Patriot Mukmin

Mukmin, Patriot

Patriot Mukmin, was born in 1987 in Tangerang, Indonesia. His art has been exhibited in several cities such as Bandung, Jakarta,Jogja, Bangkok, KL, Seoul, and Melbourne. He received first prize in Bazaar ArtAward 2011 art competition, and he was one of the finalists in both Bandung Contemporary Art Award 2012 and Indonesia Art Award 2015. He also had presented several solo exhibitions such as KUP: Titik Silang Kuasa66-98 in Lawangwangi Creative Space (2015), Vox Populi in Jeonbuk Museum of Art,South Korea (2016), Treachery of Paintings in Art Jakarta (2017), and Empty Unempty at Fuwari no Mori, Japan (2019).

Participant in
The Wake Up! Memorial – Corona! Shut Down?
title of video : Hoax De-signification , 2020, 3:09
This video features 64 collaborators who each say one word. Each word is part of the hoaxes that circulated in Indonesian society during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the video, all participants said each word simultaneously to make the sentence less clear. This concept originates from Ferdinand de Saussure’s theory of Syntagm. The idea is about word chain in the sentence that determines the meaning. When the chain of Syntagm broke, the sentence lost its meaning.