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'A rising flower makes a garden' / Ratu R. Saraswati

10 Dec –
9 Jan 2023

Exhibition: A rising flower makes a garden

We are proud to present the exhibition A rising flower makes a garden by the Indonesian artist Ratu. R. Saraswati (Saras). During her residency at Werkplaats Molenwijk in Amsterdam Noord, Saras brought to together a collection of photographs of flowers from the Molenwijk that have special meanings for local residents.

Saras has learned a lot during her conversations and activities with the residents of Molenwijk. Her experiences, the history of Molenwijk and her encounters with the residents have led to a number of proverbs and parabels that define her time and work in Molenwijk. During the opening of the exhibition on the 10th of December, she will share her experiences and her work with the audience on an interactive and performative way.

Ratu R. Saraswati  (Jakarta, 1990) obtained her BFA from the Faculty of Art and Design’s Institut Teknologi Bandung in 2013. In 2015, she was a resident at Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In the same year, she was a finalist of the National Indonesian Art Award, followed by the Bandung Contemporary Art Award 2017. Her performances have been commissioned for Jakarta Biennale 2017 and Biennale Jogja 2019. She is a resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 2020-2022. Saras was the artist-in-residence at Werkplaats Molenwijk in Autumn 2022.

Exhibition Opening

10 December 2022, 15:00-17:00h

Opening hours
10 December 2022 – 8 January 2023
Wednesday – Thursday – Friday
12:00 – 17:00h and during events and activities

From 24 December – 1 January 2023

Exhibition Finissage
Monday 9 January 2022, 15:00-17:00h

Free entrance. Reservation is not needed.

Werkplaats Molenwijk
Molenaarsweg 3
1035 EJ, Amsterdam

Werkplaats Molenwijk is made possible by:

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap; Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst; De Alliantie and Stadsdeel Noord. This residency is in partnership with the Social Practice Workshop of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten.

Werkplaats Molenwijk is an initiative by Framer Framed. Framer Framed is supported by Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Stadsdeel Oost.

Photography / Amsterdam Noord / Molenwijk / Residencies /


Ratu R. Saraswati

Ratu R. Saraswati

Artist and performer