Mella Jaarsma

 
 
 

About

Mella Jaarsma has become known for her complex costume installations and her focus on forms of cultural and racial diversity embedded within clothing, the body and food. She was born in the Netherlands in 1960 and studied visual art at Minerva Academy in Groningen (1978-1984), after which she left the Netherlands to study at the Art Institute of Jakarta (1984) and at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta (1985-1986). She has lived and worked in Indonesia ever since. In 1988, she co-founded Cemeti Art House (with Nindityo Adipurnomo), the first space for contemporary art in Indonesia, which to this day remains an important platform for young artists and art workers in the country and region.

Bio/CV

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Exhibitions

 
FIVE   | June 22 - August 10, 2019 |  press release  |  catalogue

FIVE | June 22 - August 10, 2019 | press release | catalogue

CARRIER   | Mella Jaarsma | Oct 22 – Nov 30, 2016 |  press release

CARRIER | Mella Jaarsma | Oct 22 – Nov 30, 2016 | press release