Wana Nata Prana

Nature with its biodiversity becomes a space reflection of sustainable living order. Pandemic Covid-19 had changed the normal order into a new normal with unexpected barriers. For instance, travel restrictions, keeping the distance from others and working from home to reduce socializing. These signs are suspected as a gateway to a new age, according to ancient Balinese literature, Roga Sangara Bumi. Furthermore, The signs also symbolized as the Deities teach people to befriend with nature.

Exploitative industrial movement over the earth, nature, and culture experiences deceleration. The world is being brought back together by the issue of global warming, plastic waste, and non-environmentally friendly material.

The Provincial Government of Bali uses the momentum of the Covid-19 Pandemic to construct a new normal with the philosophical basis of “Sad Kerthi”. The Sad Kerthi has a meaning to maintain the relationship of holiness and balance of the universe and its content by honoring six vitality: spirit-soul-mind (Atma Kerthi), plants and animlas (Wana Kerthi), water sources (Danu Kerthi), sea and ocean (Segara Kerthi), human dignity (Jana Kerthi), and universal harmony (Jagad Kerthi).

The Covid-19 Pandemic reminds human that nature and the earths are father and mother that is irreplaceable. Trees, shrubs, and grasses, along with various fauna and micro-organism are the living brothers. Live without hurting, eliminating, and destroying each other.

The world of art practice believes that nature’s orientation is timeless. It can be shown from mimesis, metaphors, semiotics, to the environmental art movement that always presents to accompany the ruthlessness of the all-machine industry,  as well as the will of power over the existence of the universe.

Wana Nata Kerthi does not intend to degrade the long history of art practice about nature but rather focuses on the  latest achievements of artists, academicians, students, professionals, and others in exploring, investigating, discovering, and creating works of art with various possible orientations. In the end, protecting nature is the answer to ending the  pandemic.


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Bali-International Graduate Student Research Day

It creates a space where novel, bright ideas can expressed and exchanged in matters of  research methods, practices and procedures at an international level. Graduate students from selected institutions are to meet and discuss in an inclusive space, using the web or outside the web; they will attend presentations by reputed researchers and, (through the system thus set up), contribute to creating international research networks in art and culture.

Bali – International Exhibition

The exhibition is understood as an arena for the dissemination of international visual arts; it is open to students, artists, academics, and creative individuals from the whole world. It will be implemented using both on site and web methods, and (a selection made by) peer review and curatorial selection according to the theme of the year in question. This purpose of the exhibition is dual: it enhances critical approach and, with research, it informs on the latest artistic trends.

Global Festival

Original music, dance and theatre performances involving: multimedia technique(s), collaboration approach, and exploration of Balinese cultural corpus.

Global Network on Arts Project

Broadening existing national and international networks for future collaborations (exhibition, conferences, exchanges, festivals, etc.).

International Converence

Presenting and challenging novel ideas in the field of arts and culture with emphasis on cross-cultural and multidisciplinary approaches.

Artist Talk

Selected artist present themselves and their work.

Art Trip

Visit artists and their social environment

Maestro Moment

Document the creative process of the selected artist in the act and maestro lecture.


Recognition of outstanding contribution towards art and culture.

Collaboration Movement

Cross cultural and cross disciplinary collaborations, on the theme of Padma Bhuwana, using either the kinetic Balinese approach or any contemporary approach.

Inisiative Scape

Welcoming selected art groups or individuals to the discretion of Indonesian Institute of the Arts Denpasar