Andi Ari Setiadi also known as Gueari, often combines his graphic design and photography works. He studied graphic design at the School of Design Interstudi and also attended regular photography workshops at the Antara Journalism Photo Gallery class X. Not only in Indonesia, but his works have also been exhibited in Singapore, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila, to Hamburg. One of his photos has become the cover of a book entitled “Fifty-Seven Seconds” (Red & White Publishing). Gueari worked as a graphic designer and photographer at Arga Calista Design during 2002-2006 and has been a freelance photographer and graphic designer at the Antara Journalistic Photo Gallery since 2006 until now.
In 2014, together with Caron Toshiko, he runs Gueari Galeri, an Indonesia-based photobook gallery and independent publisher. Gueari Galeri regularly holds a photobook-making class that encourages photographers or individuals who have personal photostories to be made into photobooks. This is in line with his dream to develop photobook literacy in Indonesia
Tens to more than 100 photography catalogues and photobooks have been made. These include “Dot Pixel”, “Indonesia, a Surprise”, “IPPHOS (Indonesia Press Photo Service)”, “INDONESIA (a World of Treasure)”, “Kilas Balik”, and so on.
Gueari Galeri is a photobook gallery and independent publisher based in Jakarta and Bekasi, Indonesia. Our tagline is “a personal story for you”, as we are using the medium of photography and photobooks as a means for self-exploration, empowerment and agents of change by presenting one’s personal story.
Since 2015, Gueari Galeri has conducted a Photo Book Class (#kelasbukufotoguearigaleri) to facilitate participants to develop their personal stories in the medium of photobooks. It also held photobook discussions (#ngobrolbukufoto) in various regions in Indonesia as a form of education to improve photobook literacy and had represented Indonesia several times in local and international photography festivals, such as Singapore International Photo Festival 2018, Singapore Art Book Fair 2019, Yangon Photo Festival 2019 & 2020, Jakarta International Photo Festival 2019, and Arles Books Fair 2022.