Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International

Julian Abraham “Togar”

Julian Abraham “Togar” (b. 1987, Medan; lives between Medan, Yogyakarta, and Amsterdam) is a transdisciplinary artist whose practice exists at the intersection of sound, music, DIY engineering, research, biohacking, activism, and more. His work derives from rhythms and systems and the knowledge that even the smallest interventions can form new, sustainable support systems. How he engages with those systems—whether preserving, initiating, intervening, supporting, negotiating, hacking, or questioning—is determined by context. Togar’s work may take the form of installation, video, audio, gig, Happening, event, or anything. He has held solo exhibitions at Ruci Art Space and Rubanah Underground, both in Jakarta, and Cemeti- Institute for Art and Society and Kedai Kebun Forum, both in Yogyakarta, among others. He is a 2020–22 artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.

The participation of Julian Abraham “Togar” in the 58th Carnegie International is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

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Installation view of Julian Abraham “Togar” exhibition, Rijksakademie Open Studios, Amsterdam, 2021

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