Ruangrupa is a Jakarta-based collective established in 2000, striving to support the idea of art within urban and cultural context by involving artists and other disciplines -such as social sciences, politics, technology and media- to give critical observation and views towards Indonesian urban contemporary issues.
From 2015-18, Ruangrupa co-developed a cultural platform called Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, together with several artists collectives in Jakarta, as a cross-disciplinary space that aims to maintain, cultivate and establish an integrated support system for creative talents, diverse communities, and various institutions encouraging critical thinking. The results of these joint collaborations are open for public access—and presented with various exhibitions, festivals, workshops, discussions, film screenings, music concerts, and publications.
In 2018, learning from their experience establishing Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem and together with Serrum and Grafis Huru Hara, Ruangrupa co-initiated Gudskul. A contemporary art collective and ecosystem studies, as a public learning space established to practice an expanded understanding of collectivity.