Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) presents 61 events at 17 venues around Central Jakarta. Please take note on venues’ schedule below before visiting. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (for media).
Jl. Sunda No.3, Menteng, +6221-3192-5888
ARTOTEL Thamrin is part of the ARTOTEL Group, a local boutique chain founded in 2012 in Surabaya. The hotel’s facade and rooms are decorated by artworks from eight Indonesian contemporary artists, including Eddie Hara and Darbotz. The hotel is also equipped with an Artspace, which regularly hosts temporary exhibitions.
– 25 June-31 July (anytime), Solo Exhibition: Men, Mountains and the Sea by Rony Zakaria
– 25 June, 16:00-18:00, Artist Talk: Men, Mountains, and the Sea by Rony Zakaria
Jl. Riau No. 1, Menteng, +6221-5082-0840
CoHive D.Lab is an event and coworking space located in Menteng. It is located about 700 meters from Jakarta’s iconic Hotel Indonesia Roundabout and a few minutes walking from the nightlife area of Sarinah and Sabang Street. CoHive D.Lab is part of CoHive, a coworking space company with presence in five locations around Indonesia.
– 26 June, 10:00-18:00, Fringe, Workshop: Gender & Photojournalism/Journalism: Improving the Way We View, Process & Make Stories, by Cyrille Cartier
– 27 June, 13:00-14:30, Fringe, Discussion: The Photographers’ Guide to Making Prints by Gary Lilardi
– 27 June, 16:00-17:30 Fringe, Discussion: Autonomy in the Disrupted Era by ENKLAF
– 27 June-1 July, Visual Storytelling Workshop-Veejay Villafranca
– 28 June-2 July, Photo Book Workshop-Teun van der Heijden & Sandra van der Doelen
– 2 July, 10:00-18:00, Fringe, Workshop: Self-Love through Portraiture Photography by SLIRAKU
– 4 July, 10:00-13:00, Portfolio Review
– 5 July, 09:00-12:00, Portfolio Review
– 6 July, 10:00-13:00, Portfolio Review
Jl. Pos No.2, Pasar Baru, +6221-5082-0840
Opened in 1912 as a telegraph and post office, Filateli has been repurposed as an event and coworking space managed by CoHive, in partnership with PT. Pos Property Indonesia. Its prime location is surrounded by historical buildings, including Pasar Baroe, Jakarta Cathedral and Jakarta Art Building. Under CoHive, Filateli also functions as an activity space for Jakarta creative communities.
– 26 June-3 July, 10:00-17:00, Fringe, Exhibition: Kelas Pagi Jakarta X Anton Ismael
– 26 June, 19:00-20:30, Fringe, Discussion: Idealism vs. Commercialism by Kelas Pagi Jakarta
GALERI INDONESIA KAYA
Grand Indonesia West Mall F.8, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.1, +6221-2358-0679
Managed by Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation, this cultural edutainment room invites public to understand the archipelago’s cultural heritage through digital and interactive platforms onsite. Its auditorium, which is available for free usage to artists, regularly presents musical performances, film screenings, cultural discussions and seminars.
– 28 June, 14:00-15:30, Fringe, Photo Book Launch: Afterthought by SkolMus
– 2 July, 14:00-15:30, Fringe, Discussion: Ekspedisi Maritim Timur Nusantara
Jl. Dr. GSSJ Ratulangi No.9-15, Menteng
Previously located in Matraman area, the German Cultural Center has relocated to Menteng area and is now better equipped to host events and activities. Apart from classes, the center has a multifunction room and a library. Goethe-Institut Jakarta has contributed greatly to the Indonesian photography scene, including showcasing many works of renowned German photographers.
– 27 June-9 July (Senin-Jumat, 09:00-17:00), Group Exhibition: Agoes Rudianto, Bertha Wang, Hotli Simanjuntak, Rosa Panggabean, Schore Mehrdju, Tim Franco, Toto Santiko Budi
– 27 June, 19:00-21:30 Artist Talk: A Nation’s Identity by Agoes Rudianto, Rosa Panggabean, Toto Santiko Budi
– 28 June, 19:00-20:30, Fringe, Photo Book Launch: De-/Rekontekstualisasi Panggilan Terbuka – SOKONG! Vol. 01
– 29 June, 13:00-14:30, Fringe, Discussion: Photo Archiving in Indonesia by Unhistoried, Riwayat Project, Indonesian Photography Archive
– 29 June, 18:30-20:00 Fringe, Photo Book Launch: Membaca Ruang Cikapundung by Red Raws Center
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.20, Menteng, +6221-2355-7900
Institut Français d’Indonésie (IFI) regularly organizes and hosts various events, from workshops to discussions, from performing arts to festivals. The French Cultural Institute also has an auditorium that is regularly used for film screenings and local indie music performances.
– 23 June, 07:00-11:00, JIPFest March
– 23 June-9 July, 09:00-17:00, Solo Exhibition: Wallace’s Living Legacy: True Indonesian Wildlife oleh Riza Marlon
– 1 July, 19:00-21:00, Artist Talk: SIGNOS: Climate Change Aftermath in the Philippines by Veejay Villafranca
JAKARTA CREATIVE HUB
Graha Niaga, Jl. Kb. Melati 5 No.20, Tanah Abang, +62895-6152-86210
Functioning as an incubator space for creative enterprises, the Jakarta Creative Hub features workspaces and meeting rooms, which can be utilized for free by Jakarta-based startups. Its facilities include training rooms, workshops, library, computer laboratory as well as learning rooms.
– 29 June, 10:00-13:00, Fringe, Workshop: Food Photography with Himawan Sutanto, by the Study Program of Photography, Trisakti University
– 1 July, 14:00-15:30, Fringe, Discussion: Therapeutic Photography as Disaster Response for Youth in Pasigala (Palu Sigi Donggala) by Gueari Galeri
Jl. Cikini Raya No. 17, Menteng, 021-3193-5521
The restaurant, which was inaugurated in 2011, resides in an old complex at Cikini Raya Street. In line with the colonial-style house it is in, Kedai Tjikini brings back the old era through nostalgic ornaments, furniture and music. The menu also features a number of Indonesia’s legendary creations, including Cap Badak soft drink.
29 June-9 July (07:00-23:00), Solo Exhibition: Seeing Things-A Work in Progress by Tara Sosrowardoyo
Jl. Cikini Raya No. 45, Cikini, +6221-2239-2326
Since its establishment in August 2016, this workspace has hosted activities by many communities which address humanitarian and cultural issues, and is affiliated to Indonesia untuk Kemanusiaan (Indonesian Institution for Humanity). Interestingly, KeKini has a “space adoption” program, through which public can donate rental space for community they support.
– 29 June-9 July (Senin-Jumat 17:00-21:00; Sabtu, 09:00-21:00), Solo Exhibition: Seeing Things-A Work in Progress by Tara Sosrowardoyo
– 2 July, 19:00-20:30, Panel Discussion: Gender Representation in Photography & Media
– 4 July, 10:00-13:00, Photo Critique & Curatorial Workshop
– 5 July, 09:00-12:00, Photo Critique & Curatorial Workshop
– 6 July, 10:00-13:00, Photo Critique & Curatorial Workshop
Jl. Timor No.25, Menteng, +62857-2008-0241
This alternative art gallery occupies the basement of a building, tucked within Menteng’s business district. Its founder, Enin Supriyanto, was an independent curator who decided to retire after developing an art infrastructure in Yogyakarta. Rubanah regularly holds contemporary art events and exhibits works of emerging artists.
– 29 June-9 July (Selasa-Sabtu, 11:00-20:00), Group Exhibition: Agan Harahap, Christina Phan, Jordy Ramadhan, Ve Dhanito, Yaya Sung, Yudha Apelgede
– 29 June, 16:00-18:00, Artist Talk: Identity in Contemporary Photography by Agan Harahap, Christina Phan, Ve Dhanito
RUJAK CENTER FOR URBAN STUDIES
Jl. Cikini Raya No.37b, Cikini, +6221-3152-478
The urban study institution was initiated by architect Marco Kusumawijaya. Since its establishment in 2010, RCUS has been presenting knowledge about the city publicly, as well as organizing various multidisciplinary forums and activities. Originally located on Jalan Timor, RCUS was relocated to Jalan Cikini Raya, tucked between cafes and restaurants.
– 25 June-9 July (Senin-Jumat, 09:00-19:00; Sabtu-Minggu, 10:00-17:00), Fringe, Exhibition: Narration of Growth by Urban Poor Consortium & Rujak Center for Urban Studies
– 4 July, 11:00-12:30, Fringe, Discussion: Digging Out the Kampung Narratives by Rujak Center for Urban Studies
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.11, Menteng, +6221-3192-3008
As the first modern shopping center in Indonesia, Sarinah has a special place in the history of the Republic. This 15-story building was built in 1963 and was inaugurated in 1967 by Soekarno, Indonesia’s first president. It was named after the president’s childhood female caretaker. Soekarno designed Sarinah as a modern place for public to see and buy Indonesian crafts.
– 29 June, 10:30-12:00 Artist Talk: On Portrait: Still & Documentary Photography by Eriek N Juragan & Feri Latief
– 29 June-9 July (10:00-22:00), Group Exhibition: Armando Ello, Chris Morin-Eitner, Eriek N Juragan, Feri Latief, Florencia Trincheri, Jan Banning, Juan Girsang, Schmoo Theune & Susann Tischendorf, Silvestre Pires Castro, Swarat Ghosh
– 30 June, 11:00-12:30, Fringe, Discussion: From Islamic Boarding Schools for Indonesian Photography by Hanifida Photography Community
– 30 June, 14:00-15:30, Fringe, Discussion: Kelas Jurnalis Cilik
TAMAN ISMAIL MARZUKI-GALERI CIPTA II
Jl. Cikini Raya No.73, Cikini, +6221-2305-146
Galeri Cipta is an exhibition space designed by architect Tjong Pragantha and was constructed by the Jakarta Provincial Government in June 1968. It was the place to present the new in Indonesia’s art scene. It also serves as a place to freely discuss the good and the bad of Indonesian art. Monumental works of traditional art, Indonesian modern art as well as international contemporary art are celebrated here.
1-9 July (10:00-19:00), Group Exhibition: Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana, Anggi Anggoman, Albertus Vembrianto, Dwianto Wibowo, Edy Susanto, Elisabetta Zavoli, Habiba Nowrose, Hari Katragadda & Shweta Upadhyay, Irina Unruh, Iris Oppelaar, Kevin Frayer, Lukas Birk, Maheder Haileselassie, Nick Tarasov, Rokateater, The Night Shift
TAMAN ISMAIL MARZUKI-TEATER KECIL
Jl. Cikini Raya No.73, Cikini, +6221-2305-146
This proscenium-shaped theater is attached to Teater Besar. Teater Kecil is sometimes dubbed as Studio Theater, because the building is often used for experimental play or dance performances. The theater replaces Teater Terbuka, which was famously known as the venue that hosted legendary Indonesian comedy group Srimulat and rock band God Bless.
– 3-7 July (10:00-21:00), Photo Book Exhibition
– 3-7 July (10:00-21:00), Bazaar
– 3 July, 10:00-12:00, Press Conference
– 3 July, 13:30-15:00, Public Lecture: The Photo Book Who Cares by Teun van der Heijden
– 3 July, 16:00-18:00, Opening Ceremony
– 4 July, 14:00-15:30 Panel Discussion: Capturing Identity
– 4 July, 16:00-17:30, Artist Talk: Photographing a Subculture by Muhammad Fadli & Kurniadi Widodo
– 4 July, 19:00-20:00 Public Lecture: Understanding Identity through Photography by Firman Ichsan
– 4 July, 20:00-21:00 Projection Night, Selected Indonesian works, curated by Jenny Smets; Portraying Magnum Foundation Grantees
– 5 July, 14:00-15.30 Panel Discussion: Photography Business Today
– 5 July, 16:00-17:30 Artist Talk: Exploring Indo Identity through Portraits by Armando Ello
– 5 July, 19:00-20:00 Public Lecture: Photography as an Agent of Change by Shahidul Alam
– 5 July, 20:00-21:00 Projection Night: 2019 World Press Photo Contest Winners Showcase
– 6 July, 14:00-15:30 Panel Discussion: Rethinking Photographic Education
– 6 July, 16:00-17:30 Artist Talk: Wallace’s Living Legacy: True Indonesian Wildlife by Riza Marlon
– 6 July, 19:00-20:00 Public Lecture: Curating Photography by Zhuang Wubin
– 6 July, 20:00-21:00 Projection Night: Selected works of Insumatra Photo Festival, curated by Zulkifli; Joop Swart Masterclass: Selected female participants, 1994-2017, curated by Anna-Alix Koffi and Jenny Smets
– 7 July, 11:00-12:30, Artist Talk: Documentary Photographers Now: Capturing the Unidentified by Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana, Dilla Djalil-Daniel, Juan Girsang
– 7 July, 14:00-15:30 Panel Discussion: Photography Communities: Movers & Shakers
– 7 July, 16:00-18:00 Closing Ceremony
Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto, Menteng
Every day, the 30-hectare park hosts various activities by Jakarta residents. When Menteng Stadium was still standing there, many legendary cafes were in its vicinity, including the Bar Blues (BB’s) that housed blues musicians. The greenhouses in this park used to function as nursery. Now that it is no longer being used, they are repurposed as a gallery for local photo communities.
1-9 July (10:00-17:00), Group Exhibition. Rumah Kaca 1: Agung Prasetya Nugraha (Curators Lab), Budi N.D. Dharmawan (Curators Lab), Edy Purnomo (Curators Lab), FX Damarjati (Curators Lab), Taufan Wijaya (Curators Lab). Rumah Kaca 2: Asep Saepuloh, Ilias Georgiadis, Jack Lewis, Raoof Dashti, Rosa Panggabean (Curators Lab). Jalan Setapak: Andri Ginting, Herka Yanis Pangaribowo, Junya Suzuki, Kurniadi Widodo, Muhammad Fadli, Santanu Dey, Toto Santiko Budi (Curators Lab), Ulet Ifansasti
TUGU KUNSTKRING PALEIS
Jl. Teuku Umar No.1, Menteng, +6221-3900-899
The Bataviasche Kunstkring was inaugurated in 1914 by Governor General Willem Frederik Idenburg with a painting exhibition. In the 1920s, it was used by the Dutch art group of Bond van Kunstkringen to promote high-quality artworks. One of the works by S. Sudjojono, the father of modern Indonesian art, was once selected by the curator and displayed as exhibition poster. The historic building is now managed by Tugu Group as a luxury restaurant that serves Indonesian culinary heritage.
– 29 June-9 July, 11:00-23:00, Solo Exhibition: Seeing Things-A Work in Progress by Tara Sosrowardoyo
– 3 July, 19:00-21:00, VIP Dinner
UPNORMAL COFFEE ROASTERS RADEN SALEH
Jl. Raden Saleh Raya No.47, Menteng, +62813-2944-7641
Upnormal Raden Saleh, which is named after the legendary street it is located, occupies a former venue of one of Jakarta’s most legendary restaurants: Oasis, a popular dining place for socialites, Jakarta VIPs, as well as visiting heads of state. Prior to that, the 1923 two-story building was used as the unofficial residence of the Dutch Governor-General and home to the US Navy Attaché.
1-9 July (11:00-03:00), Group Exhibition: Caron Toshiko (Curators Lab), Prasetya Yudha Dwi Sambodo (Curators Lab), Sari Asih (Curators Lab)