Ari Tampubolon


b. Pekanbaru, Indonesia 1997

Ari Tampubolon is an artist living and working in Narrm/Birraranga working under a reconfiguring of the institutional critique “genre” of art, subject to institutional approval, of course.


Selected Works


UPCOMING
    Hey Art Lovers Xx
    Performance presented for Performance Review and Gertrude Contemporary’s Contact High
    Gertrude Glasshouse (Collingwood)

    Untitled
    Part of West Space, Bus Projects, and Liquid Architecture’s Disorganising commissions.
    Collingwood Yards (Collingwood)

2021
    Intimate Partner
    Short film for Melbourne Queer Film Festival’s Queer Lives in Isolation project
    Written, directed, and edited by Ari Tampubolon
   
    MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS: THE A.R.I. WORLD TOUR 2020
    Solo show
    Blindside Gallery (Melbourne)

2020
    Optics, or, an introductory post-structuralist study of cognition and looking at your reflection         while your ass is getting slapped.  
    Online contributions for Live from the Field: Part 3
    Facilitated by Katie Ryan
    KINGS Artist-Run (North Melbourne)

    MINI Audio Library
    Audio library contribution part of MUMA Online collection
    Curated by Emily Floyd, Amy Stuart and Ella Sutherland
    Monash University Museum of Art (Caulfield)

    Symposia: This show is dedicated to K-pop girl group, TWICE. I love you.
    Solo show
    SEVENTH Gallery (Fitzroy)

    Symposia: On the curation of resistance.
    Artist talk presented as part of Writing & Concept’s 2020 lecture series
    Facilitated by Jan van Schaik and Fjorn Butler
    Signal (Melbourne)

2019
    MADA Now
    Monash University Graduate Exhibition
    Monash University (Caulfield)

    Dis/location
    Group show
    Curated by Bea Rubio Gabriel
    MPavilion (Clayton)

    This show is dedicated to K-pop girl group TWICE. I love you.
    Solo show
    Intermission Gallery (Caulfield)

    Safe Word
    Physical Theatre
    Performer; Ensemble Cast
    Missing Persons (Melbourne)

    Collectively
    Group show
    Curated by Amelia Wallin
    Westspace (Melbourne)

    The Answers You Need Are Right Where You Are
    Group show
    Intermission Gallery (Caulfield)

March 2018
    Where Are You From?
    Writer/participant
    Blak Dot Gallery (Brunswick)
    Part of an online journal and photographic storyboard curated by Sabina McKenna

November 2016
    Raised in Captivity
    Performer; Ensemble cast
    Pasadena City College Theatre Company (Pasadena, CA)
 
September 2016
    The Laramie Project
    Performer; Ensemble cast
    Pasadena City College Theatre Company (Pasadena, CA)

May 2015
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    Performer; Chief Bromden
    John Curtin College of the Arts (Fremantle, WA)
   

Press

2020
    MeMo Review
    Review for Symposia: This show is dedicated to K-pop girl group, TWICE. I love you.
    written by Amelia Winata

Education


2016 - 2020
    Bachelor’s degree in sociology and fine art (BA/BFA double degree), Monash University (Clayton VIC)

2010 - 2015
    Completed high school diploma, John Curtin College of Arts (Fremantle, WA)


Professional Experience


Current
    West Space (Collingwood, VIC)
    Gallery assistant
   
    RISING Festival (Melbourne, VIC)
    Lead producer and programming assistant (Golden Square)

    We Are Here
    Contemporary dance creative development choreographed by Jennifer Ma
    Principal dramaturg and creative director

2021
    We Never Asked For This
    Short film by Ella Lawry
    Costume designer
   
    Deep Clean
    Video work by Andy Butler for Artshouse’s Housewarming
    Production assistant

    Intimate Partner
    Short film for Melbourne Queer Film Festival’s Queer Lives in Isolation
    Director, producer, editor, and screenwriter

2020
    Monash University (Caulfield, VIC)
    Casual guest tutor/lecturor

2019
    West Space (Melbourne, VIC)
    Volunteer

    A Study of Being
    Contemporary dance show for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019
    Assistant director/dramaturg
    Dancehouse (Carlton)

Awards


2020
   Grant Recipient
   Melbourne Queer Film Festival’s Queer Lives in Isolation

2015
    Arts Ambassador Award
    John Curtin College of the Arts