L.C. von Sukmeister Esq. MA (b. 1981) is the pseudonym of Suki, a para-performative artist-historian since 2005. He is born in East Java, but is raised in the Netherlands. Trained as an systems theoretical art historian at Radboud University Nijmegen, he is an autodidact chaotic art maker based in Amsterdam.
I invent artistic concepts for installation art, performance art, and video art. I try to raise questions both on the authenticity and originality of art’s nature (and the allographic nature of digital arts in particular), as well as on the institutionalized context of art (the space, site, platform for art exhibition and distribution) and its corporatization/financialization in the culture industry. The duplication of the image and exclusion mechanisms are my central themes.
Beyond the Senses, Design Column #8 Droog Gallery, Amsterdam, Oct 1 – Nov 9, 2014, with ...A Story About (2014) in collaboration with Eliza Mante
OK.Video 6th Jakarta International Video Festival organized by ruangrupa, Jakarta, Indonesia, September 5-15, 2013, with The Art Collector (2013) OK.Video 6th Jakarta International Video Festival
The Saints of The New Age, art event in Istanbul, Turkey, June 20, 2012, with his Friendly Video Graffiti Project (2009-2011)
OK.Video 5th Jakarta International Video Festival organized by ruangrupa, Jakarta, Indonesia, October 6-17, 2011, with his Friendly Video Graffiti Project (2009-2011) OK.Video 5th Jakarta International Video Festival
SMart Multimedia Arts Festival, Grand Rapids (MI) United States of America, April 4-8, 2011, with his
Friendly Video Graffiti Project (2009-2011) SMart Multimedia Arts Festival
Venice Biennial 2009 @ Padiglione Internet, in the Wikipedia Art Project by artists Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern with the video work Banned Wikipedia Art Attempts to Intervene with Banned Airlines into Art Venues in Vienna (2009) Wikipedia Art
Presentation of multi-media installation Concept XIII (2009) at the ‘Think Ahead! Open Platform’ Award Competition by Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk), Amsterdam, May 9, 2009.
Featured in the PUBlications
LC von Sukmeister. ‘OK.Video.’ In: Metropolis M, October 6, 2013.
Catriona Croft-Cusworth. ‘Art of Deception Unveiled at RuRu’s OK. Video Biennial.’ In: The Jakarta Globe, September 9, 2013 .
R.S. de Boer. ‘Site-Specific Work of Art in a Corporate Context: An Exploratory Guideline for Critical Artists.’ In: Continental Breakfast. Place of Encounter. Fifth CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators (ed. Giuliana Carbi), Trieste Contemporanea, 2011, pp. 166-187.
R.S. de Boer. ‘Kunstige bedrijvigheid: Apenrots of Kunstwalhalla? Professionalisering van corporate collecting en de noodzaak van kwalitatief onderzoek.’ In: Kunstlicht, 30: 3/4, 2009, pp. 14-20. ISBN 978-90-73588-48-6. ISSN 0921-5026
R.S. de Boer & Stefano Mirti. ‘…les boys got leather straps les boys got SS caps…’ In: Fetisch + Konsum (eds. Jean-Baptiste Joly, Catherine Perret, Julia Warmers), Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (Germany) 2009, pp. 221-241. ISBN 978-3-937982-24-3
R.S. de Boer. ‘De waarneming van de beschouwer waargenomen.’ In: Desipientia, zin & waan, 14:12, November 2007, pp. 34-37. ISSN 1386-1069
Daily newspaper nrc•next: Karin Quint (2009). ‘Zij proberen zo ergens binnen te komen.’ In: nrc•next, Wednesday, February 25, 2009, pp. 22-23
Ad Valvas VU University newspaper: Daphne Lentjes (2009): ‘Kunst voor plant en publiek.’ In: Ad Valvas, June 18, 2009, pp. 16-17.
Construct – de – Construct, Droog Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 23 – August 31, 2014.