Ade Darmawan lives and works in Jakarta as an artist, curator and director of  ruangrupa. He studied at Indonesia Art Institute (ISI), in the Graphic Arts  Department. In 1998, a year after his first solo exhibition at the Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta (now Cemeti Art House), he stayed in Amsterdam to attend a two-year residency…

Ajeng Nurul Aini graduated from journalism program, Institute of Social and Political Science (IISIP), Jakarta, in 2010. She was active in Forum Lenteng for several years and worked in various TV programs as a video journalist. Since 2011, she manages ruangrupa, while working as project officer in many art projects, including Art Project for Female Visual…

Daniella Fitria Praptono is a mother of three children and an artist focusing on children and women. Besides managing regular workshops for urban women and teaching Arts Introduction for Kids in Gudskul, she also manages ruangrupa’s financial affairs. In 2010, she founded rurukids, an after school art program targeting children and their educators—parents, teachers and members…

Trained as an architect (B.Arch from Universitas Indonesia and M.Arch from Cranbrook Academy of Art), Farid Rakun wears different hats, dependent on who is asking. A visiting lecturer in the Architecture Department of Universitas Indonesia, he is also a part of the artists’ collective ruangrupa, with whom he co-curated TRANSaction: Sonsbeek 2016 in Arnhem, NL. As an…

Since 2001, Indra Ameng has been working as a program coordinator at ruangrupa, with whom he has participated in various art events, including co-curating TRANSaction: Sonsbeek 2016 in Arnhem, NL. He is also working as a Festival Director for RRREC Fest—an annual three-day alternative music festival and art in Jakarta and Sukabumi (West Java) that focused on…

Iswanto Hartono is one of the few contemporary Indonesian artists with a background in architecture. Known as an artist with a conceptual base, Iswanto has been exhibiting his works since the late nineties, showing works with a strong social and political content. Iswanto’s works betray his interest in history/memory, globalization, and geopolitical powers, post-colonial, in race/identity.…

Julia Sarisetiati graduated from the photography major of Arts and Design Faculty, Trisakti University. In Gudskul, she teaches a subject titled “Collective Sustainability”. A big part of her artistic practice focuses on Indonesian migrant workforces sustainability and ecosystem. Some of her recent exhibitions includes “SIASAT” Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia (2013); “Hacking Urban Reality Series”, Copenhagen (2016);…

Mirwan Andan studied at the Islamic Boarding School for 6 years in Watampone and Makassar. From 1999–2004, he studied French Literature at the Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar. In 2012, he graduated from Political Science in the Universitas Indonesia, while working in ruangrupa as a researcher and developer since 2007. He took part in Jakarta Biennale 2015…

Narpati Awangga was born and based in Jakarta, he is popularly known as ‘oomleo’. He was educated in Print Making Department of Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Yogyakarta, before finally decided to join the collective ruangrupa (Jakarta) in 2002. oomleo creates work utilizing digital art media, while actively involved in various online radio streaming (RURU Radio), organizing…

Reza Afisina is a new media artist who utilizes performance art in his practice. Some of his exhibitions include: Archipel Secret (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015), World Reversed, 20th Asiatopia International Performance Art 2018 (Bangkok Art and Culture Center), Negotiating the Future, 2017 Asian Art Biennial – The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung), Ataraxia,…