Born in Bali, 1990
Citra Sasmita is a contemporary artist from Bali whose work focuses on unraveling the myths and misconceptions of Balinese art and culture. She is also deeply invested in questioning a woman’s place in social hierarchy and seeks to upend normative construct of gender.
Born in Bali, Indonesia on March 30, 1990, Citra Sasmita has never been formally graduated from art institution. Studied at Literature diploma, Udayana University (2008) and Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Ganesha University of Education, majoring in Physics Education (2009),
One of her long term project, Timur Merah Project ; Harbor of Restless Spirits being presented in Garden of Six Seasons, ParaSite, a painting on cow’s hide reflects the Kamasan Balinese painterly language that Citra has been developing in her practice. Its represents a geography of female figures, fires, and various natural elements, composed whimsically in an unfolding of pansexual energy. While rooted in mythological thinking with Hindu and Balinese specific references , the scenes are equally part of contemporary process of imagining a secular and empowered mythology for post-patriarchal future.
Gold Award Winner UOB Painting of The Year 2017, Biennale Jogjakarta 2019, Citra Sasmita’s Solo Show titled Ode To The Sun 2020 at Yeo Workshop, Gillman Barrack , Singapore and Garden Of Six Seasons 2020, Para Site, Hong Kong road to Kathmandu Triennale become the notable award and exhibition in her career.