BaCAA #3 exist at the time when Indonesian art world climate was dwindling. It nevertheless broke through by giving more awards toward experimental works. Leonardiansyah Allenda and his untitled work, M. Akbar’s “Gaze Control #2,” Syaiful Garibaldi’s “Atoah Epok: Ehoor Lamura (Like Art: Fungal Statement),” and “Layers” by Mujahidin Nurrahman were awarded the 3rd BaCAA. Each works toward drawing complexities within each’s theme and context, sharing a gesture in subverting the meanings found in given structures and through unconventional medium. BaCAA #3 proves that context itself may become an entrance for assessing the strengths within a work.



Awarding Night: 

May 10th, 2013


Exhibition Date:

May 10th  - June 10th , 2013


Asmudjo Jono Irianto (Indonesia)

Asmudjo finished his bachelor's and master's degree in the Faculty of Fine art and Design ITB. Asmudjo is later known as an artist, curator, and lecturer. Asmudjo had shown active contributions as a curator in several exhibitions such as: 'Yogyakarta Biennial VI', at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta in 1999; Wood & Good: Kriya Kayu Kontemporer Indonesia in 2014 at the Ciputra Artpreneur Center; Indonesian Contemporary Fiber Art #1: Mapping, Art One Gallery in 2012; Trienal Seni Patung Indonesia #2: Versi in 2014 at the National Gallery of Indonesia; Bandung Contemporary Art Award Assemblage in 2019. 

Naming also his prominent projects such as the first Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale in 2009 and followed by also curating the 3rd Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale in 2014 titled Coefficient of Expansion; and one of his latest breakthrough in Akal tak Sekali Datang, Runding tak Sekali Tiba as the best works for Indonesia's representation in Venice Art Biennale, Italy 2019.

Hady Ang (Singapura)

He is an art collector based in Singapore with a background from the construction and engineering business. He had begun collecting contemporary art for more than a decade; his inspiration is driven by the trilogy of PIGS (Politics, Immortality, and God) as the history of humanity. For him, the collector himself is an archiver, a historian and also a whole human being. He is noted as 'Asia's Top Collector You Must Know' published in cobosocial.com. His collection was showcased in the IMPART Collector's Show in 2019 at the ArtScience Museum Singapore.

Melati Suryodarmo ( Indonesia )

Melati Suryodarmo finished her bachelor's education from the Social and Political Science Faculty at Padjadjaran University. 

She later had her bachelor and Master of Performance Art from the Hoschschule Fuer Bildende Kuenste Braunchsweig in Germany, under the mentorship of Marina Abramovic. 

Currently, she is working on her Ph.D. concerning the research of art as a practice in the Indonesian Institute of Art in Surakarta and Germany. 

She is also the artistic director of Jakarta Biennale in 2017 titled 'Jiwa', even as a director and curator of the Undisclosed Territory, Performance art Festival in Surakarta (Indonesia). 

Her solo exhibitions are seen in Loneliness In The Boundaries ( Cemeti Art House, Indonesia ), The Promise ( Stuttgart, Germany ), Solitaire ( Valentine Willie Fine Arts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), I am a ghost in my own house (Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung Indonesia).


Naima Morelli ( Italia )

An arts writer, critic, and journalist specialized in the contemporary art of Asia Pacific, Naima Morelli has realized researches and reportages in Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Australia. Her pieces regularly appear on CoBo Social, Culture360 and Middle East Monitor, among others and she has contributed texts to many publications and xhibitions catalogs. Morelli is also the author of the book "Arte Contemporanea in Indonesia", a narrative essay published in Italy. She studied art history and contemporary art at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, majoring in art criticism. With her work, she is interested in bringing Indonesian and Southeast Asia contemporary art into Europe, fostering connections and understanding through art and culture.

Pei Yu Lin ( Taiwan )

She is a gallerist that manages the Fullfil Art Space, established in August 2008 in Taipei within the aims of providing artistic platforms of the contemporary art world, helping the development of art based on projects that are specified and stood out in the concepts or the aesthetics. She received a bachelor's degree in Ming Chuan University, Taiwan and her master's in Visual Art Administration at New York University, US.

Wiyu Wahono ( Indonesia )

A man with specific intellectual understanding in the world of art collecting, known as a cultural engineer. His basis for collecting is to reflect the zeitgeist, or spirit of the era. Thus, his private collection comprises audio-visual installation, bio-art, light art, sound art, video mapping, etc. Parts of his collection have been exhibited in the National Museum Liechtenstein, Asia Society Museum New York, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and many other institutions. He has been invited to speak in dozens of art talks both locally and internationally. Wiyu Wahono is a member of the Board of Young Collectors in Art Jakarta and the Honorary Board of Patrons in the Singapore Art Fair.He has served on the jury of Bandung Contemporary Art Awards since its inception. He was born in Jakarta and received his Ph.D. in Plastics Technology from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.