About The Artist
Yogyakarta-based Fajar Riyanto (b. 1984) was trained in photography at the Indonesia Institute of Fine Arts. His practice explores everyday life through mediums such as photography, video and performance, premised on the belief that art is an effective tool to unpack and question existing societal norms and structures. His experiences working with disempowered communities as facilitator, and also living in a marginalised neighbourhood, has fed his interest in depicting inequalities and power dynamics that operate in our world. Apart from his individual practice, he is also part of Ruang MES 56, a Yogyakarta-based collective that is engaged with photography and the moving image.