Ark Galerie • Established in ApriI 2007. In its early development Ark Galerie has gained an excellent reputation and become recognized as one of the most important galleries in Indonesia. Ark Galerie provides a platform for experimental exhibitions thus encouraging artists to continuously question and redefine their artistic practice and working-with an interdisciplinary perspective, to explore various social and political discourse as has become such an important part of an artists' role in Indonesia.

At the same time Ark Galerie also aims to engage wider audience with current practices in contemporary arts, and through this connect them with contemporary social issues. Most of the rising stars and established artists have held their solo exhibitions at Ark Galerie. To name but a few, Christine Ay Tjoe, Eko Nugroho, Jompet Kuswidananto, Ronald Ventura, Rodel Tapaya, Wedhar Riyadi, Ade Darmawan, Tintin Wulia, Tsang Kin-wah and so on.

Many of the artists exclusively represented by Ark have gained tremendous recognition both within the national and international scope. They have been invited to many prestigious museum shows and international biennales. Moreover prestigious collectors and museums / institutions worldwide are collecting their works. Ark Galerie serves also as the meeting points of artists, curators, collectors and public who need resources on Indonesian contemporary arts. Ark Galerie is located on Jalan Suryodiningratan 36 A, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The gallery was designed by Iswanto Hartono, an artist with an architectural education background, offers a concept that combine a gallery and public space enabling access by local community. Moreover, the front side of the gallery and the wooden stairs leading to the office can be a fairly wide for an open performance space.

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