Performance art is becoming one of the most influential drivers of the Southeast Asian Contemporary art scene. In this lecture, Tanya Michele Amador will explore the practice of the well-known Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo – sometimes called the Marina Abramović of Indonesia! Amador will discuss her powerful durational performances and her influence on the art form in the region.
About the speaker
Tanya Michele Amador is an independent art curator and writer based in Singapore specialising in Southeast Asian art. She has had many roles with local art galleries, and collaborated with artists, including the Gao Brothers and local favourites Justin Lee, Aiman, and Nandita Mukand. She has written for Art Republik, Plural Art Mag, Art & Market, and other art magazines. She is currently completing her Masters of Asian Art Histories at LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore, a Goldsmiths University of London partnership, and writing her thesis on audience reception of Southeast Asian performance art.
Image: Transaction of Hollows. Melati Suryodarmo. Photo by Petter Petterson.