Jim Allen Abel


Born June 28, 1975, Luwu, Indonesia

Education
1997  -  2005
Photography Department, Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1996  – 1997 
Interior Design Department, Modern School of Design Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013
“The Mastodon Came in Through My Bathroom Window”, Element Art Space, Singapore
“The Others”, Art Stage Project, SAS, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
2011
“Uniform_Code”, D Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
“ARTJOG Enlightenment”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2017
“Jimei X Arles International Photo Fest. : Xiamen”, China
“Thread & Tension – Stories from Southeast Asia”, Yeo Workshop, Singapore
“ARTJOG Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Getok Tular 2 : Spacing Out (lamunanku…)”, Omnispace, Bandung, Indonesia
“The History of Boys: the MES56 and Beyond”, DECK Gallery, Singapore
“Identity Crisis”, H.F Johnson Museum, Itacha, New York, USA
“Beyond Boundaries Globalisation and Identity”, Liechtenstein National Museum, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
“Southeast Asia Forum Exhibition”, Art Stage, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
2016
“Unsung Museum”, Roh Gallery, Jakarta. Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta. Gerilya Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia
“Bangkok Photo Festival”, BACC, Bangkok, Thailand
“Dear Art World”, Visma Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia
“Commission Works for KIAF\ArtSeoul”, COEX Hall, Seoul,  South Korea
“Art Bazaar”, D Gallery, Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia
“ARTJOG Universal Influence”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Indonesia (Mes56) Keren Dan Beken”, Song Eun Art Space, Seoul, South Korea
“Chennai Photo Biennale”, Chennai, India
2015
“Makassar Biennale #1 Trajectory”, GTCC Makassar, Indonesia
“Element Art Space Anniversary”, Audi Building, Singapore
“Art Bazaar”, D Gallery Booth, Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Alhamdulillah, We Made It! (Mes56)”, OzAsia Festival, Adelaide, Australia
“Discover Indonesia”, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, UK
“Pause”, Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
“ARTJOG Infinity in Flux”, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Full House”, Ruang Mes56, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Sakinah Project”, Ruang Mes56, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



Vertical Horizon

900 x 700 x 900 cm | Site-specific instalation, photograph and video
2018


Konsep Karya
One part of a long project that I have been working on “what we do when we see” is a project to intervene the art enthusiast, right when they are watching and enjoying work in the art space. I have been exploring the forms of such intervention using various, physical or non-physical, methods. The main goal of those intervention forms is how they can drive the audience to gain more awareness in understanding my work; they would experience direct/indirect interaction with how I arrange this art medium. For me, it is a very important thing to do now, by observing human behavior around me, how they spend some of their time and mind living in a virtual world, an imaginary place. In this work, Vertical Horizon, I would provide some alternative ways for the audience to watch and enjoy this work that directly relates to their physical movements. Hopefully, they can watch this work unlike when they watch a work or an image on social media or internet.

Salah satu bagian proyek panjang yang sedang aku kerjakan “what we do when we see” adalah proyek untuk mengintervensi para penikmat seni ketika mereka melihat dan menikmati karya di dalam ruang seni. Bentuk-bentuk intervensi itu yang sedang aku explorasi dengan bermacam-macam cara, baik secara fisik ataupun non-fisik. Tujuan utama dari bentuk-bentuk intervensi adalah bagaimana mendorong penonton lebih memiliki kesadaran untuk memahami karyaku, lebih berinteraksi langsung/tidak langsung melalui bagaimana aku menyusun media seni ini. Hal ini menurutku sangat penting untuk aku lakukan saat ini, dengan melihat perilaku manusia yang ada disekitarku saat ini, yang sebagian waktu dan pikirannya hidup di alam maya, dalam dunia yang antah-berantah. Dalam karya Vertical Horizon ini aku menyediakan beberapa alternatif cara untuk melihat dan menikmati karya ini yang berhubungan langsung dengan aktivitas gerak fisik para penonton. Harapannya adalah semoga karyaku tidak dilihat seperti ketika mereka melihat karya atau gambar di media sosial atau internet.