Residency Program Sophie Innmann and Dhanny Sanjaya

Sophie Innmann Sophie Innmann

01.09.2019 - 30.11.2019

Cemeti - Institute for Arts and Society

Jl. D.I. Panjaitan No. 41, Yogyakarta

German and Indonesian visual artists will spend three months residency at Cemeti - Institute for Art and Society, Yogyakarta.

Sophie Innmann (Germany) and Dhanny Sanjaya (Indonesia) will take part in the residency program of Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Indonesien from September to November 2019.

Cemeti’s artist-in-residence program encourages an open process of research and knowledge exchange by bringing together local artists, craftsmen, curators, academics as well as various institutions throughout Yogyakarta. The guiding idea of the residence is to encourage and support artists to interact directly with local communities and to deal with central issues in the local context and beyond.

The residency will culminate in a final presentation.

Sophie Innmann holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, where she graduated in 2014 as Meisterschülerin of Prof. Leni Hoffmann. Her art practice is marked by site-specific installations and interventions based on the observation of spaces and human actions that create our everyday experience. She transforms these into underlying concepts for participatory experimental settings with an open-ended outcome. Her proposals aim to outline the possibilities of how to create an image based on human activity. Her work is shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions and she has been awarded several residencies and scholarships.

Dhanny Sanjaya graduated from Universitas Pelita Harapan in Visual Communication Design. His art projects range from personal experience and social criticism to in-depth research in science, literature, and ethnography. His recent art projects are primarily concerned with “fish” as a theme - that has to do with aesthetic awareness and as well serves as a vehicle that carries us back along the path that humankind has traveled and our stance vis-à-vis the environment. In the residency he intends to develop an Ichthys Humanology Institute, a fictional institution focusing on the relationships between humans, fish and the sea.