Discover Jakarta’s Exotic Art Collection
Jakarta’s rich history and cultural influences from Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Indian immigrants over the years have fused to create a dynamic art scene that is unlike anywhere else in the world. Discover the creative masterpieces of contemporary Indonesian artists for yourself at these encapsulating destinations.
- Art:1 – The “Best Gallery of the Year 2010” winner is home to a collection of over 2,500 artworks from prominent and emerging Indonesian to international artists.
- ARTsphere Gallery – With the aim to encourage young Indonesian artists, the gallery considers itself the hub for artists, collectors, and art lovers in Jakarta.
- National Gallery of Indonesia – Founded in the 1960s, the gallery collects, acquires, and exhibits artworks such as: paintings, sketches, graphics, sculptures, ceramics, photography, crafts, and installation art.
- Textile Museum – The Museum holds a collection of textiles from the various islands of Indonesia, providing great insight into the art of designing local fabrics and costumes.
- Biasa Art Space – An art space founded on the basis of thrusting young and emerging artists into the spot light by creating an atmosphere where artists can interact with the general public.
- Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics – Located near Jakarta History Museum, it is dedicated to the display of traditional fine art, ceramic as well as sculptures of tribesmen. Guests are also welcome to try their hand at ceramic making at the Ceramics Studio.
- Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) – Set to open late 2017, it will be the first museum dedicated to international modern and contemporary art in Jakarta. The museum will feature an indoor sculpture garden, an education zone, an A/V room, a café/restaurant, and a retail store.
Held annually since 2009, Art Jakarta (formerly known as Art Bazaar) occupies a 7,500-square meter area that highlights more than 2000 pieces from 40 galleries and artists around the globe. Situated in central Jakarta, minutes from Keraton at The Plaza, the venue attracts over 40,000 visitors each year and is one of the biggest events for art enthusiasts in Jakarta.