Het Bonnefanten proudly presents Melati Suryodarmo (1969, Surakarta, Indonesia) as the eleventh winner of the Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Art (BACA).
On 12 June, the museum is opening the exhibition I am a Ghost in My Own House, Suryodarmo’s first big solo exhibition in Europe and the Netherlands.
Suryodarmo is a versatile artist, but is particularly known for her compelling performances. In her work, she interprets strong political and social insights in a poetic and physical visual idiom. Awarding her the BACA is a welcome reason for the Bonnefanten to present Melati Suryodarmo to the public in the Netherlands and to pay tribute to one of the pioneers of performance art. Two performances will take place on the day of the opening: the four-hour performance Transaction of Hollows and, simultaneously, the performance Sweet Dreams Sweet. One week later, on 19 June, Suryodarmo will perform herself in I am a Ghost in My Own House.