Riar Rizaldi is an artist from Indonesia currently based in Hong Kong. His works mainly focus on the relationship between human and technology, media and consumer electronics, image circulation and network intervention. Through his works, he questions the notion of (a)temporality, image politics, theory-fiction, virtuality, media archeology and unanticipated consequences of technologies in human life. He is also actively composing and performing sounds using the methods of field recording and foley through programming language. In addition, Riar curated ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival — Penal Colony (2017) and Internet of (No)Things (2018) at Jogja National Museum. He is also a co-founder of an art collective SALON, in which a platform focusing on exploration and experimentation in the field of media, performance, experimental music and improvisation in Bandung, Indonesia.

EDUCATION

2018-todate PhD candidate at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

2016 M.A. in Creative Art Practice, Newcastle University

AWARD & RESIDENCY

2017 The 9th Resident Artists at Seoul Art Space GEUMCHEON

2016 Newcastle Institute of Creative Art Practice Award

SOLO PERFORMANCE

2016 Nonhuman Rights, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia

DUO PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITIONS

2017 Intomedia w/ Aditya Martodiharjo, Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, Indonesia

2017 Primal Nerve w/ Rega Ayundya Putri, Kolekt, Bandung, Indonesia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES & SCREENING

2018

Pekan Seni Media 2018: Local Genius, Taman Budaya Provinsi Sulawesi Tengah, Palu, Indonesia

Yes No Klub #35, Teater Garasi/Garasi Performance Institute, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Pintas, Theehuis Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia

Soemardja Sound Art Project, Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, Indonesia

Double-Coding Sonic Art, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung, Indonesia

2017

Auguries, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, South Korea

dotolimpic festival 2017, Seoul Art Space Mullae, South Korea

re: emergence, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia

‘Body’ Out Performance Art Sharing 2017, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia

Bangkok Underground Film Festival 2017, Bridge Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand

Concert series 97 & 108, dotolim, Seoul, South Korea

2016

KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bandung New Emergence Artist 2016 , Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia

Art In The City Festival: BLAST Sound, K11 Art Museum, MoCA Pavilion, Shanghai, China

Made in “…”, Culture Lab, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Syrphe Electronic Night, Maze, Berlin, Germany

Live Electronic Session, System Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Loops Layers Lines, Culture Lab, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

All Ears Festival 2016, Oslo, Norway 

Hack the Marine, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK 

2015

AD LIB, RURU Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Salon Vol. 1, Platform3 Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia

The Thirteenth and The Last Experimental International Film Festival, Sydney, Australia

MultipleTap Factory Vol. 3, UPLINK, Tokyo, Japan

9 DORF Film Festival 2015, Vinkovci, Vukovar and Osijek, Croatia

SO:ON Dry Flowers: BISING, JAM, Bangkok, Thailand

Festival B:om 2015, Seoul, South Korea

Ensembles Asia: Asian Meeting Festival 2015, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan

2014

Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland

Subliminal Lounge #1 2014, Tong Saam Lau Art Space, Hong Kong

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018 'Internet of (No)Things: Ubiquitous Networking and Artistic Intervention'Jogja National Museum, Indonesia

2017 Let Us Take A Break: Speed, Technology, Object and The Other Cinema’ARKIPEL Penal Colony – 5th Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, Indonesia

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS/TALKS

2017 Lecture, Budaya & Teknologi Mutakhir, Galeri Idealoka, Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia

2017 Presentation, Riar Rizaldi on 'Lama Sabachthani Club Exhibition,'  Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia

2017 Panelist, Anonymity, Amateurism and Habitus of Moving Images, ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival – Festival Forum 2017, Goethe-Institut, Jakarta, Indonesia

2017 Panelist, Gerak Gerik: Peran dan Kedudukan Performance Art Tudei, Platform 3, Bandung, Indonesia

2016 Presentation + Talk, Designing Performance Ecosystem - from body intervention to looping system, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2016 Presentation, The Act of Seeing: Exploring Eyes Movement and Generative Art, Culture Lab, School of Art & Culture, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2018 INF 3.0 'User Manual'Book, Indonesia Netaudio Forum

2018 Forum Festival 2017 : Penal Colony (Post Festival Book)Book, Forum Lenteng

2017 I Only Have Visions for YouCassette 28 Minutes, Hasana Editions

2017 ARKIPEL Penal Colony – 5th Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film FestivalCatalogue, Forum Lenteng

2017 Advertising Agency, Cassette 30 Minutes, Spasm Records

2016 SALON (vol 1 - 5) 2015 - 2016, DVD, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space Publisher

2016 Bandung New Emergence Vol. 6 LISTEN!, Catalogue, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space Publisher

ACTIVITIES

2015-present Founding member of collective SALON – a platform focusing on exploration and experimentation in the field of media art, performance, experimental music and improvisation in Bandung, Indonesia.

2011-2015 Co-director of Kulturo Cinema – a production bureau for experimental documentary in Bandung, Indonesia.

SELECTED MEDIA & PRESS

2017 Riar Rizaldi : Facing the Singularity, written by Yoo Jin-Sang, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture

2017 Intomedia: Mengolah Jarak Manusia dan Teknologi, Buruan.co

2016 Eyes Control Light and Sound in a Cybernetic Feedback Experience, Creators

2015 A Look Into Indonesia’s Insane Noise Scene, Noisey

2015 Musik dari Bebunyian Aneh (Music from Strange Noises), Pikiran Rakyat Newspaper

2015 Perangkat Musik Rakitan Riar Rizaldi (Riar Rizaldi’s Self-build Instrument), Pikiran Rakyat Newspaper