Devfto x ArtSociates
Maharani Mancanagara (B. 1990) or known as Rani, is an Indonesian artist whose works explore and reinterpret Indonesia’s complex and sometimes sensitive issues of modern sociopolitical and cultural history through fictional storytelling. She studied printmaking at Institut Teknologi Bandung where she began to utilize drawing, print, and the installation often time on wooden surfaces.
Rani’s interest towards history began when she discovered her grandfather’s diary, which led her into a journey of intertwining a plethora of personal histories that reflect larger socio-political dynamics of 20th century Indonesia. In her research, she often encountered intriguing personal narratives, often imbued of the source’s own subjectivity, which offers an alternative view towards documented history as well as revealing its complex layers.
Rani develop and create some new printmaking artworks during her two weeks residency at Devfto.