Ann Wizer

One Person Exhibitions

2008  - INVISIBLE unseen people unseen waste, Galeria Dumelia, Manila

2007 - Pastourelle, Rawspace Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2005  ·  SOAPOPERA, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2004  ·  XSProject, React Center, Jakarta

         ·  XSProject: review & preview, Aksara Bookstore, Jakarta

2002  ·  Empty Legacy: works made from trash, Galeri Lontar, Jakarta

2001  ·  Virus Project, Institut Kesenian Jakarta, Jakarta

1999  ·  Gender Studies, The Drawing Room, Manila

1997  ·  Roads to Nowhere: notes on urban loss, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila

1992  ·  Passage, Thomas Jefferson Cultural Center, United States Embassy, Manila

1990  ·  Time and Again, P3 Alternative Museum, Tochoji Zen Temple, Tokyo

1989  ·  Skyscrapers, Gallery Savoir Vivre, Tokyo

1988  ·  Moonlight, Tokyo American Center, Tokyo; Sapporo American Center, Sapporo;  

            Nagoya American Center, Nagoya

1986  ·  Recent Sculpture, Gallery Isogaya, Tokyo

1978  ·  Obsessions, Yannis Consortium, New York City

1976  ·  Delusions, Aegean School of Fine Arts, Paros, Greece


Group Exhibitions

2006  ·  Biennale Jakarta 2006: BEYOND Its Limits and Challenges, Cemara 6 Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

         · Women Artists in the Met Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, Philippines

            · JakARTa Kolektors, John McGlynn's Residence, Jakarta, Indonesia  

2005   ·  CP Biennale II 2005: Urban/Culture, Museum Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

            ·  Taboo and Transgression in Contemporary Indonesian Art, Herbert F. Johnson Museum,

           Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

2003  ·  mesh, the art gallery, National Institute of Education, Singapore

2002  ·  TALI IKAT fiber connections, organized by Cemeti Art Foundation, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta

         ·  Fashion Explorations, organized by Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Earl Lu Gallery II, Singapore

         ·  Hugis at Hubog (Shape and Form), exhibition featuring works of theater set and costume designers and technicians, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila

2001  ·  Sharing Art Ocean & Mountain, collaborative workshop. Tejakula, Bali, Indonesia           

           · Virus Project, works from Virus Project Workshop, Galeri Cipta III, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

         ·  Art and Religiousity, symposium/collaborative festival, Costume collaboration for Diane Butler (Naropa University), headdresses for GAGADADA performance with Andrea Morein and Lynn Vetter. Tejakula, Bali, Indonesia

2000 ·  Tana Toraja Arts & Ritual Festival, performance HELLO GOODBYE! Sulawesi, Indonesia

            ·  WOWB-Who Owns Women's Bodies? Lipa City, Cagayan de Oro, Vigan, Cebu, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines; and Chulalongkorn Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand

         ·  Aswang Fashions, costumes and props from LUNA, An Aswang Romance,  The Drawing Room, Manila

1999  · Defining Our Future, Baguio International Arts Festival, Baguio City, Philippines

         ·  At Home Abroad, collaborative performance with COINER: Thomas Kumheln, writer/musician, Germany; Z.A.P., photographer/sound technician, Germany; at CESTA, Tabor, Czech Republic

         ·  Queenly Matters, performance in Mega Mall sponsored by Third Space, Manila

1998  ·  Ang Takeri, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila

            ·  Viral Reality, organizer of Earth Day event on Pasig River, Manila

            ·  Women Without Borders, exhibition traveled for 4 years to 33 countries

            ·  Plastic (and other) Waste, Chulalongkorn Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

            ·  10th Anniversary Show, Café By the Ruins, Baguio City, Philippines

1997  · The Gallery Artists, Brix Gallery, Manila

 ·  All Dressed Up! Ayala Museum, Manila

           ·   Conversation Piece, Gallery III, Ayala Museum, Manila

         ·  Book Art IV, The Luz Gallery, Manila

         ·  Group Show, Penguin Gallery, Manila

1996  · Jamming on an Old Saya, exhibition following theater/fashion event.National Council on Culture and the Arts, Manila

1995  ·  Collaborative installation with designer Steve de Leon, Hotel Inter-Con, Manila

1994  ·  Art Manila Sino Sila? Shangri-La Plaza, Manila

1993  ·  Cross Currents, 4th Baguio Arts Festival, Baguio Convention Center, Baguio, Philippines

         ·  Wallless Gallery traveling exhibition in the Philippines with Cesare and Jean Marie Syjuco's ARTLAB

         ·  Installations by Baguio Arts Guild Baguio City Convention Center, Baguio City, Philippines

1992  ·  Naguri Dam Outdoor Exhibition Naguri Village, Saitama, Japan

         ·  Kilusan Katutubong Sining (Movement for Indigenous Art) Alliance Francaise Gallery, Manila

         ·  Collaborative Works by 3 Oarhouse, Malate, Manila

         ·  Viva Excon 2nd Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition and Conference, Bacolod City, Philippines

1989  ·  Objects Gallery Natsuhiko, Tokyo

         ·  Tokyo Transmission Seibu, Tokyo

1988  ·  Handy Works by Hands Gallery Lunami Annex, Tokyo

         ·  Tokyo Transmission Seibu, Tokyo

1987  ·  San San Ten Gallery Chikyudo, Tokyo

1984  ·  Group Show Gallery Yours, Ito, Shizuoka, Japan

1984  ·  Inside Reality Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Md.

         ·  New Names, Gallery 10, Washington D.C.

         ·  Artscape, Baltimore, Md.

         ·  Washington Sculpture--Prospects and Perspectives, Artists' Space, Washington, D.C.

         ·  Salisbury State College Invitational, Salisbury, Md.


Theater Collaborations

2004  ·  World Peace Barong, created "Pilgrimage" costume for Diane Butler, Samuan Tiga, Bali

2003  ·  Middle Mountain, created costume for collaborative dance/theater performance, organized by Mohamad Zul, Taksu Gallery, Jakarta

2002  ·  Meeting of Seven Villages, created headdresses for local dancers, organized by Suprapto Suryodarmo, Solo, Indonesia

         ·  Tubuh Yang Terbuang (Discarded Body), Costumes for dance performance by Diane Butler and Suprapto Suryodarmo, Theater Utan Kayu, Jakarta

         ·  Barangay Asia NEO-FILIPINO Series, graphic design for Ballet Philippines, Manila

2001  ·  Radioactive SAGO Project, costumes from rubber inner tubes for rock music group, Manila

2000  · LUNA, an Aswang Romance, developed costumes, props, headdresses for Gilda Cordero-Fernando's collaborative theatre/fashion/folklore production involving more than 20 visual artists and fashion designers. Written by Rody Vera, directed by Anton Juan, performed in Teatro Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Manila

1997  · Unravelling the Maya; set, costume, and prop design for a contemporary dance/theater piece. Ramli Ibrahim, Denisa Reyes-artistic directors. Ramlli Ibrahim , Denisa Reyes-choreography,  Rahayu Supanggah-music, Indonesia. Premiered at Auditorium Dewan Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1995  · A Soldier's Tale or Kuwento Ng Kawal, set and costume design.  Tanghalang Pilipino - resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Directed by Nonon Padilla, text by Ramuz, music by Igor Stravinksy

  • Jamming on an Old Saya, stage effects and headdresses for Gilda Cordero-Fernando's collaborative theater/fashion event showcasing contemporary works made of antique fabrics by designers; Salvador Bernal, Steve de Leon, Tessie Macasaet, Gigi Escalante. Accompanying book and T.V. show

        ·  For the Gods, costume design for contemporary dance performance by Denisa Reyes-choreographer. "Heaven and Earth" festival, City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong

1994   ·  Suwana costume design for Ballet Philippines. Collaboration with Denisa Reyes-choreographer, Al Santos-libretto, Alwin Reamillo -set, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

1993  ·  Rite of Spring contemporary set and costume design for full company of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring performance by Ballet Philippines. Collaboration with artistic director/choreographer - Denisa Reyes, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

1992  ·  Puting Uwak or White Crow set design/sculptural installation for performance by Jean Marie Syjuco, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

1992  · ASIN Set design for folk/rock concert, Folk Arts Theatre, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila


Catalogues and Other Publications

2006   ·  Biennale Jakarta 2006: The Others, Galeri Cemara, Jakarta, Indonesia

2005   ·  CP Biennale II 2005: Urban/Culture, Museum Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

         · Taboo and Transgression in Contemporary Indonesian Art, Amanda Katherine Rath, exhibition catalogue

2002  ·  TALI IKAT fiber connections, organized by Cemeti Art Foundation, exhibition catalogue

         ·  Empty Legacy: works made from trash, Asikin Hasan and Nirwan Dewanto, exhibition catalogue

2000  ·  ann wizer : re-membering our bodies, re-connecting our selves, by Flaudette May Datuin, exhibition catalog for Who Owns Womens' Bodies?

1999  ·  Gender Studies-Studies in Wit, Color and Humor, Flaudette May Datuin, exhibition notes for Gender Studies exhibition

1998  ·  Plastic (& other) Waste, Asia Pacific Artist Solidarity Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, exhibition catalogue

1998  ·  Re-imaging the City, Rethinking the Future, by Flaudette May Datuin, exhibition catalogue for Roads to Nowhere - notes on urban loss

1995  ·  Jamming on an Old Saya, by Gilda Cordero-Fernando, book by Anvil Publishing

1993  ·  Lake Naguri Open Air Exhibition, Japan, exhibition catalogue

         ·  Transformations, by Drucilla Cornell, book cover photograph, Routledge, 1993      

1992  ·  The Philosophy of the Limit, by Drucilla Cornell, book cover photograph, Routledge, 1992

1991  ·  Beyond Accommodation: Ethical Feminism, Deconstruction and the Law, by Drucilla Cornell, book cover photograph, Routledge, 1991

         ·  Nikei Pascom, May issue, magazine cover photograph

1989  ·  Tokyo Transmission '89, Astrid De Los Rios, Seibu, Tokyo, exhibition catalogue

         ·  Inside Reality, Martha McWilliams, Maryland Art Place, exhibition catalogue


Selected Bibliography

2005  ·  Ari Windyaningrum, Uplifting Image of Garbage, Warta Ekonomi, December 30, 2005

         ·  Instant Fashion for Instant Celebrities, Djakarta!, photo essay, August, 2005

         ·  Agung Frigidanto, Garbage Re-Creation, Djakarta!,May, 2005

         ·  Raihul Fahiri, The One Who Sits On Garbage, Tempo Magazine, April 3, 2005

         ·  Ade Tanesia, An Operatic Journey: A Fight With Garbage, Tempo Newspaper, March 26, 2005

         ·  Sri Wahyuni, Wizer turns garbage into art, Jakarta Post, March 17, 2005

         ·  Ari Susanto, The Art of Turning Trash Into Something.., KOMPAS, March 14, 2005

         ·  Jayadi Kastari, Installation of Testimonial and Style, Kedaulatan Rakyat, March 7, 2005

         ·  Amanda Rath, Taboo and Transgression, Universe in Universe, January 2005

2004  ·  PATA Travel Awards, GARUDA - The Inflight Magazine, November 2004.

         ·  Mick Powell, Rubbish To Rupiahs, Jakarta 24, June 2004.

         ·  Ann Wizer, Trendy Trash - XSProject is Now 2 Years Old!!,The Kayon - The American Women's Association of Indonesia, June 2004.

         ·  Marilyn August, Turning Trash Into Art, Associated Press, March 2004.

            This piece was republished by many other media outlets and posted on many web sites, including:
   » The Kayon - The American Women's Association of Indonesia, May 2004.
   » Highbeam Research, March 30, 2004
   » Daily Times (Pakistan), March 22,2004
   » Canadian Press, March 15, 2004
   » CNews, March 15, 2004
   » Livejournal.Com, March 15,2004
   » Bay City Newspaper, March 14, 2004.
   » Philly Burbs, March 13, 2004
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   » SunHerald.Com, March 13, 2004
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               » New York Times, March 13, 2004

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   » Wired News, March 13, 2004
   » WTOP Radio Network, March 13, 2004
   » Borneo Bulletin, March 11, 2004.

2003  ·  Fashionable clothes that care, PS: magazine, cover photo and photo essay, November 2003

2002  ·  Gita W. Laksmimi, et al, From Garbage To 'Tank Top',  Tempo, April 29-May 5, 2002

            · Mehru Jaffer, U.S. Artist Cleverly Recycles Garbage, Jakarta Post, April 18, 2002

2000  ·  Raoul J. Chee Kee, Collaborative Costume Design,  Business World, February 21, 2000

         · Lourd Ernest de Veyra, Romancing the Aswang, Today, January 23, 2000

         · Romancing the Aswang, The Philippine Star, January 17, 2000

1999  · Elizabeth Lolargo, Recycled Couture, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, January 6, 1999

1998  · Pat Hoffie, Visions in the Smog, Object, No.2, 1998

         · Earl Digo, Urban Poet, Design and Architecture, Vol. VII, No. 2, 1998

         · Giselle Mariano, Basura as art, The Philippine Star, April 27, 1998

         · Giselle Mariano, Artists Say it through Junk, Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 23, 1998

1997  · Vincenz C. Sorrano, Nowhere, now where, now here, The Manila Times, November 15, 1997

1995  · Sylvia Roces Montilla, photography by Wig Tysmans, Jamming on an Old SayaDesign and Architecture, vol. IV, no. 4, 1995

         · Julie Ewington, Mists, Sunflowers, Tapuy, and Installations, Mabuhay Philippine Airline Magazine, vol. 16, no. 2, December 1995

         ·  Feature article, Installations for the Head, photos by Wig Tysmans Sunday Inquirer Magazine, vol 10, no. 15, Jun 11, 1995

            ·           Feature article, Look What They've Done to My Saya! Photos by Wig Tysmans, Philippine Star, The Philippine Star Magazine, vol. IX, no. 1, May 28, 1995

         ·  Michaela Fenix, Magic from an Old Saya, ,  photos by Wig Tysmans, Savvy, vol. I, no. 8, July 1, 1995

1994  · Julie Ewington, Cross Currents, the Fourth Baguio Arts Festival, Art and Asia Pacific, vol. 1, no. 3, 1994

         ·  Marge Enriquez, Baguio Arts Festival: Not for Stuffed Shirts, photos by Wig Tysmans, Design and Architecture, vol. III, no. 2, 1994

1993  ·  Rachel Mayo, Ann Wizer's Time and Art, Design and Architecture, vol. 11, no. 1, 1993

1992  ·  Ruben D. F. Defeo, Wizer with Time, Manila Standard, September 11, 1992

         ·  Arturo C. Veloira, Native Art Turns Bolder and Wizer, Business World, September 23, 1992

         ·  Rachel Mayo, Indigenous Art: A Bonding With Nature? Malaya, June 11, 1992

1988  ·  Kyoko Michishita, A Love Affair with Night, Ikebana Ryusei, September 1988.

         ·  Barbara Thoren, review, The Japan Times, June 26, 1988

         ·  Janet Koplos, review, Asahi Evening News, June 24, 1988

         ·  Mizuho Fukuda, A Single Vision Yields a Joyous Result, Mainichi Evening News,

            June 10, 1988

1986  ·  Janet Koplos, Line, Light and Landscape, Asahi Evening News, October 31, 1986

         ·  Amaury St-Gilles, review, Mainichi News, October 30, 1986



         ·  Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo, Study in Sogetsu School of Ikebana, 1989-1991

         ·  Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD, MFA 1983

         ·  School of Visual Arts, New York, NYC Study in illustration, 1977

         ·  California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, BFA, 1976

         ·  Aegean School of Fine Arts, Paros, Greece, 1975-1976


Teaching Experience

  • Lasalle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore, Material World Workshop, design students utilizing consumer waste materials for installation and fashion, 2002
  • Institut Kesenian Jakarta (Art Institute of Jakarta), Virus Project Workshop, interdisciplinary workshop for students and faculty, utilizing waste material for costumes and sculptures, 2001
  • Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan, Instructor of English and American culture, 1985-1991
  • Smithsonian Institution, Resident Associates Program and Young Associates Program, Instructor of fine arts and crafts, Washington, D.C., 1982-1984
  • Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. Instructor of drawing, 1984
  • Mt. Vernon College, Washington, D.C. Instructor of watercolor, 1982-1983
  • American University, Continuing Education Department, Washington, D.C. Instructor of watercolor and drawing, 1982

Teaching Experience continued

  • Arlington County Visual Arts Program, Arlington, Va. Instructor of fine arts and crafts, 1981-1982



Board of Directors: Dharma Nature Time, international foundation supporting intercultural and inter-religious dialogue and education in cultural environments through sharing in the arts, religiosity and the environment.


Founder:  XSProject Foundation (Yayasan XSProject Reguna Kreasi): using art and education to protect the environment and reduce poverty.


XSProject: recipient of PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Environment Award, Indonesia Chapter 2004