20 February 2019

In Chains Screening and Discussion with Hana Madness

Happening on February 28th, 2019!!!
In Chains film screening followed by open discussion with Hana Madness
at Grobak Hysteria Creative Impact Hub, Semarang-Central Java

Hana Madness on Kick Andy Metro TV 2019

I seriously still cound't believe... 
I was there on the same stage for the second time after previously in 2012 they invited me for the topic "They Say I'm Crazy" and it became my first stage in broclaiming my journey in art and mental health on national tv show. 
And this time, I came back to tell you about my journey which is no longer the same...

besides myself, there are 3 other speakers; Sakdiyah Ma’ruf as a female stand-up comedian and also Putri & Nurul from Nalitari.
Here is the link to watch the video

"Turning Emotions Into Characters" Art Workshop with Hana Madness

"Turning Emotions Into Characters" with Hana Madness
A relaxed painting workshop about how to change the emotions in you into colorful expressive characters.

Saturday, February 16th 2019
from 10 am - 1 am
at 2Madison Gallery & Art Space

IDR 350k 
(for 3 hours of talkshow and workshop)
Including: Tools and materials, morning snack & lunch

To register:
Whatsapp number: +62 (0) 812 94088668.
(The number of participants is limited to 12 pax. So go register yourself now)

"Seventh Earth" Art dan Fashion Exhibition at 2Madison Gallery

"Seventh Earth"
Art and Fashion Exhibition
Opening night: Feb 15th 2019 / 6.30pm / @2madison Gallery

Will be presenting the latest work of:
• Soni Irawan (Yogyakarta)
• Hana Madness (Jakarta)
• Lala Bohang (Jakarta)
• Choirul Imam (Solo)
• Esa Apriansyah (Bandung)
• Imeldaams (Cilegon)
• Dina Adelya (Jambi)

Wearable Art presentation by:
• 2madison X DGTMB (Jogjakarta)
• 2madison X Robet Olga (Solo)

Presenting my new piece of painting entitled 
"Welcome to My Universe"
Year: 2019
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
dimension: 100 cm x 100 cm

Artwork description: 
Mereka adalah alam semestaku, isi pikiranku.
Sulit untuk tidak tersedot kedalamnya.
Terkadang mereka sunyi, namun seringkali hingar-bingar.
Terkadang mereka taat, namun seringkali memberontak.
Seringkali aku terjebak, dalam dimensi nan jauh disana.
Dalam suka dan gembira, dalam bahagia dan warna-warna....
Along with the curator and some of the participants of the exhibition.

Ps: The exhibition is still on goin' until March 3rd 2019. It's free and open for public!

"Momentary Museum" Exhibition in Japan

I made these 20 pieces of painting kites for "Momentary Museum" Exhibition in collaboration with Japanese artist, Jun Kitazawa and had been exhibited at Otsu Prince Hotel Shiga, Japan. From 8-10 February 2019.

05 February 2019

Tahilalats x Hana Madness for Jakarta Sneaker Day 2019

I customized this toy in collaboration with Tahilalats for Jakarta Sneaker Day 2019
"The Rise of Sneaker Culture"
7-9 February 2019
at The Hall 8th floor, Senayan City Jakarta
Artwork details
Artist: Hana Madness
Title: "A girl with big eyes and purple colored hair wearing yellow hat and fashionable cool robe holding her sk8board" 
Medium: Mixed media on toy
Dimenssion: 20 cm

...and also Vans x Hana Madness for Jakarta Sneaker Day 2019

Hana Madness on BBC World Service English

Image credit: Tsoku Maela
So excited to announce my interview with has been officially released. There is also a conversation with briliant South African artist Tsoku Maela about how we use our artistic platform to challenge attitudes toward mental illness in our home countries of Indonesia and South Africa.

Here is the link to the page:

(it will be available for broadcast and to download as a podcast for 30 days and to stream online via BBC website)

Enjoy! X

Hana Madness x Mindtees For T-shirt Merchandise

I made this design for Mindtees t shirt collection 2019.
To purchase this product kindly visit www.mindtees.id

20 November 2018

TEDx Universitas Brawijaya with Hana Madness

Have you ever experienced madness? How does it feel? Maybe you hear a lot from psychiatrists or psychologists about what is mental-illness. Then what if you hear the perspective of madness from a mental-illnesses? Hana madness is a visual artist and mental health survivor. She is widely involved in mental health activism and works as a visual artist. Many of her works were created from collaborations with foreign artists. She is also known as one of the influential artists in her field. Hana Madness will tell you about the art of madness.

Register yourself now!
Instagram: tedxuniversitasbrawijaya
Twitter: tedxubrawijaya
LINE@: @cgu9302m

In Chains Went to Germany

In Chains is my latest collaboration project with UK based artist and mental health activist the vacuum cleaner. This project raised a radical mental health community in Cianjur, West Java called Istana KSJ  into an 18-minute video.
After debuting for Festival Bebas Batas part of UK/ID Festival at The National Gallery of Indonesia last October, I had the opportunity to present this project at two different festivals in Germany.

is part of Utopia Film Festival which held in the city of Bremen, Germany on 29 October 2018. In there James aka "the vacuum cleaner" presented his old project entitled "Madlove" Designer of Asylum, followed by our presentation about In Chains. 
At least 90 tickets were sold out!
After Bremen, James and I flew to Munich. In there we performed at a large festival called "POLITIK IM FREIN THEATER"
 in a session called 
"Tender Provocations, The Art of a Culture of Hope" 
which was curated by James the vacuum cleaner & Jessica Huber, taken place at Kammerspiele Theater Munich, Germany on 2 & 3 November 2018.

James and I performed on the same stage with influential disability artists and activists from  UK & Europe such as Noemi Lakmaier, Katherine Araniello, Kim Noble, Jessica Hubber.
Before the show along with Noemi Lakmaier (Artist & Activist), Kim Noble (Artist), Mary Osborn (Artists' producer), Katherine Araniello (Artist & Activist).

18 October 2018

In Chains Hana Madness (ID) x the vacuumc cleaner (UK)

Hana Madness (ID) x the vacuum cleaner (UK)

In July 2018, artists and mental health activists Hana Madness (Indonesia) and the vacuum cleaner (UK) travelled to West Java, Indonesia to visit people who are and have been held in Pasung (held in chains due to their mental health). The artists will exhibit a new work that challenges and reframes perceptions of mental health in Indonesia, as part of the wider movement to #stoppasung
The project has been supported by the UK/ID Season 2016-18, which aims to develop and support relationships between Indonesian and UK artists. 
Festival Bebas Batas (which roughly translates as ‘free of boundaries’, or ‘unlimited’) will be Indonesia’s first festival of brilliant art by disabled people. The festival is the brainchild of a group of artists, curators and activists, including artist Hana Madness, who visited the Unlimited Festival in London in 2016 and was inspired to create a festival with the same spirit in Indonesia. (written by Mary Osborn)
Get yourself a chance to watch my latest video project with at Festival Bebas Batas 12-29 October at The National Gallery of Indonesia. See how a radical mental health community in Cianjur called Istana KSJ can survive in empowering people with mental disability.
More about my self and this collaboration project kindly visit

Festival Bebas Batas

Festival Bebas Batas (which roughly translates as ‘free of boundaries’, or ‘unlimited’) will be Indonesia’s first festival of brilliant art by disabled people.
The festival is the brainchild of a group of artists, curators and activists, including artist Hana Madness, who visited the Unlimited Festival in London in 2016 and was inspired to create a festival with the same spirit in Indonesia.
Taking place at the National Gallery in Jakarta on 12-29 October 2018, the festival is designed to complement the Asian Para Games, which will be held in Jakarta, also in October.
The festival is a collaboration between Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, Art Brut Collective, and British Council Indonesia.
That's me, when I gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the Festival Bebas Batas. I conveyed how I feel proud because this Festival can be realized in Indonesia and also will be a new history of Arts & Disability in Indonesia.
Along with Director of NoMa Museum Japan, Director of the British Council Indonesia, Art Director of The Ministry National and Culture of Indonesia, and The Curator of Festival Bebas Batas.
In front of my new set of painting called "Emotionally Unstable Family"
Got a chance to meet Director General of the Ministry National Education and Culture of Indonesia, Bapak Hilmar Farid.