Gallery Soemardja - ITB

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The Soemardja Gallery was established in 1993. As an oldest university gallery in Indonesia, the Soemardja Gallery serves as an educational complement to the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Department of Fine Art and as a cultural resource for the institute and Bandung arts communities.

Soemardja Gallery is the oldest university gallery in Indonesia and in Bandung. Founded in 1974, the gallery is named after the late Syafe’i Soemardja, one of the architect of art education system in Indonesia. The gallery building is a part of the Faculty of Fine Art and Design and located near the grass field of the East Aula, within the campus of Bandung Institute of Technology.

As part of an educational institution, initially the gallery is a place for the academic circles of ITB to exhibit their works. Nowadays, it is a place for;

  • Contemporary art exhibition;
  • And for the students to learn and study the management of exhibitions and art programs through curatorial and volunteering works.

To stimulate a wider general public on contemporary art issues, Soemardja Gallery also holds art programs such as;

  • Discussions;
  • Seminars and;
  • Workshops by artists and art experts in the national, regional and international fields.

The gallery also accommodates other visual art practices, including;

  • Industrial design;
  • Architecture;
  • Craft;
  • Photography, and;
  • Visual culture in general.

Soemardja Gallery regularly runs art programs and exhibitions in co-operation with local, regional, international artists, various cultural foundation, and art institutions.

The exhibition space is approximately 150m2 and is 4m in height on one side and 2.4m on the other side. The space is equipped with lighting facilities and removable panels.

Soemardja Gallery

Faculty of Art and Design
Bandung Institut of Technology
Phone: +62 22 253 4242

Address : Jl. Ganesha 10, 40132 Bandung - Indonesia