An exhibition by Rony Zakaria
Curated by Wei Leng Tay
Presented as a culmination of the Objectifs Documentary Award, Open Category
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
13 Mar to 19 Apr 2020
Tues to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sun 12pm to 4pm
Opening Reception: 12 Mar, 7pm to 930pm
Artist and Curator dialogue: 12 Mar, 7pm [Register here for the talk]
Join us as well for the opening and talk for the Emerging Category recipient Dave Lim on the same evening.
In Pantura, Rony Zakaria journeys down De Grote Postweg (also known as Jalan Raya Pos or The Great Post Road), a highway built in the early 19th century by Dutch colonisers and spanning five provinces in Java, Indonesia. Through his photography, Zakaria encounters communities through which this vital transportation artery now flows, and the traces of class and race that cut through it.
About Rony Zakaria
Rony Zakaria graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Upon graduation he started his career as a photographer. He then studied photojournalism at Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara. In 2009 he studied on a fellowship at Asian Center For Journalism in Manila Philippines. Since then he has been working for international publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Le Monde, Mare, GEO, The Guardian, Monocle, among others.
Rony has received several awards for his works which includes NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Roberto del Carlo Photolux award and Mochtar Lubis Award Grant. His works have also been exhibited in galleries and festival in Paris, Frankfurt, China, Bangladesh, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. In 2013, he published his first book, Encounters, a collection of personal photographs taken since the beginning of his career.
About Wei Leng Tay
Wei Leng Tay is an artist working with mediums including photography, audio, video and installation. Her works begin with conversations and interactions with people, and draw links between how desires, personal relationships and histories are tied to family, society and the state. Tay’s most recent four-part solo exhibition, Crossings, was presented at NUS Museum (2018-2019). She has collaborated with organisations such as ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Vasl Artists’ Association, Pakistan, and the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre through group exhibitions and residencies, and her works can be found in museum collections in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. She is in the collective project Sightlines (2016-) which questions collectivity through conversation and image-making. Previously, Tay worked as Deputy Picture Editor for TIME Magazine’s Asia edition and as a photo editor for Bloomberg News in Hong Kong. She holds an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.