LIR is an art institution turn curator collective consisting of Mira Asriningtyas and Dito Yuwono. LIR Space was initially established in 2011 as an art space in Yogyakarta - Indonesia with an aim to build a supportive and positive environment for artists. Over the years, the institutional format is perpetually renewed and recently LIR Space turn nomadic into LIR curator collective. Together they were a fellow of RAW Academie: CURA (RAW Material Company - Dakar, 2019). LIR's projects are characterized by the multi-disciplinary collaboration and often-performative exhibition in order to foster continuous transgenerational transmission of knowledge, memory, and history. LIR's recent project including "Curated by LIR" exhibition series (KKF - Yogyakarta, 2018 - 2019); "Transient Museum of a Thousand Conversations" (ISCP - New York, 2020); and "900mdpl" (Kaliurang, 2017, 2019, & 2021), a long-term site-specific project in their hometown Kaliurang, an aging resort village under an active volcano Mt.Merapi in order to preserve the collective memories of the people and create a socially-engaged archive of the space. At the moment LIR are working on an online publication, symposium, and exhibition for the 3rd edition of Pollination (2020-2021)—a long-term collaborative exercise between different institutions across Southeast Asia initiated by The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre.
In their personal practice, Dito Yuwono is focusing on the notion of collectivity, personal history as part of major historical narrative, and collective memory of a place. In the past five years, Dito did numerous residencies as part of his artistic practice at institutions such as The Northern Territory Center for Contemporary Art – Australia; Ruangrupa – Jakarta; Jatiwangi Art Factory – Indonesia; GOLEB & Het Wilde Weten – The Netherlands; and TIFA Working Studios – India. His work has been exhibited in Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art – United States, Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival 2017, Cemeti Institute for Art and Society – Indonesia, ISCP New York – United States, among others.
Mira Asriningtyas works as an independent curator and art writer in Yogyakarta- Indonesia. She was a fellow of De Appel Curatorial Program 2016/2017 at De Appel Art Center - Amsterdam. Mira is especially interested in working on site-specific and multidisciplinary projects within the practice of everyday life. Some of her projects are “Poetry of Space” (Jakarta & Yogyakarta, 2014); “Fine (Art) Dining” (Lir Space – Yogyakarta, 2016); “Goodluck, See You After The Revolution” (UVA – Amsterdam, 2017) ; “Why is Everybody Being So Nice?” (De Appel Art Center and Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam, 2017); and "Coming Soon" (exhibition and publication at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo - Turin, 2018) among others.
. SELECTED CURRICULUM VITAE. [collective]
. "Pollination #3": a long-term collaborative exercise between different institutions across Southeast Asia initiated by The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre - Vietnam, in collaboration with SAM Funds for Art and Ecology and Selasar Sunaryo Art Space - Indonesia, and MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum - Chiang Mai (2020 – 2021)
. "900mdpl”: A biennial long-term site-specific project in order to preserve the collective memories and create a socially-engaged archive of the space in Kaliurang – Yogyakarta (2017, 2019, 2021)
. "Transient Museum of a Thousand Conversations": the prototype of Museum of Kaliurang Community to create a plural narrative and collecting pieces of history trough remembrance, small talks, and tales as well as mundane details of the daily life, questioning how to create a museum on a land that never stops moving and preserving oral tradition as a possible form of a ‘museum’. The collection will be renewed every other year and the location of the museum will be constantly moving in Kaliurang - Yogyakarta (2019) and New York (2020).
. "Curated by LIR": exhibition series characterized by the multi-disciplinary collaboration and often-performative exhibition. The projects aim to foster continuous transgenerational transmission of knowledge, memory, and history (2018 – 2020)
. “Vanishing in The Process”: A reciprocal residency platform which initiated by Darwin Community Art - Australia, 98B Manila - Phillipines), and LIR Space – Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2017 – 2018)
. “Lokakarya Penciptaan Seni Berbasis Sejarah”: A three months long workshop project making in relation of history. This project initiated by Lir, FX. Harsono, and Yerry Wirawan. Intensive class that consist of talks presentations, and reference classes, Lir Space – Yogyakarta (2017)
. “Tukar Guling”: A reciprocal residency platform to provide an economic and independent networking- project making experience for young artist. This project initiated by Lir Space, by collaborate with Omni Space - Bandung, Grafis Huru Hara - Jakarta, and Indonesian Contemporary Fiber Art Movement - Jakarta (2016 – 2017)
. “Exhibition Laboratory (ExLab)”: A Laboratory for making solo exhibition. Three months alternative art education (Workshop – Solo Exhibition) for young artists (two to four artist each term), Lir Space – Yogyakarta (2014 – 2018)
. “LaX”: One month medium based alternative art education (Experimenting The Medium – Group Exhibition). Intensive class that consist of talks presentations, and reference classes, Lir Space - Yogyakarta (2016 – 2017)
. “Transient Museum of a Thousand Conversations”, Group Exhibition, ISCP – New York, 2020.
. “Bualan Ikan: Narasi-Narasi yang Terseret Arus”, Solo Exhibition by Adi Sundoro, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, 2019.
. “ Adegan yang Hilang: 1982 – 1985” Solo Exhibition by Arief Budiman, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, 2019.
. “Tato Tolak Bala: Perlindungan Ampuh Warga Setempat”, Solo Exhibition by Edita Atmaja, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, 2019.
. "Courtesy of the Artist", Solo Exhibition by Akiq AW, LIR Space, Yogyakarta - Indonesia, 2019
. "Permanent Osmosis", Solo Exhibition by Maryanto, LIR Space, Yogyakarta - Indonesia, 2019
. “Maaf Senin Tutup”, Solo Exhibition by Anggun Priambodo, LIR Space, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, 2018
. “This is Away”, Solo Exhibition by Dimaz Maulana, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, 2018
. “Dalam Tiga Babak”, Solo Exhibition by Alfin Agnuba, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, 2018
. “Loci Memoriae”, Solo Exhibition by Kurniadi Widodo, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, 2018
. “Utara - Selatan”, Group Exhibition (Irwan Ahmett, Tita Salina, Hannah Ekins, Jorgen Doyle, Anang Saptoto, & Suara Pembangunan), LIR Space, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, 2018
. “Vanishing in the Process”, Group Exhibition, 98B, Manila – Philippine, 2018
. “SCOPE: Indonesia”, Video Screening, 98B, Manila – Philippine, 2018
. “,etc.”, Group Exhibition, Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta - Indonesia. 2017
. “Fine (Art) Dining”, Performative Group Exhibition, Lir Space, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, 2016
. “(Not a) Book (but a) Show”, Group Exhibition, Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, 2016
. “Nothing Permanent on a Moving Ground”, ISCP – New York, 2020
. “Southeast Asia Art Watch: Indonesia”, SEA Focus – Singapore, 2020.
. “Be Like a Duck: Remain Calm on the Surface and Paddle Like Crazy Underneath”, Cropping Class #14 at Inkubator Inisiatif – Yogyakarta, 2019.
. “Jalan Berputar Menuju Venezia” (The Road Turns Toward Venezia), sharing sessions in GUDSKUL – Jakarta, Uma Seminyak – Bali, and LIR – Kaliurang, 2019.
. “Nongkrong”, organized by Helen Nisbet and G39, Cardiff – United Kingdom, 2018
. “Is It Working?”, symposium organized by Cemeti Institute for Art and Society and Hypen, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, 2018
. “Collective (Im)possibilities: The Politics of Too Many Dinner Party”, organized by Project Goleb, Amsterdam – The Netherland, 2017
. “FGFG: A Kitchen Debate”, organized by Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht – The Netherland, 2017
. “LIRxGDBGxNCCA” organized by Northern Center for Contemporary Art, Darwin – Australia, 2015
. “RAW Academie 6: CURA”, RAW Material Company, Dakar – Senegal, 2019