Alexander Supartono

Alexander Supartono

Dr Alexander Supartono

Lecturer

Biography

I am an art historian, curator and educator, seeking to situate historical and contemporary photographic and inter-media art practice within broader visual culture debates as well as advance this knowledge to academic, art specialist and wider audiences. I hold a BA in Social Philosophy from Driyarkara School of Philosophy, Jakarta, Indonesia (2001), an MA in Southeast Asian Study with an Art History specialisation from Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA (2010) and a PhD in Photography History from School of Art History, University of St Andrews, Scotland (2015). My training in Western Art and photography history and my curatorial practice in contemporary Southeast Asian art and photography have equipped me with the range of methodological tools and research skills necessary in linking Art History, Photography History and Critical Theory with art and photographic practice.

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Noorderlicht Associate Curator

 

Editorial Activity

  • Advisory Board photography journal Punctum
  • Guest Editor OJODEPEZ Photography Magazine
  • Editorial Board member Trans-Asia Photography Review Journal

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Ground-Breaking Subject Matter Accolade for Dissertations in the Humanities
  • Juror Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography
  • Scottish Overseas Research Student Awards Scheme
  • Ford Foundation New York Researh Grant

 

Date


15 results

Dolorosa Sinaga: Body, Form, Matter - Analysis, Artistic Geneology, and Archive

Book
Supartono, A., & Karsono, S. (Eds.)
(2020). Dolorosa Sinaga: Body, Form, Matter - Analysis, Artistic Geneology, and Archive. Jakarta, Indonesia: Jakarta Art Institute Press
Dolorosa Sinaga: Body, Form, Matter brings together 40 years of work explored through inter-disciplinary readings. Dolorosa Sinaga (b. 1953) is one of the most accomplished, c...

Dolorosa Sinaga: Tubuh, Bentuk dan Substansi - Analisa, Asal-Usul Artistik dan Arsip

Book
Supartono, A., & Karsono, S. (Eds.)
(2019). Dolorosa Sinaga: Tubuh, Bentuk dan Substansi - Analisa, Asal-Usul Artistik dan Arsip. Jakarta, Indonesia: Jakarta Art Institute Press
Dolorosa Sinaga: Body, Form, Matter brings together 40 years of work explored through inter-disciplinary readings. Dolorosa Sinaga (b. 1953) is one of the most accomplished, c...

Stories Beyond Matter: Catalogue, Gallery, Anthology, and Biography

Book Chapter
Supartono, A. (2019)
Stories Beyond Matter: Catalogue, Gallery, Anthology, and Biography. In Dolorosa Sinaga: Body, Form, Matter. , (10-39). Jakarta, Indonesia: Jakarta Art Institute Press
Supartono, A. (2019). Stories Beyond Matter: Catalogue, Gallery, Anthology, and Biography. In Dolorosa Sinaga: Body, Form, Matter (10-39). Jakarta, Indonesia: Jakarta Art Inst...

Cultural antinomies, creative complicities: Agan Harahap's digital hoaxes

Book Chapter
Moschovi, A., & Supartono, A. (2019)
Cultural antinomies, creative complicities: Agan Harahap's digital hoaxes. In H. Lewi, W. Smith, S. Cooke, & D. vom Lehn (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites. , (227-240). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge
The chapter explores how creative repurposing of networked photographs and online interactivity may open new channels and networks for the critical re-evaluation of mainstream...

A History Of Boys: The MES 56 And Beyond

Journal Article
Supartono, A. (2018)
A History Of Boys: The MES 56 And Beyond. DECK Journal of Photography, 1(1), 94-105
In 2017, DECK Art Photography Center in Singapore started a series of research-based exhibitions on contemporary Southeast Asian photography. For its inaugural exhibition of t...

From Singapore with Nature

Book Chapter
Supartono, A. (2018)
From Singapore with Nature
In 1819, when Stamford Raffles decided to turn the small fishing island at the Malacca strait into a trading port of British East India company, the future of Singapore was se...

From Singapore with Nature.

Exhibition / Performance
Supartono, A., Renhui, R. Z., Ang, S. N., Marvin, T., & Woong, S. T. From Singapore with Nature. 28 September 2018 - 27 January 2019

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Supartono, A., Renhui, R. Z., Ang, S. N., Marvin, T., & Woong, S. T. From Singapore with Nature. 28 September 2018 - 27 January 2019
In this year’s Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale 2018, the central exhibition entitled “Capitalist Realism“, which is structured in two large sections, at the Thessaloniki Museum of ...

Contesting colonial (hi)stories: (Post)colonial imaginings of South East Asia

Journal Article
Supartono, A., & Moschovi, A. (in press)
Contesting colonial (hi)stories: (Post)colonial imaginings of South East Asia. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies,
This paper seeks to explore the impact of digital technologies upon the material, conceptual and ideological premises of the colonial archive in the digital era. This analysis...

The History of Boys, the MES 56 and Beyond: A survey of Contemporary Photography in Indonesia

Exhibition / Performance
Supartono, A. The History of Boys, the MES 56 and Beyond: A survey of Contemporary Photography in Indonesia. 17 March 2017 - 23 April 2017. (Unpublished)

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Supartono, A. The History of Boys, the MES 56 and Beyond: A survey of Contemporary Photography in Indonesia. 17 March 2017 - 23 April 2017. (Unpublished
This inaugural show of “Crossing SEA”, a series of research-based Southeast Asia photographic exhibitions, DECK presented one of the most successful and enduring photography c...

Contesting colonial (hi)stories: (Post)colonial imaginings of South East Asia

Presentation / Conference
Moschovi, A., & Supartono, A. (2016, September)
Contesting colonial (hi)stories: (Post)colonial imaginings of South East Asia. Paper presented at Association of Southeast Asian Studies UK (ASEASUK) Conference 2016
This paper seeks to explore the impact of digital technologies upon the material, conceptual and ideological premises of the colonial archive in the digital era. This analysis...

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