Indonesia · Visual Arts
Farid Rakun, based in Jakarta, is an artist, writer, editor, teacher and instigator based in Jakarta. His artistic practice hinges on self-imposed constraints as a way to portray absurdities in and of everyday life. Trained as an architect at the University of Indonesia and Cranbrook Academy of Art, he currently serves as a researcher and education coordinator for the artists’ initiative ruangrupa – a non-profit organisation founded in 2000 in Jakarta that examines contemporary Indonesian urban and cultural issues – and collective gudskul. His experience working with a number of international cultural and educational institutions solidifies his belief in productive coincidences brought about by the collaborative nature of his practice.