Over the course of February, Tisna Sanjaya will engage in a studio residency at the RMIT School of Art, which will culminate in an exhibition at SITE EIGHT gallery.
Tisna Sanjaya is one of Indonesia's leading contemporary artists. He was born in 1958 in Bandung, West Java, and currently lives and works in Bandung. Tisna majored in printmaking at the Bandung Institute of Technology, from which he graduated in 1986 at a time of political and social unrest. He holds a Diploma and Masters of Fine Art from the Braunschweig University of Art (Germany) and a PhD from the ISI JOGJA (Indonesia). Tisna has exhibited works in a number of major exhibitions and venues across the world, including but not limited to the Venice Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, Jakarta Biennale, Asia-Pacific Triennale, Singapore Biennale, Yogyakarta Biennale, Musee Palais de Tokyo and the National Gallery Jakarta.
For Tisna, art gains its greatest legitimacy through a direct connection with people. He uses painting, print and performance to consider environment, politics and religion from both a local and global perspective.
This SITUATE residency is a three-way partnership between RMIT, Multicultural Arts Victoria, and Project 11. The principle aim of this project is to connect people through art by creating a place for experimentation and cross-cultural dialogue.