b. 1970

Solo Exhibitions

  • "Kamar untuk Agung Kurniawan #1," Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta
  • "Aussie Rules," The Silvermine Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

Group Exhibitions


  • "Padi Menguning", Syang Art Space, Magelang
  • "Grand Opening" Daya Juang Art Gallery, Surakarta
  • "Rontek Bergerak, M-P, Yogyakarta
  • "Invisible Force", Langit Art Space, Yogyakarta


  • Biennale XIII 2015, "Hacking Conflict" - Indonesia Meets Nigeria, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta


  • David Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • Seoul, South Korea


  • With S. Teddy D., Farhan Siki, Dia-Lo-Gue, Jakarta


  • "Broken Mirror: Portrait of the Self", Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Central
  • Java Indonesia (catalogue), Ugo Untoro, Bob ‘Sick’ Yudhita, S.Teddy D, Nugroho Wahudi, Yustoni Volunteero


  • "Good Looking for All Seasons", with S. Teddy D, Tohjaya Tono, and Cahyo Basuki Yopi, Puri Art Gallery, Malang
  • "Unbekannte Schwester, unbekannte Bruder (Unknown Sister, Unknown Brother)," exhibition with Taring Padi at Kunsthaus, Dresden, Germany
  • "Good Looking For All Seasons," with S. Teddy D., Tohjaya Tono, and Tjahyo Basuki Yopi, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta
  • With Taring Padi, Indonesia House, Amsterdam, Holland
  • With Taring Padi, Deutsch-Indonesisches Kulturinstitut (German-Indonesian Cultural Institute), Berlin, Germany
  • With Taring Padi, Asia House Essen and Deutsch-Indonesische Gesellschaft Köln (German-Indonesian Cologne), Cologne, Germany


  • "Seniman wong Biasa Wae (installation and performance with Slilit Gabah)," Yogyakarta Biennale, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • "Bermain-main, Fun, Art, Activism, and Rock n’ Roll," Exploring Vacuum, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta

Solo Performances


  • "To be Friend", Sin-sin Gallery, Hongkong
  • "Ketika Aku Mencintai Kupu-kupu dan Ada Kapal Terpasir," WedAction, Kedai Kebun, Yogyakarta


  • "Ubiquitous Bloodbath," Performance with the assistance of the Padang Ilalang Group at ‘Jipaf2000,’ The Jakarta International Performance Art Festival), Teater Utan Kayu, Jakarta

Group Performances


  • "Air," with Gadjul and Dendang Kampuangan for exhibition opening:M. Edwin and Aris Prabawa, Two in 2002, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta


  • Multimedia performance with Modus Operandi for Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Australia


  • With Sigit Techno S. and Jeffar at Book Launching of Lembaga Studi Pengembangan Pers (The Institute for Press Development), Jakarta
  • Anti-Military Carnival in collaboration with Taring Padi, SPI and Jaker (The People’s Art Network), street performance throughout Jakarta

Design Experience


  • Design and Content for Taring Padi website: http//taringpadi.org/
  • Design postcard for Refugee Action Collective, Melbourne


  • Set Design for Theatre Kanvas, Lembaga Indonesia Perancis (The French Cultural Center), Yogyakarta


  • Cover Publication for Indonesia Australia United Artists Launch, Adelaide, South Australia

Organizational Activities


  • Art Director Festival Mata Air, Salatiga, Jawa Tengah
  • Organized Ring of Performance, Yogyakarta


  • Organized Forrest Art Festival, Blora


  • Founded the Serikat Pematung Gampingan (The Union of Gampingan Sculptors) with S. Teddy D. and Bob Sick Yudhita, Kampung ASRI, Yogyakarta


  • Founder of the Lembaga Budaya Kerakyatan (The Institute of People Oriented Culture) TARING PADI, Yogyakarta. From 1998-2001 was head coordinator of the organization


  • Involved in the formation of the SEKETEWU Community of Artists and Performers, Yogyakarta

Other Activities


  • Participant of the Australian Cultural Residency Program, with Adelaide Festival of Art and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
  • Speaker (representative of artists group Taring Padi) for ‘Elastic’ a space for discussion on contemporary visual art practice, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Discussion and workshop at the Parks Arts and Community Function Complex, Angle Park, South Australia
  • Speaker (representative for artists group Taring Padi) for "Art of Dissent," Australian National Symposium, Adelaide Festival of Art, Australia
  • Artist Talk and Presentation at Dame Roma Mitchell School of Art, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Residency (workshop and artists talk) at the South Australian School of Art, Printmaking Department, Underdale, South Australia


  • Speaker with Heidi Arbuckle for art forum seminar titled "Art and Activism in Post-Suharto Indonesia," The University of Tasmania, School of Visual Art and Design, Launceston, Tasmania (24 July 2001)
  • Speaker with Heidi Arbuckle for Seminar titled "Taring Padi: Art, Activism, and Community," organized by the University of Technology Sydney (in coordination with the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW (18 October 2001)


  • Speaker for artists forum "Talking about Art in Indonesia," Kiasma: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
  • Installation and performance workshop with Finnish artists as part of "Crossing The Borders," exhibition Helsinki, Finland (seminars conducted in English)


  • "Amorph 98: Performananssissa kohtaaminen on tarkeaa." Hesa, 15 September 1998.
  • "Bahasa Keindahan Untuk Kemanusiaan (Aesthetic Language For Humanity)," Adil, No. 2/ 65, 16-22 October, 1996.
  • Berman, L. "Oaths of Freedom." Amida. The Australian National University: No. IV 1999.
  • Berman, L. "The Art of Street Politics." AWAS: Recent Art From Indonesia. Catalogue, The Indonesian Arts Society, 1999.
  • Brooks, Mel. "The Art of Taring Padi." Entropy, 10.5, University of South Australia Student Magazine, July 2002.
  • Cohen, M. "Art Against the Machine." Far Eastern Economic Review. 16 December 1999, pp.42-44.
  • Fadjri, R. "Expo Raises Questions about Art’s Role in Politics." The Jakarta Post, September 29, 1996.
  • Gray, A. "taring Padi." Art Monthly Australia, No. 156, December 2002 - February 2003.
  • "Indonesian nykytaidetta Jangavassa." Helsingin Sanomat, 5 August 1998.
  • "Indonesialaisen nykytaiteen nayttely pujahtaa Suomeen." Ilta Sanomat, 16 August, 1998.
  • Ingham, Susan. "Art and Political Activism in Indonesia." Asian Art News, Vol. 13, No. 2, March/ April 2003.
  • Kelly, Alex. "Everybody’s An Artist!" The Paper, Independent Fortnightly Newspaper produced in Melbourne, No. 34, 18-31 May 2002.
  • Magno, M. X. "Pernyataan Keprihatinan Gaya Yogyakarta (Statement of Concern - Yogyakarta Style)." Forum Keadilan, No. 14/V, 21 October 1996.
  • Marianto, D. "Cangkul, Cangkul Yang dalam… (Hoe, Hoe, Deeper and Deeper)." Kompas, 27 December 1998.
  • Marianto, D. "Bored With Polite Language." Artlink Vol.19 No.3, September 1999.
  • Marianto, D. "Shifts and Changes in Contemporary Indonesian Art." Artlink, ‘Disintregation’ edition, 2000.
  • Santikarma, D. "Sweeping Bali, Sekala dan Niskala." (Illustration only). Kompas, 7 April 2004.
  • Schott, Christina. "Yogyakarta Artists Steal Attention in Germany." The Jakarta Post, 22 February 2004.
  • Sumartono. "The Role of Power in Contemporary Yogyakarta Art." Outlet: Yogyakarta Within The Contemporary Indonesian Art Scene. The Cemeti Art Foundation, 2000.
  • Viscovich, Mary. "The Art of Dissent in Indonesia Goes On Show." Monash News, Vol. 5, No. 3, May 2002.
  • "Yustoni Volunteero…." 15 Years Cemeti Art House: Exploring Vacuum, Cemeti Art House, 2003, p. 39, 57, 208-209.
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