Lives and Works: Yogyakarta
Mella Jaarsma was born in the Netherlands in 1960. She studied visual art at Minerva Academy,
Groningen (1978-1984) after which she left the Netherlands to study at the Art Institute of Jakarta (1984)
and, later, at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (1985-1986), Yogyakarta. Ever since that time, she has
lived and worked in Indonesia.
Jaarsma has exhibited in Indonesia and extensively in international events such as: Yokohama Triennale
(2005); Accidentally Fashion (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art-Taipei.
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