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BOLT Residency

Leonard Suryajaya

Leonard Suryajaya, Gap, 2015, Pigment Print, 40 x 50 in.
Leonard Suryajaya, Gap, 2015, Pigment Print, 40 x 50 in.

 

Influenced by the cultural milieu of inter-ethnic relations in Indonesia, Leonard Suryajaya’s work explores intricate and complicated layers of selfhood in the context of cultural background, intimacy, sexual preference, and personal displacement. By utilizing photography, video, along with elements of performance and installation, and through the use of personal narrative and story telling, his work challenges and deconstructs the perspective we use to scrutinize and observe our roles in a transnational global world. Suryajaya received his MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Resident year: 
2015-2016
Cohort Group: 
Artist Resident