Reza Afisina

b. 1977, Bandung, Indonesia

Employing video, performance, and installation, and often using his own body in his work, Reza Afisina explores the manifestations and meanings of physical and emotional pain. Afisina’s early experimental work What . . . (2001), part of the Guggenheim’s collection, records a performance by the artist in which biblical verses about truth and confession are referenced, and are underscored with an act of violence. Afisina has performed and screened his work in such group exhibitions as Simple Actions and Aberrant Behaviors, PICA, Portland (2007), Jakarta Biennial (2009); Move on Asia: The End of Video Art, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong (2010 and 2012); and City Net Asia, Seoul Museum of Art (2011). Afisina is a member of the artists’ collection ruangrupa and lives and works in Jakarta.

Photo: Courtesy of Reza Afisina

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