Ruci Art Space
Staying true to its nom de plume, Ruci (from Sanskrit meaning “source of light, taste or pleasure”) wants to become the beacon of light for Indonesia’s art and culture, to cultivate further awareness of art amongst youth. Their gallery’s space almost seems fortuitous to its name: a former restaurant turned into a 450m2 area with a main exhibition area that has two video/installation rooms. Ruci Art Space has a specific annual program: they will work with four artists a year for a one-month solo show, and along the way creating a platform between artists and the public. In the last two years they have held six exhibitions, including Hole in the Wall, a group show of Jakarta- and Bandung-based artists with creative brands; and Y Collect that displays 20 artworks from private collections. Currently they are representing painter Glenda Lee Sutardy, pixel artist Oomleo, and two highly regarded photographers: Kinez Riza and Anton Ismael.