The physical and the virtual spaces. Public and private places. Dimensions and environments. The universe, the spiritual realm, to the inner being.

SPACE, the theme of JIPFest’s second edition, has many faces and interpretations. This year, 15 photographers and artists from 12 countries present the works that explore those nuances.

The festival has two ways to select the exhibiting artists: 14 artists are selected from open call, plus one invited artist. The open call took place between 19 January-29 February 2020, amassing a total of 398 works from 47 countries.

The curatorial team members are Sayed Asif Mahmud (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Kurniadi Widodo (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) and Ng Swan Ti (Jakarta, Indonesia). This is the first time for the curators to collaborate on a photo festival.

JIPFest 2021’s photo exhibition is held between 13-28 November at two venues—MULA Kotatua and Candra Naya—from 10AM to 8PM daily. Both venues are listed as historical sites. MULA Kotatua is housed in what previously was Rotterdamsche Lloyd Building, while Candra Naya was once the residence of Major Khouw Kim An during Batavia era.

All exhibition areas are opened to visitors who have received a minimum of one dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Visitors are required to pre-book their tickets and slots via


Schedule: 13-28 November 2021, 10:00-20:00
Daily Slots: 10:00-11:00 | 11:00-12:00 | 12:00-13:00 | 13:00-14:00 | 14:00-15:00 | 15:00-16:00 |16:00-17:00 | 17:00-18:00 | 18:00-19:00 | 19:00-20:00


MULA Kotatua: Edial Rusli, Indonesia

Candra Naya:

Chris Bunjamin, Indonesia
Hiro Tanaka, Japan
Jack Lewis, United Kingdom
Joel Jimenez Jara, Costa Rica
Marco Garro Pardo, Peru
Maria Lax, Finland
Pranabesh Das, Bangladesh
Putu Sayoga, Indonesia
Rita Khin, Myanmar
Roger Grasas, Spain
Selim Korycki, Poland
Sina Niemeyer, Germany
Tripty Tamang Pakhrin, Nepal
Walid Saddam, Bangladesh