Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) 2019 is delighted to announce selected photography works, following open call for submissions which ran from 10 January-10 March 2019.

The selection is made by JIPFest 2019 Curatorial Team, based on the main criteria that the body of works should be aligned with the festival’s theme of IDENTITY. We hope that the selected photography and multimedia works can represent our unique and diverse ways on seeing identity in social and personal contexts, including different visual narrative approaches through documentary photography, photojournalism and art projects.

“The open call precedent sets a defining character to JIPFest 2019. With different understanding of ‘identity,’ comes a wide range of unexpected proposals and body of works, both from Indonesia and beyond,” states Firman Ichsan, Head Curator.

Chosen from 299 entries submitted by 255 photographers/artists/collectives from 31 countries, the selected body of works are created by:

  1. Agoes Rudianto, Indonesia
  2. Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana, Indonesia
  3. Albertus Vembrianto, Indonesia
  4. Andri Ginting, Indonesia
  5. Anggi Anggoman, Indonesia
  6. Asep Saepuloh, Indonesia
  7. Bertha Wang, Hong Kong
  8. Elisabetta Zavoli, Italy
  9. Feri Latief, Indonesia
  10. Florencia Trincheri, Argentina
  11. Habiba Nowrose, Bangladesh
  12. Harikrishna Katragadda & Shweta Upadhyay, India
  13. Herka Yanis Pangaribowo, Indonesia
  14. Ilias Georgiadis, Greece   
  15. Irina Unruh, Germany
  16. Iris Oppelaar, Netherlands
  17. Jack Lewis, United Kingdom
  18. Juan Herbert Girsang, Indonesia
  19. Junya Suzuki, Japan
  20. Kurniadi Widodo, Indonesia
  21. Lukas Birk, Austria
  22. Maheder Haileselassie Tadese, Ethiopia
  23. Muhammad Fadli, Indonesia
  24. Nick Tarasov, Russia
  25. Raoof Dashti, Iran
  26. Rokateater, Indonesia
  27. Rony Zakaria, Indonesia
  28. Rosa Panggabean, Indonesia
  29. Santanu Dey, India
  30. Schmoo Theune & Susann Tischendorf, Germany
  31. Schore Mehrdju, Germany
  32. Silvestre Pires Castro, Timor Leste
  33. Swarat Ghosh, India
  34. Tim Franco, France
  35. Toto Santiko Budi, Indonesia
  36. Ulet Ifansasti, Indonesia

Curatorial Team

JIPFest Curatorial Team comprises of Firman Ichsan (Head Curator), Jenny Smets (Curator) and Ahmad ‘Deny’ Salman (Curator).

Photo Exhibition at JIPFest 2019

Selected body of works will be exhibited at various locations in and around Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta. The committee reserves the rights to decide on exhibition location for each body of works based on concerns of space, aesthetic and narratives. Participating photographers/collectives/artists will be notified about the exhibition space of their respective body of works before 25 June 2019.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the announcement and upcoming photo exhibition, please contact exhibition@jipfest-2020.com