b. 1984, Yogyakarta and Medan
Grace Samboh is a curator living in between Yogyakarta and Medan, Indonesia. She questions (a little bit) too many things all at the same time and believes that every person needs at least three copies of themselves. In 2017, together with The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Mori Art Museum, and the National Art Center Tokyo, she curated “SUNSHOWER – Contemporary art from Southeast Asia 1980s to now”. Her recent curatorial projects are: A group show at Mizuma Gallery, Singapore, “Carte Blanche: Anxiety” (2017); A travelling museum that re-started a conversation on Indonesia’s recent democracy “Museum Tanpa Tanda Jasa (The Unsung Museum)” (2016-2018); A multiple way of exchange(s) “Banyak-banyak” (Many-many) within a platform of Gertrude Contemporary Art Space (Melbourne, 2014-2015) called The Independence Project; A year of artistic research “Tahun Tanah 2015” (The Earth Year) with Jatiwangi art Factory (Majalengka, West Java). With Hyphen, her partners in curiosity, she is unraveling data, fact and stories about Gerakan Seni Rupa Baru Indonesia (Indonesia New Art Movement, 1975-1989). With Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation, she is taking care of the programing part of the “Equator Symposium” (2012-2022).