Philemon Mukarno
  • Male
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Netherlands

Philemon Mukarno's Friends

  • Luiza Prado
  • Die Wolke Art Group
  • Collettivo Superazione
  • Anniken Weber
  • barbara kowa
  • Jil Guyon
  • bernadette laimbauer
  • Giulia Mattera
  • Leonard Rachita
  • Sea Heikes
  • Patricia Salla
  • Kamila Slawinski
  • Marija Farmer
  • evangelia basdekis
  • Mounir Saeed


Loading… Loading feed


Philemon Mukarno's Page

Latest Activity

Spike MClarrity and Philemon Mukarno are now friends
Philemon Mukarno posted a status
Jan 10
Philemon Mukarno liked Philemon Mukarno's profile
Nov 11, 2020
Philemon Mukarno liked Philemon Mukarno's profile
Oct 27, 2020
Philemon Mukarno posted videos
Oct 12, 2020
Philemon Mukarno posted photos
Sep 24, 2020
Philemon Mukarno posted videos
Sep 3, 2020
Philemon Mukarno posted videos
Aug 16, 2020
Philemon Mukarno posted a video
Jul 13, 2020
Philemon Mukarno shared their album on MySpace
Jul 10, 2020
Philemon Mukarno posted photos
Jul 10, 2020
Philemon Mukarno posted videos
Jul 10, 2020
Philemon Mukarno shared their album on MySpace
Jul 6, 2020
Philemon Mukarno shared their album on Twitter
Jul 6, 2020
Philemon Mukarno posted photos
Jul 6, 2020
Philemon Mukarno posted photos
Jun 25, 2020

Profile Information

Performance Discipline
Performance Art, Body Art, Live Art, Action Art
Philemon Mukarno, performance artist, was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He studied at Codarts - University for the arts in the Netherlands. He finished Cum Laude and received the Prize for Art.
Mukarno is a unique figure in Contemporary Art. The use of of his own body is one of his trademarks. The performance arts demonstrate in their own way his original ideas and his strife for intense expressiveness, in a language that does not refer to tradition. Each piece has a strong economy of Means and a strict control of Form. Means and Form are use by Mukarno in an elementary and powerful way.
His works are performed on International Art Festivals as: Gamelan Festival in Yogjakarta, Indonesia, El Segundo Festival International de Música Clásica Contemporánea in Lima, Peru, Rotterdam Biennial, Internationale Studienwoche für Zeitgenössische Kust in Lunenburg, Germany ,Internationaal Gamelan Festival Amsterdam (IGFA) and Musica Eterna Dubrovnik.
He cooperates frequently with artists from other disciplines such as choreographers, dancers, and performers. As well as music for theatre and motion pictures.
Spectacularly was his Art Installation with the title Dejeuner sur l’ herbe, a cooperation with the artist Wim Salki witch was exposed in Gotheart Kunstforum in Cologne, Germany.

Artstic Statement

I consider performance art as a means of changing our perspective on the world, a moment of marked consciousness that creates the inner space for a change.

With a strong focus in action, my practice is about divine as ritual behavior and focuses on spirituality, sexual encounters and gender fluidity. 

In my work I use appropriation  to comment on, reveal and deconstruct the ideas of originality, art, identity, gender and sex. And influenced by my self-imposed exile, and investigates intergenerational trauma, war, and displacement, with an analytical view of societal structures, including religion, political strategies and cultural hierarchies. 

I have an empathic understanding of many of the subjects I explore, delving into my own experiences of trauma and exile.

Action of sex, sexual trauma and taboo. Those often hidden in shame. I share the stories often hidden in secret, with concealed actions of brutal honesty, an honesty that permeates my voice and breaks the silence. 

My passion is art and people.The interest is how we intersect art and the community. And, the people who are in between, in between the worlds, in between genders, and in between countries and borders. Borders separate, genders separate, dogmas separate. The works explores the themes of un-separating, the crossing of the borderlands of sexuality.

I share these via performance art in a memoir; a memoir of a child surviving with scars, both physical and emotional, who finds a way to survive by making art.

Philemon Mukarno's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Philemon Mukarno's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of Contemporary Performance Network to add comments!

Join Contemporary Performance Network

At 11:54pm on April 18, 2017, Jil Guyon said…

Tahnk you for adding me to your friends list, Philemon. I hope to see your work live sometime soon!

At 12:44am on July 1, 2016, Trish Hamilton said…

Hi Philemon.

Thanks for adding me to your friends list.

Let me know if your heading to Milano, Italy!

At 1:17pm on July 8, 2014, collins brian odhiambo said…
Thank you for the add looking forward to exchanging ideas
At 10:41pm on January 28, 2014, Jochi Muñoz said…

Thank you very much, Philemon, for adding me. Greetings from Santo Domingo

At 11:31pm on May 15, 2011, Caden Manson (Network Curator) said…

Welcome to the network. Don't forget to control how many emails you receive, go to

 Control Email Settings

Looking forward to learning more about your work.


Sponsors & Partners


© 2021   Created by Caden Manson (Network Curator).   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service