Heri Dono
N a m e : HERI DONO

Born & Lives

1960 Born in Jakarta, Indonesia
Lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia


1990 International Artists Exchange Program, Christophe Merian Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland
1987 Studied Wayang Kulit with Sukasman in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1980 Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Yellow Submarine, LATAR, Menara BTPN, Jakarta, Indonesia
2016 Angel's Exodus, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand
HERIDONOLOGY, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Zaman Edan (The Age of Craziness), STPI, Singapore
2015 Joy/Fear, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
56th Venice Biennale– Indonesian Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Animachines, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 The World and I: Heri Dono's Art Odyssey, Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia
The World and I, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York City, New York, USA
2013 Heri Dono – The Ship of History, Sperl Galerie, Nikolaisaal Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Re-PLAY, OFCA International Sarang Building, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2012 Merapi: Beyond the Myths, Societe Generale Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Singapore, Singapore
The Jester’s Court, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Heri Dono, Emerging Asian Contemporary Indonesia Vol. 2, Wada Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Madman Butterfly, Rossi & Rossi Gallery, London, UK
Pinnochio Syndrome (organized by Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia), Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong
Hommage an Raden Saleh (organized by Heimatverein Maxen e.V. und Schloss Maxen, Germany), Schloss Maxen, Dresden, Germany
The Lost Magician, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin|Beijing, Germany
2010 Comedy of Error, Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2009 De Dono Code, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Heridonology, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Shadow of Trojan Horse, Tondi Gallery, Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia
2008 Post-Ethnology Museum, Gaya Art Space, Bali, Indonesia
Nobody’s Land (organized by Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia), National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Ose Tara Lia – I see Nothing, OzAsia Festival, Art Space, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Heri Dono: Pleasures of Chaos, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Dying King & I, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2007 Angels: Bang! Bang!, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
The Dream Republic, SASA Gallery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
2006 Heri WAR Dono, Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, Indonesia
Civilization of Oddness, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Broken Angels, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Free-D.O.M., Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway
2004 Who’s Afraid of Donosaurus, solo exhibition and book launching (organized by Nadi Gallery), National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2003 Upside Down Mind (organized by CP Foundation), Circle Point Art Space, Washington DC, USA
Heri Dono, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia
Heri Dono: a Spiritual Journey, Semarang Gallery, Central Java, Indonesia
2002 Interrogation, Center A, Vancouver, Canada
Heri Provokes Heri, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Free-D.O.M., Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Reworking Tradition I & II, Singapore Art Museum; Nanyang Playhouse, National Institute of Education, Singapore
2001 Trap’s Outer Rim, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fortress of the Heart, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
2000 Dancing Demons and Drunken Deities, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Humor Rumor in the Republic of Cartoon, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
1999 Mythical Monster in Contemporary Society, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
Virtual Reality, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia
Tirtara, Institut Français d'Indonésie Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1997 Tanah dari Merapi, Institut Français d'Indonésie Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1996 Blooming in Arms, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1993 The Chair, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia
1991 Unknown Dimensions, Museum Der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland
1988 Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Mitra Budaya Indonesia Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 SerpentiForm, Art Science Museum, Singapore
Animamix Biennale 2017: Jakarta Series : Myth & Science , art:1 New Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, The National Art Center, Tokyo, and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
LINKAGE: 20TH OHD MUSEUM, OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia
The Gift, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Art Sampoerna, Sampoerna Strategic Square, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art-tivities Now, Breeze Art Space, Banten, Indonesia
2106 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
ELISION Ensemble: 30 Years, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Nature/Nuture, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, USA
Art: 1 Selected Contemporary Art, ART: 1, Jakarta, Indonesia
Universal Influence, ART|JOG|9, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
First Sight in Jogja, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2015 Open Sea (organized by macLYON and the National Heritage Board, Singapore), Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon (macLYON), Lyon, France
In Search of Meaning – The Human Image in a Global Perspective, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands
Unveiling Fundamentals in Contemporary Art through Asia, OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia
2014 Hands Across the Water, Baik Art, Los Angeles, USA
The Roving Eye, ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Archipelagoes, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
Fermented, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2013 Art Stage Singapore, Indonesia Pavilion, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
VERSUS - Indonesian Contemporary Art, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
4A A4, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
Grey (organised by Talenta Organiser, Jakarta, Indonesia), Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Picturing Pictures (organised by Art Exchange Gallery, Singapore), Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Seeing Paintings: Conversations Before the End of History (organized by Gajah Gallery, Singapore), Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Taksu Sketsa SDI (organised by Sanggar Dewata Indonesia), UPT Galerie Seni, Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The Eclipse of Stone, performance, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
Suka Pari Suka, collaboration, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Outspoken, BIASA ArtSpace, Bali, Indonesia
Textile Art Berlin, Carl von Ossietzky, Berlin, Germany
Kinetika Mekanika (oragnized by Galeri Soemardja and Edwin's Gallery), Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, Indonesia
Indonesia Contemporary Textile Art of Indonesia, GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Cross Culture Contemporary, MiFA Asian Pacific Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Art Stage Singapore (organised by Edwin’s Gallery Jakarta, and Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta, Indonesia), Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Platform 2012, Jan Manton Art and Metro Arts Galleries, Brisbane, Australia
Fantasy Islands, Louise Vuitton, Island Maison, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Re.Claim, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art Scope Basel (organised by Willem Kerseboom Galerie, Amsterdam), Basel International Art Fair 2012, Basel, Switzerland
Anniversary 250 Years of Jogjakarta & 100 Years of H.B. IX, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
India Art Fair (organised by AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA), New Delhi, India
Marcel Duchamp in Southeast Asia, Equator Art Projects, Singapore
The Grand Opening Museum of Esa Sampoerna, Surabaya, Indonesia
Short Cut, Alexander Ochs Gallery Berlin|Beijing, Germany
Looking East, ART|JOG|12, A Gaze upon Indonesian Contemporary Art, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Insight, Indonesian Contemporary Art, Kunstraum Englanderbau, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
XXL State of Indonesian Art, Jogja Contemporary, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
VERTIGO, The Indonesian Ugliness, Ode To Art, Singapore
Homoludens #3, Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia
Intersecting Histories Contemporary in Southeast Asian Art, ADM Gallery, Singapore
Orientasi 20+, Jogja Living Artists, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Redress, Stop Human Trafficking, ION Orchard, Singapore
It’s just an Exhibition, BIASA ArtSpace, Bali, Indonesia
2011 Negotiating Home, History and Nation: Two decades of contemporary art in Southeast Asia 1991-2011, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Installation Arts: INDONESIA, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
4th Guangzhou Triennial, Art Domain Migration: ASEAN & China, Guangdong Museum of Art (GDMoA), Guangzhou, China
Fantasy Islands, Louis Vuitton Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Flight for Light: Indonesian Art and Religiousity, Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia
ART|JOG|11 (organized by HPAM), Taman Budaya Jogjakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Finding Me, Semarang Contemporary Art Space, Central Java, Indonesia
EKSPANSI (organized by SIGIarts Gallery, Jakarta), Pameran Besar Patung Kontemporer Indonesia, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta-Berlin Arts Festival, foyer art performance, Admirals Palast, Berlin, Germany
Trans-Figurations Mythologies Indonesiennes, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
PMR: CUBE Contemporary Culture Interplay, Sampurna Strategic Square Building, The Atrium, Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian Eye: Fantasies and Realities (organized by Parallel Contemporary Art, London, UK), Ciputra World Marketing Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (traveled to Saatchi Gallery, London, UK)
Maximum City: Survive or Escape? Jakarta Biennale XIV, Taman Ayodya, Jakarta, Indonesia
9+1, 10th Anniversary, Canna Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Opera Jawa, collaboration performance with Garin Nugroho, Musée Quai Branly, Paris, France


2011 Visual Art Award 2011, for dedication, contribution and achievement in visual art fields from 2000 – 2010
Indonesia Art Motoring Award, Indonesia Classic Car Owners Club, Jakarta, Indonesia
2010 Male Favourite Artist, AMICA Art Award, Jakarta, Indonesia
2006 Academic Art Award, Professional Artist, Program A-2, FSR ISI, Yogyakarta & Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2003 2nd Annual Enku Grand Awards, Gifu Prefectural Government, Japan
Yogyakarta Art Prize, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2000 UNESCO Prize for the International Art Biennial, Shanghai, China
1998 Prince Claus Award, in Recognition of Exceptional Initiatives and Activities in the Field of Art and Development, Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Netherlands
1992 I Gusti Nyoman Lempad Prize, Sanggar Dewata Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1989 Young Indonesian Artists, L’Alliance Francaise and Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia
1985 The Best Painting Award, Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1981 The Best Painting Award, Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Public Collections

OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia
Deutsche Guggenheim Frankfurt, (Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt), Germany
Artoteek Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Edwin's Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Guangdong Museum of Modern Art, Guangzhou, China
Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland
Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia
Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Okinawa Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Stedelijk Museum de Lakenthal, Leiden, Netherlands
The Intercommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan
Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands


2014 The World and I: Heri Dono's Art Odyssey, book, Jim Supangkat, Art:1, PT Modekorindo Seni Internasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
2008 The Artist-in Residence: A New Paradigm for Teaching and Learning in University Art Education, Pamela Zeplin, Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 1, Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd
2007 Sculpture Today, book, Judith Collins, Phaidon Press Ltd
2002 The Multiple Matters of Modern Life, catalogue, Julie Ewington, Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art
2001 Surealisme Yogyakarta, book, Martinus Dwi Marianto, Rumah Penerbitan Merapi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Unpacking Europe, catalogue, Salah Hassan and Iftikhar Dadi, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Nai Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1999 A-R-T: Art, Research, Theory, book, Margaret Walsh, Michelle Watts and Craig Malyon, Oxford University Press, Victoria, Australia
1997 Wayang Legenda: Si Tungkot Tunggal Panaluan, Wayang Gepuk Wayang Alternatif, book, Bendara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
1996 Blooming in Oxford, Blooming in Arms, catalogue, David B Elliot and Gillane Tawadros, IniVa, London, UK
Orientation, book, Gate Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands & Cemeti Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Roaring Tigers, Desperate Dragons in Transition, Traditions/Tension, Contemporary Art in Asia, catalogue, Apinan Poshyananda
1995 Visions of Happiness - Ten Asian Contemporary Artists, book, Toshio Shimizu, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
1994 4th Asian Art show Fukuoka - Realism as an Attitude, catalogue, Masahiro Ushiroshoji, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Soul, Spirit and Mountain: Preoccupation of Contemporary Indonesian Painters, book, Astri Wright, New York, USA
Rupa Wayang dalam Seni Rupa Kontemporer Indonesia, book, Pameran dan Sarasehan Seni Rupa Kontemporer Wayang, Indonesia
1993 The First Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, catalogue, Jim Supangkat, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia
A Brief History of Indonesian Modern Art, Tradition and Change, Contemporary Art of Asia and the Pacific, anthology, University of Queensland Press, Australia
Drinking from the Cup of Tradition, Modern Art in Yogyakarta, Indonesian Painting Since 1945, catalogue, Astri Wright, Gate Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1992 The Labyrinthine Search for Self Identity, The Art of Southeast Asia from the 80s to the 90s, New Art from South East Asia, catalogue, Masahiro Ushiroshoji


Workshop and Lecture, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
Art Talk, Fantasy Islands, Louis Vuitton, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Master Class, School Of The Arts, Singapore
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Keynote Speaker, IMPACT 7, International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and Australian Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), Adelaide, Australia
Art Talk, Home and Away, Louis Vuitton Jakarta and Louis Vuitton Hong Kong
Workshop, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
The International Jury of the XI Triennial India, New Delhi, India
Workshop with DIDA Escola de Musica, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Sound Art Seminar, Kunst Akademiet, Bergen, Norway
Guest Speaker at Contemporary Asian Art Forum, links, platforms, networks, Asian Art Archive (AAA), Hong Kong
Cyfuniad International Artists Workshop, Cardiff, Wales, UK


2007 Artist in Residence, Ernst Busch University, Berlin, Germany
Artist in Residence, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
2006 Artist in Residence, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
2005 Artist in Residence, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia
Artist in Residence, United Sardine Factory (U.S.F), Bergen, Norway
Artist in Residence, Australia Indonesian Arts Alliance (A.I.A.A.), Byron Bay, Australia
2004 Fellowship for Curatorial Work, IFA Institute, Stuttgart, in Ethnology Museum Dahlem, Berlin, Germany
2003 Artist in Residence, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia
2002 Artist in Residence, Western Front Society, Vancouver, Canada
Artist in Residence, Queensland College of Arts and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Artist in Residence, National Institute of Education, Singapore
2000 Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA
1999 Artist in Residence, Queensland Art College, Brisbane, Australia
1996 Artist in Residence, Townsville, North Queensland, Australia
1995 Artist in Residence, Museum of Modern Art Oxford with International Institute of Visual Art (InIVA), London, UK

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