BIASA ArtSpace was founded in Bali in 2005 as a natural response to BIASA founder Susanna Perini’s passion for contemporary art. When it was founded, BIASA ArtSpace played a pivotal role, presenting artists from Indonesia and elsewhere at a time when there was little knowledge or support for the contemporary art in Bali.
Over the years, BIASA ArtSpace has grown to become a unique venue where artists are invited to present, develop, and create in total freedom. With spaces in Bali and Jakarta, BIASA ArtSpace has collaborated with institutions such as the National Gallery in Jakarta, MACRO in Rome, Delfina Foundation in London, and the Indonesian pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Following these premises, our mission has recently expanded into three key goals: the first one is to continue supporting young Indonesian and Balinese artists but this time with a specific focus to the connection between art making and materials, which reflects BIASA’s unique research in textile and intimate relationship with local artisans.
The second goal is to host exhibitions at its space, which constitutes one of the most important contemporary institutions for contemporary art in Bali, together with Kayu, to which BIASA is a main sponsor. The third goal is focused on supporting new video works by contemporary artists such Laurent Montaron, Keren Cytter and Enrique Ramírez.