ketjilbergerak, born in 2006, is an independent organization engaged in arts and culture. In recent years, ketjilbergerak focuses on creating a shared space, a meeting place for elements in society and building a dialogic space in sustainable way.


Publishing zine entitled ‘ketjilbergerak’


Creating active student discussion on arts, philosophy and cultural studies


#1 | September| Ikonisasi Kardus: Supervisual Culture visual art solo exhibition, launching of poem anthology and Macapat Blues Beringin Soekarno, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta


#2 | March | Unpredictable Concept: Human, Spirituality, Science visual art solo exhibition – Kanisius, Yogyakarta.

#3 | September | Kepauk: Extreme Realism of the Illusive visual art solo exhibition, Javanese karawitan and Arabic sholawatan Via Via Café, Yogyakarta.

#4 | November | Nyawang (Seeing with Heart Opened) collaboration project with Griya Lentera PKBI, together with several communities : waria/transgenders, prostitutes, LGBT, street children and youths – Ruang Budaya, Griya Lentera PKBI, Yogyakarta


#5 | May | Totem dan Reliabilitas (Totem and Reliability) visual art solo exhibition, performance arts- Ruang Budaya, Griya Lentera PKBI, Yogyakarta

#6 | July | Recette: the second taste of reality and sunyata, Residency in Centre Cultural Francaise with Sebastian Sczyzrk (France) – Kedai Kebun Forum (KKF), Yogyakarta

#7 | October | Ruang yang Terbulatkan (The Circled Spacephotography project: Sepi Kogoya (Papua/Yogya) & Pius Rahardian (Klaten/Semarang) – Karta Pustaka, Yogyakarta


#8 | February | Realitas (?) belum Selesai (Reality (?) is not yet Finished), visual art group exhibition of 8 artists, music, performance arts, discussion – Omah Panggung Nitiprayan, Yogyakarta

#9 | April-August | We Support ketjilbergerak! photo support-raising, Singapore, India, Australia, Palembang, Semarang, Yogyakarta (UII & Kotagede)

#10 | September | Mental Histoire photography project, music, performance arts, discussion – Hysteria! Semarang, Jawa Tengah

#11| October | Personal Oikumene visual art group exhibition of 7 artists, poetry reading, gigs – Kersan Art Studio, Yogyakarta


#12 | January | Ah, Kau Sudah Berubah! (Ah, You’ve Changed!), mural with high-school students – At the streets of Yogyakarta

#13 | March | Membatalkan Keperempuanan (Canceling Femininity) visual art exhibition for International Women’s Day in Sangkring Art Project | discussion | open studio 5 artists | online exhibition in TBY Art Shop | Pesta Rakyat/People’s Party in Tegalkenongo Village, Yogyakarta

#14 | April | Kala, Kembalikan Bulan Kami!  (Kala, Bring Back Our Moon!Workshop: Making Grass Puppet & Grass Puppet Performance in Tegalkenongo Village Broadcasted in World of Wayang, KOMPAS TV (since July 2012 up to March 2013).

#15 | June | Urban Sinom, workshop for kampung children in Kampung Bumen, Kotagede, Yogyakarta – The children’s works were exhibited in Yogyakarta Arts Festival XXIV: Future of Us in Indonesia Bank Museum, 0 kilometer, Yogyakarta.

#16 | September | Revolusi Organik  (Organic Revolutiongigs & cultural oration (Damardjati Supadjar/spiritual advisor of Sultan of Yogyakarta & Setu Legi/Taring Padi | Realino Resort | Fonticello | Denda Omnivora and The White Liar | Aurette and The Polska Seeking Carnival | Hardboard Crust | Horse Shoe | Cyclone) – Gedung Patung, Jogja National Museum (JNM), Yogyakarta.

#17 | October-December | Benih Bunyi (The Seeds of SoundsDocumenting the Youth VoiceA small research to document and summarize youth passion and voices of young people around us | interviewing as many young people aged 15-35 years, anywhere, anytime about what they feel and what they hope as a young generation in this country.


#18 | January-February | Arus Balik (Turning Tides), live-in program in Sanggar Bangun Budaya, slope of Mt. Merapi. An attempt to referring back towards the tradition presents in society, forming a meeting place of traditional philosophy and modern knowledge, and intertwining the relationship between urban community and village community

#19 | March | Jogja Eklektik (Jogja Eclectic) discussion, workshop, music, bazaar – Pusat Kebudayaan Koesnadi Hardjosoemantri UGM, March 15-17, 2013. One of results of Benih Bunyi’s reading, in which youth speaks up about the need of a meeting place, a community gathering, a place to share skills, knowledge and spirituality values, as well as provide a concrete solution in economic issue.

#20 | April | Via Regia, a modest visual arts exhibition initiated by 4 young artists and 1 young curator which tells about dreams, hopes and reflections constructed together in different characters and dimensions

#21 | May | Memakzulkan Ibukota, a workshop with children and youth of Dukuh Mangir, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. An effort to look back and analyze what are the youth potentials in villages since youth are the village ammunition; young people in village have to know their potentials to build their own village in the future.

#22 | June-July | Angkatan Perubahan, a photo-raising for ketjilbergerak merchandise selecting several talented young people from Yogyakarta, Malang, Bandung, South Kalimantan, Kupang and Belgia.

#23 | July | Durung Wayah Leren, a workshop program during Ramadhan. First, we have screen-printing workshop with street children together with Save Street Children Jogja in Kampung Badran, Yogyakarta and second, we have sculpture modelling workshop with children in Desa Tangkilan, Mungkid, Magelang, Central Java, which is a home for hundred temple-stone sculptors near Borobudur Temple.

#24 | started in August | Kelas Melamun, a monthly program held every the first day of the month; it is a class where young people can have dialog/discussion about several selected topics about arts and culture, and have a studio/home visit to several noted artists or culture experts in Yogyakarta and around.