Programming

Cap Karoso was conceived as a place for creators and explorers to meet and connect. Chefs, artists, musicians, agricultural experts and more join us for short residencies, sharing their talent with our guests ans constantly reinventing the Cap Karoso experience.

Currently at Cap Karoso

  • Chef
    From 07.12.2023 to 29.02.2024

    Romain Tischenko

    Romain Titschenko, a well-known name from the Paris food scene and former Top Chef France winner, will bring his signature French bistro ethos to Julang from the 1st December 2023 – 29th February 2024. Titschenko’s menu will marry French technique with ingredients sourced from Sumba, with wine pairing selected by his accompanying Sommelier.

Upcoming residencies

  • September

  • From 01.09.2024 to 30.09.2024

    Robert Mendoza

    Chef
  • June

  • From 01.06.2024 to 30.06.2024

    Oliver McGeorge

    Chef
  • July

  • From 22.07.2024 to 14.08.2024

    Ophelia Jacarini

    Artist
Chef
From 01.09.2024 to 30.09.2024

Robert Mendoza

Chef
From 01.06.2024 to 30.06.2024

Oliver McGeorge

Chef
From 12.10.2023 to 28.10.2023

Thierry Karakachian

Born in the south of France, the sea was the starting point for chef Thierry Karakachian. After meeting Joël Robuchon in 2008, the next chapter of his life began, learning a demanding, rigorous and creative cuisine. Over 15 years, from Monaco to Tokvo. his stvle developed and culminated in becoming an expert in Japanese cuisine, gaining his first Michelin star at Montaigu in 2010.

Entrusted with the reins of the prestigious restaurant Atelier Joël Robuchon Étoile, he obtained his second star in the Michelin Guide in 2020.

Chef
From 29.10.2023 to 30.11.2023

Numa Muller

Numa Muller, a self-taught chef from the south of France will showcase his instinctive, refined, and creative cuisine from 10th of October to 30th of November. Having perfected his craft in the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants, Muller went on to disrupt the Dutch culinary scene with his innovative pop-up restaurant, Apartment K.  

Artist
From 05.10.2023 to 26.10.2023

Claire Prouvost

Meet Claire Prouvost — French visual artist based in Ireland. Her colorful, bold and minimal style is inspired by the cubist art movement. She loves to diversify her practice and work on a variety of mediums, from digital illustration, acrylic painting to large-scale murals and street art. She likes to explore the complexity of relationships and human interactions, telling stories through deconstructed figures, intuitive lines and expressive colourful shapes. Her art is celebrating diversity, inspired by feelings and everyday life.
During her residency at Cap Karoso, she will interact with guests and the local community in order to create a collaborative mural that people can interact with, inspired by the surroundings and the cultural tradition of Sumba, with a specific focus on pigments and symbols used in the Sumbanese weaving craft.

Photographer
From 21.10.2023 to 28.10.2023

Caroline Irby

Esteemed British photographer, Caroline Irby, will arrive on the island on 21st October for a week residency. Working primarily in documentary and portraiture, Irby is best known for telling stories with a focus on childhood and migration. She is passionate about photography’s capacity to connect the viewer and subject, to link worlds that may appear disconnected. During her stay at Cap Karoso, Irby will be responding openly to the new environment through the lens of her Rolleiflex, her favourite instrument for reflecting the feel of people and place.

Ikat Weaver
From 29.10.2023 to 31.10.2023

Pak Kornelis Ndapakamang

Join Pak Kornelis and colleagues as they guide you through a unique and interactive workshop; learn about natural ingredients found in Sumba and how they are used to create earthy and vibrant tones, lend a hand in dying the thread, participate in tying intricate patterns into the motifs, and enjoy learning how to weave on a traditional loom.

Guided by his Mother, Pak Kornelis first started weaving at the age of 15, developing his own business in 1994. Known as one of the few craftsmen who consistently use natural dyes to make woven fabrics, Pak Kornelis has exhibited his work in countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and London, and provides workshops throughout Indonesia to train others on natural colouring processes.

Chef
From 07.12.2023 to 29.02.2024

Romain Tischenko

Romain Titschenko, a well-known name from the Paris food scene and former Top Chef France winner, will bring his signature French bistro ethos to Julang from the 1st December 2023 – 29th February 2024. Titschenko’s menu will marry French technique with ingredients sourced from Sumba, with wine pairing selected by his accompanying Sommelier.

DJ
From 18.12.2023 to 17.02.2023

Tommy B

Playing across the world, from residencies at luxury clubs to hosting events for the British Royal Family, Thomas shares his unique eclectic style of music. At Cap Karoso, he will bring extra spice to the festive season

Artist
From 08.01.2024 to 28.01.2024

Coco Brun

Coco Brun, a multidisciplinary artist, fuses art and craft through a constant reinvention of varied techniques, generating a dialogue between painting, tapestry, engraving and sculpture to create an innovative visual language. Her new series, entitled 'Bas-relief', is inspired by natural structures such as crystals, rocks and erosion, while exploring the mineral theme. The series highlights the complexity of the mineral world through geometric forms that evoke the raw, fragmented texture of minerals, merging macro and micro perspectives.

Each piece, handcrafted in brushed aluminium, celebrates uniqueness and movement. The title 'Bas-relief' echoes the ancient technique of sculpture, where motifs emerge slightly from the background, playing on the effects of light and shadow to create an impression of depth. The name also resonates with underwater reliefs, an area currently at the heart of debates over mineral exploitation. These seabeds, which are still largely unknown, raise crucial environmental and ethical issues, particularly with regard to the preservation of delicate marine ecosystems and the sustainable management of precious mineral resources.

Artist
From 22.07.2024 to 14.08.2024

Ophelia Jacarini

Ophelia Jacarini is a multidisciplinal French artist based in Hong Kong with a background in Fine Arts, Fashion, and ballet. Her work is deeply influenced by dance and ephemeral phenomena, seeking to visualize the unseen through motion and time. Utilizing lightweight fabrics to extend dancers' movements, her work focus on motion rather than form. Not confined to any single medium, it is shaped by the process of making and engages viewers through interactive experiences. Curious about untamed energy of Sumba, Ophelia will witness traditional dances, and use the experience as a foundation to create art inspired by local craftsmanship.

Past
Residencies

Alice Arnoux, ex-Noma, spent one month at Julang

Alice Arnoux

Numa Muller, a self-taught chef from the south of France showcased his instinctive, refined, and creative cuisine from 2nd to 30th of November. Having perfected his craft in the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants, Muller went on to disrupt the Dutch culinary scene with his innovative pop-up restaurant, Apartment K.  

Numa Muller

Born in the south of France, the sea was the starting point for chef Thierry Karakachian. After meeting Joël Robuchon in 2008, the next chapter of his life began, learning a demanding, rigorous and creative cuisine. Over 15 years, from Monaco to Tokvo. his stvle developed and culminated in becoming an expert in Japanese cuisine, gaining his first Michelin star at Montaigu in 2010. Entrusted with the reins of the prestigious restaurant Atelier Joël Robuchon Étoile, he obtained his second star in the Michelin Guide in 2020.

Thierry Karakachian

Luce is a French artist who uses weaving techniques to create singular materials, objects and sculptures. Over the three weeks in Cap Karoso, Luce was exploring the connecting power of weaving, the craft that holds a unique place in the Sumbanese culture.

Luce Couillet

Gil Nogueira & Sayaka Sawaguchi

Leona Rose

Founder of iconic Michelin-star Abri in Paris, Katsu was determined to experiment with local ingredients in the wild setting of Sumba.

Katsu Okiyama