Mirwan Andan went to Islamic boarding school for six years in Watampone and Makassar, then continued to study French Literature at Unhas, Makassar (1999-2004), and graduated from Comparative Politics, Universitas Indonesia, Depok/Jakarta (2008-2012). In 2005, he moved to Jakarta and joined ruangrupa in 2006. His book editorial works include 20Kuldesak: Networking, Rebelling, Maneuvering, Moving (Kuldesak Network, 2018). He participated events, including: Independent Creative Art Spaces Leadership Training (Paris, 2007); Enhancing Asia-Europe Meeting Visibility Through Cultural Visibility (Halong Bay, 2010); State Independence – A Global Forum in Alternative Space (Los Angeles, 2011); Berlin Meeting, Responsibility of Religions for Peace (Berlin, 2018); International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) On Demand (Washington D.C., Detroit, Pasadena, 2019). From 2016-2018, he worked as the advisor for the General Director of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture. Since 2014, he has begun to commute from Makassar to Jakarta for family matters and in 2018 with his fellow researchers and cultural activist, he founded Riwanua, a project initiative based in Makassar.
From early 2019, with ruangrupa, he is part of the artistic team of documenta fifteen that took place in Kassel, Germany, 2022.