 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

• 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,
• 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,
• 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

• 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

• 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,
• Buku Mini, Mi Casa Su Casa, Singapore
• Artist Talk –
Practice As Research, LASALLE College of The Arts, Singapore

• 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,

•  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

• 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

• 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

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

• 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,
Studies, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

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

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

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

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

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

Imaginary Observation – Drawing Exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Singapore

Curated Exhibition

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

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,

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

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

Almost Accidental, Found Objects Exhibition, Praxis Space, Singapore

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

Private Collection

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


• 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

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

• 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

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

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

© 2017 Betty Susiarjo - All Rights Reserved