Joned Suryatmoko is known as a theatre maker, playwright, community facilitator and researcher. Some of his works are focused on urban spaces such as kampongs, shopping malls, club, markets, roads as well as public transportation. He has presented his works in various platforms such as Jogja Biennale (2015), Monsoon Platform European-Asian Artist Meeting in Ansan & Seoul, South Korea (2006); Visible City Melbourne Fringe Festival (2010); Southgate Melbourne (2010); Asia Playwright Meeting in Tokyo, Japan (2009) and Melbourne (2011), PEN World Voices New York (2015) and The Global Voices Portland, USA (2016/ 2017). He is founder/ director of Yogyakarta-based Gardanalla Theatre and festival director for Indonesia Dramatic Reading Festival (IDRF). Since October 2016 Cemeti Art House (Yogyakarta/Indonesia) has invited him to be one of the board member, marked its changed name into Cemeti Institute for Art and Society.
He is graduated from International Relations Studies (Bachelor) and Media and Cultural Studies Graduate School (Master) both from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. Joned has started his Ph.D. preparation research on performing citizenship in South East Asia since last year. Later he has developed the research when he was invited as visiting scholar in the Martin E Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).
by Joned Suryatmoko (Yogyakarta- Indonesia)

Date: Jan 5th, 2017
Time: 3 pm.
Venue: Tentacles Gallery

Joned is finishing his first phase of research in Thailand that is a part of “MUTUAL LEARNINGS”, a research-based project that aims to study artistic practices and ideas from the region. The concentration on the words “research” and “study” stems from our acknowledgment that further learning is necessary within and among artists, curators and researchers who inhabit this region for a more productive conceptualization of Southeast Asia and, subsequently, Southeast Asian Contemporary Art.

His research is focused on how citizens participate in the democracy of South-east Asia countries by using performative means such as performance art, performance and theatre (Carlson, 1998 & Schechner, 2003). Community arts in Thailand which has been a new trend in last decade (Iwasawa, 2009) provides a thriving development of using performative tools in politic.