Alexander Supartono

Alexander Supartono

Dr Alexander Supartono



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


Fellowships and Awards

  • Scottish Overseas Research Student Awards Scheme
  • Ford Foundation New York Researh Grant
  • Juror Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography


Editorial Activity

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


Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Noorderlicht Associate Curator